LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Omni Louisville Hotel announced today that Eamon O’Brien will serve as its new general manager. O’Brien currently serves as the hotel’s sales and marketing director and will replace Scott Stuckey, who has accepted the general manager position at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
“The Omni Louisville Hotel changed the landscape of downtown and energized the city’s hospitality sector. Being part of the last five years at Omni Louisville has been a highlight of my career,” said O’Brien. “As we emerge from the pandemic, the tourism industry has a major role in helping our community return to normal. I am excited about guiding the Omni Louisville Hotel through this new challenge.”
O’Brien was the first person hired for the Omni Louisville Hotel back in 2016, before the hotel’s foundation had even been poured. He brings nearly 20 years of hospitality experience to the general manager role, including prior positions for hotels in New York City and Chicago. Originally from the Boston area, O’Brien considers himself an adopted Louisvillian after moving here eight years ago with his wife Porter, who grew up here.
“We’re raising our three kids here, we’ve put down roots in Louisville,” said O’Brien. “Travel and hospitality are in our blood, but Louisville is home. It’s a privilege to welcome people to our hometown every day at the Omni Louisville.”
Stuckey’s new position as GM of Omni Nashville is his latest move in a 30-year hospitality career. He joined Omni Hotels & Resorts in 2005 and managed Omni properties in Florida, Pennsylvania and Georgia before taking on the Omni Louisville Hotel in 2017.
For the past four years, O’Brien and Stuckey have worked side-by-side, from construction to grand opening to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the hotel to close for several months in 2020.
“I have no doubt that Eamon is the right person to take on this role at Omni Louisville, because I’ve seen his commitment and leadership in action,” said Stuckey. “Louisville’s tourism will rebound from this pandemic faster than other similarly sized cities because of its location and its great hospitality. I’ll be cheering Louisville on from a few miles down the road.”