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

. . . Available February 14-17, The Package Includes A One-Night Stay & A Five-Course Dinner at The AAA Four-Diamond Resort 

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (January 2013) – If you are looking for a special way to spend Valentine’s Day weekend, you should consider taking advantage of the “Love Is In The Air – Valentine’s 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 14 – 16, 2013, the package includes a one-night stay in a deluxe guest room 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 champagne and strawberries; and breakfast-for-two the next morning. The package is from $279 per room, per night, plus tax. 

The elegant five-course dinner in Villagio will include such entrée options as Coffee Ground Rubbed Filet Mignon, Herb Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, Lobster Ravioli, and Free Range Chicken. The meal will be topped off with Chocolate Fantasy Mousse Cake with Grand Marnier Berries and White Chocolate Sauce for dessert. For those who only wish to partake in the five-course dinner, and not the entire “Love Is In The Air – Valentine’s Package,” the price is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairing also will be available, for an additional $30 per person. 

For more information, or for reservations for the “Love Is In The Air – Valentine’s Package,” call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit . Reference promotional code RZ8 when making the reservation. A limited number of rooms are available for the promotion, and the offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. The offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, and is based on space availability. Advance reservations are required. 

For those who only wish to partake in the five-course dinner at Villagio, call (904) 940-8623. 

“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 Renaissance World Golf Village Resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of the Villagio Italian Grill; 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. 

Guest rooms and suites feature 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 dramatic nine-story atrium lobby, which features 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 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 provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. The 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 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 904-940-8000, or visit

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 PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos of the resort are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.