PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL—The Sawgrass Marriott is in the midst of a resort-wide, $25-million refresh. Enhancements will be seen throughout the 511 guestrooms and villas; as well as the lagoon pool, primary pool, exterior of the villas, event lawn, main resort entrance and front desk. New features include a butler-serviced guest wing, and The American Gator Club restaurant.
The pool renovation included new surfacing, lighting and built-in fire pits. Landscaping enhancements include 4,700 indigenous plants.
By mid-March, The American Gator Club, formerly the 100th Hole, will be opened. And, by May, the hotel facade will get a color-refresh, while guestrooms will be expanded, with Juliette balconies replaced by oversized sliding windows.
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. Also, the SurfStream wave simulator, adjacent to the primary resort pool will be in operation.
The oceanfront Cabana Club renovations will also be finished, 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 September, the guestrooms will be completed, with 30 additional sq. ft. per room, new bedding, linens, carpet, lighting and bathrooms. A second Presidential Suite will also be unveiled, featuring both living and dining rooms.
Also new are the Sawgrass Marriott’s “Butler Serviced” rooms and suites. Behind a glass door, guests’ VIP keys will open a wing to an area that consist of 31 rooms and suites showcasing wide-planked hardwood floors, raised-platform beds, custom lighting, wrap-around sofa and an eat-in table.