ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 -- When the historic Renaissance Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club opened on New Year's Eve in 1925, it quickly became one the country's most prestigious vacation spots. Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, it's easy to see why famous guests such as Calvin Coolidge, Babe Ruth and Marilyn Monroe enjoyed spending nights at the legendary St. Petersburg luxury resort. With 2012 marking 20 years since the Renaissance Vinoy's extensive restoration and re-opening in 1992, the property is encouraging guests to experience the resort's storied past and connect with their own roots by booking the History & Heritage Vacation. Available for booking now through the end of the year, this St. Petersburg, FL hotel deal starts at $269 per night* and includes:
•History tour for two with the resort's in-house historian** •A copy of Views from Vinoy, an interactive, award-winning book about the Renaissance Vinoy and development of the St. Pete community •Dinner for two from the 1925 Classic Dining Menu at Marchand's Bar & Grill •Ancestry.com's Family Tree Maker software including a one-month membership (valued at $39.99)
Throughout its 86-year history, the crown jewel of St. Pete has gone through many phases from its glory days in the 20s and 30s to serving as a military training center in 1942. Today, the Renaissance Vinoy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored to a place of glamour and luxury thanks to an extensive lobby renovation. The lobby's original Mediterranean Revival details have been enhanced with bold bright colors, custom-made artwork from Dale Chihuly and Renee Dinauer and additional seating to create a lounge-like atmosphere that has been popular with guests and locals alike. Guest rooms also received a makeover early last year with soothing colors, fresh fabrics, and state-of-the-art electronics.
For more information about Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club or to book the History & Heritage Vacation package, call 1-888-303-4430 or use rate code ES7 when making reservations online at www.vinoyrenaissanceresort.com. To learn more about the Renaissance Vinoy's past, visit www.vinoyhistory.com.
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