Innisfree Hotels, in partnership with Main Beach Sojourn, today announces the opening of the new Courtyard® and SpringHill Suites® hotel on Amelia Island. The first of its kind to be built on the Atlantic Coast barrier island, the hotel fuses two extraordinary brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio under one roof and is the ideal destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable island getaway.
At 2700 Atlantic Avenue, the hotel is situated just across from the Atlantic Ocean, Main Beach Park, Fort Clinch State Park and only two miles away from historic Fernandina Beach, an area studded with boutiques and a plethora of locally owned restaurants.
Guests can expect to be completely immersed in Amelia Island’s culture-rich history while enjoying nearby excursions, such as walks in Fort Clinch State Park, shark tooth hunting, wildlife viewing and boat excursions to Cumberland Island. Filled with lush hiking and biking trails and natural preserved park beaches, Amelia Island offers the best of Florida’s shores combined with southern hospitality.
“Our location is ideal for enjoying all that Amelia Island has to offer,” says General Manager Olivia Hoblit. We are less than two miles from the historic downtown, which houses independent shops and restaurants. For outdoor family fun, a skate park, Driftwood Surf Shop, and the Pirate Playground are just a short walk away.”
By unifying two brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, the new Amelia Island property allows guests to take advantage of extra amenities like food & beverage options and more event space to accommodate every need. Equipped with 6,060 square feet of flexible meeting space and 239 guest rooms, the hotel is suited to meet the needs of executives and vacationers alike. Guests can also relax on the property’s resort-style pool deck with in-pool seating, savor multiple dining options with full bars, and a fitness room featuring a Peloton bike. And for those eager to hit the links, the hotel has partnered with the prestigious Amelia River Golf Club to create an exclusive package with access to the course’s expansive riverside greens.
The spacious pool area is also home to Tides Pool Bar & Grill. According to Hoblit, it all has a story: She points out that the restaurant was developed with input from local historian Nick Deonas. “The name and the menu are influenced in part by the island’s legacy as a shrimping and seafood destination. It’s really a confluence of local and personal cultures,” says Hoblit. Chef Niko Anagnostou was particularly inspired by his wife, Brandee, who is Filipina. Along with Innisfree’s VP of Operations Jason Nicholson, whose wife, Anna, is also Filipina and Hoblit herself, Chef Niko developed a concept that marries southern staples with traditional Filipino fare. Guests also have the option to dine at The Bistro, featuring American “Classics with a Twist”, for a nourishing breakfast or for a casual lunch or dinner.
The Courtyard and SpringHill Suites Amelia Island will host a grand opening on May 25, 2021. The hotel will welcome local businesses, Chamber members, and local officials as well as the hotel’s executive team to join in the ribbon cutting. An evening reception will take place from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the property located at 2700 Atlantic Avenue, Amelia Island, Florida 32034. The reception will be held in conjunction with the anticipated community photography exhibit, 2020 A Look Back, sponsored by Courtyard and SpringHill Suites Amelia Island, and Innisfree Hotels, which will be on display to the public May 24 and 25 at the hotel and privately at the grand opening reception. The emotional exhibit produced by the Amelia Plantation Guild and Gallery includes 100 photos and narratives that reveal how a community responded to a world-wide pandemic with resilience. For more information, visit www.paggart.com or call (904-556-6455).
About Innisfree Hotels
For more than three decades, Innisfree Hotels has expertly developed and managed dozens of hotels in partnership with many of the world’s most-recognized hotel brands. Today, the company owns or manages 3,470 hotel rooms and employs approximately 2,000 people. Innisfree is the largest beachfront hotel owner-operator on the Gulf Coast, with 14 Gulf-front properties totaling 2,128 rooms.
Innisfree is a triple bottom line company, measuring success not only in profits but also through its impact on people and on the planet. To these ends, Innisfree strives to promote a culture of responsibility and service to humanity. A value-driven corporate culture enables the company to have a deeper understanding of the needs of its guests, partners and clients, resulting in service that ensures fun and memorable experiences.
In 2019, Innisfree was ranked as one of the nation’s top Management Companies and top Owners & Developers by Hotel Business, the no. 1 hotel industry information source according to Harvey Research.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott is the hotel brand of choice for trailblazing guests who are inspired by a passion to do great things. With more than 1,200 locations in over 55 countries and territories, Courtyard is passionate about empowering its guests and serving the needs of travelers everywhere, no matter the purpose of their trip. Its thoughtfully designed guestrooms provide an elevated experience to relax and recharge, complete with plush bedding and flexible workspaces. Guests are able to work, eat well, connect, and be at their best to keep moving forward to succeed. Courtyard is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter.
About SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott is the largest all-suites upscale hotel brand that is refreshingly different. With stylish surroundings that are beyond the ordinary at over 495 properties across the U.S. and Canada, guests are provided thoughtful, focused service in an uplifting atmosphere. Each spacious suite features an open, airy design that puts guests at ease, with separate living and sleeping areas. At SpringHill Suites, travelers can escape their routines and enjoy their time away. SpringHill Suites is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. For more information or reservations, visit www.springhillsuites.com.