31 Jan '12, 11am

Major makeover restores Florida's beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island resort

Major makeover restores Florida's beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island resort

Major makeover restores Florida's beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island resort By Jason Scott Deegan , Senior Staff Writer View large image | More photos The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island sits on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. (Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island) AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- People love the beautiful beaches, dunes and marshland -- all set against the vast Atlantic Ocean -- on this small barrier island just 50 minutes northwest of the Jacksonville International Airport. But life indoors at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island can be pretty stimulating, too. A continuous $65-million renovation since 2006 has revitalized this grand beachfront resort, refurbishing all 445 rooms and suites, building a new spa and rebranding the dining scene. Jim Badenoch remembers how sleepy and secluded this section of Amelia Island was when he bought his home in the Summer Beach...

Full article: http://www.worldgolf.com/features/ritz-carlton-amelia-isl...

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