As the newest hotel in the United States’ oldest city, the Renaissance St. Augustine, has opened in the historic downtown. The 89-room hotel was designed to blend seamlessly with the architecture of the neighborhood landmarks and buildings.
Founded on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida in 1565 by the Spanish, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African American origin in the US.
The three-story hotel features guestrooms and suites that are “classically styled with a touch of whimsy,” featuring balconies and verandas with uptown city views. In each room, guests will enjoy premium bedding and shoreline-inspired furnishings. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a 24/7 fitness center, and complimentary WiFi.
Food and beverage offerings include the Castillo Craft Bar + Kitchen, a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service. Showcasing a selection of refined comfort cuisine and craft beverages, the menu crafts dishes utilizing sustainable local farms to create a positive impact on its environmental footprint.
The hotel features 4,462-square-feet of versatile event space with abundant natural light, verandas, and uptown city views. The San Marco Ballroom, with a seating capacity of 446 people, is the perfect venue for weddings, banquets, galas, and other gatherings.
“The city of St. Augustine has always been steeped in a rich hospitality tradition dating back centuries,” said Beau Benton, president of LBA Hospitality, which manages the hotel under the banner of one of Marriott’s premium brands, Renaissance Hotels. “We hope to carry on this tradition with this completely one-of-a-kind destination.”
Embracing the brand’s positioning of celebrating the spirit of the neighborhood through unexpected experiences, the hotel’s Navigator will help guests connect to the local area with handpicked discoveries not found in guidebooks.
With over 170 hotels in nearly 40 countries around the world, Renaissance Hotels has hit its stride with the strongest hotel portfolio in its 40 year history, doubling down on its commitment to design with dramatic renovations and dynamic global growth on the horizon.
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