Marriott`s Desert Springs Goes JW Marriott

25th Oct 2002

Marriott`s Desert Springs Resort & Spa is now a member of the world-class collection of distinctive JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts. Catering to discerning upscale travelers around the world, JW Marriott properties are the most elegant and luxurious hotels and resorts carrying the Marriott brand name.

“Desert Springs has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious resorts in the Palm Springs area and the JW Marriott name further reinforces its status as a premier destination for both group and leisure travelers,” said Tim Sullivan, general manager, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts embody approachable luxury - understated elegance and gracious personal service. Brand hallmarks include distinctive architectural and interior features, spacious guest rooms with luxurious appointments, unique restaurants and lounges, premium fitness centers, and enhanced services, including 24-hour room service, nightly turndown and upgraded bath amenities.

“Resorts represent an exciting new direction for the JW Marriott collection. Since the first location was announced in 1999, these premier properties have served discerning travelers seeking inspiration and rejuvenation. We look forward to welcoming past guests and new visitors, and introducing them to the JW Marriott experience,” said Tim Sullivan.

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is the 5th resort and 24th property overall to join the JW Marriott collection. Current JW Marriott Resort locations include Cancun, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phuket, Thailand; and Ko Olina, Hawaii. Opening next month in Phoenix, Ariz., is the 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The 1,000-room JW Marriott Grande Lakes opens in Orlando, Fla., mid-2003.


JW Marriott hotels are also located in major cities around the world including Washington, D.C., New York, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Monica, Hong Kong, Quito, Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City, Seoul, Bangkok, Dubai, Surabaya, Mumbai, Jakarata, Lima, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro.

The Four Star, Four Diamond, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa opened in February 1987, and is one of the largest resort and convention complexes in the southwestern United States. Situated on 450 acres of lushly landscaped grounds and lagoons, the property is a sprawling oasis, offering a remarkable contrast to the stark beauty of the desert. The resort’s 884 deluxe guest rooms, including 51 suites, are located in five-to-eight-story wings surrounding swimming pools, lakes, verdant fairways, lush English gardens, and manicured lawns. Each guest room is spacious with a residential ambience, a luxurious bathroom with separate tub and shower, and a private balcony with mountain views.

The resort’s superb recreation facilities include: two Ted Robinson-designed 18-hole championship golf courses; a unique 18-hole putting course; 20 tennis courts: 15 hard courts (six lighted), three clay and two grass courts; a 30,000-square-foot, world-class European Spa with an extensive menu of services, including new California treatments utilizing elements indigenous to the area. The Spa also features one of the largest resort gyms in the country with state-of-the-art equipment and personal trainers available. For families traveling with children, “Kids` Klub” provides supervised adventures for guests ages 4 to 12 years, and child-sitting services are also available. With 51,300 square-feet of flexible indoor meeting space, large or small groups can be accommodated expertly at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

For more information or reservations, call 1-800-331-3112 or (760) 341-2211 or visit



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