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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In St. Augustine Offering Two “Shop & Stay” Packages

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (July 2011) – If you like to shop, you should consider taking advantage of one of the two appealing shopping packages that are being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Located just minutes from two of the country’s largest outlet malls, the AAA Four-Diamond resort is offering the “St. Augustine Outlets Shop and Stay Package,” as well as the “Premium Outlets Shop and Stay Package.” So you can choose the outlet mall that best suits your shopping needs. 

The “St. Augustine Outlets Shop and Stay Package” includes: deluxe room accommodations; breakfast for two daily in the resort’s 500 South Restaurant; a voucher to be redeemed at the St. Augustine Outlets for a $100 center-wide gift card, to be used at any of the 75 name brand and designer outlet stores; and a St. Augustine Outlets VIP coupon book worth hundreds of dollars of additional savings at participating stores. Recently renovated and expanded, The St. Augustine Outlets features such popular outlet stores as Gucci, Juicy Couture, Cole Haan, Michael Kors, GUESS, Hugo Boss Factory Store, kate spade, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. The outlet mall is just 10 minutes south of the resort, and the package starts at $209 per room, per night (plus tax). The package is available through October 16, 2011, based on availability, and is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms, and cannot be combined with any other promotion. When making a reservation, reference promotional code ZH5. 

The “Premium Outlets Shop & Stay Package” is an alternative package that includes a $100 center-wide gift card at the St. Augustine Premium Outlets, which boasts 85 name brand and designer outlet stores. Offerings include Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic, Coach, J Crew, Tommy Bahama, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, and Tommy Hilfiger. The “Premium Outlets Shop & Stay Package” includes: deluxe room accommodations; breakfast for two daily in the 500 South Restaurant; the voucher for a $100 gift card to be used at any of the 85 name brand and designer outlets; a free VIP gift from St. Augustine Premium Outlets; and a St. Augustine Premium Outlets VIP coupon book good at participating stores. The St. Augustine Premium Outlets are located just one exit south of The Renaissance Resort, a 10-minute drive. The package is from $209 per room, per night (plus tax), and is available through October 16, 2011, based on space availability. The package is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms, and cannot be combined with any other promotion. When making a reservation, reference promotional code ZH4. 

For reservations for either package, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com

“Both are great packages for anyone who likes to shop, or for anyone who simply likes to make their dollars go very far when shopping,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. “These two packages provide a great option to choose which outlet mall works best for you, or you can take advantage of one package one night, and the other package another night, to truly stretch your shopping dollars.” 

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, the resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. The honor is achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties. 

Situated adjacent to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort completed a $10 million resort-wide renovation in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, enhanced meeting space, and the opening of 500 South Restaurant & Bar. 

As part of the renovation guest rooms and suites received new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, lighting, 37” flat-panel screen LCD HDTV televisions, and the Marriott JackPack, which provides complete connectivity to the guests for laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and video game players. The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with an Asian feel, which includes rich red bed coverings, crisp white linens, along with a color scheme of warm neutral gold. In-room offerings also include high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, an in-room safe, and in-room coffee. 

The resort also boasts a dramatically remodeled nine-story atrium lobby, featuring a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies. 
 
Recreational offerings at the resort include two championship golf courses, the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additional offerings at the resort include a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests also are an easy walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy. 

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to visit nearby pristine Atlantic beaches, take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, and explore historic St. Augustine. 

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy area offerings, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is now offering a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. This new service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Spanish Quarter, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Carriage Rides, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and a variety of water activities. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com

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 PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@chisano.com 

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