AMELIA ISLAND (December 12, 2018) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort announces the appointment of Mary O’Donnell to Managing Director. O’Donnell moves into the Managing Director role after four years as General Manager at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. In her new role, O’Donnell will lead the iconic resort, setting property-wide strategic goals, fostering team development, and ensuring the resort continues to exceed guest expectations.

“We’re thrilled to now have Mary O’Donnell as managing director at Omni Amelia Island. She is a true leader in the hospitality industry, especially in the Florida market,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Mary’s leadership, deep connection to the associates and strong history at the resort make her the natural choice to continue to take this treasured resort to the next level.”

Mary O’Donnell joined Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in 2014 and while under her leadership, both the resort and her team have flourished. In 2018, Mary was nominated by Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association for Florida’s Leading Women in Lodging. Prior to Omni, Mary served in various hospitality leadership roles including catering, meeting and events, sales, food and beverage and operations positions. Mary spent 13 years with Ritz-Carlton where she served as hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, director of operations at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and director of meetings and special events at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Mary began her hospitality career with Hyatt, moving up the ranks to director of catering and conference services/director of food and beverage. O’Donnell attended Purdue University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel management.

O’Donnell and her husband have a daughter, who is currently attending Florida State University, and three dogs who thoroughly enjoy long walks throughout Amelia Island.

About Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at 39 Beach Lagoon Road in Amelia Island, FL is just north of Jacksonville and nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Alongside 3.5 of beachfront, the property is situated on 1,350 acres. The resort features 402 oceanfront guest rooms and suites, over 350 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 10 restaurants, the largest oceanfront poolscape in Northeast Florida, 36 holes of championship golf, 23 tennis courts, a fitness center, a luxurious full-service spa and salon, a shopping village with 14 boutiques, and numerous other recreational activities. For more information, visit, call 1-888-261-6161 or follow Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort at, and

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. Omni Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. For information or to book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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