Florida's Omni Amelia Island Plantation undergoes $85M re-development

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation has announced that it will undergo an extensive $85 million re-imagination. The redevelopment includes: an expanded 70,000 square-foot conference center; 155 additional guest rooms and suites; a new lobby with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean; an expanded Beach Club poolscape; improved connectivity with rerouted roads and sidewalks; and more food and beverage offerings.

Particularly, the property’s conference center will gain 20,000 square feet, inclusive of a 16,500-square-foot ballroom and new pre-function area for a total of 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Also, an additional 155 guest rooms, including 27 suites, will be constructed on the north end of the resort, increasing the total room count to 404 ocean-front guest rooms. Furthermore, for an enhanced arrival experience, to be constructed is a welcome center for both hotel and villa guests, showcasing ocean views overlooking an infinity edge pool through floor-to-ceiling windows.

As the largest employer in Nassau County, Omni Hotels & Resorts will add at least 100 new jobs once the enhancements are completed in the spring of 2013.

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