Friday, January 29, 2010

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Welcomes Its First Guests

Opening Marks Completion of the JW Marriott Brand’s Largest Resort

The luxurious 1002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is the first JW Marriott resort in Texas and offers discriminating travelers an unrivaled experience of natural elegance. Set on 600-acres of rolling hills, meandering creeks and Live Oak trees, guests can relax and explore all just minutes away from San Antonio.

“We are thrilled to welcome our first guests to this magnificent property,” said Arthur Coulombe, general manager of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. “Our entire staff has put their hearts into ensuring every guest seamlessly enjoys our distinctive South Texas hospitality and the natural wonders of the Texas Hill Country.”

As an incentive, the resort is offering Special Introductory Rates through the end of February. For a limited time, room rates start at $149 a night or $288 night with breakfast for two and a single round of golf at the all new PGA TOUR Tournament Players Club (TPC) San Antonio. (The regular room rate starts at $249.) The resort is also offering special Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl packages with dining and spa options.

With sunny, mild winters, the area is an ideal place for indoor or outdoor recreation and relaxation year-round. These special introductory rates offer guests full access to the resort’s world-class amenities for the perfect late winter getaway. For more information on these special rates and packages please visit

The Ultimate Golf Experience
Golfers can test their skills on the newest PGA TOUR Tournament Players Club (TPC) championship golf courses with 36 challenging holes and stunning views. Two of golf’s most legendary names designed the courses – Pete Dye for the AT&T Canyons Course and Greg Norman for the AT&T Oaks Course. The Norman-designed course will begin hosting the Valero Texas Open in May 2010. The club is private and only accessible to members and guests of the Resort.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation
For those who need a winter recharge, the Resort’s 26,000 square-foot Lantana Spa offers 30 treatment rooms, including two couple’s treatment suites and two outdoor private treatment rooms. A complete fitness center and movement studio features the latest in cardio-training equipment, free weights and stationary weight training equipment as well as yoga and other fitness classes. Between treatments, guests can enjoy the serenity of the spa’s heated, lagoon-like pool, healthy refreshments at the Replenish Spa Bistro or finding the perfect indulgence at the spa’s boutique.

Outdoor Exploration
Nature lovers have plenty to explore on the property’s 600 acres of rolling, oak tree-covered hills with an adjacent 100-acre bird sanctuary. Resort guests can meander through the property’s hiking and biking trails as they enjoy the native landscape and wildlife.

Exhilarating Water Features for the Entire Family
Guests don’t have to wait for summer for the ultimate in outdoor fun and relaxation. All outdoor water features are heated during cool weather months for year-round enjoyment. Guests of all ages will enjoy the River Bluff Water Experience, which includes a thrilling 650-foot rapid river ride, three water slides and a 1,100-foot-long lazy river. In addition, there are children’s pools, a serene adult pool, hot and cold plunge pools, whirlpools and an expansive activity pool.

Cuisine, Boutique Shopping and Sports – Texas Style
Resort guests will find culinary delights and boutique shopping at every corner. The resort’s casual restaurant, Cibolo Moon, serves authentic Texas cuisine that captures the unique flavors of the region. Located at the Golf Clubhouse, 18 Oaks features sweeping views of the 18th greens of the two TPC golf courses and will showcase prime cuts and traditional steakhouse fare. High Velocity Sports Bar, the Resort’s media rich sports venue, puts guests right in the middle of the action with wall-to-wall multi-media screens featuring a variety of sport channels. Guests will also enjoy shopping in the area’s high-end boutiques.

World-Class Accommodations Blended with Hill Country Hospitality
The resort’s 1,002 rooms, including 85 suites, reflect the authentic style and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country. The spacious rooms feature custom designed furniture and finishes that make use of hand-tooled leather, copper and ironwork also used throughout the property. Spacious bathrooms offer the luxury visitors expect from a world-class resort experience.
Less than 20 minutes from San Antonio International Airport and surrounded by the Texas Hill Country, the resort’s exceptional amenities make it the ideal winter destination. For more information or to make a reservation please phone 1-866-882-4420 or visit

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JW Marriott is a world-class luxury hotel brand that seamlessly orchestrates every aspect of its sophisticated, accomplished guests’ stay in an authentic environment of unpretentious elegance. The JW Marriott experience is expertly edited to leave only what is truly desired and beautifully delivers lasting memories. Guests can experience imaginative cuisine, award-winning spas and state-of-the-art fitness centers. There are currently 43 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts operating in 20 countries.