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Interested In A Girlfriends’ Getaway? The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering Luxurious New “St. Johns Town Center and Spa VIP Package”

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (September 2011) – If you are interested in enjoying a fun “Girls’ Getaway” with your friends, you should consider taking advantage of the luxurious new VIP spa and shopping package that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s new “St. Johns Town Center and Spa VIP Package,” which is available to groups of up to four people, includes: accommodations for two nights in a deluxe junior suite (which features two double beds and a sofabed); transportation in a white-stretch limousine to and from the world-class Spa Laterra and the popular St. Johns Town Center (for up to four people); one spa treatment per person at Spa Laterra (for up to four people); champagne and strawberries on your way to shop at St. Johns Town Center; and breakfast daily (for up to four people) at The Renaissance Resort’s 500 South Restaurant.

At Spa Laterra, those taking advantage of the package may choose to enjoy: a pedicure/manicure combination, or a facial, or a massage. The full-service Spa Laterra is a secluded sanctuary overlooking the scenic fairways of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort’s King & Bear championship golf course. Spa Laterra offerings include 11 luxurious spa treatment rooms, magnificent outdoor treatment settings such as “floating cabanas,” a circular relaxation lounge with a soothing rain shower feature, a garden sanctuary with its own koi pond, a salon, women’s and men’s private waiting rooms, steam room, and Jacuzzi.

St. Johns Town Center is Jacksonville’s premier shopping destination, with over 10 million visitors each year. Offerings include such stores as Ann Taylor, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Express, Louis Vuitton, Pottery Barn, White House Black Market, and Williams-Sonoma. Dining options include The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, and Cantina Laredo.

To make the package even more appealing, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also offers complimentary shuttle transportation 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, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and a variety of water activities.

For those who wish to do even more shopping, the resort is also conveniently located within minutes of two of the country’s largest outlet malls: St. Augustine Outlets and St. Augustine Premium Outlets. 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 St. Augustine Premium Outlets, located just one exit south of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, features such outlet stores as 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 “St. Johns Town Center and Spa VIP Package,” which is available through March 30, 2012, is from $349 per night, plus tax. Spa appointments will need to be made at least three business days in advance, and tax and gratuity at Spa Laterra are additional. The offer is based on availability at the time of the reservation, cannot be combined with any other offer, and does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Advance reservations are required, and a limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Blackout dates also may apply. When making a reservation, reference promotional code PK3.

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

“This is the perfect package for a ‘Girlfriends’ Getaway,’ where women can have fun with their friends shopping, being pampered at a world-class spa, and being whisked around town in a white-stretch limo with champagne and strawberries,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.

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.

Not resting on its many laurels, the resort continues to enhance its offerings. This includes a dramatic renovation and expansion of its outdoor recreational and function space, which included a new and expanded outdoor patio with beautiful brick pavers, elegant new furniture in conversational groupings, and a beautiful new fountain; as well as a new and expanded pool deck with new seating areas, perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.

Other recent enhancements at the resort include the opening (in August 2011) of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs.

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, 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 10-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.

Additional recreational options in the area include pristine Atlantic beaches, and fun eco-tours.

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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