Seaside Amelia Inn Undergoes Complete Renovation

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Renovation Begins New Era in Beachside Boutique Hotel’s History

Nestled alongside the dunes of Main Beach in the city of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, the Seaside Amelia Inn turns the page to an exciting new chapter on beachside accommodations in historic Fernandina Beach with a property-wide renovation. The first and most extensive construction and renovation phase, completed end of February 2014, welcomes guests to a total transformation of the interior and exterior of this affordable beachside hotel.

The full-scale renovation features a completely updated lobby with new furnishings and fixtures, accented by vibrant-colored walls complemented by white millwork accents. The gracious space also features an art collection produced by local artists and juried by the Fernandina Beach Gallery Association, showcasing the talent and vitality of Fernandina Beach’s thriving art community. The adjoining complimentary breakfast area and intimate group meeting space has been updated into an inviting open space that creates a comfortable gathering spot for guests to enjoy throughout their stay.

All 46 guest rooms and suites have undergone a complete floor to ceiling update; with a physical expansion of some rooms, new floor coverings, furniture, fixtures and lighting, this $12k per room update represents the most extensive construction and renovation milestone to date. Flat screen televisions have been added to all suites, which now feature televisions in both bedroom and living room. Towels, linens and other guestroom amenities have been upgraded to a level of quality typically found in upscale luxury boutique hotels.

The exterior back porch and pool area have also received significant upgrades, highlighted by new outdoor seating areas with decorative wicker furniture and lush native plantings.

The beachfront boutique hotel offers beautiful views from its 46 rooms and suites, with a private boardwalk that leads over the dunes to the beach. Located just two miles from historic downtown Fernandina Beach with its array of restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops, Seaside Amelia Inn is the ideal choice for discovering all the pleasures of beach lifestyle. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to the celebrated Fort Clinch State Park, and a one-block walk leads to the entrance of Egans Creek Greenway and its network of hiking, biking and nature trails.

Late 2014 will bring the next renovation phase, which is focused on enlarging and enhancing the hotel’s meeting and banquet space to allow weddings and groups to book the entire hotel. A complete renovation of the hotel’s unique roof top deck, scheduled for the same period, will result in a stunning ocean-view aerie for relaxing with family and friends.

About Seaside Amelia Inn
The Seaside Amelia Inn is a hidden gem among Amelia Island hotels, conveniently located steps from the beach via a private boardwalk and just minutes from historic downtown Fernandina. One of only four Amelia Island beachside hotels, this comfortable, affordable hotel offers amenities designed to satisfy the entire family. As our guest, you’ll savor our free daily ‘Hot & Tasty’ southern home-style breakfast, covered parking, and Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas. More information on the property can be found at

About TRU Hospitality, LLC
TRU Hospitality, LLC is a newly-formed hotel investment and management company founded by veteran boutique hoteliers Jeff Mahan and Mark Ward. Both of these industry professionals are noted for a strong track record in bringing a unique, fresh and award-winning approach to both the luxury boutique and the upscale select-service hospitality sectors. Jeff and Mark have played significant roles in developing and managing some of the most celebrated boutique hotels in the world, including The Inn of the Anasazi and Encantado Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Hotel Hana-Maui in Hawaii, and the Rosewood Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, Texas. They now bring their leading-edge skills in the hospitality sector to satisfy the demands of a new generation of travelers seeking a memorable hotel experience that retains the tasteful elegance of the past and accommodates the up-to-the-minute luxuries of the present.

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