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Palm Desert Resorts

January 14, 2011 09:00 ET

Spa Magazine and Tennis Magazine Place JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa on Annual Awards Lists

Award-Winning Spa and Tennis Programming at Palm Desert Resort Continue to Earn A-List Accolades

PALM DESERT, CA--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is once again receiving praise for its exquisite spa and top-notch tennis offerings. Adding to its extensive list of accolades, the Palm Desert resort was recently awarded the prestigious Silver Sage Readers' Choice award from SPA Magazine and named as one of the "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S." by TENNIS Magazine

The 38,000 square-foot Spa Desert Springs has earned one of the spa industry's most sought-after accolades. The spa has been named as a SPA Magazine Silver Sage Readers' Choice winner in the category of "Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa - Southern California." More than 100,000 votes were cast this year for the magazine's fourth annual Silver Sage Readers' Choice Awards. Additionally, the Desert Springs resort spa was named to SPA Magazine's annual "Top 250 Spas" list, claiming a spot on the "Favorite Resort + Hotel Spas: Southern California" shortlist.

The editors of TENNIS Magazine named JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa to its annual "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S." list, a compilation of the best and most noteworthy tennis resorts across the country. Ranked as one of the top 10 resorts in the country, the tennis program at Desert Springs gained special recognition for its Grand Slam Round Robin, PBI Tennis Shows and large variety of offerings -- including 20 courts housing all three play surfaces (clay, grass and hard). The resort's tennis program is run by tennis director Jim Leupold of Peter Burwash International (PBI), one of the most comprehensive resort tennis programs in the world.

"We're thrilled to receive acclaim from publications as respected as SPA Magazine and TENNIS Magazine," said KC Kinsey, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Palm Springs luxury resort. "The recognition announces to a national audience what we've known all along: Our Desert Springs spa is the ideal spot to relax in complete, desert-inspired luxury; and our tennis offerings stand alone as one of the most well-rounded resort programs in the country."

About Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, located in the heart of California's Coachella Valley and framed by three majestic mountain ranges, is a sprawling oasis offering a remarkable contrast to the stark beauty of the desert. The AAA Four-Diamond property opened in February 1987 and is one of the largest resort and convention complexes in the southwestern United States. The Palm Desert resort's 884 guest rooms and hotel suites are located in wings surrounding swimming pools, lakes, verdant fairways, lush English gardens and manicured lawns. Guest rooms are spacious and include separate tubs and showers, CD players and private balconies. Recreation facilities include two Ted Robinson championship golf courses, an 18-hole putting course, 20 tennis courts, basketball courts, lawn croquet and biking. The luxury resort offers a variety of Palm Springs vacation packages perfect for all ages and interests.

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