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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering "Beat The Recession Group Package"

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

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (July 2009) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, which completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in July 2008, is offering a “Beat The Recession Group Package” which provides very appealing incentives for new group bookings. 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.

Available to new programs booked and held by June 30, 2010, the “Beat The Recession Group Package” includes:  up to 10 suite upgrades (based on availability); 10 complimentary tickets to the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame; 25% off of Audio Visual pricing; 25% allowable slippage on contracted room block; a free guest room for every 35 paid; free meeting room rental; 5 free 30-minute video analysis at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy; Double Marriott Rewards Points; a rebate of 2% of the room revenue back to the master account; group golf (16+ players) at net wholesale rate; and a $20 Spa Credit at the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra for each attendee. Group rates start at just $89 per person, per night. The offer is based on availability, and is not valid on existing bookings or with any other offers. The offer requires 20 or more rooms per night on a minimum two-night stay.

“Our newly-renovated resort is like a brand new property,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “Combine this with the diversity of offerings available at our resort and in the area that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, along with this great ‘Beat The Recession Group Package,’ and it is a wonderful opportunity for groups.”

For more information, call the resort’s Group Sales Department at (888) 740-7020 or (904) 940-8000, or visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com/ .
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Recipient of the “Best Renovation of the Year Award” for a franchised property at the 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 championship 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 www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com.
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PR Contact:  Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 207, or klamonica@chisano.com    
NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from http://www.worldgolfrenaissance.com/Press/  .