JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa now taking leisure reservations

On January 22, 2010, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa will welcome its first guests. As a special incentive, the resort is offering a Special Introductory Rate starting at $149 a night or $288 including breakfast and golf at the TPC San Antonio.

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Known as a Sunbelt city, San Antonio enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, with an average temperature in January of 62 degrees. With mild winters, the area is an ideal place for indoor or outdoor recreation and relaxation year-round. This special introductory rate offers guests full access to the resort’s highly anticipated, world-class amenities for the perfect late winter getaway.

The Ultimate Golf Experience

Golfers can be the first players to 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.

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Relaxation and Rejuvenation

For those who need a winter recharge, the Resort’s 26,000 square-foot Lantana Spa will offer 30 treatment rooms, including two couple’s treatment suites and two outdoor private treatment rooms. A complete fitness center and movement studio will feature the latest in cardio-training equipment, free weights and stationary weight training equipment as well as yoga and other fitness classes. Between treatments, guests will enjoy the peaceful 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 will 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 will be able to meander through the property on a system of 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, will serve authentic Texas cuisine that captures the unique flavors of the region. Located at the Golf Clubhouse, 18 Oaks will feature 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, will put 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, will reflect the authentic style and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country. The spacious rooms will feature custom designed furniture and finishes that make use of hand-tooled leather, copper and ironwork also used throughout the property. Spacious bathrooms will offer the luxury visitors expect from a world-class resort experience.

“We look forward to welcoming our first guests to this magnificent property. This special introductory rate is just the start of a year full of exciting events and news from this one-of-a-kind resort,” said Arthur Coulombe, general manager of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

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 www.jwsanantonio.com.

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International’s distinctive luxury brand appealing to business and leisure travelers who appreciate and value authenticity, anticipatory but unobtrusive personal service, delectable dining experiences and elegantly informal surroundings. With award winning spas and enhanced fitness centers, this brand is particularly favored by seasoned travelers who want to maintain their personal well-being while traveling. There are currently 42 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts operating in 20 countries, with another 23 properties expected to open over the next 48 months, bringing the total number of hotels to more than 60 hotels in 24 countries.