Women's Leadership Institute - 2012 Amelia Island Florida

Co-produced by members of the Council of Higher Education Management Associations  

Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 2 – December 5, 2012
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.

Transportation and Lodging

Nomination link for Women's Leadership Institute(1)Lodging is provided by the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The associations have negotiated a deeply discounted rate of $169 for this conference for either single or double occupancy. The resort offers many amenities including spa and golf. You are within a stone's throw of the beach, and the resort offers complimentary coffee and water for morning beach walkers. There is a fitness center available for no charge, but the spa also offers a wonderful day pass for $25, which includes use of the newly remodeled spa pool, sauna, hot tub, relaxation room, and locker room.

The resort is just a short drive to the 55-block historic district where we will eat dinner one night. It is a quaint historic sea-village with antiques, dining, novelty shops, and jewelers.

Resort information:

For your reservation, please refer to Group Code: ACUACUA
Make your hotel reservations online here

Group Name: Women's Leadership Institute 2012

The group rate is available for the nights of Dec. 2, 3, and 4, with scheduled check-out on Dec. 5 (this follows the schedule of the program). Additional nights if available, may or may not be awarded the group rate.

4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Direct phone: 904.277.1100
Reservations: 800.241.3333 (code ACUA)

Make your hotel reservations online here. You will need to enter group code ACUACUA.

Getting there

The most used airport in the area is the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located about 30 minutes from resort. For smaller aircraft, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport is designed to accommodate Gulfstream V aircraft or smaller. It has six runways and serves all aircraft other than major airlines.

Rental cars are available at the airport, but please note there is a valet fee of $15 if you have a car at the resort (this is a discounted rate and you must mention ACUI to the valet). There is no option to self park at the resort. No specific contracts have been made with these companies, but the following businesses service the JAX to Ritz-Carlton route:

Go Airport Shuttle  904.353.8880 (est. shuttle $35 for first person, $8 for additional - maximum 15 minute wait)
Carey of Jacksonville 800.829.7433 (est. rate of $115 for a private sedan)
Dana's Limousine and Transportation  800.456.5466  (est. rate of $114 for a private sedan)

Other Information

Click here for the local weather forecast.

Click here for information on area attractions.

Click here for resort activities (many of which are free!)

The resort offers a friendly, relaxed ambiance, so casual resort wear is recommended. Jackets for men are not required at restaurants.

The hotel features free wireless Internet throughout the main part of the hotel. In-room wired service is available at a daily charge of $9.95.

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Updated Dec. 17, 2012