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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club Hosting Special “Live Life To Discover” Event On June 7th

... The Evening Will Feature Entertainment By Talented Sinatra-esque Singer Wade Tower, Plus A Reception With Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (May 2012) – In celebration of the launch of Renaissance Hotels’ new “Live Life To Discover” campaign -- and as part of Renaissance Hotels’ “2012 Global Day of Discovery” on June 7, 2012 -- The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club in Jacksonville/St. Augustine will be hosting a special “Live Life To Discover” R Life Live evening event on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Conducted in the AAA Four-Diamond resort’s new The Bar at Villagio, the event will feature entertainment by talented singer Wade Tower, as well as a cocktail buffet, great wines served by local experts, and a hors d’oeuvre reception with incredible cuisine utilizing local ingredients. Admission to the event, which will be from 6-9 p.m., is just $20 per person, and reservations may be made by calling (904) 940-8647

Renaissance Hotels’ “2012 Global Day of Discovery” is designed to encourage people to “Get Out and Discover” something wonderful on June 7, 2012. Renaissance Hotels is promoting the global promotion as “30,000 guests – 24 hours – 32 countries – 151 properties participating.” 

Admission to The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort event includes: the cocktails buffet from 6-7 p.m., which will feature classic cocktails and wonderful wines served by local experts; a “local farm to fork” reception from 6-7 p.m., which will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres by Villagio Chef Alberto Avila; and the concert by Wade Tower from 7-9 p.m. 

Known for his silky-smooth voice, magnetic personality and Sinatra-esque style, Wade Tower has an exceptional voice and an engaging stage presence. He will perform favorites from Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra, and much more. 

Located adjacent to the resort’s picturesque atrium lobby, Villagio Italian Grille serves a range of traditional Italian pastas, flatbreads, paninis, fresh fish, great steaks, garden fresh salads, and family-style traditional Italian cuisine. In addition to indoor dining, guests at Villagio also have the option to dine outdoors on the resort’s beautiful new brick-paved La Terrazza outdoor terrace. 

“This promises to be a wonderful evening,” said Paul Daum, the resort’s Assistant General Manager/Beverage & Food Director. “Wade Tower is one of the most talented and classy acts you will see. He will certainly be on the big stage soon. We are flying Wade in for this special evening because his charm and charisma are the perfect pairing for our Four-Diamond resort. The entertainment, cuisine, cocktails and wines will be outstanding. You don’t want to miss out on this special night.” 

For more information, call (904) 940-8647, or visit 

Those interested in staying at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort that night should call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of Villagio; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas. In 2012 the resort added another new feature, as it now provides privileges for its guests at the private Serenata Beach Club, which features a breathtaking setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. The resort also boasts a dramatically remodeled nine-story atrium lobby, featuring a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies. 

Recreational options at the resort include two championship golf courses: the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned 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. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests also are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are 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. 

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and explore historic St. Augustine. 

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy the area, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort now provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. The service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and a variety of water activities. 

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. Together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame the resort offers 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space, making it the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit 

 PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from