Omni Amelia Resort Unveils Outcome of Massive $85M Renovation
By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort opened its doors on March 5 to reveal the completion of a massive $85 million renovation. The renovation had consisted of extensive remodeling work on the entire building and the addition of 155 rooms.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort now features a new 155-room wing—called the Oceanside wing—that will function alongside the rejuvenated Sunrise wing that features 249 rooms, totaling 404 oceanfront escapes. Of the 27 suites, most notable are the Infiniti Suites, which occupy the farthest edge of Oceanside, and boast wrap-around porches offering extensive views of the Atlantic coastline.
Directly off the hotel lobby, the new outdoor area offers the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida with lounge seating for sun-seekers, three fire features, additional food and beverage services and expanded changing facilities. The tiered poolscape includes the Serenity Pool, an adult, infinity-edge pool; the family-friendly Splash Pool; Splash Park, a water playground perfect for toddlers and small children; and two hot tubs – all featuring uninterrupted Atlantic Ocean views. In addition, a full service luxury spa housing 16 treatment rooms has been added.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation now features more than 80,000 square feet of versatile function space in the onsite Conference Center and across the 1,350-acre property. The space, which will accommodate meetings, banquets, weddings, social events and conferences for up to 1,800 attendees, includes the 16,800-square-foot Magnolia Ballroom, as well as the 11,165-square-foot Amelia Ballroom and the 5,465-square-foot Cumberland Ballroom. Pre-function and exhibit space and 37 breakout rooms complete the new Conference Center, while the Magnolia Garden, located just outside, features 11,000 square feet of lawn edged by majestic magnolia trees and herbs used daily by the resort’s chefs.
Originally built in 1976, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is a gated luxury resort acquired by TRT Holdings Inc.—owner of Omni Hotels & Resorts—for $67.1 million. The owner kick-started renovations work on the 1,350 acre-property in November 2011.