ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacation Club announced today the "topping-out" of the third, 37-story tower at Marriott's Grand Chateau. Located at 75 East Harmon Avenue just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip, the "topping-out" development milestone signifies the structural completion of the third tower since breaking ground just over 13 months ago. With an anticipated first occupancy of mid-2014, the third tower will add 223 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas for a total of 643 villas at the property.
"We're extremely pleased with the progress that has been made on our third tower at this great destination and look forward to having our Owners and guests enjoy the new villas and amenities," said Lee Cunningham, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. "The design of these new villas is exceptional and the resort's location provides easy access and countless choices for entertainment on the famed Las Vegas Strip," said Cunningham.
The topping-out of the 37-story tower took just over 56 weeks with nearly 250 workers on-site each day led by General Contractor, Tutor Perini Building Corporation. In total, approximately 2,300 truckloads of concrete, 210 miles of electrical wiring and 3.5 million pounds of reinforcing steel were used to construct the 37-story structure. After completing the foundation and 3-level parking deck, the villa floors were poured at a rate of one floor per week leading up to the final pour of the rooftop and the topping-out milestone.
The third tower villas designed in a contemporary style, will range in size from approximately 810 to 2,070 square feet and offer fully equipped kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets. Each villa has generous living and dining areas; luxurious bedding; multiple flat-panel LED televisions with Blu-ray DVD players; washer/dryer and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Three-bedroom villas can accommodate 10 guests.
The third tower will add additional amenities for Owners and guests such as a lobby lounge, a billiards area with electronic game tables and a Marketplace featuring specialty coffees and gourmet sandwiches and salads. The fifth floor will provide access to a larger second pool with two whirlpool spas and a pool bar and grill.
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