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An auction was held Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to decide the future owner of Amelia Island Plantation. After a spirited standing-room-only auction Omni Hotels emerged as the successful bidder for the storied north Florida beach resort. 

Amelia Island Plantation, located just 29 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport, is a 1,350-acre property that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. The 249-room resort features 54 holes of championship golf, a tennis center, spa, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space.