Message to Attendees:
Why should I stay at the ANS Conference headquarters hotel, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, when I can book elsewhere on my own?
There are many benefits for you and ANS when taking advantage of the special negotiated hotel rates. In securing meeting room space at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, ANS must sign a contract with the hotel that reserves and guarantees a specific number of hotel rooms for our conference attendees. The number of rooms guaranteed is called a room block.
When you make your hotel reservation using the ANS room block, you help us reach our room block commitment, and we are able to pass along lower registration fees to our conference attendees.
By staying at the conference host hotel, ANS fulfills its contractual obligation. However, if attendees stay in other hotels, ANS faces the possibility that its room block will not be met, forcing us to pay severe financial penalties, causing ANS to raise registration fees.
The 2019 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo will be hosted at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, FL, August 4-7, 2019. All meeting activities, plenary sessions, technical sessions and exhibits and will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted).
The 2019 room rate is $180+ per night. A limited number of Government rated rooms are available. Reservations must be made by July 5, 2019, to receive this special rate.
***Make your reservations with the hotel only – ANS does not use outside housing vendors***
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is located just across the St. Marys River from Georgia and adjacent to the historic city of Fernandina. We’re just a short 45 minute drive from downtown Jacksonville, and 29 miles from Jacksonville International Airport. Private and corporate aircraft charters can also fly directly to Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, four miles north of the Resort.
Let’s Fly Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is the “Fifth Best Airport” in North America for airport service quality, according to the Airports Council International (ACI), 2013. JAX provides non-stop flights to more than 30 major U.S. cities and is only 15 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. The airport offers 100 daily arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. Enjoy a full-service terminal building and outstanding ground transportation options. The airport offers comforts like free Wi-Fi, rocking chairs, live music, an art gallery and a wide array of shopping and dining options. Once visitors land in Jacksonville, a variety of rental car services, taxis, and airport shuttles ensures that guests will easily arrive at their hotel or destination.
Let’s Drive Click here for driving directions to the Omni Amelia Island. Please note, motorcycles are not allowed on the property. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is located just across the St. Marys River from Georgia and adjacent to the historic city of Fernandina. Click here to view driving directions. Parking
- Complimentary self-parking
- Valet parking available
Please note: Amelia Island Plantation Community Association does not permit motorcycles on the property.
Let’s Hit the Rails Daily railroad passenger service to and from Jacksonville is provided by Amtrak, connecting the city with all other locations in the Amtrak system. The Jacksonville Amtrak station is located 20 minutes north of downtown, on the city’s Northside.
Explore! Yes! This barrier island was Florida’s first luxury tourist destination and it is still winning awards (and hearts) today. Named among the Top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for seven consecutive years and recognized as a Top 25 Island in the World, Amelia Island is treasured for its long stretches of quiet beaches, natural beauty, unique history, and charming seaport character. Choose from golf, spa, dining, shopping, and a range of outdoor activities – or simply let relaxation take its course and enjoy time with loved ones. Come make memories! Click HERE for the Omni Resort Guide or click here to check out the Amelia Island Visitor’s Page.