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Autumn Barnes Mayfield

Fact Sheet Awards

One Ocean Resort & Spa Award Recognition


  • Jacksonville Magazine Where to Eat Now
  • Top 50 Restaurants: Azurea at One Ocean
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Jacksonville Resorts,” No. 3
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Jacksonville Hotels,” No. 3
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Florida Hotels,” No. 42
  • AAA Four Diamond Resort 
  • Condé Nast Traveler, "Top Florida Resorts", No. 4
  • Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award: Azurea
  • AAA Four Diamond Restaurant: Azurea
  • Jacksonville Magazine: Best of Spas
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards Hotel Winner
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards Spa Winner


  • Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top Resorts in Florida,” No. 9
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Readers Choice - Best Massage in Jacksonville
  • Ranked amongst USA TODAY’s “10 BEST Jacksonville Romance”
  • Jacksonville Magazine Let’s Eat – 50 Top Restaurants: Azurea at One Ocean
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Top Luxury Hotels in Northeast Florida,” No. 3
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Florida Hotels,” No. 26
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards Hotel Winner
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Awards Spa Winner
  •, “Best Florida Beachfront Hotel”
  • Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award


Spring Break Destinations to Escape the Crowd

February 15, 2018

One of Florida’s best secret beach towns lies just east of downtown Jacksonville in the atmospheric burg of Atlantic Beach...

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which has been called the “Nantucket of the South” thanks to the shingle-roofed homes lining the dunes. Most spring breakers head south in Florida, leaving Atlantic Beach’s long, mostly residential stretch of sand blissfully low on crowds. Book an oceanfront room at the stylish One Ocean Resort and Spa, fronting the beach and just a few stops from shopping and dining at the Beaches Town Center.

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How Six Spas are Celebrating Valentine's Day

February 14, 2018

Spas are more than just places for treatments, they're often places associated with romance...

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One Ocean Resort & Spa (Jacksonville, FL): The oceanfront retreat is fostering beachfront bonding with a Romancing the Stone Couples Massage & Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bliss Deluxe Couple's Pedicure ($550 per couple). The session provides 50 minutes of connection during a warm stone massage, accentuated by aromatic oils, followed by a calming pedicure with a sweet cream sea salt exfoliation. Feet are enveloped in warm dark chocolate softening mask and wrapped in warm butter whole milk brûlée, nourishing the skin with antioxidant-rich CoQ10 enzymes. Providing indulgent hydration, a massage of whipped shea butter and live strawberry fruit cell follows. Throughout the service clients can indulge with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Finished with a polish application of choice.

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Travel + Leisure | 17 Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

January 19, 2018

Every year, millions of travelers flock to Florida in search of the perfect vacation spot. And while cities like Miami and Orlando may be two of the most popular destinations, the Sunshine State is home to plenty of underrated hotspots — Jacksonville included...

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Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida, extending to 840 square miles and encompassing everything from residential neighborhoods to bustling beaches. It sits at the mouth of St. John’s River (a prominent seaport). You can catch direct flights to JAX (Jacksonville International Airport) or drive from a nearby city. Gainesville, Florida is an hour and a half away by car, while Savannah, Georgia, is just a two hour drive. Travelers arriving by car from Orlando and Tallahassee can do the trip in approximately two and a half hours. 

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One Ocean Resort's F&B director earns certified sommelier recognition

January 5, 2018

Stephen Wittman II, food-and-beverage director at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., has been recognized as a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas. A results-oriented leader, Wittman will curate diverse wine lists and expert menu pairings to enrich special event programming and the award-winning Azurea restaurant and lounge...

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“I am incredibly proud of Stephen for his dedication to the craft and going above and beyond to master the intricacies of wine culture,” said Ted Peters, VP of culinary for the luxury division of Remington Hotels, which manages One Ocean. “His certification establishes a heightened standard of trusted beverage knowledge and attentive service throughout One Ocean Resort & Spa.”

During the certification process, Wittman became expertly versed on numerous wine regions, identifying wine’s age, varietal characteristics and flavor notes. The extensive examination consists of deductive tasting, theory, decanting and practical service, showcasing candidates’ attention to detail and presentation.

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Restaurant review: Steeped in tradition - Azurea at One Ocean offers high tea experience

December 16, 2017

I’ve read articles encouraging people to spend their money on experiences, in lieu of gifts. When a friend recently learned that Atlantic Beach resort One Ocean offered an afternoon high tea service, I wanted in on the experience, so we rounded up a few girlfriends and made a reservation...

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The timeless British tradition of afternoon and high tea service consists of a seated meal with hot tea, petite sandwiches, scones and dessert. For $32 per person, at One Ocean you’ll receive a pot of tea and glass of bubbly, plus a generous assortment of sandwiches and miniature desserts. We were seated at a high-top overlooking the beach, and despite the dreary weather outside, the vibe inside was quiet and relaxed.

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edible northeast florida | Baked Vidalia Onions

December 1, 2017

Baked onions, fried oysters, grits and butternut squash come together for an elegant appetizer.

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June 01, 2017

Bringing Knowledge and experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant market, Chef Jay Mendoza has worked at top-rated hotels in New York, California, Alaska and Louisiana, including three Michelin star rated restaurants.

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Mendoza's professional experience spans more than 14 years at an array of restaurants, resorts and hotels throughout the country. As the resort chef, Mendoza leads the day-to-day operations of the culinary program at One Ocean Resort & Spa and Azurea.

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Jacksonville Makes List of 'Surprising Foodie' Cities

April 28, 2016

The post cited Clark's Fish Camp, Azurea at One Ocean Resort & Spa, and several hidden gems like Beach Road Chicken Dinners, Jenkins Quality Barbecue and Culhane's Irish Pub.

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Familiar names also made the list, including Burrito Gallery, Restaurant Orsay and Indochine. Sbraga & Company, which was opened by Top Chef alum Kevin Sbraga last year, and Hobnob, which opened last month, were also mentioned prominently.

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5 Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Right Now

April 26, 2016

Indulge in oceanside dining with an order of the Long Line Catch 3 Ways at oceanfront Azurea, the signature restaurant at Four-Star One Ocean Resort & Spa where chefs prepare three different preparations of the same incredible, fresh-off-the boat fish for your entree.

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