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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “Stars and Stripes Package” For July 5th Weekend Festivities

... Package Includes Concert By Renowned A Cappella Group VoicePlay, A Grand Buffet Dinner, Preferred Outdoor Seating To See The Fireworks, & Accommodations; Tickets To The Buffet and Concert Also Available; The Resort With No Resort Fees

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (June 2013) – Looking for a very fun way to celebrate our nation’s independence? Then you should check out the “Stars and Stripes Package” that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. The package provides admission for two people to the Friday, July 5th, 2013 “Red, White and Boom!” festivities at the resort, which includes preferred seating at a concert/show by renowned a cappella group VoicePlay; the All American Tasting Room buffet dinner in the resort’s Grand Ballroom; preferred seating on the resort’s La Terrazza outdoor event space to see the World Golf Village Community fireworks; dessert; and accommodations at the AAA Four-Diamond resort for one or two nights, for two people in the room. Resort guests also always benefit from no resort fees and complimentary self-parking. 

The five-man group VoicePlay is an internationally acclaimed touring sensation which recreates the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and re-imagined it as a full stage show, performing a range of musical styles and eras using no instruments -- which is often hard to believe – and combines that with humor, and inventive and fun on-stage theatrics. The concert/show will be at the resort’s La Terrazza on Friday, July 5th, from 8 – 9:30 p.m. For more information on VoicePlay, visit www.thevoiceplay.com

The resort’s All American Tasting Room buffet, which will be under the direction of the resort’s Executive Chef DeeAnn Hobbs, will feature such fare as Smoked Pulled Pork, Grilled Sirloin Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken, Fish Tacos with Fresh Mango Salsa, Grilled Brats with Sauerkraut, 6-foot Subs cut-to-order, Farmer’s Pasta Salad, Fire Cracker Potato Salad, Confetti Cole Slaw, Watermelon, Ice Cream Bars, and Red Velvet Cake . It will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on July 5th in the resort’s Grand Ballroom. 

The World Golf Village Community’s awe-inspiring fireworks, one of the largest fireworks displays in Northeast Florida, are slated to begin at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5th. 

The one-night “Stars and Stripes Package” is from $219 per couple, plus tax for the evening of Friday, July 5, 2013. The two-night “Stars and Stripes Package,” with arrival on either July 4th or July 5th, is from $189 per room, per night, plus tax, based on two people in the room. For reservations visit www.Marriott.com/jaxbr and click on the “Deals and Promotions” page, or specifically visit http://tinyurl.com/9oezzld , or call (800) 228-9290. Reference promotional code HO9. For more information, contact Jessica Wyneken at the resort at (904) 342-6251 or Jessica.wyneken@jqh.com

For those not wishing to stay at the resort that evening, adult tickets to the All American Tasting Room only are $30 per person, and tickets for children ages 6-12 are $10 per person. Children under age 6 are free, with a paid adult. Prices include tax. 

Adult tickets for the All American Tasting Room and the VoicePlay concert/show are $42.50 per person, and tickets for children ages 6-12 are $20 per person. Children under age 6 are free, with a paid adult. Prices include tax. 

For tickets to the All American Tasting Room and/or the VoicePlay concert/ show, visit www.wgvrwb.eventbrite.com . For additional information, or if you have any questions, contact Jessica Wyneken at the resort at (904) 342-6251 or Jessica.wyneken@jqh.com

The event is rain or shine. Tickets and accommodations are based on availability, and show times are subject to change, as is the location (pending the weather), and the band. Fireworks are subject to weather conditions. The offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms, and the offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. 

Advanced tickets will grant access and parking through the World Golf Village checkpoint. For those who do not purchase advanced tickets to the show/concert there is a minimal parking fee for entry to the “Red, White & Boom!” festivities. Parking is limited. 

“Everyone loved VoicePlay at last year’s ‘Red, White & Boom!’ festivities, and we are so pleased to bring them back again this year,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, general manager of The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. “The VoicePlay concert, combined with the wonderful dinner buffet, will again be a great event that really enhances the experience of ‘Red, White & Boom.’ VoicePlay is truly amazing, and so incredibly talented. This is a show that you do not want to miss.”

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 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.