September 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM EDT
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Presents Game Day Ready Tips for Georgia - Florida Weekend
Exclusive Package Offerings for One of Amelia Island's Finest Florida Resorts

AMELIA ISLAND, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/13 -- When 85,000 football fans converge in Jacksonville, Florida on November 1st, it's a safe bet that half the crowd will be there for the Georgia vs. Florida game and the other half will be cheering for the Florida vs. Georgia game. Interestingly, there is no official name. But this year, guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island will be casting a vote for the official name of the resort's 2014 Package every time they reserve either the Florida-Georgia Package or the Georgia-Florida Package. In addition to bragging rights for their team, guests will receive:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast for two at CafĂ© 4750 each day
  • Valet parking and a special amenity from the Pastry Department
  • Packages start at $439 and are valid through November 2nd

General Manager James E. McManemon notes, "There is such intensity to this football rivalry so we thought it would be fun to offer some remedies to help soothe the fever pitch."

  • Game Day Ready Spa Package
    Fans can dial up their school spirit with a Team Fanicure and Hairstyle Package at this luxury Florida hotel. The package includes 90 minute Manicure and Pedicure with Georgia or Florida Nail Art, plus 60 minute Shampoo and Style with Georgia or Florida hair accessories, glass of wine, and lunch voucher ($25 value).
    November 2nd & 3rd, The Spa, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., $210. (not inclusive of 20% service charge)

  • Get Your Game Face On with Temporary Tattoos
    Show your team allegiance with a hint of attitude with a Spa-applied official team tattoo. Stop by and get an official team tattoo for the game for $10.
    November 1st & 2nd, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - The Spa

  • Young Dawgs and Gators Costume Contest
    Ritz Kids invites all children age 5 to 12 to attend The Pirate Toast and Pep Rally for a Gator and Dawg Costume Contest. Prizes awarded.
    November 1st, 4:30 p.m. - The Lobby Lounge

  • Game Day Countdown at Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge
    An evening of fun rivalry is on tap at the Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge. There will be some creative ways to toast your school and sample a selection of regional sliders and build-a-burger. Show off your prowess and play the Florida vs. Georgia Football Trivia Contest. Prizes awarded. Festivities begin at 8 p.m.
    November 1st, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge

  • Game Day Bloody Mary Bar
    Prepare for the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" at The Bloody Mary Bar
    November 2nd, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - The Lobby Lounge Terrace

  • Dawgs vs. Gators Cornhole Tournament
    Let the Red and Black & Blue and Orange bags fly high as rivals challenge each other in the first Georgia vs. Florida Cornhole Tournament.
    November 2nd, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - North Beach

  • Specialty Drinks at The Ocean Bar and Grill
    The staff at the poolside bar, overlooking the dunes and ocean, created two drinks for fans, The Bulldog Daiquiri and The Gator Gulp.
    November 2nd, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - The Ocean Bar and Grill

  • Post-Game Party at the Sports Lounge
    Win or lose, Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge will be the place to congratulate, console and prognosticate next year's game. Special post-game drinks and craft beers along with delicious wings and, of course, more football on Wide Screen TV's.
    November 2nd, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Eight Burger Bar and Sports Lounge

  • Day After Detox with Healing Scalp Massage
    After a day of cheering for your favorite team, indulge in this 90 minute detoxifying wrap. Marine algae alleviates fluid retention, stimulates circulation, eliminates toxins and improves energy and inner calm. Mud masque made from volcanic ash and China clay, two of nature's most powerful detoxifiers.
    November 2nd & 3rd, The Spa, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., $225 (not inclusive of 20% service charge)

For additional information on these Amelia Island hotel packages, or to make a reservation, call 904-277-1100 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is Northeast Florida's premier oceanfront resort. Known for its unique natural beauty and warm Southern charm, this luxury resort is home to the award-winning restaurant, Salt, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, named one of the top spas in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Featured amenities include three pools, on-site golf, fitness center, tennis, children's recreation programs, and 446 guest rooms with private balcony and a view of the Atlantic coastline. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton toll-free at (800) 241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland. For information on The Ritz-Carlton Company visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, MD, currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. (800) 241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

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Contact:
Joe Murphy
Director of Public Relations
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
Tel: (904) 321-5018
Fax: (904) 491-1567

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