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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine Offering Special “New Year’s Eve Package” and Other Appealing New Year’s Eve Options

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (December 2013) – If you are looking for a stylish way to ring in 2014, you should consider the appealing New Year’s Eve options available at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine. The AAA Four-Diamond resort is offering a special “New Year’s Eve Package” consisting of a guest room for the night, a bottle of champagne, and breakfast-for-two, starting at $219. The resort also will serve a special five-course dinner in its casually-elegant Villagio Italian Grille, with the option of wine pairing with the meal. There also is a special New Year’s Eve room rate at the resort for the night of December 31, 2013, starting at $189 per room, per night, plus tax, for guests who wish to stay at the award-winning resort that evening. 

The exceptional New Year’s Eve five-course dinner at Villagio will include: your choice of Snapper Ceviche (with Prickly Pear, Onion, and Pepper) or Artichoke Fritto; Herb Manicotti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce; Beet & Arugula Salad with Pinenuts and Shallot Vinaigrette; your choice of Chicken Saltimbocca or Grilled Fillet; and Lemon Tart with Fresh Raspberry Sauce and Almond Tuile and Claude’s Chocolate Key Lime Truffles for dessert. The dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Diners taking advantage of the five-course dinner at Villagio also will have the option of pairing each course with a specialty wine selection, at a price of $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. In addition to its diverse menu, Villagio features a comprehensive cocktail list, and a remarkable wine list highlighting some of the best Italian wines available. 

Villagio, which is located inside of the resort’s picturesque atrium lobby, will be open that evening from 5 – 10 p.m., with the last seating at 10 p.m. Sam Pacetti, a local musician, will be playing beautiful background music until 10 p.m. In addition to indoor dining, guests also have the option to dine outdoors on the resort’s beautiful brick-paved La Terrazza. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling (904) 940-8623

If you wish to stay at the resort that evening to take advantage of the special “New Year’s Eve Package,” or New Year’s Eve room rate, reservations may be made by calling 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8696, or by visiting www.renwgv.com

“The elegant New Year’s Eve dinner in Villagio is a great way to kick off 2014,” said William McBroom, the resort’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “While the resort’s special New Year’s Eve Package provides the nice option to ‘take the elevator home’ at a AAA Four-Diamond resort, if you like.” 

Adjacent to Villagio is The Bar at Villagio, which offers a wide range of specialty cocktails, classic cocktails with a twist, great wine-by-the-glass choices, and a host of locally micro-brewed beers that highlight The Renaissance brand’s indigenous offerings. In addition, The Bar at Villagio features one of the largest collections of single malt scotches and small batch whiskeys and bourbons in the area. 

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. The honor is achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties. 

Situated adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame, 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, 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 followed 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 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 Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and a variety of water activities. 

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also offers 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space together with the World Golf Hall of Fame, making it the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando. 

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

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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 and Villagio are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.