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JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054
Toll Free Reservations: +1-800-835-6206
International Reservations: +1-480-293-5000
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Make your online reservations at the APSNA special room rate.
APSA has negotiated with the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to offer a special room rate of $259 USD for single/double/triple/quad occupancy, plus state and city taxes. This special rate is applicable from May 24 through June 3, based on availability. To reserve a room, call the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort at +1-800- 835-6206; international callers use +1-480-293-5000, and mention you are attending the APSA Annual Conference, or make your reservation online. Reservations must be made by April 25, 2014, and rooms are subject to availability. The APSA 45th Annual Meeting room rate may not be available after April 25, so make your reservations early. A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation; however, the hotel will not charge the credit card if cancellations are made more than 48 hours prior to arrival. Hotel check-in is 4 p.m.; checkout is 11 a.m.
The Griffin Club
The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is one of the first JW hotels to pilot the Griffin Club service -– an enhanced level of concierge service. The Griffin Club is available 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily. Included in the additional nightly fee of $65 USD/ night for the first person or $100 USD/night for two people in the same room, is the following:
Chef-prepared breakfast buffet; mid- day lunch; hosted premium bar – beer, wine and spirits at night; hors d'oeuvres; interactive chef dinner experience and dessert sampling; and coffee, tea and assorted beverages available all day. There is television and lounge seating; vacation planning and full concierge services; front desk services; business services including computer access; wireless
Internet; games; magazines and newspapers; and a daily Revive Spa membership. You must be 21 years or older for entrance. When making your online hotel reservations, you will have the option of adding the Griffin Club.
Air Travel Information
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Air- port in Phoenix is located approximately 30 minutes from the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Air- line reservations may be made through FCm Travel Solutions, the preferred agency for APSA meetings. When you call, ask for the group department and identify yourself as an APSA 45th Annual Meeting participant. FCm charges a processing fee on transactions. International callers dial FCm Travel Solutions at +1-847- 948-9111, ext. 3; all other callers from North America dial +1-866-341- 7672.
Sedan and Limousine Service
Transtyle Transportation can provide round-trip ground transportation be- tween the airport and the resort with advance reservations. You can make a reservation with Transtyle Transportation by calling +1-800-410- 5479. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance, and rates are as follows:
A shared ride service is also available through Transtyle Transportation. Rides leave on the hour from 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Shared service rates are $24/one way per person. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
Typical taxi fare from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the hotel is around $60 one-way, plus gratuity.
With the many attractions that the Phoenix area has to offer, you may want to rent a car during your stay. Avis Rent a Car System Inc. is the official rental service for the APSA 45th Annual Meeting. Avis agents can provide the best available rates for your car needs during your stay. For online reservations, go to www.avis.com, or call +1-800-331- 1600 and indicate APSA Worldwide Discount number J787330 to receive special pricing. Hertz Rental Car Agency is available on site at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Reservations can be made at +1- 480-538-5480.
Phoenix’s average temperature high in May is 95° F (35° C), and average low is 69° F (21° C), but hotels are generally cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket.
Babysitting/Child Care Services Family Escape is a full service children’s recreation program for resort guests ages 4-12. Join in the fun for arts & crafts, games, desert adventures, trivia, sports and more. Family Escape is open from 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Fees are $35 per child and $20 per additional child from the same family.
Fitness Center The Fitness Center at the resort is located by the Lazy River and is available to registered guests on a complimentary basis. The Fitness Center is open 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.