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Interested In A Romantic Getaway For Valentine's Day? The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering "Escape! Romance Package"

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (January 2011) – Picturesque St. Augustine, Florida has long been a destination of choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Featuring fascinating historical sites, charming cobblestone streets in its quaint shopping district, pristine Atlantic beaches, and an array of nature-related outing options, St. Augustine offers the perfect way to get away from it all. One great way to experience the Northeast Florida town – for Valentine's Day Weekend, or as a great Valentine's Day present — is by taking advantage of the "Escape! Romance Package" that is now being offered by The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village.

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 recreational amenities that will appeal to any couple — and is just minutes from St. Augustine's many attractions, to beautiful Atlantic beaches, to fun eco-tours and boating, to exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and to 108 holes of golf.

In addition to accommodations in a deluxe guest room, the "Escape! Romance Package" includes: a choice of a bottle of champagne or a bottle of wine upon check-in; turndown service with chocolate-covered strawberries; and breakfast-for-two daily in the resort's exceptional 500 South Restaurant. The rate is from $189 per couple, per night, plus tax and gratuities, and is available through May 26, 2011, based on space availability.

Named one of the "Top 80 Golf Resorts" in the world in a readers' poll in Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the resort completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in 2008. The project 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 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. Guests 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, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

Couples 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 chartered fishing trips and eco-tours.

For more information or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, and 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.