Acquire or Be Acquired

January 27-29, 2019
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ

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About the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Experience the beauty of Arizona's Urban Heart at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. As an award-winning, AAA 4-Diamond resort, we invite you to enjoy our stunning 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert, complete with luxury amenities, personal service, invigorating recreation and excellent dining. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies or patios with dramatic desert vistas, mountain views and tech-friendly amenities. This premier resort in Phoenix, AZ also impresses with the award-winning Revive Spa and championship Wildfire Golf Club, home to the LPGA Founders Cup. Families, couples and friends will find a variety of activities designed for all ages, with many opportunities for memorable experiences together. Or, just relax and enjoy each other's company indoors or outside on one of the many patios with inviting fire pits overlooking the resort’s waterways. Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, our Phoenix resort is your one-stop vacation haven.

Discounted Hotel Rate
The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is currently sold out.  There is a discounted room rate available for conference attendees at the following properties:

SpringHill Suites:
17020 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Reservation Line: 800-859-0709
Room Rate: $284 available until January 14, 2019 or until all rooms are reserved.

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic:
5665 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Reservation Line: 800-331-3131 or 480-563-1500
Room Rate: $335 available until January 4, 2019 or until all rooms are reserved.

For room availability, please contact the hotel(s) directly at the numbers listed above and mention “Bank Director” to receive the special room rate(s).  There will be a shuttle service that runs from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge to the above properties during the conference.  In addition, all Acquire or Be Acquired Conference attendees and their guests staying at these properties will be allowed to use the amenities, including the pools, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge.

Planning Beyond 2019
Where better to schedule your bank's next board and executive meeting than at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge? Take time away to meet with your team - while attending a conference that focuses on finding future growth. For meeting room availability, please call our events department at 877-397-7595.

Directions to the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Taxis, limousines, shuttles, buses and vans can be arranged to transport you from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  Please contact the Resort Services desk at 602-955- 6600, extension 7000 for rates and information.

From Sky Harbor Airport:

  • Turn left onto E Sky Harbor Blvd
  • Keep left at fork, follow signs for Downtown/I-10W/AZ-51/Phoenix
  • Take AZ-51 N/Hwy 51 N to Tatum Blvd. Take exit 31 from AZ-101 Loop E
  • Merge onto I-10
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 147A-B for Arizona 51 N/Arizona 202 Loop E
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 1, follow signs for McDowell Rd/Route 51 N
  • Keep left to continue toward AZ-51 N/Hwy 51 N
  • Continue onto AZ-51 N/Hwy 51 N
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 15A to merge onto AZ-101 Loop E
  • Take exit 31 for Tatum Blvd
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tatum Blvd and merge onto Tatum Blvd
  • Turn right onto E Deer Valley Dr
  • Turn left onto E Marriott Dr
  • Turn right and destination will be on your right

If you require assistance with transportation to the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa or if you have other personal requests, please call Concierge Services at the hotel at 800-835-6206.

For questions about the program, please contact Bank Director's conference department at or (877) 397-7595.