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DMC 2019


DMC and Expo | March 10–13 | Palm Desert, Calif.

Hotel and Travel

Hotel Information

HDA has negotiated a special room block specifically for our event attendees. All conference attendees should make every effort to stay at the official event hotel. Supporting the official hotel room block provides HDA staff support to resolve hotel reservation disputes; ensures attendees receive all applicable discounts and materials, as well as maximize their conference experience; and, assists HDA in maintaining affordable, quality programming.

JW Marriott Desert Springs

74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, California 92260
Toll-free: 1(888) 538-9459
Fax: 1(760) 341-1872

Hotel Website
Reservations at the Group Rate

The JW Marriott Desert Springs sits in an ideal location for those looking to take advantage of everything Palm Springs has to offer. The local area offers more than 100 golf courses, scenic hiking in the Indian Canyons, shopping in El Paseo and much more.


The HDA hotel group rate is $269 single/double per night (plus applicable taxes). 

Click here to make room reservations directly with the JW Marriott Desert Springs or call 1-888-538-9459; reference HDA to receive the special hotel group rate. All reservations are available on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, February 11, 2019. The hotel only will accept reservations at the HDA group rate based on space availability.

All changes and cancellations should be communicated directly to the hotel. Rooms cancelled less than 30 days from the scheduled arrival date are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of one night, plus applicable taxes. Cancellations made less than seven days before the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the entire duration of stay, plus applicable taxes. Early departures and no-shows will be treated as cancellations and charged according to this policy.

Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in is at 4:00 PM; check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Resort Fee

The resort fee is $10.00 per room per night, plus applicable state and local taxes. This charge is for self-parking, high-speed internet access, local and domestic calls, evening refresh, access to the spa and fitness center and The Greens — 18-hole putting course, lawn games and golf bag storage at the resort and access to the Welcome Blue Star Lounge Citrus Cooler from 4:00 PM–6:00 PM daily.

Special Attendee Discounts

2019 Distribution Management Conference and Expo attendees within the HDA room block are eligible to enjoy a 10 percent discount off recreational offerings, including spa treatments, green fees, miniature golf, tennis, fitness classes and Kids Klub. In addition, attendees within the HDA room block will receive a 10 percent discount off items at the gift shop.


Self-parking is $15.00 per day; valet parking is available for $26.00 per day.


Palm Springs International Airport
(760) 318-3800; 12.2 miles from hotel

Driving directions: Take East Tahquitz Canyon Way toward North Civic Drive. Make a U-turn at North Civic Drive and turn right on to El Cielo Road. Drive 1.5 miles to Escoba Drive and turn right. Drive another 0.3 miles and then turn left onto CA-111 Business South/East Palm Canyon Drive. Continue onto East Palm Canyon Drive for 5.7 miles and turn left onto Country Club Drive. Drive 4.3 miles and turn right onto Desert Springs Drive. 

Estimated Taxi Fare: $50

Los Angeles International Airport - LAX
(855) 463-5252; 135 miles from hotel

Distances are approximate.

Car Rentals

A Hertz desk is available on site at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. For more information, call (760) 568-6200

Alternate Transportation

Greyhound Bus Service
Palm Springs Amtrak Station

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