Hotel & Travel

Convention Hotel & Headquarters

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Without peer among Phoenix resorts, the award-winning, AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will be our headquarters for the 2015 NDSC Convention. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies or patios with dramatic desert vistas, mountain views, and tech-friendly amenities. This premier resort also impresses with the award-winning Revive Spa and championship Wildfire Golf Club, home to the LPGA Founders Cup. Families, couples and friends will find a variety of activities designed for all ages, with many opportunities for memorable experiences together. Relax and enjoy each other’s company indoors or outside on one of many patios with our inviting fire-pits.

Click here to make hotel reservations at the JW Marriott at NDSC group rate. Please read the cancellation policy below before reserving your room. Please note that the JW Marriott hotel reservation system has had some system issues recently. If the site is down please try again at a later time.

More than 800 sleeping rooms are being held for NDSC families, including every double/double on resort property!  We encourage you to make your reservation as early as possible as the block is expected to reach capacity quickly! The NDSC was able to negotiate a $145 rate per night, with taxes the total amount per night comes to $167.  This is more than a 50% discount from their regular rate and the best part is the JW agreed to waive the resort fee for our families!

One night deposit is required at the time of booking.  The NDSC convention rate will expire on June 18 and is available for stays between June 23 – 29.  Please note, there are a limited number of rooms available on the days leading up to and after the convention.  These are considered shoulder nights and are offered to our attendees based on hotel availability.  Again, the earlier you make your plans, the better your chances are of getting a room that meets your needs and dates.  Doubles will go fast.  Please only reserve a double if you absolutely need one.  Consider requesting a roll-a-way with a king bed so larger families can request rooms with two beds. All of the rooms come with a refrigerator and safe.  Unfortunately, this JW does NOT have a club or concierge lounge.

Only two rooms are permitted per reservation.  Too often, groups within the NDSC Convention reserve a large number of rooms and then realize they don’t need them. Unfortunately, this does not allow other families who are actually coming to the convention access to the hotel.  Therefore, each attendee can reserve a maximum of two rooms in their name.  After two a new name and a separate reservation will be required.  Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.

The NDSC convention rate is only available to those who register to attend the convention. This includes speakers, registered exhibitors and registered volunteers.  All rooms will be cross checked to the NDSC registration list.  If a registration does not exist, your sleeping room rate will increase to the JW published rate for those dates.

NDSC Cancellation Policy – The last day that you can cancel your room reservation is June 10.  Rooms cancelled after June 10 will lose their one night deposit of $167.  No exceptions.

About Phoenix

According to legend, Phoenix gets its name from Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes. Rising to an elevation of 1,117 feet, greater Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, which is one of the wettest and greenest deserts in North America, thanks to 3-15 inches of annual rainfall. Phoenix has museums to suit nearly every taste. The Heard Museum (Native American); Desert Botanical Garden (the world’s largest collection of desert plants); Taliesin West (home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation); the Phoenix Art Museum (the Southwest’s largest art museum); the Arizona Science Center; the Hall of Flame (featuring the world’s largest collection of fire-fighting equipment); Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park (Native American) and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) are among the cultural hot spots. Arizona is home to 22 American Indian tribes. The Heard Museum has an extensive collection of American Indian artifacts, including the largest kachina doll collection of any museum in the country. Greater Phoenix is home to more than 200 golf courses and is one of only 13 U.S. cities with franchises in all four major professional sports leagues: Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL) and Arizona Coyotes (NHL). America’s sixth-largest city still has real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners and visionaries. This is Greater Phoenix — Arizona’s urban heart and America’s sunniest metropolis.

Find out more about what is hot in Phoenix.