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Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Now Offering A "Girlfriends' Getaway Package"

. . . The Northeast Florida Resort Just Completed A $10 Million Property-Wide Renovation

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (October 2008) – Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and just hang out with some of your close girlfriends? Then you should take advantage of the “Girlfriends’ Getaway Package” now being offered by The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. While the resort does feature two beautiful championship golf courses, you needn’t be a golfer – or even golf – to visit the award-winning and newly-renovated resort. There is so much more, as resort guests enjoy the luxurious world-class PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, privileges at the private oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, and an ideal location near the historic and charming sites of America’s oldest city St. Augustine, as well as shopping at more than 180 outlet stores within five miles.

In addition to accommodations in a newly-remodeled guest room, the “Girlfriends’ Getaway Package” includes a $100 spa credit per person (for up to two people in the room) good towards services at PGA TOUR Spa Laterra. Available through November 30, 2008, the package starts at $179 per room, per night for single occupancy or from $264 per room, per night for double occupancy. The package is based on space availability, blackout dates may apply, is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms, and cannot be combined with any other promotions. The spa credit cannot be used for retail products or gratuity, and the balance may not be carried forward. For more information or reservations, call The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village at (888) 740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit, and reference promotional code RXL.

PGA TOUR Spa Laterra is a secluded sanctuary overlooking the fairways of the scenic King & Bear golf course. It features 11 luxurious spa treatment rooms and magnificent outdoor treatment settings, including private “floating cabanas,” and a garden sanctuary with its own Koi pond. Offering an array of massages, facials, body treatments, and salon services, its signature services include the Soothing Lava Shell Massage, the Un Veil Facial, Organic Tropical Fruit Facial, Hammam Body Therapy, and the unique La Florida body treatment which provides a citrus scrub in The Spa’s vichy shower room. Additional offerings include a fitness center, pool, garden whirlpool, circular spa lounge, full-service salon, and a spa boutique.

Those taking advantage of the package will enjoy accommodations in one of The Renaissance Resort’s newly-renovated guest rooms, which feature 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. The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with an Asian feel, which includes rich red bed coverings with crisp white linens, along with a complementary 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, and in-room coffee.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village next to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, The Renaissance Resort completed the comprehensive $10 million renovation in July 2008. In addition to the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, the project included dramatic changes to the resort’s 10-story atrium lobby and entry area, remodeling all guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center with new state-of-the-art equipment, remodeling of its billiard room, and enhancements to the meeting offerings and business center. The resort also remodeled its restaurant and bar, which opened in April 2008 as a new restaurant and bar called 500 South, An American Grill.  

“While our resort has always been a great ‘Guys Getaway’ resort for men wishing to have a fun golf outing with their golf buddies, we’re seeing an increasing number of women who are visiting our resort with their women friends because of the incredible and diverse recreational offerings in the area,” said Mark Schwantner, general manager of the Northeast Florida resort.

Whether you’re seeking a golfer’s paradise or a lush resort getaway, The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village has something for everyone. Featuring a wealth of recreational offerings that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, the resort features two of the country’s finest golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), an indoor professional golf simulator, tennis courts, a sauna, pool, hot tub, 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.
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, The Fountain of Youth, and the nation’s Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.
For information or reservations, call The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village at 1-888-740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit .
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