Golf News for Thursday, March 13, 2008 | Travel

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa unveils vacation packages

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A brand new selection of unique vacation packages are announced each year by the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The Mediterranean-styled luxury resort’s three-night packages are all very specialized, and are designed with the perfect escape to Vegas in mind.

The resort’s amenities and leisure opportunities present an unparalleled destination resort experience showcasing ‘The Other Side of Vegas’ with a more relaxed flair. Travelers appreciate the Personal Planning Center and concierge service which helps plan customized one-stop vacations creating a truly memorable stay. With your own Personal Planning Rep available to help design the utmost perfect stay – couples, singles and families are all invited to enjoy these special new vacation packages – or simply invent your own!

Time for Two Package – This romantic package for two begins with an airport pick up, delivering you to your one-bedroom suite where an amenity of your choice is waiting. Choose from flowers and champagne, wine and cheese or chocolate lovers’ surprise. A $200 dinner credit at the onsite Ceres or Shizen restaurants will top off your first day. Ceres offers contemporary American fare with a Mediterranean flair, while Shizen prides itself on its Japanese menu with a sushi bar and Teppanyaki grill. Day 2 begins with a breakfast buffet in Ceres, then it’s off for 12 fun-filled hours with your own private car service, allowing you to shop ‘til you drop or sightsee to your heart’s content. The day ends with tickets to a great show. Choose from “Mystere,” “Ka” or “Le Reve” on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Day 3 starts with breakfast in bed, followed by a private morning fitness class, a couple’s personal training session and couple’s massage. Your day ends with an in-room dinner prepared by your own personal chef, who will customize the menu to include all your favorites. Selections are allowed up to a $400 food and beverage credit. On day 4, it’s time to depart after breakfast at your leisure, and you are transported to the airport. The Time for Two Package starts at $2,878.

Guys Golfaway Package – A mini-mancation for two in Marriott’s spacious two-bedroom suite starts with an airport pick up, followed by the popular “Buddy Basket,” featuring your choice of beer, pretzels and nuts or wine and cheese or golf caps and balls. A $100 dinner credit at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub tops off your first evening. The next day begins with a hearty breakfast buffet in Ceres followed by a personalized golf lesson and an invigorating round of golf at nearby TPC Las Vegas, a PGA TOUR facility that features steep ravines and a canyon lake. After your golf workout, you’ll enjoy a sampler massage (with choice of modalities) at the JW Marriott’s relaxing Aquae Sulis Spa, offering a world-class menu of treatment options in 36 treatment rooms, a full-service salon and state-of-the-art gym with daily fitness classes. Then it’s time to let loose for a traditional Guys Night Out, with a car service at your disposal for six hours. Breakfast in Ceres starts off Day 3, before you’re off in your own rental car to enjoy “Adventure Day,” offering golf in the morning at Badlands or Bears Best. Badlands Golf Club is a Johnny Miller-designed course with three distinct nines: the Desperado, Diablo and Outlaw courses. Bear’s Best is a Jack Nicklaus golf course with the greens designed after the best holes from his 200 golf courses around the world. And in the afternoon, choose from two ‘manly’ activities; a ride-along at Richard Petty Driving School or test your shooting skills at a nearby gun range, where you get a 30-minute lesson followed by practice time and rounds. Your fourth day features breakfast at your leisure and transportation to the airport. The Guys Golfaway Package starts at $3,464.

Family Fun-cation Package – Offered March through October, this vacation plan will please all ages. Based on a family of four, the trip begins with an airport pick up and ends in your fabulous JW Marriott two-bedroom suite. Choose your arrival amenity: cookies and milk for the kids and wine and fruit for Mom and Dad, or pool toys for the whole family! Your second day begins with a breakfast buffet in Ceres, followed by a day of poolside play, which comes with lunch and your own cabana. It’s a guys or girls thing: Pick the Mommy and Me Manicures and Pedicures, or the Daddy and I Golf Lesson, each based on two people. The end of a perfect day demands a perfect meal. The incredible Shizen restaurant will welcome you with a $400 dinner credit. After dinner plan a family PJ party and enjoy two complimentary in-room movies with plenty of popcorn, sodas and boxed candy. Breakfast at Ceres starts off Day 3, before it’s time to explore the area in your rental car. “Adventure Day” includes either, horseback riding in nearby Red Rock Canyon, simulated skydiving or a rock climbing lesson. Your vacation ends on Day 4 with a leisurely breakfast and transportation to the airport. The Family Fun-cation Package starts at $3,330.

Bachelorettes Are Us Package – Whether you’re 21 or 91, all girlfriends need a getaway! Based on a group of four, this ladies’ fantasy frolic begins with an airport pick up that whisks you away to your perfect two-bedroom suite. Choose from a welcoming gift of high tea, champagne and chocolate decadence, or pick girlfriend robes for everyone. And ladies, don’t forget the $400 dinner credit at Shizen. Start the next morning right with a breakfast buffet in Ceres and then relax poolside enjoying some quiet reflection or catch up on the latest gossip in the comfort of your own private cabana. After lunch at the pool, enjoy six hours with a personal driver and car service to take you power shopping, sightseeing and a show, either the crowd-pleasing “Mamma Mia” or “Spamalot.” Day 3 offers breakfast in Ceres before a private morning fitness class. Then it’s time to say ahhh! Spa Day in the fabulous Aquae Sulis Spa includes two treatments, with your choice of massage and facial. Lunch is outdoors by the spa pool, followed by afternoon Wine Down Pedicures including a special cheese plate and wine for all. And we didn’t forget the chick flicks! Dinner is in-room, served up with a movie and snacks. Selections are allowed up to a $400 food and beverage credit. As they say, “all good things must come to an end.” After breakfast on day 4, it’s time to be transported to the airport and back to the real world. The Bachelorettes Are Us Package starts at $4,248.
All packages are subject to availability and are based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Tax and gratuity are not included. For additional information and reservations on these special packages, call 702-869-7717.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa features 548 oversized guestrooms set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Located in Summerlin, 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip, the resort is close enough to indulge in the city’s amenities, but far enough away to enjoy golfing on one of the courses surrounding the resort or explore beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Indulge yourself at JW Marriott’s luxurious Aquae Sulis Spa or lounge by the grass-edged pool. Plus, the resort features 12 dining and entertainment options, from casual to elegant. All services and amenities synonymous with JW Marriott are at your fingertips when you visit.

JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA: 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Toll Free: 877-869-8777,

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