JW Marriott San Antonio Expanding Meeting Space

The 1,000-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa will begin a $16 million expansion in September, adding a new 13,000-square-foot ballroom pavilion for indoor and outdoor events, and putting in a new pool, a spa, cabanas, two more water slides and an artificial-turf event lawn at its River Bluff Water Experience. The project will be completed by spring 2016.

The new stand-alone ballroom will bring the resort's total event space to 278,000 square feet.

At the River Bluff Water Experience, the new pool will have a gradual-slope beach entry, plus two new body slides, one with a dramatic 60-foot drop. The addition of 230-poolside lounge chairs and more shady overhangs will help make the space even more inviting. Current facilities at the site will remain open during construction.

The property also offers two TPC golf courses, the Lantana Spa and seven restaurants.