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|2016 VEDA Fall Conference Hotel & Dining Information|
The VEDA Conference Block at the Homestead is sold out.
Listed in order of proximity to the Omni -- heading north on 220 towards Warm Springs.
Main Street Apartment (Upstairs on Main Street/downtown)
Creek Side Apartment (Upstairs on Main Street)
Kings's Victorian Inn (Near the First tee)
Meadow Villas at Warm Springs
Bath Villas at the Meadows
Inn at Gristmill Square
The Anderson Cottage
Warm Springs Inn (Across from the Jefferson Pools approximately 5 miles)
Going South on 220, a 2 miles beyond the Omni.
There are many more listed on www.discoverbath.com
The Omni Homestead Resort VEDA Conference block SOLD OUT
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
A decade before the American Revolution, The Omni Homestead Resort welcomed its first guests to experience the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains of Western Virginia. Today, the legendary and historic resort continues to preside over the countryside, offering unparalleled hospitality and Southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting distinguished by natural healing springs and a splendid four-season climate.
VEDA Fall Conference Hotel Facts/Guest Amenities
Reservations must be made by August 30, 2016 to guarantee group rate of $150 per night. An advance deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus resort charge and tax is required to guarantee your reservation. Early mailing of reservations is highly recommended. Confirm reservations are based on room availability. Reservations must be received by August 30, 2016 or until the room block is filled. Deposit may be made with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diner’s Club, and Discover, which will be charged when reservation request is received. If deposit is by check payment must be received with the reservation request. Changes or cancellations may be made to your reservation without any penalty until 7 days prior to your arrival. Changes or cancellations within 7 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of the deposit. Failure to show on the first night of stay will cause cancellation of all activities and dining reservations for the entire stay.
Visit the website to check availability and make your reservations online: >> https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/homestead-virginia/meetings/veda-2016-fall-conference <<
Omni Homestead Resort Dress Code
Resort casual attire is preferred. Bathing suites and bathrobes are discouraged in the Great Hall.
Dining Dress Code:
Dining at the Omni Homestead Resort
Contact the Concierge at EXT. 57741 for information and reservations for popular venues.
A Sweet History
The legacy of the pastry team at The Omni Homestead Resort is nearly as impressive as the resort itself, particularly the past 100 years. In April 1976, Roland Mesnier, a native of France, came to the United States and became the executive pastry chef of the resort. Three years later, First Lady Roslyn Carter appointed him as the White House Executive Pastry Chef. His long career there made him the longest tenured chef to serve in the White House.
Assistant Pastry Chef Michel Finel, who had worked alongside Mesnier, was promoted to executive pastry chef at The Homestead, a position he held for more than 40 years. During his time at the resort, he competed in several pastry competitions and in 1989 placed in the top five in the World Cup Pastry Competition in Lyon, France.
Today, the pastry team is led by Oscar Bonelli, of Bolzano, Italy, who began his pastry career at the young age of 14 in a small bakery in Italy’s Fassa Valley. Bonelli’s talents were further honed through several apprenticeships, degrees and master classes as well as positions in Miami, Florida.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of The Omni Homestead Resort, Bonelli and his team will create and serve a different cake each day in 2016 during the Afternoon Anniversary Celebration which will begin at 2:50 pm. This calendar of delicious cakes pays tribute to the flavors of the season while also acknowledging some of the nation’s lesser known holidays, such as National Carrot Cake Day.
During VEDA’s Fall Conference, the following cakes will be featured:
A Discussion on the Future of
Devil's Backbone Outpost Brewery & Tap Room
50 N Wind Lane, Lexington, VA 24450
May 8th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
All VEDA Members invited!