Amelia Island Plantation Sold To Omni
Omni Hotels & Resorts has picked up the Amelia Island Plantation, a luxury resort located 29 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. The brand bid $67.1 million for the resort at an auction held on August 23 (beating out other bidders including Starwood Capital). Amelia Island Company filed Chapter 11 late last year. Omni Hotels & Resorts expects to take over ownership and operation of the luxury resort sometime this fall. It has big plans for the resort planning to add approximately 125 additional guest rooms and suites and a new 16,000 square foot ballroom.
The luxury destination island resort is on 1,350 acres surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, green marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. The secluded location is designated as a sanctuary by Audubon International as well as a certified Green Lodging Destination. The resort includes the Amelia Inn, with 249 ocean view guest rooms and the Villas of Amelia offering one, two and three bedroom villas. There are 54 holes of golf, a tennis center, spa, pools, a shopping village, fitness center and nine restaurants and bars.