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The Swinging Medallions To Return To The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village For "SwingIn' The New Year 2007" Party

. . . Resort Also Offering New Year’s Eve
Party/Room Packages

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (October 2006) – Popular ‘60s band The Swingin’ Medallions will return to Northeast Florida to again perform at the big New Year’s Eve bash at The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. Famous for such classics as the million-selling “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” and “Hey, Hey, Baby”, The Swingin’ Medallions are known for their impressive stage shows, and are often called “The Party Band of the South.” The “SwingIn’ The New Year 2007” festivities will be on Sunday, December 31, 2006 in the resort’s St. Augustine Ballroom.

“The Swingin’ Medallions put on a great show the last two years, and the parties were such huge successes, that we’re thrilled they’ll be the entertainment again this year,” said Renaissance Resort General Manager Mark Schwantner. “Everyone had a great time last year, and I’m sure this year will be even better.”

The Renaissance Resort will sell tickets to the event, and is offering several New Year’s Eve packages. “The Party Package” is $125 per person (plus tax), and it includes admission to the party, a four-course buffet dinner, an open bar throughout the evening, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, a huge balloon drop, and a “Resolution Breakfast” after midnight.

The “Take The Elevator Home Package” includes all of the above, plus deluxe accommodations for the night of New Year’s Eve. This package is $212 per person, based on double occupancy. Tax and resort service fee is additional.

The “For A Little More Package” includes all of the offerings in the “Party Package,” plus deluxe accommodations the evening of New Year’s Eve and the night of December 30, 2006 or January 1, 2007. That package is $298 per person, based on double occupancy, plus tax and resort service fee.

In addition, The Renaissance is offering the “And A Round of Golf Package” and the “Great Start To A New Year Package,” which each include stays at the award-winning property, as well as golf on the resort’s renowned King & Bear or Slammer & Squire championship courses.

For reservations, or for information on any of the packages, call (904) 940-8000 or (888) 740-7020, or visit

“Since New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday this year,” said Director of Sales & Marketing Jeff Bloom, “and most people will have Monday off of work, we expect that our New Year’s Eve room packages will sell out very quickly. The room packages were very popular last year, and we expect them to sell out even quicker due to the great success of the event the last two years.”

The Swingin’ Medallions are sure to put on another fun show. “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)” has been a party classic for college students for decades. “She Drives Me Out of My Mind” was a top 40 hit for the band, as was “Hey, Hey, Baby”, which later was prominently featured in the movie “Dirty Dancing.” The music most often associated with the 8-piece band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin’ music, which will make for a very festive New Year’s Eve party.

Set in the heart of the beautifully landscaped 6,300-acre World Golf Village, the 10-story resort features a towering open atrium complete with running streams, a cascading waterfall and exotic 30-foot palms. Natural limestone, marble and granite floors in the lobby set the stage for a grand resort.

For guests opting to take advantage of one of the room packages, the resort boasts a wealth of recreational options that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike. Among the many resort offerings are two extraordinary 18-hole championship courses, the impressive King & Bear course and the popular Slammer & Squire course. Resort guests also have access to a professional indoor golf simulator, and to the PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

In addition to the golf offerings, The Renaissance Resort features a 24-hour health club and sauna, large swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, the Little Legends child activity program, billiard room, jogging trails and full-service concierge. Guests also have privileges at the private oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, and have access to the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra.

The resort, which is the “Official Hotel of the World Golf Hall of Fame,” is ideally located next to that impressive facility, and is an easy stroll to the renowned Walk of Champions, where you can see commemorative bricks featuring the signatures of past and present golf legends. The shops and restaurants of World Golf Village are also a short walk from the resort, as is a 132-yard Challenge Hole, and an 18-hole championship putting course.

Guests of the resort also have the opportunity to explore beautiful St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Founded in 1565, the area is rich in 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. St. Augustine offers sightseeing trolleys, charter boats, and an array of water sports.

The Renaissance Resort is adjacent to the St. Johns County Convention Center, and is just 20 minutes south of Jacksonville. It is located at 500 South Legacy Trail in St. Augustine. For reservations, or for information on any of the packages, call              (904) 940-8000 or (888) 740-7020, or visit

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