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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

All sessions and events will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.

Hotel Info:
5350 E Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: (480)293-5000
Check in time – 4:00pm
Checkout time – 11:00am
Official Website
[ Beware of Solicitations from Hotel Booking Companies ]

The award-winning AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa welcomes guests to its stunning 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert. The captivating resort takes you to a place where luxury, personal service, invigorating recreation and excellent dining are in abundance.

Take advantage of the five sparkling pools, lazy river and waterslide, kid’s activity and on-site fitness facility.  This premier resort also impresses with the award-winning Revive Spa and championship Wildfire Golf Club.  

Getting There

Air Travel & Ground Transportation
The closest airport to JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  The distance is 22 miles.

Learn more on how to take an Uber ride upon arrival in Phoenix at

Car Rentals
Please contact the company of your choice for more information. A list of rental agencies is available at

Complimentary self-parking. Valet parking for $29 daily.

Taxicabs are available at the airport and are located outside of baggage claim.  One-way taxi fares to and from the airport to the hotel are approximately $65.

Shuttle Service
A variety of shuttle bus and limousine services are located at the airport outside of baggage claim. Shuttles that stop at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge cost approximately $19 one way. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.


Climate and Attire
Average temperatures in Phoenix in June range from 104 °F high to 74°F low. Business casual attire for education sessions and receptions is encouraged.  Temperature fluctuation in the hotel is common, so please dress in layered clothing that can be easily added or removed throughout the meeting.

Restaurants and Entertainment
There are many dining and entertainment options located within JW Marriott Desert Ridge. For a list of restaurants, visit

Offsite Activites
There are countless ways to enjoy the surrounding areas before and after the conference. Check out the Official Phoenix Travel Guide and the Phoenix Visitors Bureau to start planning your adventures.

Special Assistance

If you require special assistance onsite or have special dietary needs, please contact Sharon Wall, NIRI's Manager of Meeting Planning and Travel, at (703) 562-7682 or
  Beware of Solicitations from Hotel Booking Companies
NIRI has been informed that some third-party companies including “NTA Travel” have contacted attendees claiming to have a relationship with NIRI and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and offering hotel reservation services for the 2019 Annual Conference. These companies are not affiliated with NIRI or the JW Marriott Desert Ridge and should not be used to make hotel reservations. Please ignore any solicitations you receive from such companies. Hotel reservations should be made through the NIRI 2019 Annual Conference Hotel Reservations page. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Wall, NIRI’s Manager of Meeting Planning and Travel at