AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Carefully placed among lush saltwater marshes and scenic, dune-swept beaches, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation was masterfully designed in 1972 as a luxury Florida beach destination in harmony with its natural environment. Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the resort is near completion of its $85 million re-imagination. The lure of stunning ocean sunrises and brilliant marsh sunsets, which has drawn generations of guests, is now beautifully enhanced yet maintains its sense of true Southern hospitality and relaxed luxury.
When you visit Amelia, you will experience an expanded conference center which has gained 30,000 square feet – inclusive of a 16,825-square-foot ballroom and new pre-function area – for a total of 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.
An additional 155 oceanfront guest rooms, including 26 suites, are constructed on the north end of the resort, increasing the total room count to 404 oceanfront guest rooms.
There is an enhanced arrival experience, with one welcome center for both hotel and villa guests, showcasing ocean views overlooking an infinity edge pool through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Directly off the hotel lobby, the poolscape in Northeast Florida offers sun-seekers seating for 600 and a new Oceanside bar & grill featuring Floribbean cuisine and frozen cocktails. Relax on the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida with an infinity edge pool just for adults, a huge family pool, tiered lounge seating, three fire features, two hot tubs and a splash park for kids - all featuring spectacular Atlantic Ocean views.
Updated and diverse dining experiences with the addition of Seaglass lounge, Natural Slice pizza eatery, the renovated Verandah and expanded Sunrise Café will please any appetite.
New roads and walkways improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian connectivity, including easy access to the beach, signature spa, shopping village and recreational areas.
Parking is improved with a new, three-story structure creating 350 extra spaces as well as 70 new valet spots.
As the largest employer currently in Nassau County, Omni Hotels & Resorts is adding at least 300 new permanent and seasonal jobs.
Welcoming guests to experience the authentic, Low Country North Florida lifestyle, the luxury resort boasts 404 guest rooms; multi-bedroom villas available at the neighboring Villas of Amelia Island; three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; the most seaside golf holes in Florida; 23 Har-Tru tennis courts; a nature-inspired spa with yoga treehouse; nine on-property culinary options; shopping village with boutiques, restaurants and gift shops; and fitness center. Adventurers can take advantage of countless recreational opportunities, such as kayaking along Florida’s barrier island, crab grabbing with a Nature Center naturalist, horseback riding along the Atlantic Ocean or rolling over wooden bridges and through maritime forests on bike or Segway.
For additional information, call 1-800-THE-OMNI or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com