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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “Valentine’s Romance Package”

. . . Available February 10 -14, The Package Includes A One-Night Stay & A Five-Course Dinner at The AAA Four-Diamond Resort

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (January 2012) – If you are looking for a special way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend, you should consider taking advantage of the “Valentine’s Romance Package” that is being offered by the AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. Available for the evenings of February 10 – 14, 2012, the package includes a one-night stay at the resort; a 5-course dinner-for-two in the resort’s upscale Villagio Italian Grille; a romantic welcome amenity upon arrival, which will include chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and a dozen red roses; and breakfast-for-two the next morning. The package is $349 per night.

Those taking advantage of the package also will enjoy privileges at the exclusive Serenata Beach Club, which features a breathtaking setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, as guests of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort will enjoy privileges at the private beach club beginning February 1, 2012. At Serenata Beach Club you will be able to enjoy: a 12,000-square-foot oceanfront clubhouse; a 4,000-square-foot adult pool with dedicated lap lanes; a 4,000-square-foot pool with a cascading 12-foot waterfall; another pool with an array of water features; a Mediterranean-inspired dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, all with an unobstructed view of the Atlantic; a lounge with a fireplace; an outdoor bar; a fully-equipped fitness center; fully-equipped locker facilities; and optional scheduled activities. In addition to providing privileges to guests, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also will provide a complimentary shuttle to and from Serenata Beach Club for individual guests (based on availability). Serenata Beach Club is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, in between St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, a comfortable drive from The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.

“The ‘Valentine’s Romance Package’ provides a special way for a couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day in first-class style,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, the resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of Villagio; the opening 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; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas.

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

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. Rooms also feature 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 options 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. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

Guests also are an easy walk to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are 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 take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and explore historic St. Augustine.

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy the area, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is now providing 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, Flagler College, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, and a variety of water activities.

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, which is an honor achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties.

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8696, or visit www.renwgv.com.

PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@chisano.com NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from http://www.worldgolfrenaissance.com/Press/ . Or, photos of the resort are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.