Pete Sams is one of White Lodging regional vice presidents for its full service portfolio. After serving honorably in the U.S. Army, Mr. Sams started his hospitality career as a restaurant server at the Omni Corpus Christi while completing his college education. Over the course of the next 20 years, Mr. Sams put together a successful and highly decorated career with Omni Hotels. He initially held several positions in the finance discipline, including leadership roles as an area director of finance for Omni Hotels, having responsibility for as many as ten hotels at one time in this capacity.
In 2004, Mr. Sams transitioned to operations and returned to the Omni Corpus Christi where he served as the Director of Operations over this complex 821 room two-tower environment. In 2006, he was named General Manager of the Omni Richmond. In 2010, he was selected to lead the historic 836 room Omni Shoreham in Washington DC, where he has served for the past four years. While at Omni, Sams also co-chaired a number of brand steering committees for Omni, to include updating the brand’s associate recognition program. Sams also participated in several task force assignments to include several openings. As a general manager, he earned a great reputation for identifying talent and demonstrated a clear commitment to developing future leaders.