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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In NE Florida Offering “American Hero Rate” And “American Hero Stay and Play Package” To U.S. Military, Police Officers & Firefighters

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (February 2013) – If you are an active or retired member of the U.S. military, a U.S. firefighter, or a U.S. law enforcement officer you should definitely consider taking advantage of the “American Hero Rate” that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. That way you can stay at a AAA Four-Diamond resort, take in charming and historic St. Augustine, visit pristine Atlantic beaches, 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 daily in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille restaurant. The offer is valid through December 31, 2013, based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. 

Or, the resort is also offering an “American Hero Stay and Play Package” for members of the U.S. military, U.S. firefighters, and U.S. law enforcement officers, who enjoy playing golf. The package, which is available through September 20, 2013, includes: accommodations in a luxurious, newly renovated guest room; a round of golf on the resort’s popular Slammer & Squire championship course (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), or renowned King & Bear championship golf course (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus); breakfast in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille; free range balls; and a World Golf Hall of Fame Combo ticket, per golfer, which provides a two-day admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame, one round on the Hall of Fame’s championship putting course, and one shot at the resort’s 132-yard Island Challenge Hole. The package for one golfer in the room starts at $184 per room, per night. The package for two golfers in the room starts at $259 per room, per night.

To take advantage of the special “American Hero Rate,” you simply need to ask for the special rate upon booking, and then show your appropriate supporting ID upon check-in. For the “American Hero Stay and Play Package” for one golfer, reference promotional code H47 and show your appropriate supporting ID upon check-in. For the package for two golfers, reference promotional code YX1 and show your appropriate supporting ID upon check-in. There are a limited number of rooms available for the promotion, and the offer cannot be combined with other promotions. Blackout dates may apply, and advanced reservations are required. Other restrictions may apply, and the offer is based on availability. For reservations or additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.renwgv.com

“Our nation’s military personnel, law enforcement officers and firefighters make so many sacrifices for which we are truly grateful, and these offers provide a nice way for them to enjoy a relaxing getaway at a beautiful resort, with so many recreational options,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. 

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, remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center. 

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 the two championship golf courses, the fitness center, a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. 

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, the 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. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, 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.