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Birmingham, Alabama Hotel Celebrates Old Milestones and a New General Manager

Aug 16 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

ThumbnailThe Castle, as it's known, has always had a reputation for excitement among Hoover, Alabama hotels.LogoTracker

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/13 -- Castles have always been scenes for entertainment, and this ancient tradition has informed the castle-like Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. While guests won't find jesters and minstrels here, they may very well come across celebratory rates, festive outdoor experiences and surprise specials, all of which are overseen by this castle's newest king, General Manager Rick Smith.

Smith arrived at central Alabama's only AAA Four Diamond resort/hotel by way of several Marriott properties in Texas and Colorado. But Smith, who graduated from the University of Alabama, is glad to be back. "It is quite an honor to work with such a quality team at Renaissance Ross Bridge," Smith said. "Many of the traditions that have started at Birmingham's castle will continue, and we look forward to an upcoming renovation to make the resort even more spectacular."

The Castle, as it's known, has always had a reputation for excitement among Hoover, Alabama hotels. Its Camp Kilt, for example, lets adults in on the fun of summer camp experiences (think golf and tennis clinics, pastry classes and horseshoe tosses) within the luxurious confines of a top resort. But Smith has taken this celebratory tradition to the next level -- and earned the admiration of many along the way -- by extending one of the best hotel deals in Birmingham to mark the resort's anniversary.

On August 15, 2013, these accommodations in Birmingham turned 8 years old, and Smith decided to offer visitors an $88 room rate in honor of the big day. Other $8 specials were offered throughout the property to create an air of festivity, like $8 entrees and drink specials. And while those rates were a one-day-only opportunity, the response was overwhelmingly positive with rooms selling out quickly. The resort has always stood out from other Birmingham hotels in the area near Samford University and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. But with Smith establishing new precedents like these, Renaissance Ross Bridge promises to expand on the grand old traditions of castles in bigger and better ways in the years to come.

About Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
When a property bears a nickname like "the Castle," visitors expect something more than an ordinary hotel experience. And the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa does not disappoint. This AAA Four Diamond resort boasts a storybook setting of woodlands, lakes and the fourth-longest golf course in the world, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. In keeping with the setting, the 259-room hotel stretches up and out of the landscape like a castle with everything but the moat -- turrets, pitched roofs and enough space to accommodate 21,000 square feet of meeting space, a 12,000-square-foot European spa and plenty more besides greet visitors upon their arrival. Inside, oversized bathrooms and private balconies await in the guestrooms, while four restaurants, including the critically-acclaimed Brock's, translate to sumptuous dining options. Indoor and outdoor pools, as well as tennis, volleyball and a biking/jogging trail, all provide plenty of opportunities for guests to work off their feasts. And if work brings travelers to Birmingham, they can be confident that this property, which is ranked as the sixth top Renaissance hotel in the country for meetings, will exceed expectations. Close to attractions like Aldridge Gardens and the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Castle gives guests the royal treatment both on and off property.

About Renaissance
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at more than 155 hotels in 35 countries around the world. Each hotel is unique, and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination. At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, the culinary arts and more to inspire discovery. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rooted in creative sensory meeting design, RLife LIVE networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. You spend your life working, you should discover the world as you go. To discover more, visit www.renhotels.com.

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CONTACT:
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Bill Lang
4000 Grand Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226
1-205-916-7677
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