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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering A "Recession-Proof Meeting Package"

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (April 2010) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in Northeast Florida is offering a "Recession-Proof Meeting 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 newly-renovated St. Augustine, 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 at the 301-room resort by December 31, 2010, the "Recession-Proof Meeting Package" includes:  free meeting room rental; a free guest room for every 35 paid; up to 10 suite upgrades (based on availability); a two percent (2%) rebate on room revenue back to your master account; 25% off audiovisual services; 25% allowable slippage on contracted room block; group golf (16+ players) at net wholesale rate; 10 complimentary tickets to the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame; and triple Marriott Reward Points.
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.

“We know the value to groups of meeting face-to-face, so we created this package to provide a very affordable way for organizations to meet so that they can advance their organization’s objectives,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing.

Selvaggi added, “Our newly renovated resort is like a new property. When you combine this with the diversity of offerings available at our resort and in the area that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, the package 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), experience the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy, visit pristine nearby Atlantic beaches, 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, groups can 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 such as 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/  .