Omni Amelia Island Resort Hosts Inaugural "Cocktails + Canvases" Event

Experiential Weekend Invites Guests to Awaken Their Creative Spirits

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Aug. 23, 2016 – Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will redefine what it means to enjoy fine art and food with its inaugural “Cocktails + Canvases” weekend in partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens this Veteran’s Day weekend Nov. 11-13, 2016. Guests will enjoy an immersive experience where visual arts, creative cocktails and culinary explorations come together in a luxurious coastal setting. This vibrant fusion is a can’t-miss event for artists, collectors and foodies alike.

Arranged to reflect seaside sophistication, “Cocktails + Canvases” is an exclusive travel experience combining approachable creative adventures, epicurean explorations and premier cocktail tastings. The event is designed for travelers who desire a captivating getaway, providing an ideal balance of destination exploration and intellectual art-focused activities, including cocktail blending and tastings.

In addition to art-inspired cuisine, event menus incorporate the “localivore” flare, utilizing homegrown ingredients from the resort’s state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse at The Sprouting Project. 

VIP and Main Event travel packages are bookable now, offering varying amenities, accommodations and event activities. 

VIP Package 
November 11-13
Pricing starts at $1,599 per room, based on double occupancy.

• Luxurious oceanfront accommodations for two nights
• Cocktail paired dinner and art show on Friday
• Immersive art focused activities and interactive cocktail blending, tastings and lunch during the day on Saturday
• Art and cocktail paired dinner Saturday
• “Art of Breakfast” and Artist Market on Sunday
• The Chef’s Canvas cookbook, by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Main Event Package 
November 12-13
Pricing starts at $659 per room, based on double occupancy.

• Luxurious oceanfront accommodations for one night
• Art and cocktail paired dinner Saturday
• “Art of Breakfast” and Artist Market on Sunday
• The Chef’s Canvas cookbook, by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Additional information is available at http://www.cocktailscanvases.com or by calling 1-888-261-6161.

For more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com. To engage with the resort, visit http://www.facebook.com/OmniAmeliaIsland and http://www.twitter.com/Omni_AIP

About Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Still basking in the glow of an extensive $85 million re-imagination, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s award-winning island destination. Recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, the oceanfront retreat, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla., is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property's improvements include 404 luxury oceanfront guest rooms and suites; the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida including tiered lounge seating, an adults-only infinity edge pool, a family friendly pool, kids' splash area, two hot tubs, and fire features, all boasting spectacular Atlantic views; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; and a variety of new culinary options. Rich in recreational amenities, the resort also offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beach; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and a nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; ten culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including kayaking, horseback riding, Segway tours and seven miles of paved trails. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation feature 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers authentic, genuine guest experiences with AAA Four-Diamond service and the expectations of the Omni brand.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning 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 distinguished, 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 and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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