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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village In St. Augustine Offering Incentives To Groups

…The Northeast Florida Resort Completed
A $10 Million Property-Wide Renovation In July 2008

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (February 2009) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, which completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in July 2008, is offering incentives for new group bookings during “2009 Value Dates.” Together with the adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center and the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame, the 301-room Northeast Florida resort is the largest combination hotel and conference center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 86,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

New groups contracting a minimum of 25 room nights during “2009 Value Dates” can receive one complimentary meeting room rental or a complimentary coffee break for up to 100 people. The resort’s “2009 Value Dates” include March 1-17, April 3-18, May 18-26, June 26-30, July 26-31, August 5-31, and September 11-30, 2009. Additional value dates may be available, and the offer is based on availability at the time of booking. In addition, planners also can receive double Marriott Rewards Points for all meetings held during “2009 Value Dates.” The resort also will pay third-party planners who book a meeting the same number of points as their counterparts – up to 50,000 points per event.

“We’ve been receiving wonderful compliments from meeting professionals, incentive specialists, and attendees, who’ve expressed how much they love our new look,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “This offer is an incentive to groups to take a look at our greatly enhanced resort, which features a wealth of recreational offerings that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike.”

For more information, call the resort’s Group Sales Department at (888) 740-7020 or (904) 940-8000, or visit .


The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering Group Incentives/Page 2 Recipient of the “Best Renovation of the Year Award” for a franchised property at the recent 2008 Marriott International National Association (MINA) conference, the resort completed the comprehensive renovation in July 2008. The $10 million renovation included the remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the lobby atrium and entry area, renovation of all guest room corridors, expansion of its fitness center, the addition of new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, renovation of the billiard room, enhancements to its meeting space with new carpet and flex-back chairs, and the renovation of its business center. In addition, the resort also remodeled its restaurant and bar, which opened as a new restaurant and bar called 500 South, An American Grill.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, right next to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, The Renaissance Resort enables guests to play on two exceptional golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), enjoy a 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.

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.

Guest rooms and suites now feature a contemporary design with 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.

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 and The Fountain of Youth.

Call (888) 740-7020 or (904) 940-8000, or visit

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 207, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from .