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August 31, 2010 11:36 ET

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa Offers a Scenic Wedding Experience Executed With Classic Hospitality

Luxury Resort in Palm Springs Offers State-of-the-Art Wedding Venues; Expert Wedding Planners; Creative Menu Packages; and Above All, the Best in Service

PALM DESERT, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa delights in creating spectacular, romantic weddings where every detail is handled with care. The resort's Palm Desert wedding venues, experienced culinary team, award-winning spa, and personalized attention make planning the big day a breeze.

Situated on 450 acres of lushly landscaped grounds and lagoons, Desert Springs resort is a sprawling oasis offering a remarkable contrast to the stark beauty of the desert. A $40 million renovation in 2007 introduced a new, 38,000 square-foot spa and a refurbished lobby with a new lobby bar and sushi bar. The Palm Springs luxury resort's guest rooms and suites are located in five-to-eight-story wings overlooking swimming pools, lakes, verdant fairways, and manicured lawns. From the moment guests enter the resort's breathtaking lobby, they begin a journey into a world of relaxed elegance, singular amenities, and exemplary service. 

To create the most personalized and distinctive wedding experiences, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa has built a team of experts to provide the best in modern wedding services paired with classic hospitality. Desert Springs' distinguished offerings include professional event planning in Palm Desert, state-of-the-art event spaces, and equipment; concierge services; tailored spa treatments for the entire bridal party; creative menu packages; and recreation offerings including spa, golf, and tennis.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa features 210,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting, exhibit, banquet spaces and wedding venues. Each special event space has been created with both sophistication and comfort in mind and features ample natural light, stylish design, and the latest in technology, making it one of the most desirable luxury resorts in Palm Springs for large and small events. Many events are held outdoors in the desirable desert climate; a popular option is The Pointe, which is surrounded by serene waters, a mini-orchard and a view of the resort's lakes and surrounding mountains. The golf resort's famous Venetian-inspired waterways allow guests to board gondolas for transportation to dining, or for afternoon tours past cascading waterfalls beneath the calls of exotic birds.

Desert Springs is equipped with certified wedding planners ready to embrace every wedding detail. From the rehearsal dinner to the brunch the morning after the ceremony, the resort's planners can address all aspects -- making for a destination wedding that is stress-free and flawless. Brides can custom choose from package options including a Romance package, The JW Experience Package, or A la Carte Package -- tailoring the resort's available options to fit their requirements for the big day.

Guests looking to pamper themselves can take advantage of the treatments at Spa Desert Springs, now the largest spa in Southern California. The 38,000 square-foot spa features Turkish hammams, digitally programmable desert rain showers by Kohler, and saunas with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the resort's Ted Robinson golf courses. The Palm Desert spa treatments utilize a variety of locally-sourced Sonoran Desert ingredients (including a Date Scrub and Citrus Sugar Scrub). 

Guests have the option to upgrade their spa package to include time in the Desert Springs Spa Sanctuary Suite for four hours, which includes champagne, truffles, and fresh fruit. This luxurious private retreat features a private spa butler, personal changing room, private treatment tables, desert rain shower, hydrotherapy tub, HD digital TV, fireplace, and private courtyard with outdoor whirlpool. Private lounge and secluded treatment rooms options are available.

About JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Among places to stay near Palm Springs, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa boasts a premier location. Set among 450 lushly landscaped acres, Desert Springs is located in the heart of California's Coachella Valley and framed by three majestic mountain ranges. Guest rooms and suites are located in wings surrounding swimming pools, lakes, verdant gardens, and manicured lawns. Recreation facilities include two championship golf courses, 20 tennis courts, basketball courts, lawn croquet, and biking. www.marriott.com/ctdca