Information on transportation to the Restaurant Leadership Conference venue

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (25 miles from hotel)

Known as America's Friendliest Airport, Sky Harbor is one of the ten busiest in the nation for passenger traffic with a $90 million daily economic impact.


Hotel Parking

Self parking is complimentary. Valet parking is offered for $29 per day and if you choose to pay the optional resort fee, valet parking is reduced to $19 per day.

Taxi Service

Taxi service is available outside of the baggage claim in the "Blue Diamond" area. The approximate cost of a taxi ride to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge is $60 - $75.


The estimated pricing from the airport to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge is $28 - $36 for UberX, $44 - $58 for UberXL, $89 - $117 for UberBlack and $116 - $150 for UberSUV. The areas that passengers can catch a Uber from, designated with “ride share” signs, are outside door 8 for terminal 2, outside door 4 for terminal 3 and outside door 1 north and door 8 south for terminal 4. Click here for more information.

Rental Car

There are multiple rental car companies at Sky Harbor. Click here for more information.


SuperShuttle is available outside of the baggage claim in the "Blue Diamond" area. The cost for a shared ride is $23 per person and the cost for exclusive non-stop service is $48. SuperShuttle also offers SUV, sedans and vans with meet and greet service. Click here to make a reservation.

Car Service

To arrange for car service, please contact Transtyle at 480-948-6131 or click here.

Meet and Greet Sedan: $85
Curbside Sedan: $60

Meet and Greet SUV: $105
Curbside SUV: $80

Per rate mile for all transfers: $3 ($15 minimum)



The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut

More than 2,000 restaurant industry executives will attend the 20th annual Restaurant Leadership Conference, April 15-18 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, in Phoenix, AZ.

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