SOURCE: Residence Inn by Marriott of Amelia Island, FL

March 12, 2015 16:03 ET

Amelia Island Hotel Offers New and Easy Ways to Plan Small Corporate Meetings

Award-Winning Marriott Property Encourages Creativity, Simple Pricing for Meeting Planners

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - How many of us have planned meetings for our workplaces when 'meeting planner' was never a part of our job descriptions?

The team at the Residence Inn by Marriott, having recently earned Marriott's coveted Platinum Hotel Award for excellence in guest satisfaction and ranked #1 of Fernandina Beach hotels on TripAdvisor, knows how to make the meeting planning process easy -- whether it's your skillset or not!

Many times, the main hurdle to overcome is venue space and pricing. The Residence Inn Amelia Island features two dedicated meeting spaces: the David L. Yulee Meeting Room and the beautiful Tides Terrace. The state-of-the-art Yulee Meeting Room is conveniently located in the lobby area, just steps from guest parking and close to the knowledgeable Front Desk staff.  This space is perfect for gatherings of up to 60 guests. Looking to accommodate up to 100 attendees? The Tides Terrace is an outdoor venue and comes with a complimentary seabreeze, firepit area, gas grill, and 3-hole putting green -- all just 2 blocks from the pristine shores of Fernandina Beach.         

And pricing is now easier than ever. Room rental, catering, and room accommodations can now be quoted separately or as a per-person total, assisting your budget planning. Though the hotel's in-house catering menu is extensive and customizable, we have now also created simple prix-fixe menus which include our most popular items for luncheons and dinners -- and they are available as plated, buffet-style, or boxed presentations. The hotel also includes all meeting room amenities in the price, so access to the projector, screen, flat-screen HDTV, mounted whiteboard, and complimentary coffees and water is always included.  Discounts for off-season meetings make your planning process even more -- dare we say -- enjoyable!

Implementing a memorable experience is not only welcomed by your attendees, but can reengage their minds after long periods of presentations. How about a mid-morning yoga mini-session, or a short walk down scenic Egans Creek Greenway? Mimosas after lunch? Designing your company logo or meeting theme with beach shells? Our team has partnered with local businesses and is interested in what makes your team tick so that you can take your meeting from routine to remarkable! (For more ideas, check out the inspiration boards at Marriott's Meetings Imagined and the Residence Inn Amelia Island's Pinterest page and share some of your favorites with us!)

When does a meeting double as an escape? When it is planned by professionals and just 2 blocks from the beach! We invite you to schedule your next 'corporate escape' at the Residence Inn Amelia Island.

View a sneak peek of our suites on our YouTube channel!

The Residence Inn Amelia Island is located just 20 minutes off of I-95 and 30 minutes north of the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The Marriott award-winning property features spacious studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.  Relax and reconnect by the cozy firepit on Tides Terrace. Explore the onsite entrance to Egans Creek Greenway, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail.  Rent bikes at the front desk and head to nearby Fort Clinch State Park, or walk to the beach just 2.5 blocks away!  Full hot complimentary breakfasts feature a new iced coffee bar and are the perfect way to start your day off right.  Our free island shuttle can take you anywhere on the island and pick you up from 9am-9pm. Designated pet-friendly suites offer furry family members a chance to vacation with their loved ones as well (call for pet policy information).  The Residence Inn is Amelia Island's Treasure -- Discover Us!        

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