JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Phoenix, Arizona

At the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, LEO A DALY completely transformed the pool experience. The owner’s objective was to encourage guests to discover and explore the outside offerings of the hotel.

Visible from the main lobby, the pool bar has become the centerpiece of the outdoor environment – a beacon for guests to come outside and enjoy the spectacular desert climate and resort amenities. The existing bar canopy was replaced with an open pergola crafted from heavy timber, structure clad with cleft stone.

Twisted wrought iron resembles bougainvillea vines in the natural landscape. Cabanas and an assortment of varied seating give guests options for lounging during the day to catch some rays or gathering around the fire in the cooler night air.



At a glance

9,060 SF of public spaces

Outdoor areas by the pool


Transformation of the outdoor pool experience


Interior Design