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The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Hosts $10,000 Tennis Tournament

Luxury North Florida Resort Hosts Hogue Cellars Amelia Island Futures Championship

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (November 10, 2011) Tucked among gracefully swaying live oaks, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation welcomes tennis enthusiasts to Racquet Park as host of the Hogue Cellars Amelia Island Futures Championship, Nov. 11 – 20, 2011, and world-class tennis instruction from the Gunterman Tennis School.

    A world-renowned tennis resort, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is noted for its distinctive Southern setting under an umbrella of Spanish moss-covered live oaks. Rising men’s competitors will contend in United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro-Circuit event, the Hogue Cellars Amelia Island Futures Championship, with qualifying rounds Nov. 11 - 14, and main draw matches Nov. 15 - 20 for a $10,000 total prize. Boasting 23 outdoor Har-Tru® clay courts, Racquet Park has hosted tennis legends like Andre Agassi and the Williams sisters.

    “The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is incredibly excited to host a USTA tournament full of fresh talent, like the Hogue Cellars Amelia Island Futures Championship,” said Kelly Gunterman, director of tennis at the resort, “Racquet Park has a history full of tennis marvels and watching up-and-comers follow in their footsteps is just as exhilarating.”

    Nestled at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation surrounds itself with sparkling Atlantic waters and lush salt marshlands.  With 249 rooms in the beachfront hotel, the resort also offers spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villas across 1,350-acres of canopied live oaks and ocean views.  The Omni Amelia Island Plantation also allows vacationers to become adventurers with countless recreational opportunities, including horseback riding along the Atlantic shoreline, kayaking tours around Amelia’s barrier island or assisting in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist.

    For ticket information, call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Tennis Pro Shop at (904) 277-5145. For more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com.

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s award-winning island destination recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature.  A certified Green Lodging Destination, the resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Just north of Jacksonville, Fla., the 1,350-acre resort features three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 tennis courts; a large, two-tiered poolscape and beach club; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours.  The Omni Amelia Island Plantation features 249 oceanview guest rooms.  The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers one-, two- and three-bedroom villas featuring ocean, golf or resort views. 

 

For more information about the Omni Amelia Island Plantation please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit the website at omniameliaislandplantation.com.

 

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 50 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America.  From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options.  Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program.  The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations such as Harris Interactive’s most recent EquiTrends® report which ranked Omni as the Top Luxury Hotel Brand in 2011.

 

To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.


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