Newsbyte: Live Music and Poolside Fun Come to Summerlin with JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort's Friday Night Pool Parties

Special Tweetup & Raffle during May 18 Party with 70s Cover Band Basic Boogie

Friday nights in Las Vegas’ Summerlin area receive a fun new offering with JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort’s series of pool parties scheduled throughout May.  Local families are invited to the JW Marriott Las Vegas’ luxurious pool to enjoy live entertainment, $6 food specials and drink specials, featuring $6 margaritas and $3 domestic beers, each Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

As a kickoff to the poolside entertainment planned throughout summer, the resort will host the #JWPoolParty Tweetup during the party on Friday, May 18. Those who RSVP for the Tweetup online (http://bit.ly/IJSBts) will receive one complimentary beverage to that evening’s party.  Individuals tweeting throughout the evening will also be entered into a raffle drawing for the chance to win one of two great raffle prizes, including a summer-long family membership to the JW Marriott Las Vegas pool (valued at $1,800) or a spa and dining package for Aquae Sulis Spa and the resort’s Ceres restaurant.

The May 18 party will open and close with a DJ spinning from 5 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m.  The DJ performances will bookend a live-music set from local 70’s tribute band Basic Boogie from 6 to 8 p.m. 

During each party, the resort’s Waterside Café will have a weekly $6 menu offering chips and salsa with grilled jalapeños, cheese quesadillas, California rolls with pickled ginger and soy sauce, a fresh, seasonal fruit plate with strawberry yogurt for dipping, fish tacos, and pulled pork sliders with coleslaw and French fries.

The summer entertainment series will continue at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa pool with pool parties on May 25 featuring reggae band Island Spice and June 1 featuring classic rock band Yellow Brick Road. For more information, please call 702-869-7807.

About JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
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 a wide selection of 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, www.jwlasvegasresort.com.

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About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com

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