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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Now Offering An "Escape Romance Package"

. . . The St. Augustine, Florida Resort Just Completed An Impressive $10 Million Property-Wide Renovation

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (November 2008) – Charming St. Augustine, Florida, has long been a destination-of-choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway. With its picturesque cobblestone streets, quaint shopping district, fascinating historical sites as America’s oldest city, rich Spanish architecture, and scenic water views, it is easy to see why. Now, a new package by the newly-renovated Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine is enabling you and your significant other to take in the sites at a very reasonable price.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance Resort is now offering the “Escape Romance Package” which includes deluxe accommodations in a newly-renovated room with a resort view, choice of a bottle of champagne or wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast-for-two daily in the resort’s new 500 South Restaurant, and turndown service. Rates for the package, which is available through May 19, 2009, are from $154-$214 per room, per night, plus tax and gratuity. The package is based on space availability, blackout dates may apply, is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms, and cannot be combined with any other promotions.

Guests taking advantage of the package enjoy access to the world-class PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and the private oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, as well as an ideal location within five miles of more than 180 outlet stores.

For more information or reservations, call The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village at (888) 740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit, and reference promotional code LVU.

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 features two of the country’s finest golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), an indoor professional golf simulator, tennis courts, a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

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Guests also are an easy walk to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, an 18-hole real-grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® Theater, and the Walk of Champions which commemorates golf’s greatest players.

The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village completed a comprehensive $10 million property-wide renovation in July 2008. In addition to the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, the project included dramatic changes to the resort’s 10-story atrium lobby 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.  

The newly-renovated guest rooms 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 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.

“Our greatly-enhanced resort features a wonderful location that enables couples to take in the many diverse offerings of Northeast Florida. So whether you want to enjoy the charming sites of St. Augustine like the Castillo de San Marcos, relax on a pristine Atlantic beach, golf, shop in the quaint historical district, or shop at a diversity of outlet stores, there is something for everyone,” said Mark Schwantner, general manager of The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village.  

For information or reservations, call The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village at 1-888-740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit
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