JW Marriott Desert Ridge

ILMA has reserved a block of rooms at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge with special rates available from October 6 – October 15. Only registered meeting attendees will have access to reservations in ILMA's room block at the special rate listed below. Your emailed registration confirmation will include information on how to make your reservation at the ILMA group rate.


The deadline to book a room in ILMA's room block is Friday, September 17. 

For a full refund of the meeting registration fee, all cancelation requests must be received by Oct. 1. Contact Tim Mack to request cancelation. Hotel rooms must be canceled directly through the hotel.

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85054

(480) 293-5000

Hotel Website

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Air Travel

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 22 miles from the hotel.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) is located 60 miles from the hotel.

Ground Transportation

Uber and Lyft are available at the airport and the hotel for convenient drop offs and pick ups.


Estimated taxi fare from PHX is $65. Bus service from PHX is $2, one way.

Estimated taxi fare from AZA is $110. Bus service from AZA is $10, one way.

Self-parking is complimentary.

Overnight valet parking is $29 per vehicle, per night.

Dining & Networking Venues

From casual brunch to poolside to fine dining, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge offers a wide variety of restaurants and networking venues for ILMA members.

There are also several excellent dining options nearby, off-property.

Room Rates

Standard Room: $299 per night

Additional room upgrades are offered at special rates and are subject to availability.

A total of 12.57% in state / local taxes will apply to all reservations.


The resort fee has been waived.

Spa & Fitness

Access to the Revive Spa is available to attendees for $35 per day.

Access to the Revive Fitness Center is complimentary for attendees. 

Things to Do

Tee off amidst awe-inspiring mountain views at Wildfire Golf Club on championship courses designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo.​

Enjoy a luxury pool experience with access to five pools, two whirlpools, a lazy river, a waterslide and kids' splash pad. All pools are heated at 82 degrees.

Venture off-property to Desert Ridge Marketplace, High Street, Cave Creek or Kierland Commons for unique shopping, indulgent eats and fun events.

Beware of Attendee List Pirates and Travel Agency/Room Reservation Scams

If contacted by anyone offering an ILMA Annual Meeting Attendee list, please do not provide them with your contact information. This is also a scam. The official ILMA Annual Meeting attendee list is available exclusively to ILMA members on the ILMA app.


If contacted by anyone claiming to be associated with a convention housing bureau or travel agency offering services to book a room for you in ILMA's room block, please do not provide them with your contact or payment information. This is a scam.

Information regarding ILMA Annual Meeting hotel reservations will be provided to you directly in your emailed registration confirmation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Edwards.


Hospitality Guidelines

  • Excluding tabletop displays in Base Camp, private signs, sales, displays and distribution of sales literature in public areas are prohibited.

  • Companies hosting hospitality suites or private functions for groups of 10 or more must inform ILMA by Friday, September 3.

  • For groups of 10 or more,  busses or other transportation are not permitted to depart earlier than 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.