JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa finalizing renovation

The 450-acre JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., is finalizing its largest-scale redesign since opening, ahead of a January reveal. The renovations will include an updated lobby entrance, 884 renovated guestrooms, and 234,000 square feet of refreshed event space.

HBA Los Angeles is involved in the renovation project.

Upon completion, the property will have a reimagined grand lobby entrance that will include water displays at the entry, art installations in the lobby, and an atrium with floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding desert landscape and the resort’s Venetian-style waterways. Within the lobby, there will be a JW Activity Table to inspire social gatherings.


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The property’s 884 guestrooms, including 101 new suites, will have hydration stations to eliminate plastic waste.

The new Griffin Suite category will have one king bed, separate tub and rain-shower, large vanity, hardwood and carpeted flooring and mountain views. Additionally, the 1,768-square-foot Chairman’s Suite will have a king bedroom with a walk-in closet, oversize whirlpool bathtub, living room seating, office space, private service entry to a kitchenette, a formal dining area, and a 350-square-foot balcony overlooking the 18-acre lake.

The property also will have 234,000 square feet of renovated meetings space. Honoring entertainer Frank Sinatra, the renovation will incorporate Mid-Century Modern design and shades of blue in the Sinatra Ballroom. Updates will be reflected in 37 meetings rooms with seating for 3,050 attendees.

The 12 outdoor venues will have newly resurfaced patio space and the 38,000-square-foot Spa at Desert Springs will have 48 treatment rooms, including a 600-square-foot VIP Suite.

There also will be two Ted Robinson-designed, 18-hole championship golf courses overlooking the Santa Rosa Mountains. 

Tom Tabler is the GM of the property.

Photo credit: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa