year's conference will again be held at the historic Jekyll Island Club
Hotel at the Jekyll
Club Hotel in
beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. Jekyll Island is located just off the
Georgia coast about halfway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville,
grand tradition of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
ago, when it was founded as an
retreat for members of America's highest
Today, where Morgan, Pulitzer, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt once came to
relax, discerning visitors may enjoy the same unique combination of
beauty and elegant architecture, private
and personal service.
hotel boasts a historic past. In the late 1880s, Jekyll Island became a
winter retreat for America's wealthiest, including the Rockefellers,
and Morgans. The Jekyll Island Club was considered to be to be the most
exclusive club in the world, and its membership possessed one-sixth of
the world's wealth. Visits by these wealthy citiziens led to historical
events at the Club, including the formation of the Federal Reserve
(1910), and the first transcontinental phone call (1915).
conference meetings will be held at the four-star Jekyll Island Club
A block of guest rooms have been reserved, starting at $129. These will
be held until filled or until May 1. When making room reservations,
say that you are attending the conference. Call the Jekyll Island Club
Hotel at (800)535-9547
accomodations include the Holiday Inn (912-635-3311) for $109 per night
and the Clarion Bucanneer Hotel (912-635-2261) for $129.00 - $ 189.00.
Each of these properties is oceanfront and within a 5 minute drive of
transportation is available into nearby Brunswick, Georgia (15 miles),
as well as international airports in Savannah (60 miles) and
Island Club Hotel provides transportation to and from the Brunwick
($40 each way for up to 4 persons), the Savannah Airport ($120 each way
for up to 4 persons) and the Jacksonville Airport ($90 each way for up
to 4 persons). Please contact the hotel directly to arrange
Rental cars are also available at each airport.
is convenient to I-95, take Exit 29 and follow the signs east on U.S.
for approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto the Downing Musgrove
(GA 520). Cross onto Jekyll and through Collection Station (a $3 Daily
Parking Fee required).
Island Attracations & Activities
its exclusive past, Jekyll Island today has many affordable attractions
for visitors. Every inch of the island's 10-mile beach are open to the
state-owned island also boasts 63 holes of golf,
which make Jekyll Island Georgia's largest public golf resort. For
who prefer tennis, there are 14 clay courts, in addition to an indoor
at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.
favorite activities on Jekyll Island include biking
(you can be anywhere in 20 minutes), exploring the historic district, fishing,
dolphin cruises, nature walks, and horseback riding.
who want to venture beyond Jekyll Island, there are many nearby points
Simons Island - a short drive or water taxi
take you to this neighboring island, known for its selection of seafood
restaurants and quaint shops.
Swamp - one of the oldest and most well
water areas in America. Home to abundant wildlife, including
bald eagles, black bears, and waterfowl. Entrance is less than one hour
Island National Seashore -accessible only by
ferry, this beautiful, undeveloped barrier island was the site of JFK
famous wedding to Carolyn Bessette in 1996.
Georgia - beautiful, historic city (one of
not burned by Sherman) less than one hour's drive from Jekyll Island.