JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
A Mediterranean-style mega-resort in the Valley of the Sun.
This over-the-top resort has almost 1,000 guest rooms and suites and a host of amenities and facilities spread over 80 acres of grounds adorned with stately palms, wildflower gardens, a network of waterways and numerous pools and waterfalls. Framing views of the nearby McDowell Mountains, the resort caters to all types of travelers with its abundance of everything. Why offer one restaurant when ten will do, and shouldn't all golfers be given a choice between two 18-hole championship courses? The resort features a mix of Mediterranean and contemporary design, beginning with the grand lobby with its floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant natural stone floors and walls. On the edge of the resort, a large outdoor Kiva features a fire pit, great views of the nearby mountains and the perfect setting for concerts and other large gatherings. Meeting facilities of up to 170,000 square feet, including the 33,000-square-foot Grand Canyon Ballroom, lure top-end corporate and convention clients with in-house audio-visual service, teleconferencing facilities and a professional events management staff.