Expansions & Renovations

JW Marriott Las Vegas Unveils Reimagined Meeting & Event Space

Palms Executive Conference Center and Cascade venues now open at the Las Vegas Resort

LAS VEGAS, NV. October 31, 2017 - JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa announces the opening of its two unique and modern, reimagined event spaces – the Palms Executive Conference Center and Cascade, providing two new engaging, innovative spaces for Las Vegas meetings and events.

Located in the resort’s Palms Tower, the Palms Executive Conference Center elevates events with privacy and exclusivity. The new conference center features more than 15,000 square feet of flexible indoor, outdoor and pre-function space with plenty of natural light. The Parian Room accommodates 50-200 guests, while the conference center’s nine breakout rooms can house 10 to 100 guests. Audiovisual services include webcasting, mobile apps, high-speed internet, ClickShare technology and digital lecterns. To celebrate its grand opening, the resort is featuring several Palms Executive Conference Center grand opening offers, such as a free coffee break and a $500 referral bonus program, for meeting planners who book the new venue in 2018.

“We’re finding groups are looking for more creativity in their meetings – beautiful spaces, imaginative activities, and outdoor areas to get an inspirational breath of fresh air,” said Sam Messina, Vice President of Sales. “These new spaces allow us to have a little more fun with our events, while also providing our clients all the nuts and bolts to make their events and meetings stand out.”

Neighboring event venue Cascade, located just off the casino floor, offers more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with an open floor plan. Following the recent opening, the room has played host to special events, business seminars and weddings, including fashionable wedding brunches.

The resort’s culinary team custom crafts inspired meal breaks, using communal and family dining, restaurant style food selections, and JW Marriott’s award-winning service. The pre-function space offers an expansive patio area surrounded by greenery and waterfalls. The new space is designed to be eco-friendly, with hydration stations to limit the use of plastic bottles, electronic signage, linen-less tables, recycled notepads and paperless communication options.

The two new Las Vegas event spaces provide planners with a modern setting for innovative meetings, or the perfect backdrop for couples to be – all within a premier resort nestled in the golfing and shopping community of Summerlin. For more information, call 1-702-869-7777.

About the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, nestled on 50 acres of gorgeously maintained garden landscape, is only 20 minutes from the vibrant Las Vegas Strip and near a variety of renowned destinations. The resort offers extensively renovated guest rooms and suites, all brimming with sophisticated style and luxury amenities. On-site, guests enjoy 10 extraordinary on-site dining options, a sparkling pool with towering waterfalls and a tranquil signature spa. In addition, travelers can try their luck at the hotel’s on-site Rampart Casino, or perfect their golf skills, minutes from championship course play at TPC Las Vegas. The resort specializes in unforgettable events, with over 75,000 square feet of spectacular event space, picturesque outdoor venues and cutting-edge planning and catering services.

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