The 2021 Winter Simulation Conference is taking place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa provides luxury, unparalleled service, endless recreation and exquisite dining. The resort’s desert mountain setting is highlighted by impeccable accommodations, in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona near Cave Creek and Desert Ridge Marketplace.

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JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054


Click HERE to book your hotel room. 

Please Note: Reservations must be cancelled 7 whole days prior to arrival in order to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax to the method of payment used to guarantee the room reservation. 

We also have a very limited number of rooms at the Government rate.  Attendees must have a government ID to present at check-in.  Click here to book at the government rate. 

Extended:  All reservations must be made by the cut-off of Saturday, November 27. Please make your reservations as soon as possible because there is limited availability at this rate and it will sell out!

$215/night Deluxe Guest Room (plus taxes &fees)

We have negotiated a lower room rate without the resort fee, therefore, certain items will be available at retail pricing, such as: parking, access to Revive Spa, Wildfire Golf Driving Range and bag storage, use of tennis facilities and bike rental. Complimentary WiFi will be available in all guest rooms for Marriott Bonvoy members (formerly Marriot Rewards). If you are not already a member, go to

Rooms include a $10/room/day Resort Credit for all guest rooms (excluding complimentary rooms), which can be used for any Resort-operated restaurant, shop, retail, and recreation, excluding Roy’s; any balance remaining at the end of any guest’s stay is not refundable.

Staying at WinterSim’s host hotel is particularly important this year!  The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge has been extremely flexible with our planning committee during these unprecedented times.  Here are some top reasons for staying at the conference hotel:

  • Booking at WSC’s host hotel not only benefits you but it has significant impact on the Winter Simulation Conference as a whole. We have negotiated numerous concessions and benefits that are based on ensuring attendees stay at the hotel. If we don’t meet our commitment, WSC could be financially responsible for lost revenue to the hotel or have to pay extra costs for room rental, etc.
  • Added networking and social time with WSC attendees, sponsors and exhibitors is a key reason for attending an in-person event. By staying at the host hotel, you enhance opportunities to meet with colleagues and share experiences and ideas.  
  • Marriott hotels have elevated rigorous standards and protocols to create a “new normal” in hospitality with their Connect with Confidence and Commitment to Clean programs.

**COVID-19 Updates**

The health and safety of Marriott guests and Winter Simulation Conference attendees is top priority. 

Attendees and hotel guests should review government guidance to confirm eligibility to travel & stay at the hotel.  See  Face coverings are currently (as of 4/26/21) required in all indoor public areas.

Click here to review COVID-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel.

Buyer Beware – Fraudulent Room Reservations

The only way to make reservations at the special conference rate in the WSC block is by using the provided link or calling directly into the hotel. Please do not book with an outside booking agent. If someone contacts you via email or phone claiming to be the official WSC travel agent or WSC hotel room booking agent, please know that this is a scam and you should not use them. All reservations should be made on your own.

Getting Here

The hotel is conveniently located in North Phoenix just North of the Loop 101. The hotel is approximately 22 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

By Car

For driving directions go to


On-site parking at the Marriott is $20/day for self-parking and $35/day for valet. 

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of the Arizona desert.

The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa showcases the breathtaking natural beauty of the Arizona desert.

To see everything the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa has to offer to go: 

The resort features an impressive luxury pool experience with five heated pools: Mesa Pool, Wildfire Pool, Sidewinder Pool, Lazy River Pool and the Revive Spa adult pool. There are also two Jacuzzis, a Serpentine Waterslide and Kids Splash Pad. Pools are heated to 80° in winter months, perfect for Winter Simulation Conference attendees and guests! 

Located within the Desert Ridge resort, the club’s two championship golf courses were designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo and highlight Arizona’s incredible natural beauty.

For those that have taken up the latest Pickleball craze, their brand new Pickleball center features 17 lighted courts next to a full service prop shop carrying a large selection of apparel and equipment. 

For more information about the resort and for local activities near The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa go to

Wildfire Golf Club - Hole 10

Wildfire Golf Club - Hole 10