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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering Incentives For New Group Bookings In 2010

…The Northeast Florida Resort Completed A $10 Million Property-Wide Renovation In July 2008

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (November 2009) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, which completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in July 2008, is offering incentives for new group bookings during "2010 Value Dates." New groups booking a minimum of 25 room nights during value dates will receive a Complimentary Coffee Break for up to 100 people or one Complimentary Meeting Room Rental, according to the resort´s Director of Sales & Marketing Scott Selvaggi. Together with the adjoining St. Johns County Convention Center and the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame, the 301-room Northeast Florida resort is the largest combination hotel and conference center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 86,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The resort´s "2010 Value Dates" include January 13-February 5, February 19-25, March 14-17, March 28-April 16, May 2-13, and June 11-26, 2010. For more information, or for a list of all available "2010 Value Dates," contact the resort´s Group Sales Department at (888) 740-7020 or (904) 940-8000, or visit .

"Our newly-renovated resort is really like a brand new property," said Selvaggi. &quotWhen you combine this with the wonderful recreational offerings available at our resort that appeal to golfers and non-golfers, the resort´s central location to the diversity of offerings in the area, and these great group incentives, and the resort is a wonderful choice for groups.

" Recipient of the "Best Renovation of the Year Award" for a franchised property at the 2008 Marriott International National Association (MINA) conference, the resort completed the comprehensive renovation in July 2008.


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The $10 million renovation included the remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the lobby atrium and entry area, renovation of all guest room corridors, expansion of its fitness center, the addition of new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, renovation of the billiard room, enhancements to its meeting space with new carpet and flex-back chairs, and the renovation of its business center. In addition, the resort also remodeled its restaurant and bar, which opened as a new restaurant and bar called 500 South, An American Grill.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, right next to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, The Renaissance Resort enables guests to play on two exceptional championship golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), experience the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy, visit nearby pristine Atlantic beaches, and explore the wonders of America’s oldest city, St. Augustine.

On-site offerings at The Renaissance Resort include a professional golf simulator, a sauna, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, 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. Guest rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with 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.

When visiting the resort, guests can 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. Sites include the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort and The Fountain of Youth.

Call (888) 740-7020 or (904) 940-8000, or visit

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 207, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from .