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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club In Northeast Florida Offering “American Hero Rate” To U.S. Military, Police Officers & Firefighters

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (May 2012) – If you are an active or retired member of the U.S. military, a U.S. firefighter, or a U.S. police officer you should definitely consider taking advantage of the “American Hero Rate” that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. That way you can take in charming and historic St. Augustine, visit pristine Atlantic beaches (including a private beach club), take advantage of great shopping at nearby outlet malls, and experience the many other offerings at the resort and in Northeast Florida.

The “American Hero Rate” starts at just $109 per room, per night. In addition to deluxe accommodations for two, the special rate also includes complimentary breakfast-for-two in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille restaurant. The offer is valid through December 31, 2012, based on availability. Blackout dates may apply.

To take advantage of the special rate, you simply need to ask for the special rate upon booking, and then show your appropriate supporting ID upon check-in.

“Our nation’s military personnel, law enforcement officers and firefighters make so many sacrifices, for which we’re truly grateful, and we’re offering this special rate so that they can enjoy a relaxing getaway at a beautifully remodeled resort, with so many recreational options,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club.

For reservations to The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, or for additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.renwgv.com .

Those taking advantage of the special rate 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 and Beach Club now enjoy privileges at the private beach club.  At Serenata 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 water features; a Mediterranean-inspired dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, all with a 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, a comfortable drive from The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club 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.

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 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 Beach Club is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating.

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

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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.