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convention Hotel, Travel & logistics

Overflow Hotel Information

Sleeping rooms at the NAHAD host hotel, JW Marriott Desert Ridge, are now fully booked. NAHAD has reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Marriott Residence Inn, as noted below:

Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo ClinicOverflow Hotel
5665 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Phone number for reservations: 1-866-754-5927 (This is the hotel’s dedicated Central Reservation Phone Number)

Hotel Phone Direct is: 1-480-563-1500

Please mention that you are with the NAHAD Overflow Group.

The rate for NAHAD members is $169 per night, plus tax. The Hotel is approximately two years old and in very good condition.

Web Site for further Information

The Hotel has a Shuttle which operates Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-9:00 pm within a 2 mile radius of the hotel and is open to all hotel guests.

NAHAD will provide Shuttle Service for Convention attendees on Saturday, Apr. 26 and Sunday, Apr. 27 and after the Closing Dinner on Tuesday night, Apr. 29, if needed. There is free parking at the Residence Inn, if you are renting a car. NAHAD also has a rental car agreement for your convenience with Hertz. You may book with Hertz by calling 1-800-654-2240 and refer to CV#027W0020 to receive the NAHAD discounted fee.


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa     
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
Phone: 1-480-293-5000
Fax: 1-480-293-3600

Resort photoWithout peer among Phoenix resorts, the award-winning, AAA 4-Diamond JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa welcomes guests to its stunning 316 acres in the Sonoran Desert. The captivating resort in Phoenix takes you to a place where luxury, personal service, invigorating recreation and excellent dining are in abundance. 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 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Families, couples and friends will find a variety of activities designed for all ages, with many opportunities for memorable experiences together. Or just relax and enjoy each other's company indoors or outside on one of many patios with our inviting fire-pits overlooking the resort’s waterways. Among the leading North Phoenix, Arizona resorts, JW Marriott Desert Ridge is NAHAD’s destination for our 30th Anniversary celebration.

NAHAD Sleeping Room Rates: $249.00 single or double occupancy, plus tax

Sleeping rooms will be held in the NAHAD Block until March 25, 2014. After this date, rooms may be available on a space available, rate available basis, so please book as soon as possible. Upgrades are available at the NAHAD rate of $349.00 for a junior suite; $449.00 for an Executive Suite and $649.00 for a one-bedroom Hospitality Suite with limited availability.

To make a reservation, please call 1-800-835-6206 or 1480-293-5000. You may also reserve your room online here.



JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort is located approximately 22 miles (35 – 45 minutes) NE of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The airport is served by:

Aeromexico 1- 800-237-6639
Air Canada 1- 888- 47-2262
Alaska Airlines 1-800-426-0333
American 1-800-433-7300
British Airways 1- 800-247-9297
Delta DL 1-800-221-1212
Frontier 1-800-432-1359
Great Lakes Airlines 1- 800-554-5111
Hawaiian Airlines 1- 800-367-5320
JetBlue 1- 800-538-2583
Southwest 1-800-435-9792
Spirit Airlines 1- 800-401-2200  
Sun Country 1-800-359-6786
United 1-800-241-6522
US Airways 1-800-428-4322
Volaris 1- 866-988 3527
WestJet 1- 888) 937-8538

Ground Transportation

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.     


Taxi terminal access is as follows: Terminal 2: East of the North curb, outside door # 8. Terminal 3: North curbside, outside door # 7 and Terminal 4: Level 1, North curbside, outside door # 7. The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor: Apache Taxi: 1-480-557-7000; •AAA/Yellow Cab: 1-480-888-8888 or Mayflower Cab: 1-602-955-1355 Estimated taxi fare: $65 USD (one way)

Alternate transportation: SuperShuttle; 1-602-244-9000, reservation required.

Rental Car

Hertz is offering special meeting rates, available from April 19—May 7, 2014 from all Phoenix area locations, including a Hertz desk at the Hotel. To reserve your special meeting rates, you may provide this CV# to your corporate travel department or travel agent CV # 027W0020 or you may call Hertz directly from the United States or Canada at 1-800-654-2240 or from International locations 1-405-749-4434. Please provide the CV #027W0020.

Weather & What to Wear

In early April, the days are warm and the nights are cool, with temperatures ranging from 60 degrees in the evening, to 83 degrees in the midday. Casual business attire, suitable to a warm climate, is recommended for all business sessions. It is always a wise idea to have a sweater or suit jacket for meeting rooms, which tend to be kept on the cool side. Attire for Saturday night’s Welcome Reception is “smart” casual. Tuesday morning’s Contact Table Program will be business casual, to allow members the opportunity to sport their company logo golf shirts paired with business slacks. Business attire is advised for Sunday night’s hospitality suites. Bring your fancy Cowboy duds for Tuesday night’s Reception and Dinner.

The NAHAD Annual Convention is open to members of NAHAD only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please visit our Join page.