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"Gas Card Package" To Florida & Georgia Residents

Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering
“Gas Card Package” To Florida & Georgia Residents
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The St. Augustine, FL Resort Just Completed
An Impressive $10 Million Property-Wide Renovation
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (May 2008) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, which just completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation, is offering a new package to Florida and Georgia residents called the “Renaissance Resort Gas Card Package.” Available for stays July 1-31, 2008, the package provides accommodations in a newly-remodeled guest room, as well as a $25 Shell gas card for guests staying two nights, or a $50 Shell gas card for guests staying three consecutive nights. Rates for the package start at just $124 per room, per night, and are based on space availability. The package is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms

“With today’s gas prices, we simply want to help our guests with their travel expenses,” said Mark Schwantner, general manager of the Northeast Florida resort. “The trend these days is to take a ‘vacation in your backyard’ at a nearby resort, because traveling far distances can be rather costly. So this will help Florida and Georgia residents enjoy a great vacation at a resort that has so much to offer for golfers and non-golfers alike.

&rdquoLocated within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village right next to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort just completed the comprehensive $10 million renovation. The project included the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the resort’s lobby atrium and entry area, remodeling all guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment, remodeling of its billiard room, and enhancements to the meeting offerings and business center. The resort also remodeled its restaurant and bar, which opened in April 2008 as a new restaurant and bar called 500 South, An American Grill.

Guest rooms and suites now feature all new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, and lighting. Guest rooms also boast new flat-panel screen LCD HDTV televisions, and the signature Marriott JackPack, which provides complete connectivity to the guests for laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and video game players. The new system also provides the option of listening to an MP3 player through the sound system.

The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with an Asian feel, which includes rich red bed coverings with crisp white linens, along with a complementary color scheme of warm neutral gold. In-room offerings also include high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, and in-room coffee.

The entry of the resort boasts beautiful new flooring, wood-wrapped columns, and accents of the Florida citrus colors. The entry leads to a dramatically remodeled 10-story atrium lobby, which now has a Colonial/Asian theme with new furniture, carpeting and foliage, as well as a colorful new 7-story modern hanging sculpture that captures the wind and air elements, reminiscent of open Florida skies.

Whether you’re seeking a golfer’s paradise or a lush resort getaway, The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village has something for everyone. Featuring a wealth of recreational offerings that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, the resort enables you to play golf on two of the country’s finest golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), relax at the private oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, enjoy a soothing service at the world-class PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, experience the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and explore the wonders of America’s oldest city, St. Augustine. Combine these offerings with the $10 million renovation, and you’ll truly find a Florida paradise. 

On-site offerings at The Renaissance Resort include a professional golf simulator, a sauna, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service concierge. Guests also are an easy walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole putting course, the 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® Theater, and the Walk of Champions.

When visiting the resort, guests should explore beautiful St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Founded in 1565, the area is rich with Spanish architecture, with charming cobblestone streets and many fascinating historical sites. Guests can visit the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and the nation’s Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.

For information or reservations, call 1-888-740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com .
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PR Contact:  Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 236, or klamonica@chisano.com 

NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from http://www.worldgolfrenaissance.com/Photos.cfm. .