ABA National Conference for Community Bankers

February 14-17, 2016 • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa • Palm Desert, California

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The Resort

Discover the timeless setting and glamorous heritage of architect Addison Mizner’s architecturally stunning Boca Raton Resort & Club. This legendary 356-acre resort in Boca Raton Florida offers classic elegance and sophistication throughout an extensive range of distinctive and exclusive venues.  

Indulge at the award winning Spa Palazzo and lose yourself amid enchanted surroundings. This relaxing spa was built to resemble the Alhambra Palace in Spain and offers an unforgettable spa experience with signature, luxury treatments. Or enjoy challenging terrain and stunning scenery at two of the finest championship golf courses in South Florida. Relax by the pool, splash in the surf or enjoy a unique array of wonderful water sports and resort activities.

Hotel Information

Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
501 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432 USA
Phone: (561) 447-3000
Fax: (561) 394-3961
Hotel Website

Hotel reservations can be made during the conference registration process. Room upgrades can be requested via reghousing@aba.com​ and are subject to availability. 

Weather and Conference Attire

Temperatures in the Boca Raton area average daytime highs in the 80s, falling to the 50s in the evening. Casual business attire is appropriate during the conference and throughout the resort. We suggest a sweater or light jacket for meeting rooms and evening events.  

Boca Raton Attractions

The Palm Beaches offer many options for fun, relaxing, fulfilling vacations. From golf, tennis and fishing to museums and the performing arts to parks and beaches to town tours - whatever you seek, you will find it here. We encourage you to visit and discover The Palm Beaches, the best way to experience Florida. For more information, please visit Discover The Palm Beaches Florida for a detailed list of area attractions.

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The resort is just 24 miles (approx. 45 min) from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and just 29 miles (approx. 35 min) south of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

Airport Transportation
Taxis to the Boca Raton Resort & Club are minimum $65 each way from FLL, and minimum $79 each way from PBI. For driving directions from the airport, visit the resort website​. Limosine service is available from both airports and shared shuttle service from PBI is available at a minimum charge of $32. Visit FLL Transportation Options or PBI Ground Transportation Options​ for more information. 

Valet parking for overnight guests is $30.74 with unlimited arrival/departure privileges.  Valet parking for day guests is $20 per arrival/departure.  There is no self parking.  Prices are subject to change.

Offsite Guests of Hotel Guests
The Boca Raton Resort and Club is a private resort with a secure gate.  Hotel guests who have an offsite guest visiting them or picking them up by car will need to alert security at the main gate by dialing “0” in advance.  Additionally, offsite guests will need an accompanying hotel guest to purchase on their behalf any hotel food or other services.

Travel Discounts

ABA offers special travel discounts through Hertz Car Rental. Please visit  ​​http://www.aba.com/Training/Conferences/Pages/travel.aspx​ to reseve your car today!​​

Hotel/Travel Questions? Please contact Sharon Radziewski for more information.