Omni William Penn Hotel has announced the appointment of Gino Caliendo to the post of general manager. A results-focused and strategic leader with a passion for excellence and over 20 years of experience building and leading successful hospitality businesses, Caliendo will oversee the hotel’s operations and lead more than 400 dedicated associates.
Caliendo joins Omni William Penn Hotel following two decades with Hyatt. During his tenure, he served as general manager at hotels and resorts across the country, including Hyatt Regency Miami, Hyatt Regency Hill Country, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville and, most recently, Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles International Airport. During his career, Caliendo led successful turnaround and growth situations. Caliendo’s broad-based experience includes boutique hotels, resorts, convention destinations and suburban locations. Caliendo is active in various industry and community organizations and was nominated for GM of the Year for Hyatt twice in his career.
Hospitality is in Caliendo’s DNA. His father was a banquet server at Omni William Penn in the late 1960’s and his mother served as a housekeeper at St. Francis Hospital. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, in the vibrant city neighborhood of Bloomfield, his roots are deep. Caliendo is excited to be back home in the hospitality business, where his heart truly lies.
About Omni William Penn Hotel
Omni William Penn Hotel, with 597 rooms and 52,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space has served as Pittsburgh’s premiere hotel since 1916. The opulence, striking beauty and charming presence of this historic landmark captivated guests from around the world. The hotel has long been considered the “Grande Dame” of the city and is known for attracting famous politicians, as well as stars of Hollywood past and present. Today, the Omni William Penn Hotel retains that heritage, while providing the latest in modern amenities and conveniences.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.