The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine Hosting Spectacular “New Year’s ROCK-IN Eve Party” & Offering “New Year’s Eve Party Packages”

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The party will feature entertainment by talented Sinatra-esque singer Wade Tower in the early evening, and popular party band Tangee Renee for the ball drop dance party.

If you are looking for a fun way to ring in 2013, you should check out the spectacular New Year’s ROCK-IN Eve Party that will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012, at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club in Jacksonville/ St. Augustine, Florida. The resort is offering a party-only package, as well as packages that include a one-night stay or a two-night stay at the resort, according to Director of Sales & Marketing Scott Selvaggi.

The party will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the AAA Four-Diamond resort’s beautiful atrium lobby, which will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, live cooking stations, and incredible food presentations, paired with beer and wine stations. Entertainment from 8 – 10 p.m. will be provided by popular crooner Wade Tower, who is known for his silky-smooth voice, engaging stage presence, and Sinatra-esque style. He will perform favorites from Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra, as well as other favorite standards and classics.

At 10:30 p.m., the party will move to the resort’s grand St. Augustine Ballroom, with entertainment provided at the “Ball Drop Dance Party” by the high-energy Tangee Renee Band. Led by talented lead singer Ms. Tangee Renee, the band will keep the crowd dancing all night with a versatile selection of classic tunes, and the latest Pop, R&B, and Top 40 hits. The band has played all over the world, and has performed over 400 shows for U.S. military personnel. For information on the band, visit .

The party also will feature live coverage of the New York City ball drop, a champagne toast at midnight, late night snacks, and a cash bar. The party will go until 1 a.m.

“The ‘New Year’s ROCK-IN Eve Party’ will be a great way to kick off 2013,” said Selvaggi. “Wade Tower is an incredibly talented singer, who puts on a great show. Combine his show with the fun ‘Ball Drop Dance Party’ with the Tangee Renee Band, as well as the wonderful food, and the festive atmosphere, and it promises to be a great party.”

The resort is offering a “One-Night Package,” which includes admission to the party for two people, and accommodations at the AAA Four-Diamond resort for the evening of December 31, 2012. This package is available starting from $259.99 per couple, plus tax.

A “Two-Night Package” also is available, and this includes admission to the party for two people, and accommodations at the resort for two nights (with arrival on either December 30 or December 31, 2012). This package starts from $359.99 per couple, plus tax.

A “Party Only Package” also is being offered, at a rate of $75 per person, plus tax. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend the party.

For more information on the party, or to purchase a “Party Only Package,” call 904-940-8587, or visit . The purchase the “One-Night Package” or the “Two-Night Package,” call 888-740-7020.

Should you choose not to book the Party Package, another great way to kick off the evening is by dining at the resort’s outstanding Villagio restaurant. The casually-elegant Italian Grille, located inside of the resort’s picturesque atrium lobby, will offer an exceptional five-course dinner, which will include the choice of Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass with Vanilla Poached Lobster Risotto, or Free Range Chicken with Exotic Mushrooms for the entrée. Dessert options will include Chocolate Profiteroles, Spumoni, Chocolate Strawberry Cappuccino, and Chocolate Ganache. The price, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne per person, is $150 per couple (plus tax and gratuity), or $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Diners taking advantage of the five-course dinner at Villagio also will have the option of pairing each course with a specialty wine selection, at a price of $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. In addition to its diverse menu, Villagio features a comprehensive cocktail list, and a remarkable wine list highlighting some of the best Italian wines available. The restaurant is open nightly for dinner from 5 – 10 p.m. In addition to indoor dining, guests also have the option to dine outdoors on the resort’s beautiful new brick-paved La Terrazza.    

Adjacent to Villagio is The Bar at Villagio, which offers a wide range of specialty cocktails, classic cocktails with a twist, great wine-by-the-glass choices, and a host of locally micro-brewed beers that highlight The Renaissance brand’s indigenous offerings. In addition, The Bar at Villagio features one of the largest collection of single malt scotches and small batch whiskeys and bourbons in the area.

Diners at Villagio that evening also will have the option to obtain access to the above-referenced “Ball Drop Dance Party,” at an additional cost of $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

For reservations to Villagio, or for additional information on the restaurant’s special five-course dinner, call (904) 940-8623. Reservations are required.

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. The honor is achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties.

Situated adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of Villagio; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas.

In 2012 the resort added another new feature, as it now provides privileges for its guests at the private Serenata Beach Club, which features a breathtaking setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Serenata features: a 12,000-square-foot oceanfront clubhouse; three swimming pools; a Mediterranean-inspired dining room with views of the Atlantic; two bars; a fitness center; locker facilities; and scheduled activities. In addition to providing privileges to guests, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Serenata Beach Club for individual guests (based on availability). Serenata Beach Club is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, a comfortable drive from The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. The resort also boasts a dramatically remodeled nine-story atrium lobby, featuring a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies.

Recreational options at the resort include two championship golf courses: the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

Guests also are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and explore historic St. Augustine.

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy the area, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort now provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. The service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and a variety of water activities.

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also offers 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space together with the World Golf Hall of Fame, making it the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando.

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8696, or visit .

NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.

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