Hotel and Travel

The AUTM 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, where AUTM has negotiated the following discounted rates based on occupancy: Single/Double - $270, Triple - $290, Quad - $310. Rooms and rates are based on availability and are subject to state and local fees/taxes (which is currently 12.27 percent). Be sure to make reservations by January 19, 2018, afterwards, the discounted room rates may not apply.
To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa toll-free reservations number at +1-800-228-9290, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and identify yourself as an AUTM Annual Meeting attendee. 
  • Attendees, click here to make your reservation online. 
  • Government employees, click here to make your reservation online. 
All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. Make any necessary cancellations at least 48 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Discounted room rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability. Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.
*JW Exclusive Griffin Club Experience* Upgrade your reservation to stay in a signature view room and enjoy a private membership experience in the Griffin Club room. A Griffin Club reservation includes access to the Revive Spa, a chef prepared breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, premium bar, and dessert sampling, and much more. For more information about the Griffin Club or to reserve your JW Griffin Club Experience, use the online reservation link provided above. There is limited availability for Griffin Club, so it is recommended that you make an early reservation.    

Host Hotel

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054 USA
Reservation Phone: +1-800-228-9290
Guest Phone: +1-480-293-5000
Guest Fax: +1-480-293-3600

Ground Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately 22 miles from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The estimated taxi fare is $65 one way. SuperShuttle provides van service to and from the airport 24 hours a day. SuperShuttle rates are based on zone and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional passenger per reservation is $8. Call SuperShuttle at +1-602-244-9000 or click here to visit their website. SuperShuttle provides a customer service counter in Terminal 4 at Door 8. You may schedule pre-arranged limo pickups using the following provider recommended by the airport. To make a reservation, call American Limo & Sedan at +1-602-788-9193 or click here to visit their website. 

Hotel Restaurants

Treat yourself to exquisite dining here in Desert Ridge at Stonegrill. Our restaurant offers handcrafted American fare with a Southwestern twist and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Reservations are recommended. 
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
Relax after a day of excitement in Desert Ridge at Twenty6 lounge. We feature perfectly poured cocktails and a curated wine list, as well as cheese, charcuterie and delectable small plates. 
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
MERITAGE – An Urban Tavern
Offering a fun, upscale gathering spot featuring American fare, creative cocktails, Arizona craft beers and microbrews, and a growler station for take home brews. An outdoor patio and lawn offers a relaxing respite for happy hour or Sunday Brunch.
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
Revive Spa Bistro
Situated inside our on-site spa, Revive Spa Bistro provides a range of fresh, healthy dining options. Visit our restaurant for terrific cuisine, a tranquil atmosphere and outdoor seating. 
Open for breakfast and lunch. Dress code: casual.
Just A Splash Bar & Grill
A great alternative to restaurant dining, Just A Splash Bar & Grill showcases a casual poolside setting and a classic American menu. Indulge in sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit smoothies and much more. We also boast a full bar. 
Open for lunch. Dress code: casual.
Roy’s Pacific Rim
For an unforgettable dining experience here in Desert Ridge, join us at Roy’s Pacific Rim. Celebrated restaurateur Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurant offers a creatively designed menu, which seamlessly combines Hawaiian and Asian cuisines. 
Open for dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
Jump-start your morning in Desert Ridge with your favorite Starbucks® beverage. We feature fresh-brewed coffee and tea, sandwiches, snacks, and a variety of on-the-go options. 
Open for breakfast and lunch. Dress code: casual.

Nearby Restaurant Options

Humble Pie Scottsdale
Local Italian chain serving red and white pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and wine in a contemporary space. 
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: casual.
1.2 miles 
21050 N Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Yard House
High-end sports-bar chain with a huge menu of New American fare and an extensive list of draft beers.
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: casual.
0.8 miles 
21001 N. Tatum Blvd. 
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Kona Grill
Sleek chain with a broad New American menu including low-calorie options, plus sushi and cocktails.
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: casual.
0.7 miles
5310 E High St. #101
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Blue Martini
Martinis and champagne accompany a global tapas menu, live music and daily specials in a stylish space. 
Open for dinner. Dress code: shirt and slacks required.
0.9 miles
5455 E. High St. Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Ocean Prime
Upscale chain known for its sophisticated décor, long wine list and classic steak and seafood menu. 
Open for dinner. Dress code: dress jeans.
1.1 miles
5455 E. High St.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
Experience a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro. 
6 miles
7132 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The Cheesecake Factory
American chain restaurant offering sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake. 
Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: casual.
6.2 miles
15230 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental service for the AUTM 2018 Annual Meeting. For details, call +1-800-331-1600 and indicate AWD number J867535 to receive special pricing. An advance reservation is recommended. For online reservations, click on the following link, AVIS


The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on-site, self-parking fee is $10 per day. Valet parking is available for $29 per day or $19 per day with paid resort fee. 


Internet is complimentary in all attendee guest rooms. 


Discover the ancient healing power of water at the resort’s Revive spa. Book an appointment during your time in Phoenix for a variety of spa treatments focused on indigenous flora and fauna and a range of amenities to ensure tranquility. AUTM annual meeting attendees will receive a 20% discount on spa services during their stay (excludes salon services). Appointment is required.
Phone: +1-480-293-3700


Located in the heart of the majestic Sonoran Desert, the resort’s Wildfire Golf Club features two championship golf courses, designed by golf idols Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo. 
Phone: +1-888-705-7775


Resort Fitness Center
Access to the Resort Fitness Center is complimentary for all guests. The Resort Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. 
Revive Spa Fitness Center (18+ years of age)
Access to the Revive Spa Fitness Center is complimentary to all guests. The Revive Spa Fitness Center is equipped with cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and fitness classes. 
The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa includes five outdoor pools and a whirlpool. Each swimming pool is outdoor, heated, and provides towels. 
The tennis center features eight premier hard, lighted courts, and a full-service pro-shop carrying the lasted selection of apparel, equipment and same-day racquet stringing. The Tennis Center offers a multitude of options for you to enjoy the game. For more information and pricing, call +1-480-293-3663 


The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa offers a variety of activities for resort guests. These activities include bike rentals, jogging/fitness trail, sauna, and tennis.
Lazy River
Meander your way through the Lazy River and splash down the water slide!
Family Escape
Call to learn about morning sessions, family times, activities and night parties. Fees apply. For more information, please call +1-480-239-5000 and ask for the Family Escape Kids club. 
Desert Ridge Marketplace
To find an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences, visit the Desert Ridge Marketplace located just across the street from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The Desert Ridge Marketplace offers 1.2 million square feet of retail space featuring outdoor fireplaces and unique water features. For more information about what the Desert Ridge Marketplace has to offer, click here. A complimentary shuttle service is available for resort guests.  

Things to Do in Phoenix

There are plenty of ways to explore the city of Phoenix! From arts and culture to fun and amusement, there are many attractions and activities in the area. Click here to get more information on all that the city of Phoenix has to offer. 

Foreign Visas

Travelers coming from qualified counties to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit without a visa. For more information visit

Dress Code

Attire for the AUTM Annual Meeting is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, AUTM recommends bringing a light sweater or jacket. 


If you have questions regarding accommodations and travel, contact AUTM headquarters via email at, by phone at +1-847-559-0846, or by fax at +1-847-686-2253.