ABA National Conference for Community Bankers

February 16-19, 2014 • JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge • Phoenix, AZ

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The Resort

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers dramatic desert vistas, award-winning Revive Spa, and tech-friendly amenities to ensure you of a memorable stay. The elements of nature — fire, water, earth and sky — have been woven into the architecture of this magnificent resort, enabling guests to experience the pleasures of its distinctive surroundings. Every turn around a corner reveals a slice of paradise. Each guest room features a private balcony or patio overlooking wildflower gardens, swimming pools, lakes or waterways, backed by a horizon of magnificent mountains — breathtaking views to wake up to or contemplate as the desert twilight descends.

The hotel’s Wildfire Golf Club, set in the majestic Sonoran Desert, features two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer & Nick Faldo. Surrounded by the McDowell Mountains & century-old saguaro cacti, the club offers a great setting for golfers.

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA
Phone: 480-293-5000
Fax:  480-293-3600
Hotel Website

Hotel reservations can be made during the conference registration process at ABA event rate of $299/night.

Weather and Conference Attire

The temperatures in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area average daytime highs in the 60s and 70s, falling to the 40s 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.  

Phoenix Attractions

For a uniquely Southwestern experience, visit the nearby Desert Botanical Garden or Heard Museum for Native American art and culture. The Phoenix Art Museum, Children's Museum of Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Zoo are also high on visitors' must-do lists.

More on area attractions coming soon!


The resort is just 20 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Travel Discounts

ABA offers special travel discounts through Hertz Car Rental. Click here for more information and to make reservations.

Hotel/Travel Questions? Please contact Kandace Welch for more information.