All time inspiring ambiance, endless pleasures, supreme service, and enduring lavishness – all these desires of a discerned traveler seems to dwell in the Phoenix’s JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort. And this is no ordinary appeal as the resort is actually a desert mountain sanctuary whose address permanently relaxes in the humid Sonoran desert close to Phoenix. So despite living in a hot climate of the desert, this spa resort has never failed to render itself as a perfect oasis of luxury and rejuvenation. With its persuasive luxury rooms, outstanding eateries, ballroom as Arizona’s largest, pampering spa, spacious 4-acres of pools, championship golf, serpentine pools, waterslides, rich event venues, and the exciting Lazy River; you will really forget that you are actually enjoying your holiday in a desert.
Your this sojourn actually starts as you soon as enter the JW Marriott Desert Ridge upon which you are greeted with an hugging huge lobby, eye-catching fountains, great floral arrangements, colorful orchids, eye catching floor-to-ceiling windows, shining waterways, and royal pathways lined with palms all of which facilitate a remarkable start. Well, this experience has to be felt as this one is Arizona’s largest luxury resort in the McDowell Mountains excitingly placed near the big shopping malls. You can easily come here from the Sky Harbor Airport that is the closest airport and also from off the Loop 101.
At the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, you can choose from the 950 non-smoking rooms as well as suites all elegantly placed in the five-storey structure with three layers in the shape of U. Further, all of them facilitate the views of the hotel ponds, pools, waterways, gardens, and mountains via the equipped balcony or patio. Expect all basic to lavish amenities: signature bedding, cushioned chairs, radio, vide game console, CD player, VCR rentals, complimentary high-speed and TV Internet, DVD player, glassed-in stall showers, bathrobes, separate tubs, wall-size mirrors, marble-floor bathrooms, granite-and-wood vanities, pay movies, premium television channel(s), refrigerators (on request), cable/satellite television channels, AC, curtains, wake-up calls, hypo-allergenic bedding, climate control, complimentary newspaper, multi-line phone, voice mail, in-room massage, hair dryer, turndown service, complimentary toiletries, in-room childcare (surcharge), electronic check-out, desk, crib, electronic/magnetic keys, housekeeping, mini bar, iron/ironing board, and rollaway bed.
Ballroom(s) • Lounge • Shoe shine • Restaurants • Tour assistance • Shopping on site • Internet access in public areas – high speed • Internet access – wireless • Complimentary newspapers in lobby • Internet access in public areas – surcharge • Business center • Supervised child care/activities • Event catering • Concierge desk • Express check-in and check-out • Gift shops • Exhibit space • Valet parking • Multiple conference/meeting rooms • Valet parking (surcharge) • Self parking (surcharge) • Lift • Self parking • Limo or Town Car service • ATM/banking • Doorman/doorwoman • 24-hour front desk • Porter • Dry cleaning/laundry service • Banquet facilities • Air-conditioned public areas • Audio-visual equipment • Safe-deposit box – front desk • Security guard • Multiple small meeting rooms • Room service (24 hours) • Multilingual staff
Pilates classes/instruction • Yoga classes/instruction • Running track/path • Bicycles • Golf – miniature • Aerobics • Hiking/biking trails • Mountain biking • Personal watercraft • Horse riding/rental • Steam room • Tennis court • Hair salon • Golf course • Sauna • Swimming pool – outdoor • Health club • Beauty services • Spa tub • Fitness facilities • Full-service health spa • Golf – driving range
You can choose from many options at JW Marriott Desert Ridge. At the indoor/outdoor Blue Sage restaurant, before the food as well as lounge, you will love its décor: wood floor, two-tone yellow arches, domed ceilings, and chandeliers. Herein, you then enjoy any of the three meals that is served as a la carte or a buffet daily. Expect snacks, beverages, and lunch with vegetarian options such as enchiladas, burgers, and sandwiches.
Run by the famous Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi is the Roy’s Run where you get a chance to taste the sushi in the sushi bar along with the Pacific Rim fusion. Even here, the décor is great in form of orange chandeliers, white as well as purple linens, outdoor fireplaces, and yellow walls.
Nightly main courses are the feature of the Ristorante Tuscany set under the domed wooded ceiling, but excitingly besides a fireplace and on the terrace. For those who prefer health cuisine, the Spa Bistro is the best option with its indoor/outdoor arrangements, blueberry buckwheat pancakes, juices, salads, and lavender creme brulée.
Just a Splash is the poolside eatery for the pool lovers to savor lunch/dinner menu, salads, sandwiches, tropical drinks, pizzas, and burgers. If you come here on the weekends, you also get to enjoy the live shows.