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Meet In The Center Of It All At The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village In Northeast Florida

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – If you are seeking an exceptional meeting resort in the Southeast, then look no further than The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in Northeast Florida. Ideally situated in the heart of the beautifully landscaped 6,300-acre World Golf Village in St. Augustine, the award-winning resort offers a wealth of amenities that will appeal to any group, and is just minutes from St. Augustine's fascinating and charming historical sites, and to pristine Atlantic beaches. Add in the fact that the 301-room resort is the largest combination hotel and conference center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 86,000 square feet of meeting and event space (which includes the 26,450-square-foot St. Augustine Ballroom), and you truly have an outstanding choice for meetings and incentive/recognition programs.

Adding even more to the allure is that the resort recently completed a $10 million property-wide renovation.

Connected to the St. Johns County Convention Center, and adjacent to the popular World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort is a consistent recipient of many of the meetings industry's highest honors, which includes Meetings & Conventions magazine's prestigious "Gold Key Award," Medical Meetings magazine's "M&D Award," and Meetings & Conventions magazine's "Gold Tee Award." The resort also was named one of the "Top 80 Golf Resorts" in the world in a readers' poll in Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

The impressive $10 million renovation, completed in 2008, included the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the lobby atrium and entry area, remodeling of all guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment, enhancements to the meeting space and business center, and the opening of an exceptional new restaurant and bar called 500 South.

Guest rooms and suites feature new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, lighting, 37" flat-panel screen LCD HDTV televisions, and the 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, crisp white linens, along with a 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, an in-room safe, and in-room coffee.

Recreational offerings at the resort include two championship golf courses: the popular 6,939-yard Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned 7,279-yard King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold "The King" Palmer and Jack "The Bear" Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additional offerings at the resort include a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

The resort is an easy walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame, the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf's greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits and historic golf artifacts. Groups also can easily stroll to the World Golf Hall of Fame's 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, groups can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

Groups also can explore St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Founded in 1565, the area is rich with Spanish architecture, with charming cobblestone streets and such historical sites as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fortress and The Fountain of Youth. Additional area offerings include exceptional shopping at two nearby outlet malls, and chartered fishing trips.

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/ , or are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.