Exterior of Addison on Amelia

Amelia Island Corporate Retreat

January 30th, 2011 by theAddison

We have a most wonderful group of guests staying at the Addison this weekend.  Sandy and Scott stayed with us last year as vacationers and really enjoyed the Addison and Amelia Island.  They liked it so much they brought all of their franchisees for a 2-day conference.  They are a relatively young company and may soon outgrow the Addison but, for now with our 14 guest rooms, we are just the right fit.

Friday evening social hour(s) on the Addison’s veranda

The group checked in on Friday and started off with a social hour(s) out on the veranda.  Then off to Espana for dinner.  Some of them enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu, others had straight-from-the-menu tapas and paella.

Saturday was all business.  Well, after breakfast anyway.  We served buttermilk pie with fresh raspberries followed by a breakfast panini sandwich served with pan-fried potatoes.  After breakfast we cleared the dining room and dimmed the lights for a morning of presentations.

Amelia Island Carriages loading up for a tour.

All work and no play isn’t the best way to run a life so the group broke in the afternoon for a horse-drawn carriage tour of the Historic District.  Everybody enjoyed the tour despite the cooler weather (60 degrees).  Then they were off to Joe’s 2nd Street Bistro for another group dinner.

This is our third corporate retreat at the Addison.  The inn is a nice venue for a small business meeting.  The dining room converts into a good meeting space for 10 to 15 delegates.  We are close enough to the Historic District that spouses can find lots to do (spa services, art galleries, antique stores, off-shore fishing…) while the meetings are going on.

Do you have a small company and are you looking for a fun team-building get-away for your team?  Try the Addison for a conference with a difference.  Beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms instead of cookie-cutter hotel rooms.  A delicious, served breakfast every morning instead of do-it-yourself waffles and microwaved eggs.  An inn located on the edge of a Historic District instead of next to a major airport.  Innkeepers that look after your every need instead of a staff that disappears at shift change.  If your company is small enough, we have just the spot for you!,     

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