Welcome to Las Vegas and the JW Marriott Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa - Enjoy all that staying at this world class (4 Star) hotel offers. Nestled in the foothills of Springs Mountain, the resort commands spectacular views throughout its 54 acres of meticulously manicured grounds, while still convenient to the famous Las Vegas Strip. It is truly an oasis in the desert with much to do and experience from world class golf, spa, resort style pools and grounds, as well as multiple restaurants to choose from onsite.
The most populous city in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, fine dining and nightlife and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada.
The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings and is a global leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Las Vegas is situated within Clark County in a basin on the floor of the Mojave Desert and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is rocky and arid with desert vegetation and wildlife. The surrounding peaks reach elevations of over 10,000 feet (3,000 m); the elevation is approximately 2,030 ft (620 m) above sea level.
Las Vegas' climate is a subtropical, hot desert climate, typical of the Mojave Desert in which it lies. The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round; it has an average of about 310 sunny days per year.
A Guide to "Las Vegas Outdoors"
Outside Vegas - nearby sites with great hiking trails, including Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (all within 30 minutes or so), as well as farther-away sites such as the Grand Canyon (5.5 hours), Zion National Park (3 hours) and Death Valley (2.5 hours).
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Blvd/State Route 159. Red Rock offers more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnic areas, etc.
Hoover Dam Information & Tours
Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression it took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders.
For more information about Las Vegas, visit www.lasvegas.com
Flying to Las Vegas
McCarran International Airport (LAS) Also known as the Las Vegas International Airport, is conveniently located five miles south of downtown Las Vegas and is 19 miles (18 minute drive) to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.
Taxi from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is approximately $70.
More detailed transporation information will be made available in the coming months.
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