The beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix –the largest resort in Arizona-- provides luxury, exceptional service, endless recreation and an array of dining opportunities in the tranquility of the scenic cactus-studded Sonoran desert. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the sounds of splashing fountains in the expansive tumbled marble lobby and dazzled by the sight of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows opened wide, spilling out onto sparkling waterways, majestic palm-lined pathways and the desert mountainside.
Set on 316 acres featuring sweeping views of the crimson-hued McDowell Mountains and wandering waterways that weave through the breathtaking lush oasis, you will be treated to fiery Arizona sunsets set amongst the picturesque, cactus-studded Sonoran desert which adds to the resort's serene setting.
Along with being Arizona's largest resort, the AAA Four Diamond JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort is also big on luxury. Featuring 950 guestrooms with oversized balconies overlooking wildflower gardens, swimming pools, lakes, waterways and golf course or mountain views, guest suite offerings include expansive presidential suites, hospitality suites, luxury suites and executive suites.
When the forecast calls for colder temperatures, escape the deep freeze to enjoy the resort’s premier Wildfire Golf Club with the Unlimited Golf Experience stay package. Guests will be whisked away to warm temperatures and hospitality for enjoying unlimited golf on both the Faldo and Palmer course, two picturesque 18-hole golf courses situated in the rugged Sonoran desert designed by golf's greatest legends.
Home to the LPGA Founders Cup, the Wildfire Golf Club has earned multiple awards including "Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America" by Condé Nast and "Best Resort Course in the Southwest" by Travel & Leisure Golf.
The par-71 Faldo Championship Course was designed by three-time Masters and three-time British Open champ Nick Faldo. The course features generous fairways and ample landing areas for the not-so-straight and narrow golf swing. It also offers stunning views of the McDowell Mountains, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak.
The par-72 Palmer Signature Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, features a vast 151-acre layout that meanders through picturesque arroyos and undulating belt grass greens with centuries-old saguaro cactus. Five different tee markers allow guests to test their game and improve their range.
Wildfire Golf Club also features the finest in practice facilities, including an all-grass driving range, putting and chipping greens, a green-side practice bunker and state-of-the-art GPS with a Sport-Line streamer in each golf cart.
Starting from just $319, the Unlimited Golf Experience includes complimentary golf cart with GPS and bag storage, advanced tee times and a daily breakfast buffet.
After golf rounds, the resort’s four acres of elaborately landscaped turquoise pools and meandering 1,600-linear-foot lazy river with underwater jets are perfect for relaxing in the sun. Voted “No. 1 Pool” in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, the resort’s pool complex includes the grand Wildfire pool topped by a glowing fire beacon at night, the Sidewinder pool with a serpentine design and the Mesa pool with an average depth of 3.5 feet located next to the interactive dancing fountains, for families with little ones.
The resort is also home to the world class Revive Spa offering facial and body treatments inspired by native desert plants and its own sanctuary swimming pool surrounded by private cabanas.
Offering 41 elegantly appointed treatment rooms, the spa features a two-story rotunda with a central water feature that flows directly underneath the open skylight.
Among Revive Spa's luxurious services is the Turquoise Blue Sage Body Ritual. The healing treatment uses the ancient wisdom of the Native American people and energies of the sacred turquoise gemstones to offer a truly relaxing experience for body and soul.
Spa goers will also appreciate such special features as private balconies, indoor relaxation rooms complete with fireplaces, secluded outdoor patios and a rooftop cactus Zen garden with a flowing water feature.
An abundance of wonderful resort eateries with farm-to-fork freshness from the resort’s on-site organic garden are also available, from prime aged steaks and seafood at Meritage Steakhouse to southwest American fare at stonegrill and handcrafted small plates, local craft brews and cocktails at twenty6 lounge with magnificent floor-to-celling windows and charming firepits dotted throughout its patio, to poolside dining at Just A Splash.
Guests of JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa can also experience an even greater elevated level of service, amenities, and personal pampering at its JW Griffin Club. An indulging retreat high above the resort’s majestic mountain, desert and golf course surroundings, guests can reach even greater heights and enjoy numerous benefits, elevated amenities and exemplary services from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with access to the exclusive 21 and over JW Griffin Club.
You’ll find everything you’ll ever want at JW Marriott Desert Ridge including dedicated fun for children to enjoy at the Family Escape Club providing entertainment, computer fun or just a place for lounging for children 4 to 12 years old. A variety of options include learning and fun with computers, iPads, library of books, movies on a 60-inch TV, gaming on Xbox, Kinect, Wii and PlayStation or board games in addition to an outdoor sports lawn.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway. For more information, please visit jwdesertridgeresort.com.