Olivia Hoblit

Olivia Hoblit has more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is the Director of Lodging for the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. Previously, she served as a Regional Manager/General Manager with Innisfree Hotels, where she oversaw independent and Marriott dual -brand properties in Amelia Island. She rejoined Innisfree Hotels in April 2020 after spending a year as Assistant Rooms Executive at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, a 446-room, AAA Five-Diamond luxury resort. While at The Ritz-Carlton, Hoblit served as a member of the team that successfully reopened The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in 2019. She was nominated as “Marriott Ops Star” for going above and beyond operational expectations. During her previous tenure with Innisfree Hotels, she served for five years as the general manager of the Seaside Amelia Inn.

Prior to her position at Seaside Amelia Inn, Olivia spent seven years as the general manager of the highly acclaimed Elizabeth Pointe Lodge and Amelia Island Vacation Rentals. Under her leadership and management with owners David and Susan Caples, she received numerous awards for the property, including Travel+Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards where it ranked No. 25 on its list of Top 100 World’s Best Hotel, No. 3 Top Resort in Florida in 2012, and No. 2 Best Hotel in the Continental U.S. in 2008 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award. She also received a “Sharky Award from TravelShark in 2012 for Best Guest- Service General Manager.

Since January 2017, Olivia has served on the Executive Committee of FRLA. She also served as a board member on the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council, Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County Economic Development, Nassau County Equality Coalition Career Opportunities, and is an Advisory Council member for the University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Management program. In 2018, she was named one of Florida’s leading women in lodging by Florida Restaurant & Lodging Magazine and was recently presented a 2023 Doctorate of Food Service Award by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)

In March 2023, Olivia was appointed by the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis to serve as a board member of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.

In 2016, Olivia and her husband Phil founded the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation in honor of their daughter, Trinity, who passed away in 2015 from a brain aneurysm. Olivia serves as President of the foundation, which supports and funds neurological research, training, and treatment for brain aneurysms, strokes, and other cerebrovascular conditions. The Foundation has been the catalyst for several tangible improvements within the community and the state of Florida. Olivia’s work was instrumental in the Florida Legislature’s vote to fund the Florida Familial Brain Aneurysm Research Project, which has received $1 million in funding from the State of Florida in three years. Through her leadership, the Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation’s team has continued to play a vital role in securing funding for this research study aimed at assessing the risk of brain aneurysm occurrence in later generations with a family history of the condition, as well as any potential genetic markers. This critical research study has already helped screen over 800 people in Florida. Many cases of aneurysms were identified and treated, thus preventing strokes and saving lives.