Omni Hotels & Resorts has kicked off development of its latest resort, which will sit next to the PGA’s new headquarters in Frisco. The PGA announced in 2018 announced plans to move from Palm Beach, Florida. Its new headquarters will anchor a 600-acre, mixed-use development that will also include three golf courses, a putting green, retail shops, and the $500 million Omni PGA Frisco. (Scroll down to click on an images gallery.) Key players were on hand May 4 to officially break ground on the project. Peter Strebel, president of Omni Resorts, talked about how the deal came together and Omni parent company TRT Holdings’ Bob Rowling, founder, and his son, Blake Rowling, who serves as president. Peter Strebel speaking at Tuesday’s groundbreaking. The Rowlings “live and breathe golf,” Strebel said. “So, when they heard the PGA was thinking of moving its headquarters to Texas, especially Frisco, they jumped all over that, because they knew that that would be a place where they would want to be involved.” As plans progressed, the Rowlings remained fully committed, despite difficulties brought on by the pandemic. “Candidly, I cannot think of anybody who may have had a more challenging year this past year than Bob Rowling,” Gov. Greg Abbott said of the founder of Omni’s parent company, TRT Holdings, at the groundbreaking event. “There probably was no industry in the United States, maybe the entire world, that was more challenged over the COVID year, than the hospitality industry.” Click to read more at www.dmagazine.com.