SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

July 11, 2012 14:13 ET

Suntastic Savings in St. Pete: Guests Save 25 Percent on Three-Night Stays at Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - Whether travelers are looking to work on their tan or discover new artists, summertime in St. Pete offers endless opportunities for fun in the sun. To make it easier for guests to experience all the city has to offer, the historic Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club is offering a savings of 25 percent for those staying three nights or more. Starting at $134 per night,* the special offer is valid for bookings now through Sept. 7 with Sunday - Thursday stays through Sept. 30.

During the summer, guests can look forward to a number of on-property activities at the resort in St. Petersburg, Florida, including the Tuesday Artist Series which allows guests to meet and interact with local artists on the first Tuesday of every month. The waterfront hotel in St. Pete, Florida, will also over a variety of activities including live music every Friday and Saturday in Marchand's, dive-in movies every Friday night at 8 p.m. and monthly cocktail tasting events. Those looking to visit the pier, museums and local retail stores can either walk to nearby locations or hop on The Looper Downtown Trolley which picks up guests in front of the resort. For only 25 cents per ride, travelers can have a ride in one of St. Pete's most noted modes of transportation.

At the resort's award-winning Marchand's Bar & Grill, guests can enjoy the summer Classic Dining Menu available nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $19.25. The three-course menu features delights such as braised short rib, chicken osso buco and strawberry crostata with mascarpone cheese.

For more information about Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club or to a stay, call 1-800-228-9290 or use rate code ZZ1 when making reservations online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasr-vinoy-renaissance-st-petersburg-resort-and-golf-club/

THE RENAISSANCE VINOY® RESORT & GOLF CLUB is the only historic luxury resort in St. Petersburg on Florida's west coast that boasts a private 72-slip marina, 18-hole private golf course, 12-court tennis complex, 5,000 square-foot fitness center and more. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the seven-story hotel is ideally situated on the water in downtown St. Petersburg overlooking the Tampa Bay. Originally opened in 1925, the hotel blends modern elegance with its Mediterranean Revival architecture as seen in the recently renovated lounge-like lobby featuring bold colors and custom-made artwork from Dale Chihuly and Renee Dinauer. All 347 guestrooms have been updated to feel like personal retreats with luxurious amenities such as pillow top mattresses, Frette linens, flat screen TVs and more. With over 61,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, five restaurants, a salon and day spa in St. Petersburg and amenities that cater to leisure and business travelers, coupled with the destination selling points, the hotel is St. Petersburg's premier four-diamond resort. The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is a member of the Historic Hotels of America of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasr-vinoy-renaissance-st-petersburg-resort-and-golf-club/

RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 145 properties in 32 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its global collection -- the boutique Renaissance Malmo hotel in Sweden, the historic Stanford Court hotel in San Francisco, the exotic Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino in the Dutch Caribbean, the opulent Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel and the modern Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel. These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well-known icons such as the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHotels, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels, and via the RLife blog at www.therenaissancelife.com

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*Offer is based on availability, double occupancy and does not include taxes or fees. Limited availability and blackout dates may apply.

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