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Thompson joins The Renaissance World Golf Village

Kristin Thompson, CMP, CMM, has been named director of catering sales & destination services at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in St. Augustine.

In her new position, she is responsible for overseeing catering sales, event planning and destination services at the AAA Four-Diamond Northeast Florida resort, which together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame is the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Prior to this, Thompson served for six years at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, where she was the founding manager of the resort’s Destination Management Department, Destinations by Marriott. During her tenure at the resort she also served as event manager, and was the recipient of Interstate Hotels and Resorts’ “Top 10 Convention Services Manager of the Year Award” in 2005. She may be reached at

“We are thrilled to have Kristin Thompson now overseeing the catering sales and destination services at The Renaissance Resort,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, the resort’s general manager. “I worked with Kristin when I was the hotel general manager at Sawgrass Marriott, and she does an outstanding job. She is the perfect person to oversee the resort’s catering sales and our new Destination Services Department. She truly will be a wonderful resource for meeting and convention groups, incentive/recognition programs, and leisure and golf groups.”

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