JW Marriott San Antonio to expand waterpark, meeting spaces

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa announced details of a $16-million expansion to both its River Bluff Water Experience and its meeting/convention space. Along with a new 13,000-square-foot pavilion area for indoor and outdoor function space, the project will expand the six-acre waterpark with additional pool, spa, cabanas, two water slides, lounge chair seating and artificial turf lawn space.

The project will commence in September for completion in spring 2016.

The new pavilion, event lawn, surrounding pool and seating areas will offer pre-function and event spaces. The expanded event space will rest into the existing topography and enhance opportunities for open-air receptions. The additional indoor and outdoor venues will allow groups to reserve private spaces while also enjoying the outdoor pools and waterslides. The newly-developed area will be adjacent to TPC San Antonio.

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The new 13,000-square-foot stand-alone ballroom will bring the resort's total event space to 278,000 square feet. The year-round green turf lawn will be adjacent to the new ballroom to offer a scenic outdoor event space with views of the surrounding Hill Country terrain.

The new design will update the River Bluff Water Experience by adding a beach-entry gradual slope swimming pool complete with two new body slides, one with a 60-foot drop. There will also be an additional 230-poolside lounge chairs and shady overhangs. Multiple cabanas will be added around the new pool area. All of the new features and enhancements will be in place during spring break in 2016.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is located in Texas Hill Country. Rated 4-Diamonds by AAA and just 12 miles north of San Antonio International Airport, the resort features the 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf course, Lantana Spa, the six-acre River Bluff waterpark, seven restaurants, 265,000 square feet of event space, Wi-Fi in the lobby and more than 1,000 guestrooms.