hether planners want a beach- front resort or an all-in-one hotel close to popular theme-park attrac- tions, Omni Hotels & Resorts offers the ideal meeting destination at both of its Florida resorts. Built between the dune-swept beaches of the
Atlantic Ocean and the marshlands of the Intra- coastalWaterway, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort has charmed guests for generations. Today, the 1,350-acre property is undergoing
an $85-million reimagination that will add 155 new ocean-view rooms, a new pool, and a state- of-the-art conference center with a new total of 70,000 square feet of meeting space. The center’s multiple ballrooms and 22 meeting rooms will be able to host events of up to 1,000 guests, and the property’s terraces will offer additional space for outdoor functions. Guests can opt for ocean-view rooms or spacious villas, and a wide variety of activities—spa services, golf, tennis, kayaking, and shopping—can be found on site. Even though the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is conveniently close to Orlando’s famous theme parks, the property feels worlds away. Tucked away in 1,200 acres of well-preserved wetlands with 15 acres of recreation and two championship golf courses, the resort is fast becoming one of the nation’s premier meeting destinations. The property’s 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities and complimentary, resort-wide Wi-Fi means busi- ness is completed seamlessly and efficiently. Stylish accommodations include a range of options, from the resort’s 720 guest rooms and suites to the spacious Villas at ChampionsGate. And on-site activities, from the relaxing spa and 850-foot lazy river to five renowned restaurants, means guests will never want to leave.
AT A GLANCE Convention facilities: Both properties offer 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Hotel rooms: Omni Amelia Island Plantation,
404 rooms; Omni Orlando Resort at Champions- Gate, 720 rooms Attractions: Both AAA Four-Diamond resorts offer multiple championship golf courses, sprawling pool complexes, and luxurious spas. Omni Amelia Island Plantation features a beach club and nature center, and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers complimentary shuttle service to Orlando’s theme parks.
AT PLAY: In addition to multiple pools, the Omni Orlando Resort at Champi- onsGate offers two Greg Norman– designed golf courses and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy for recreation.
MAJOR MAKEOVER: When complete in 2013, the $85-million reimagination of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will add 155 guest rooms, 20,000 square feet of meet- ing space, and additional resort amenities.