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All conference functions are located in the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, unless otherwise noted.

FBINAA Conference registration is required before delegates may reserve hotel rooms. Room reservation link is in the registration confirmation email.  The single or double occupancy per room per night is $169.00, plus 12.57% tax per night.  To calculate your estimated hotel room expense, multiply $169 by 1.1257 and then by the number of nights you are staying).  Each additional person above two is $20 per person per night.

Available Dates & Room Types.  Only rooms with two double beds are available Friday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 24.  There are no more rooms with king beds available. To participate in the entire conference (Saturday – Tuesday), rooms are available for check-in either Friday, July 19 or Saturday, July 20, with check-out available on Wednesday, July 24.  Unfortunately, there are no rooms available for early arrival or late departure at the conference rate.  After you make your hotel reservation online you can call the hotel to see if rooms are available at market rate for night before or after conference.

Resort Fee.  You will not be charged a Resort Fee. This hotel property typically has a Resort Fee that is applicable to all reservations.  Conference has removed this fee for reservations booked as part of the group block.  Guests at this hotel will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi internet in their guest room and lobby, plus access to the pools and fitness center.  All other items typically included in the Resort Fee are still available for a fee.  As long as you book your room inside of the group block at $169.00/night (plus 12.57% tax), you will not be charged a Resort Fee.  Any reference to a Resort Fee in your Marriott Bonvoy (previously Marriott Rewards) account is erroneous, however, Marriott cannot remove that reference from the reservation.  You may encounter reference to a Resort Fee when calling to confirm your reservation or make changes to it.  Again, no Resort Fee is applicable to rooms booked within the group block.  Any mention of a Resort Fee is not applicable.  Please contact the Conference Helpline if you have additional questions or comments about this issue.  Conference Helpline: or 800-941-8840

Limited Reservations. Delegates may reserve up to two rooms per delegate registration. Contact the Conference Helpline via email at or (800) 941-8840 for assistance with reservations of more than two rooms per delegate. Reservations must be made in the name of a registered attendee. Rooms in the group block that are not in the name of a registered attendee are subject to cancellation.

Ready to make your reservations? See your registration confirmation email for the hotel group reservation links. If you cannot find your registration confirmation email, please contact us at the Conference Helpline via email at or (800) 941-8840.

Word of Caution. The Conference cautions all attendees to be aware of unauthorized offerings of hotel reservations from outside parties other than what is provided on this Conference website. All other solicitations do not represent or are affiliated with the conference hotel(s), the FBINAA or the Conference. These solicitations are often attempted to sell rooms outside of the Conference block at reduced rates and may be reservations for rooms which are not available nor are intended to be available. BUYER BEWARE.


JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054
website; 480-293-5000

Treat yourself to a memorable getaway at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Our hotel features Four Diamond service, five sparkling pools, a lazy river and waterslide and Wildfire Golf Club, with its Palmer Signature Course and Faldo Championship Course. Children will enjoy the kids activity center while you relax at our modern fitness centers or our upscale spa and salon.

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM


Cancellation notice must be made and acknowledged by the hotel to not incur an cancellation penalty of one night room charge and tax.

Internet Access

Complimentary high speed internet access in guest rooms and the hotel lobby


Self-parking is complimentary for all attendees
Valet parking, fee: $29 USD daily
Complimentary accessible parking / Valet parking fee reduced to USD $19 with paid resort fee


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Airport Phone: +1 602-273-3300
Hotel direction: 22 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Transtyle: 1-800-410-5479 or; fee: 65 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: 65 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 2 USD (one way)

Visit PHX airport website

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
Airport Phone: +1 480-988-7600
Hotel direction: 45 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 110 USD (one way)
  • Bus service, fee: 10 USD (one way)

Visit AZA airport website

Ground Transportation

Is ground transportation provided? Yes, the 2019 Host Committee is offering limited ground transfers for attendees traveling to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) only.  When you arrive to PHX, proceed to the baggage claim.  Look for the FBINAA banner and the person wearing an National Academy shirt.  They will direct you to the proper curb side for ground transportation to the resort.  The arrival schedule is as follows:

Arrival to PHX Transfers Offered
Friday, July 19 07:00 – 21:00
Saturday, July 20 07:00 – 15:00

For outbound transfers back to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) only, the 2019 Host Committee is offering the following departure times.  A survey will be sent out in mid-June to collect your travel itinerary to make the necessary provisions.

Departure from PHX Transfers Offered
Wednesday, July 24 08:00
Wednesday, July 24 11:00
Wednesday, July 24 14:00

Grounds transfers to/from the following airports are “on-your-own.”  The conference will not provide any transfers between these airports and the JW Marriott:

  • Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA)
  • Tucson International Airport (TUS)
  • Ernest A. Love Field Airport/Prescott Airport (PRC)

Driving Directions

Take the 24th Street exit from the airport and follow signs to 51 North. Stay on 51 North until it ends at Loop 101 and take the exit for 101 East. Stay in the right lane and exit left onto Tatum Boulevard. Travel past Desert Ridge Marketplace on the right and at Deer Valley Road turn right. Continue on Deer Valley Road to Marriott Drive and turn left.