Travel Specials: Interested in a getaway, but don't want to break the bank? Then you should check out the "Beat The Recession Package" now being offered by the newly-renovated Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. The resort completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in July 2008.
In addition to deluxe accommodations in a newly-remodeled guest room, the package includes a $25 credit voucher for each paid night, which can be used toward dining at the resort's 500 South Restaurant, in-room dining, golf on either of the resort's two championship courses (King & Bear or Slammer & Squire), at the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame (and/or its IMAX Theater), at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, at PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, at PGA TOUR STOP golf store, or at the popular Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant. The package starts at just $119 per room, per night, and is available through December 31, 2009, based on space availability. The stay must be two consecutive nights or longer, and the credit voucher must be used during the stay. No cash back on vouchers (partial or full), and vouchers may not be used toward room, tax, or gratuities. The package may not be used in conjunction with any other discounted rate or package.
"We created this package so that guests can enjoy a great getaway, at a very affordable rate," said Mark Schwantner, general manager of the Northeast Florida resort.
For reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com .
Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village right next to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort's comprehensive $10 million renovation included the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the resort's lobby atrium and entry area, remodeling of all guest room corridors, expansion of the fitness center, remodeling of the billiard room, and remodeling of the restaurant and bar.
Guest rooms and suites now feature new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, lighting, 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, and in-room coffee.
The resort boasts a dramatically remodeled 10-story atrium lobby, which now has a Colonial/Asian theme with new furniture, carpeting and foliage, as well as a colorful new 7-story modern hanging sculpture that captures the wind and air elements, reminiscent of open Florida skies.
Whether you're seeking a golfer's paradise or a lush resort getaway, The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village features a wealth of recreational offerings that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike. In addition to two of the country's finest golf courses (King & Bear, and Slammer & Squire), the resort enables guests to enjoy a soothing service at the world-class PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, experience the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy, relax on a nearby beach, 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, the IMAXģ Theater, and the Walk of Champions.
When visiting the resort, guests should explore 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 such as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, and The Fountain of Youth.