Hotel & Travel

IMPORTANT NOTE: The AUTM room block is now fully reserved at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa from Saturday, February 17, through Wednesday, February 21.

AUTM has secured two alternative hotels for our registrants. Please note that limited shuttle service will be provided to and from the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa to both of these properties. 


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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.

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
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.    

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 Onyx Express at +1-602-788-9193 or click here to visit their website. 

Hotel Restaurants

Handcrafted American fare with a Southwestern twist and a warm, welcoming ambiance. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended. Dress code: smart casual.
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
American fare, creative cocktails, Arizona craft beers and microbrews. An outdoor patio and lawn offers a relaxing respite. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
Revive Spa Bistro
Situated inside the on-site spa, Revive Spa Bistro provides a range of fresh, healthy dining options. Terrific cuisine, a tranquil atmosphere and outdoor seating. Open for breakfast and lunch. Dress code: casual.
Just A Splash Bar & Grill
A casual poolside setting with a classic American menu. Sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit smoothies and a full bar. Open for lunch. Dress code: casual.
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.
Fresh-brewed coffee and tea, sandwiches, snacks, and a variety of on-the-go options. Open for breakfast and lunch. Dress code: casual.

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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. 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 is complimentary for all guests in this state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. 
Revive Spa Fitness Center (18+ years of age)
Access 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.  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. For more information, 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

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