JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa celebrates 15 years of success in 2014, along with Rampart Casino, with its “15 Years of Fun” campaign. The Las Vegas resort includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible space, 10 restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the onsite Rampart Casino. On Oct. 10, General Manager Mike Gaughan Jr. hosted a champagne toast and cake-cutting ceremony in the casino for fans.
Renovations began by adding to the casino’s entertainment lineup, Bonkerz Comedy Club in Edge Lounge debuted in February. Since opening, the venue has hosted numerous sold-out acts such as “America’s Got Talent” finalist Grandma Lee. Bonkerz offers shows with a fully stocked bar each Thursday.
The Valencia Ballroom completed renovations in February with updated wall coverings and carpeting. The 12,320-square-foot circular ballroom with a 30-foot vaulted ceiling, Mediterranean décor, floor-to-ceiling arched windows and scenic outdoor space has an expansive terrace for up to 1,000 people featuring views of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Strip.
The resort upgraded its poolside cabanas, which debuted in March. Enhancements include new furniture, flat-screen TVs, telephone, refrigerator, bottled water and a safe for valuables as well as amenities like food and beverage service from Waterside Café, guest towels and personal attendants.
Rampart Casino’s Bingo Room opened its doors in April. Each day, it offers six one-hour sessions of bingo. The 300-seat gaming facility is complete with top-of-the-line technology by FortuNet Inc. BingoStar, complimentary drink service and a non-smoking section. The casino continued its enhancements in September by expanding its Summerlin Room Lounge to include a full buffet and an upgraded bar. The Summerlin Room is a secluded area for Summerlin and Summerlin Elite-level players only, featuring a fully-stocked bar, high-limit gaming and cocktail service.
The property’s restaurants also received a refresh throughout the year. In May, the Tepanyaki destination Shizen added flair to its menu including gluten and carbohydrate free noodle bowls and all-you-can-eat Sushi Sundays. Rampart Buffet and Promenade Café updated their décor in September. The Promenade Café added more breakfast items and entrées such as chicken and waffles and macaroni and cheese. J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub transformed into J.C. Irish Sports Pub. The pub has catered to its sports fans by adding new televisions, a special sports menu and a gaming section to the bar in October.
The resort’s Spa Tower updates began in June. The enhancements include a refreshed Spa Tower lobby, new bedding and headboards, improved artwork, restrooms complete with rainfall showers and Jacuzzis and new carpet. The Palms Tower hotel rooms are slated to complete renovations in 2015.
The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa features 548 guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of gardens. For information, visit marriott.com/LASJW and rampartcasino.com.