JW Marriott Las Vegas

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JW Marriott Las Vegas
The Resort at Summerlin (exterior).jpg
General information
Location Summerlin, Nevada
Address 221 North Rampart Boulevard
Coordinates 36°10′33″N 115°17′27″W / 36.1758°N 115.2908°W / 36.1758; -115.2908Coordinates: 36°10′33″N 115°17′27″W / 36.1758°N 115.2908°W / 36.1758; -115.2908
Opening July 15, 1999
Owner Hotspur Resorts
Technical details
Floor area 560 square feet (52 m²)
Other information
Number of rooms 548
Number of suites 77

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa is a luxury hotel in Summerlin, Nevada, near Las Vegas. The 54-acre (22 ha) resort was designed using a Tuscan/Tropical theme. Golf was a component of the project from the start as it acquired tee times at the adjacent Tournament Players Club course with direct access from the resort.

The hotel and spa as well as the Rampart Casino are operated by Hotspur Resorts which franchises the JW Marriott name.


The Resort at Summerlin Pool (aerial)

In August 1997, the property was approved to hold a gaming license, with ground breaking expected to begin by October 15, 1997.[1] The Resort at Summerlin quietly opened its doors on July 15, 1999. It was described as Las Vegas' first off-Strip luxury resort, according to its developers. Steelman Partners was the architect and interior designers. The property had 54 acres (22 ha) and included a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) spa, 11 acres (4.5 ha) of private gardens and pools, and the Regent Grand Palms and Regent Grand Spa hotels. The two hotels combined offer 541 guest rooms and suites. Guests were given access to preferred tee times on seven courses at five area golf facilities.[2] The Resort at Summerlin was managed by Las Vegas-based Seven Circle Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swiss Casinos of America, the majority owner of the resort. In December 1999, the property was renamed as the Regent Las Vegas, as part of a partnership with Regent International Hotels.[3]

Swiss Casinos[4] had built successful luxury casinos as St. Gallen Switzerland and in South Africa. They spent over $270 million to create an exclusive resort with the goal of earning a 5 diamond rating from AAA.[citation needed] In June 2000, Swiss Casinos planned to purchase an adjacent 22-acre parcel and redevelop it as timeshares. Swiss Casinos had until August 15, 2000, to purchase the property, and planned to begin development within 18 months.[5] On September 15, 2000, the companies that owned the Regent defaulted on various payments.[3][6] In November 2000, executives were nogotiating a potential deal with creditors. By that time, 239 employees had lost their jobs at the resort, out of 1,700.[7] The Regent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy later that month,[8] and was ultimately purchased in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction for $80 million by Vancouver-based Hotspur Resorts.

Hotspur brought in Marriott to operate the hotel. The casino was leased to Nevada-licensed Millennium Management on a 10-year lease, and renamed the Rampart Casino at the Resort at Summerlin. The lease ended April 1, 2012 and management of the casino shifted back to Hotspur.


The hotel rooms have a minimum of 560 square feet (52 m²) of space. The 40,000 square foot (4,000 m²) spa offers many services and includes a 65,000 square foot (6,000 m²) convention center.


  1. ^ "Northwest casino receives state OK". Las Vegas Sun. August 22, 1997. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Larco subsidiaries". 
  3. ^ a b Berns, Dave (September 28, 2000). "Regent defaults on payment". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on April 28, 2003. 
  4. ^ "Swiss Casinos website". 
  5. ^ Simpson, Jeff (June 19, 2000). "Swiss visit Las Vegas properties". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on August 17, 2002. 
  6. ^ Berns, Dave (September 29, 2000). "Regent executives meet creditors to sort out debt troubles". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on November 4, 2002. 
  7. ^ Berns, Dave (November 18, 2000). "Executives for Regent pursue creditor talks". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on November 15, 2002. 
  8. ^ Berns, Dave (November 22, 2000). "Regent files for bankruptcy". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on April 29, 2003. 

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