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in outdoor areas with oak trees and two restaurants: the Bull and Crown Publick House and Spanish Taberna. "We have many things that attract meeting planners and their groups to our destination," says Kathy Catron, spokesperson for St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches VCB. "The abundance of onsite and offsite amenities and attractions is one of the top reasons groups come to our area." Also new, the Sawgrass Marriott Golf & Resort completed a multimillion dollar renovation to the lagoon villas suites, Alice & Pete's Pub, the Island Green Pavilion, Champions Ballroom, and the resort's signature restaurant, Vernon's. For the first time, Flagler College has opened the historic Hotel Ponce de Leon for special events. Highlighting the heritage of early Florida, the Ponce de Leon Ballroom is considered one of the country's finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. The 8,990-sf ballroom is surrounded by Tiffany stained glass windows and lavishly carved wooden columns. Capacity is 400 pax for cocktails, 300 for dinner, inside the very hotel representing the birthplace of Florida tourism. CONTACTS VISIT FLORIDA: Miami & The Beaches: Florida Keys & Key West TDC: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel VCB: Discover Palm Beach County: Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB: Visit Orlando: orlandomeeting Visit Tampa Bay: Visit Sarasota County: Daytona Beach Area CVB: Visit Jacksonville: Visit South Walton: Ocala/Marion County VCB: St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches VCB: CREATE THE PERFECT MEETING. or call 1.800.473.4180 Siesta Beach is One of America's Top Beaches! THE HELMSLEY SANDCASTLE HOTEL THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB First-class-level resort with 600 ft. of private beach, 179 spacious rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. Luxury suites with beach-view balconies, 45 holes of championship golf, and 8 restaurants and lounges. 800.225.2181 800.237.8821 | 53 35-55_FLORIDA.indd 53 1/8/14 8:48 AM

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