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Florida's 249-room Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Appoints Alan Barker as Director of Security

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (January 16, 2013) – The Omni Amelia Island Plantation, nestled between the dune-swept beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and natural saltwater marshes, has named Alan Barker as the new director of security.

Barker will oversee the resort’s and community’s security operations, ensuring public safety functions are executed as directed by the Amelia Island Plantation Community Association. Additionally, Barker will manage security procedures and investigations, as well as create a positive and secure experience for all members and guests.

Barker brings more than 19 years of experience and leadership in loss prevention and risk management and was most recently employed by the Ritz Carlton Sarasota as the director of security. Barker served four years in the Army, both in the U.S. and abroad, and also has a B.S. in Corporate Training from Lehman College in New York.

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is a private, gated resort community, offering a secure atmosphere for all its visitors and guests. The controlled access development of the resort limits public traffic, offering a more exclusive experience.

Masterfully designed in 1972 by Charles Frasier as a luxury Florida beach destination in perfect harmony with nature, the resort is undergoing an extensive $85 million project will unveil in March 2013. The redevelopment includes: an expanded 80,000 square-foot conference center; addition of 155 oceanfront guest rooms and suites; enhanced arrival experience, with a new lobby featuring floor-to-ceiling ocean views; the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida, boasting two-tiered deck ocean view, infinity edge adults-only pool, splash-friendly family pool and two hot tubs; more diverse culinary experiences; and improved connectivity with new roads and sidewalks.

For more information on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beaches; 49,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and gift shops as well as the nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including water sports, horseback riding, walking, hiking and Segway tours.  With 249 guest rooms in the oceanfront resort, The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation Resort offer 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views.

For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit

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