St. Augustine Journals

500 Years of Spas in St. Augustine

A December 2006 trip to St. Augustine by BijanBayne

Quote: For five centuries people have come to northeastern Florida for rejuvenation.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts: Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club

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Hotel | "Sawgrass Marriott"

Located in a region that has drawn visitors for rejuvenation since Ponce DeLeon, the Sawgrass Marriott is a popular convention site. Undergoing lobby renovation, the property boasts atrium-style recessed balconies. The sun-splashed lobby looks out ceiling height glass walls to a man-made pond with waterfall and palms. The lobby features lofty palms and has a Starbucks shop. This is the host hotel for the PGA's Players Championship ("The Fifth Major"). Should you visit the spa at the Sawgrass Marriott, ask for Muriel Hattori, the Bud Powell of massage therapists. PGA star Fred Couples swears by her, and you will understand why. When she applies hot stones, the stones are as part of her swift-...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 3, 2006

Marriott Hotels & Resorts: Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Beach Club
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra 32082
(904) 285-7777