Desert Ridge Resort Named Top Spa

Marriott`s Revive Spa at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort has been named
one of America`s best spas in a newly released Mobil Travel Guide book.
From an initial list of more than 300 spas, 160 were identified and
rigorously inspected utilizing the same process that Mobil Travel Guide
has used to rank lodgings and restaurants for more than four decades. Only
48 spas were chosen for final inclusion in the first ever America`s Best
Hotel & Resort Spas.
“We`re excited to be selected in this prestigious Mobil Travel Guide book
as one of the best spas in North America,” said Steve Hart, general
manager, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. “Revive Spa is a perfect
retreat where both guests and local residents can enjoy a relaxing and
rejuvenating experience that captures the spirit and essence of the
surrounding Sonoran Desert.”

In addition to the Mobil Travel Guide honor, JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Resort & Spa has received numerous other accolades in its first year of
operation. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted JW Marriott
Desert Ridge one of the top 75 resorts in North America and the property
was also included in the publication`s 2004 “Gold Reserve” list, a
supplement to the Gold List. The resort has received AAA Four Diamond
status and its fine dining restaurant, Ristorante Tuscany, is also rated
AAA Four Diamonds. Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge is a
recent award winner. In Dec. 2003, the Arizona Republic selected the #2
hole on the Faldo Championship course as one of the area`s “Ultimate 18”
golf holes.
Arizona`s newest luxury resort, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa,
features 950 guest rooms (including 81 suites) and offers over 200,000
square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Roy`s by Roy Yamaguchi
and Blue Sage, inspired by Mark Miller, top the list of ten dining
experiences. Leisure amenities include four acres of elaborately
landscaped pools, including a Lazy River with serpentine slide, eight
tennis courts, and the Wildfire Golf Club, with two 18-hole championship
golf courses—the Arnold Palmer Signature Course and the Nick Faldo
Championship Course. The resort is also home to Marriott`s first “Revive
Spa,” a two-story, 28,000-square-foot sanctuary that offers 41 treatment
rooms.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located at 5350 E. Marriott Dr.,
where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 30 minutes north of Sky Harbor
International Airport, with easy access to the new Loop 101 Freeway. For
more information or reservations, please call the resort directly at (480)
293- 5000, toll free at (800) 835-6206, or visit the web site at
http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has
approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s
most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
For more information or reservations, please visit the web site at
http://www.marriott.com/.
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