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Marriott Vacation Club International Starts Construction
of the Marriott Grand Chateau, 888 Vacation
Ownership Villas on the Las Vegas Strip
LAS VEGAS, Nev., (July 13, 2004) – Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), the vacation ownership division of Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced today the start of sales and construction for its first resort in Nevada. Overlooking the world-famous Las Vegas strip, Marriott’s Grand Chateau ( 75 East Harmon) will include 888 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas in four connected 38-story towers. Opening prices range from $10,140 to $29,900 per week of deeded ownership, depending on villa type and season purchased. Initial occupancy is slated for October 2005.
“In our ongoing commitment to provide world-class resort options for our vacation owners, we are thrilled to add this vibrant destination to our global resort portfolio,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president of Marriott Vacation Club International. “Las Vegas is truly like no place else on earth. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, Marriott's Grand Chateau offers outstanding access to every imaginable shopping, entertainment and activity that vacationers here are looking for.”

With designs inspired by the celebrated estates of the French

country, Marriott’s Grand Chateau will offer vacation owners and guests spectacular views of either the Las Vegas strip or the mountain ranges that bring life to the Nevada landscape. Villas range from 823 to 2,171 square feet of living space, comfortably accommodating up to twelve guests in the three-bedroom floor plan. With the comfortable home, away from home, each spacious villa will include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas and convenient washer and dryer. Exceptional quality touches can be seen throughout, such as granite countertops, ceramic tile, multiple televisions including a 42” Plasma Display Television, DVD and stereo in the living room, and a deep soaking tub and oversized shower with dual shower heads in the master bath.

Additionally, owners can enjoy a host of proposed resort features, including:

  • Prime location at the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, offering access to all the excitement the city has to offer
  • Full concierge services
  • Valet parking
  • Rooftop pool with pool bar and whirlpool spa
  • Kids’ activity center
  • Fitness center
  • Convenience store
Las Vegas draws more than 35 million visitors each year, with repeat visitation exceeding 80 percent. The town’s exceptional energy, fast-paced atmosphere and sheer mystique have made Las Vegas a thriving vacation destination and year-round playground for kids of all ages. Las Vegas puts the best of both worlds at the fingertips of its visitors. Guests can spend time in some of the world’s most famous gaming facilities, take day trips to see the magnificent Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam and sample the lively nightlife at countless restaurants and unforgettable shows. If a day of relaxation is in order, vacationers can stroll leisurely through the extravagant hotels that line Las Vegas Boulevard, spend the day shopping at premium retail stores or play a leisurely round of golf. For those flying into the area, the resort is a 10-minute drive from McCarran International Airport.

Marriott Vacation Club International is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Now celebrating 20 years of making vacation dreams come true for its owners and guests, MVCI continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of 6,500 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading worldwide hospitality company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. 


Ed Kinney
Marriott Vacation Club International
(407) 206-6278

Also See: The Chateau Vacation Ownership Development in Las Vegas Aligns with Marriott Vacation Club International / April 2003
Marriott Vacation Club International Developing Eighth Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Marriott's SurfWatch with 195 Villas / April 2004

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