Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Planning
December 3 – December 6, 2013
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla.
Lodging is provided by the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. The associations have negotiated a deeply discounted rate of $165 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 in Fernandina Beach. It is a quaint historic sea village with antiques, dining, novelty shops, and jewelers.
For your hotel reservation, please call the reservations department at 800.241.3333. Rates are available until capacity using code ACUA.
Group Name: Women's Leadership Institute 2013
The group rate is available for the nights of Dec. 3, 4, and 5, with scheduled check-out on Dec. 6 (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
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 (estimated shuttle $35 for first person, $8 for additional; maximum 15-minute wait)
Carey of Jacksonville 904.277.2707 (estimated rate of $132 for a private sedan)
Dana's Limousine and Transportation 800.456.5466 (estimated rate of $114 for a private sedan)
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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.