Military personnel: Stay at PGA National free

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (August 6, 2008) - PGA National Resort & Spa ( has issued an open invitation to active duty military personnel and their families to enjoy a Labor Day "Thank You" celebration compliments of the resort.  As a way of thanking the dedicated service men and women, as well as the families that support them year round, the Palm Beach Gardens, FL resort has set aside 300 hotel rooms for active duty military personnel, and will be throwing a giant party at the recently renovated property's lush new resort pool.  The party will be open to all resort guests and includes an evening cookout followed by a full day of celebration including:  music, family pictures, family games, volleyball, badminton, a bounce house and more.

As part of the complimentary package for service men and women, PGA National Resort & Spa is offering one night complimentary accommodations, checking in on September 1, 2008 (maximum 4 people per room, one room per service member); complimentary golf on the Palmer course on September 2; and complimentary use of resort amenities including the 33,000 square foot Health & Racquet Club, tennis, swimming and fitness classes.  There will be a cookout and dive-in movie on the evening of Monday, September 1 with the day-long party taking place on Tuesday, September 2.

Tuesday's pool side party will feature music and fun from Sunny 104.3 FM and a host of family activities provided by Kirkland Event & Destination Services.   A complimentary BBQ lunch sponsored by Florida Crystals and Domino Sugar, and ice cream party sponsored by The Gardens Mall will top off the event.

Active duty military guests will also be offered a 30% discount on all spa treatments during their stay, additional food and beverage discounts, and families can extend their weekend with an $89 per room, per night rate.

"This is one small thing we can do to give a big thank you to our troops," said Joel Paige, PGA National Resort & Spa's managing director.  "We want service men and women to be able to enjoy a time of relaxation and celebration with their families, and create memories that will stay with them for years."

To make reservations, active duty soldiers can call 1-877-PGA-NATL and ask about the "Thanks Fore Our Troops" package.  Guests will be asked to present activity military ID upon check in.