America West Vacations Partners Vegas Resorts

America West Vacations today announced two partnerships that further reinforce its nickname as “The Las Vegas Experts.” America West Vacations now has partnerships with the two newest resorts in Las Vegas. The Palms is a $265-million-dollar resort located just west of I-15. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas is a Mediterranean-style resort located 17 miles east of the strip. With the addition of these resorts, America West Vacations now offers 33 resort and hotel partners.

“We`re thrilled to add the newest resorts in Las Vegas to our lineup,” said Jack E. Richards, president and chief executive officer. “Many of our customers enjoy luxury vacations so these new resorts will certainly be popular.”

The Palms features 447 oversized guestrooms and suites in a 42-story tower offering views of the strip, an 18,000-square-foot spa and fitness center including an aromatherapy bar and a beauty salon. Located just off the strip, the Palms features a 95,000-square-foot casino with 2,200 slot machines and is home to MTV`s Real World Las Vegas.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, which opens February 11, 2003, features 349 deluxe rooms with an adjacent 40,000-square-foot casino and a luxurious 30,000-square-foot spa with 24 treatment rooms, lake activities and 36 holes of championship golf.

America West Vacations is a brand of The Leisure Company. With 33 hotel partners in Las Vegas, America West Vacations is one of the largest tour packagers to Las Vegas. The Leisure Company creates and sells vacation packages to 500,000 customers annually. Vacations are available to Arizona, California, Canadian Rockies, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada and Mexico. America West Vacations Cruise Vacations offers the world`s premier cruise lines and most popular destinations at . America West Vacations Spa Vacations include spa treatments at select resorts in Arizona, California and Mexico. Vacation packages may consist of air transportation on America West Airlines, America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group and Chautauqua Airlines, or Hawaiian Airlines, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and other amenities.


The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation (NYSE: AWA), an aviation and travel services company with 2001 sales of $2.1 billion. The Leisure Company is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) participating in the $1 Million Consumer Protection Plan and is a registered State of California Seller of Travel.