PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - Creating a productive business event can be challenging, but with tempting perks and the help of dedicated professionals at one of the top event venues in Jacksonville, FL corporate conferences can be as appealing as a well-deserved summer vacation.

Appealing perks, impeccable accommodations and a long list of amenities found at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa are among the many reasons the Jacksonville resort's intuitive services recently earned it the 2014 People's Choice Award by readers of ConventionSouth magazine.

"The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States' top meeting professionals who hold events in the South," said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O'Connor in announcing the honor. "These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require."

In order to determine the winners, meeting professionals throughout the year nominate convention and business bureaus, meeting facilities and hotels across the south they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where professional meeting and event planners, executives and fans are asked to vote for their choice among the best of the best. More than 4,800 voters participated in this year's selection process -- the highest vote count ever recorded.

Working with event planners to keep them on top of their meeting without having to excuse themselves from current business at hand, a special offer that includes a free iPad Mini currently tops the Florida golf resort's list of deals and promotions. Marriott's imaginative Red Coat Direct Meeting Services App allows planners to use any web-enabled device to make real-time requests. Whether the need is for more coffee, less air conditioning or a change in plans that require more space, this exciting service makes it easier than ever to host flawless gatherings.

Now through Dec. 31, 2014 those who book a qualifying meeting at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa will receive a free iPad Mini that can be used to make those requests. Or, if the gift can't be accepted, Marriott will load it up with educational games and make a donation in your name to Children's National Medical Center -- a win, win situation for everyone!

To learn more about qualifying meetings for the iPad Mini utilizing part or all of the Ponte Vedra hotel's 56,000 square feet of high-tech meeting and exhibition space, simply visit www.iPadPromotion.Marriott.com or call 1-904-285-7777, ext. 6500, and starting planning for tomorrow's success, today!

About the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Pooling the relaxing comforts of golf, surf and sunshine together into an unforgettable Ponte Vedra Beach destination, the Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa offers guests luxury accommodations and a host of amenities to comfortably fit the needs of leisure and business travelers. Duffers are pampered with 99 holes of championship golf, while executives have everything needed to set the stage for successful business. Vacationing families can lose themselves to the relaxing beauty of the resort's waterfall or lagoon; soak up the sun at the Cabana Beach Club, where guests can access a private beach and an outdoor Olympic-sized pool. A full menu of spa services is available at the Sawgrass Spa and the resort is home to seven restaurants, including a Starbuck's Coffeehouse, fine dining establishments and casual eateries.

Contact Information:

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach Florida 32082 USA