Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld Wins Gold Key Award for 2008

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Meetings & Conventions magazine recently announced the winners of its prestigious Gold Key Award for 2008. For over 30 years, this annual award has been bestowed upon the world's finest properties. This year, the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld came out on top, winning a coveted Gold Key Award.

Prestigious winners of this award of excellence were nominated and selected by the readers of M&C Magazine, who based their votes on the overall professionalism and quality of the property. This year, the readers honored 181 domestic and 14 international hotels and resorts as Gold Key winners. Meeting planners selected their winning properties based on strict industry criteria including: staff attitude; quality of meeting rooms; quality of guest services; food and beverage services; proficiency of handling reservations; availability of technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

"The dedication to quality has always been a trademark of M&C readers who represent the highest level of meeting and incentive professionals. The 2008 Gold Key winners have met these tough standards by providing outstanding service," said Bernard W. Schraer, Meetings & Conventions Group Publisher. "The entire M&C staff commends the properties that have demonstrated the qualities to earn the Gold Key distinctions."

The Renaissance Orlando luxury hotel will also be featured in Meetings & Conventions Gold Awards issue, published this November.

Meetings & Conventions magazine ( is a division of NORTHSTAR Travel Media LLC, publishers of worldwide directories, periodicals, electronic products, and destination information services for the travel, meetings and hospitality industry.

Experience this exceptional Orlando convention resort hotel and discover an award winning standard of excellence at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld.

About Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld:
Experience this stunning Orlando, Florida Resort, boasting a prime location across from SeaWorld® Orlando and adjacent to Discovery Cove and Aquatica. The Renaissance Orlando Resort expertly combines the enchantment of America's favorite playground with its own imaginative style in an ocean-themed setting. This beautiful SeaWorld® Orlando hotel provides a winning combination of location, exquisite amenities, oversized guest rooms and unexpected touches that create an unparalleled experience. The resort's SeaWorld Orlando accommodations offer a contemporary retreat that blends seamlessly with modern conveniences. Indulge in delectable dining at one of five fabulous new restaurants or enjoy an invigorating Starbucks coffee. The lavish nèu lotus spa offers a luxurious, tranquil venue for complete relaxation. Meetings and events come alive at this SeaWorld® Orlando resort hotel in 185,000 square feet of innovative meeting space and a scenic outdoor reception area. Explore your personal journey of discovery at Renaissance Orlando Resort. For more information or to make a reservation, call 407-351-5555 or visit

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,000 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club , Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club , The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments ; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and had approximately 151,000 employees at 2007 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for by FORTUNE ®, and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2007 Sustained Excellence Award and Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2007, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at


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