Resort expands amenities with property refresh
The Sawgrass Marriott is nearing the completion of a resort-wide, $25 million “refresh,” which will include enhancements throughout its 511 guestrooms/villas, resort pool area, modernized front desk area, hotel façade, the Sawgrass Spa and Cabana Beach Club. The project also includes a new butler serviced guest wing, and The American Gator Club restaurant. The refresh project commenced in late 2015.
The pool renovation included new surfacing, lighting and built-in fire pits plus the addition of a modular cabana for daily rental. Landscaping enhancements include 4,700 indigenous plants around both pools as well as up and down lighting installed to feature the many 200 year-old oak and palm trees throughout the grounds.
In mid-March, The American Gator Club, formerly the 100th Hole, opened for Spring Break vacationing. The club has enhanced views of the 13th hole of the TPC® Sawgrass’ golf course The Stadium Course and a new menu, including lighter, healthier options and local flavors, as well as Gator Club events and activities for adults and kids.
The hotel façade also now boasts fresh color, while guest rooms have expanded, with Juliette balconies replaced by oversized sliding windows, complementing the sleeker hotel façade.
By summer’s end, the Sawgrass Spa will have added two couples treatment rooms and three new hair and makeup stations (new fitness center equipment was added in February). The oceanfront Cabana Club renovations will be finished late summer too — including a more elegant entrance and fresh landscaping; a new roof; resurfaced brick-paved walkways leading to the existing boardwalk onto the beach; and resurfacing of both pools and adjacent patios.
In late September, the guestrooms will be completed, with 30 additional square feet per room, new bedding, linens, carpet, lighting, and bathrooms. A second Presidential Suite will be unveiled, featuring both living and dining rooms to comfortably seat eight guests.
Sawgrass Marriott’s “Butler Serviced” rooms and suites will open in mid-September. Behind an unassuming glass door, guests’ VIP keys will open a wing of 31 rooms and suites showcasing wide-planked hardwood floors, raised-platform beds, custom lighting, wrap-around sofa and eat-in table. Butlers will anticipate guests’ every need, from preferential tee times to reservations at exclusive restaurants.
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is located at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach Visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaxsw-sawgrass-marriott-golf-resort-and-spa/ for more information.
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