SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa announces details of a $16 million expansion to both its world-class River Bluff Water Experience and its significant meeting/convention space. Along with a new 13,000 square foot multiuse pavilion area for additional indoor and outdoor function space, the project will expand the 6-acre water park with an additional pool, spa, cabanas, two water slides, lounge chair seating and artificial turf lawn space. The project is scheduled to commence in September 2015 for completion in spring 2016.
The new pavilion, event lawn, surrounding pool and seating areas will offer pre-function and event space opportunities for group meetings, golf tournament banquets, dining, wedding events and other celebrations. The expanded event space will rest beautifully into the existing topography and enhance the opportunities for open-air entertainment receptions. The additional indoor and outdoor venues will allow groups to reserve private spaces while also enjoying the remainder of the Texas-sized outdoor pools and waterslides. Adjacent to TPC San Antonio, the newly developed area will be ready to host team-building events, outdoor awards dinners and wedding and corporate receptions.
Amid 600-acres of picturesque rolling oak-covered hills and currently offering the largest hotel customizable convention, meeting and event space in the Texas Hill Country, the new 13,000-square-foot stand-alone ballroom will bring the resort's total event space to 278,000 square feet. The ballroom and exceptional event lawn will provide unparalleled venues for any size or type of meeting or group gathering. Designed to benefit from San Antonio's average of 300 days of sunshine a year, the year-round green turf lawn will be adjacent to the new ballroom to offer a scenic outdoor event space looking into the unobstructed views of the surrounding pristine Hill Country terrain.
"The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is dedicated to offering our guests a warm heart welcome with unique and best in class experiences and premium amenities," said Arthur Coulombe, general manager, JW Marriott San Antonio. "Our southwest San Antonio climate enables travelers to enjoy our River Bluff Water Experience the great majority of the year while our Texas Hill Country attentive culture reflects in our hospitality. We are thrilled to offer additional recreation space to our leisure guests and multiple flexible meeting and entertainment options to our group customers."
The new design will enhance the River Bluff Water Experience by adding a beach-entry gradual slope swimming pool complete with two new body slides, one with a dramatic 60-foot drop. An additional 230-poolside lounge chairs and plenty of shady overhangs will create a relaxing vacation experience for families and corporate guests alike. Multiple cabanas available to reserve will be added around the new pool area. All of the new features and enhancements will be in place for travelers visiting during spring break in 2016.
The current River Bluff Water Experience will be unimpeded during construction. Guests will continue to enjoy a beach-entry large activity pool, a children's pool with toddler-sized slides, a restorative adult pool with an infinity edge overlooking Hill Country vistas, hot and cold plunge pools and whirlpools. The resort's water features are heated during cool weather for year-round enjoyment.
JW Marriott San Antonio has perfected creating an atmosphere for indoor and outdoor areas that are wide open where guests have plenty of space to roam and relish in the Hill Country ambience whether they are at the resort for business or pleasure. Offering year-round golf on one of TPC San Antonio's two 18-hole championship golf courses, six acres of water park fun, one of the best spas in the U.S. and multiple culinary venues are just some of JW Marriott San Antonio Resort's offerings designed to entertain and create lasting memories.
About JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Welcome to a San Antonio resort truly worthy of the Lone Star State. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has firmly established itself as the city's premier luxury destination and the most renowned resort in the magnificent Texas Hill Country. Rated 4-Diamonds by AAA and just 12 miles north of San Antonio International Airport, the resort features the 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf course, Lantana Spa, the 6-acre River Bluff water park, seven distinctive restaurants, 265,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and more than 1,000 custom-designed guest rooms. The San Antonio resort hotel is sure to make any visit an unforgettable experience, and it all comes with JW Marriott's impeccable service and lavish amenities. Whether seeking a peaceful respite, productive meeting or exciting and fun-filled family vacation, our resort in San Antonio is designed not just to exceed expectations but redefine them. For information, call 1-210-276-2500 or visit www.jwsanantonio.com.
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 76 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and #experiencejwm.
Marriott International Inc. is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 72 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012.
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