Omni Hotels Select Guest Ultimate Guide

Select Guest is Omni Hotel’s loyalty program, allowing members to earn free nights and exclusive benefits such as free beverages delivered each day and room upgrades.

Below is everything you need to know about the program, including the membership status levels, how to earn a free night, and the best luxury hotels to redeem your free night.

Omni Select Guest Elite Status Levels

Omni Select Guest has three membership levels: Gold, Platinum, and Black. Below are the benefits of each level and how you earn elite status.

Gold Status

Anyone who joins the Omni Select Guest program is automatically a Gold member, which gets free Wi-Fi and express check-in and check-out.
 
After your first stay, you get the additional benefits of:
  • Daily beverage in the morning and evening at the bar or restaurant or to-go. Beverages include one beer, glass of house wine, coffee, tea, or soda.
  • Bottled water at check-in
  • Complimentary pressing (ironing) of two items per stay.
  • Complimentary shoeshine per stay.
  • Customized room preferences (location of room, extra towels or blankets, choice of pillow type (foam, feather, memory foam, or buckwheat), a sleep kit with mask and earplugs, and fitness kit).
Omni Hotels Daily Beverage
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Platinum Status

You can earn Platinum elite status by staying between 10 and 29 nights each year.
 
The benefits of Platinum status include the Gold benefits, plus:
  • Room upgrade (if available).
  • Two free beverages per guest either at the bar or restaurant, to-go, or delivered.
  • Double award credits (10 qualifying nights as Platinum or Black member equals a free night).
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered each night.
  • 3:00 p.m. late checkout (if available)
  • Guaranteed room availability within 24 hours.
  • Complimentary local food item on the night of your arrival.
  • Evening housekeeping, including turndown service.
Platinum and Black status previously offered benefits in GHA’s Discovery Program, which allowed members the ability to earn Local Experience Awards for things like excursions, special meals, or property credits. However, that program is getting phased out in June 2021.
 
Omni Viking Hotel
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Black Status

You can earn Black elite status by staying at least 30 nights each year.
 
The benefits of Black status include the Gold and Platinum benefits, plus:
  • Double room upgrade (if available).
  • Chef-inspired amenity or snack and choice of beverage on the night of arrival.
  • 9 AM early check-in and 6 PM late checkout (if available).
  • Suite upgrades when redeeming free nights.
  • Premium Wi-Fi.
  • Unlimited complimentary pressings (ironing).
  • Guaranteed room availability up to 4 PM on the day of arrival.
I was a Black status member for a year and enjoyed all of the benefits, especially the chef-inspired amenity. However, I found the double upgrade benefit only occurred about 25% of the time.
 

Earning Omni Free Nights

Earning free nights at Omni is relatively straightforward:
  • Gold members earn a free night for every 20 nights at Omni Hotels.
  • Platinum and Black members earn a free night for every 10 nights at Omni Hotels.
You must book a “qualifying rate” to qualify for a free night credit. It is always best to book directly on OmniHotels.com because bookings through travel agencies (Priceline, Hotwire, etc.) do not qualify.
 
Free night credits roll over each year, as long as you have at least one stay at Omni Hotels & Resorts in the previous 24-month period.
 
However, once you earn a free night, you must use it within 12-months from the date earned for Gold and Platinum members, or 24 months for Black members.

Best Ways to Redeem Free Night Awards

You can redeem your free night award at any Omni Hotel. Below are the best hotels to use your award.

1. Omni Homestead (VA)

The Omni Homestead features 2,000 acres of scenic Virginia landscape, a full-service spa, two top golf courses, and a two-acre water park.
 
Average Nightly Rate: $550
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2. Omni Amelia Island (FL)

The Omni Amelia Island Resort, located north of Jacksonville, Florida, is nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Florida coast.
 
This beautiful resort offers luxurious oceanfront accommodations with unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, 3.5 miles of pristine beaches, world-class resort pools, championship golf, and a full-service spa.
 
Average Nightly Rate: $500
Omni Amelia Island
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3. Omni Mount Washington Resort (NH)

The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire features a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, signature spa, casual dining facilities, nine high-flying zip lines, and New Hampshire’s largest ski area.
 
Average Nightly Rate: $500
Omni Mount Washington
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4. Omni La Costa (CA)

The Omni La Costa, located north of San Diego, features eight sparkling pools and two championship golf courses.
 
Average Nightly Rate: $450
Omni La Costa
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5. Omni Cancun

The all-inclusive Omni Cancun offers beautiful beaches, a full-service spa, 3 sparkling pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts.
 
Average Nightly Rate: $350.
Omni Cancun
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6. Omni Bedford Springs Resort (PA)

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort, located in South Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley, offers a golf course, excellent hiking, a 30,000 square foot full-service spa, and multiple pools.

I have stayed at the Bedford Springs Resort several times, and it has always been a great relaxing experience.

However, it is located in a remote location about 1.75 hours from Pittsburgh and 2.5 hours from the Washington D.C. area. 

Average Nightly Rate: $350

Omni Bedford Springs
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7. Grove Park Inn (NC)

The Omni Grove Park Inn, located in Asheville, is a relaxing retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

The Grove Park Inn offers a Donald Ross-designed Golf Course, hiking, a 43,000 square foot subterranean spa, a 50,000 square foot sports complex with indoor tennis and racquetball, multiple gourmet restaurants, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Average Nightly Rate: $350

Grove Park Inn

The Verdict

The Omni Select Guest program provides nice benefits, even for Gold members.

The one disadvantage of the program is Omni’s limited footprint. Omni currently only has 50 hotels and resorts, with many large cities, such as New York City, lacking an Omni hotel option.