Local director recognized as corporate ideal executive of the year

Norman Rowland Receives Annual Award by Omni Hotels & Resorts

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (October 25, 2012) – Annually recognizing key members of the Omni Hotels & Resorts family as the “Ideal Executives,” the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is proud to announce local Amelia Island resident Norman Rowland as the Ideal Executive of the Year in Engineering. With 50 distinct hotels across North America, Omni Hotels & Resorts distinguished only six officials with the Ideal Executive award.

Norman Rowland, director of engineering at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, was recognized as the ideal executive for his incredible contribution to the resort's $85 million re-imagination construction project; overseeing multiple engineering departments and staff members; improving financial efficiencies and streamlining operations; as well as increasing internal satisfaction scores for both guests and associates. Rowland has been with Omni Hotels & Resorts since they took ownership of the Amelia Island Plantation in 2010 but has worked at the oceanfront resort property since 1982.

"Norman's work ethic, humility and dedication to our resort, his employees and his job is extraordinary," said Paul Eckert general manager. "His thirty years of service is most deserving of this recognition and we are proud to have him represent the Amelia Island community on the Omni corporate level."

Other Omni Amelia Island Plantation executives to have received the Ideal Executive award in the past include Julie Doi, Claudia Cid, Leslie Tune and Paul Eckert.

For more information about the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com .

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive $85 million re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; 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. With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views.

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