ABA National Conference for Community Bankers

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


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A Resort Oasis in Palm Desert​

From the moment you turn on the palm-lined path leading to this Palm Desert resort, the experience of renewal begins. The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is a breathtaking luxury hotel, a vibrant oasis complete with cascading waterfall in the spacious lobby and gondolas plying meandering waterways.

Enjoy the desert's finest dining with six restaurants on-site. Languish in bliss at the dazzling Spa at Desert Springs. Challenge your golf game on 36 spectacular, Ted-Robinson-designed holes. Cool off in any of four sparkling swimming pools.

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, California  92260 
Phone: (760) 341-2211
Fax: (760) 341-1872
Toll-Free: (888) 538-9459 
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 Palm Desert, California area average daytime highs in the mid-70s, falling to the high 40s in the evening. Business casual attire is appropriate during the conference and throughout the resort. We suggest a sweater or light jacket for meeting rooms and evening events.

Palm Desert Attractions

Palm Desert offers something for everyone to ensure a fun, relaxing and fulfilling vacation. Visitors will enjoy everything from championship golf courses to desert wildlife and unique flora to hiking trails to an amazing selection of boutiques and art galleries. For more information, please check Visiting Palm Desert for a detailed list of the area’s top attractions.


With three airports to choose from, it’s easy to find a great flight to the Palm Desert area, no matter where you’re coming from. Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is approximately 12 miles NW of the hotel (taxi is approximately $45 one way), LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) is approximately 82 miles NW of the hotel (taxi is approximately $250 one way) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 135 miles NW of the hotel (taxi is approximately $350 one way).  Rates are subject to change. 

PSP offers a wide variety of ground transportation options, including taxi, limousine and shuttle services to the resort.  Please check the PSP website​ for a detailed listing.

The resort offers onsite parking for $5 hourly (1-6 hours) and $8 hourly (6-12 hours), as well as $17 daily. The valet parking fee is $27 daily, and overnight self-parking is included in the resort fee. Prices are subject to change.

Travel Discounts

ABA offers special travel discounts through Hertz Car Rental. Please click here for more information.​​​​​​​


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