Liquor Laws and Regulations
The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is committed to a policy of providing legal, proper and responsible hospitality.
The resort requires that all beverages be dispensed only by resort staff. Alcohol will not be served to guests who appear intoxicated, under the age of 21 or are unable to produce acceptable identification.
We encourage the adoption by Banquet Groups of a designated driver program. Whereby one or more persons accept the responsibility of not consuming alcoholic beverages and thereby ensuring the safe transportation of others in the party. In addition, our Banquet Maitre’d will be happy to assist anyone in making alternative transportation arrangements and/or overnight accommodations during the course of your function.
The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is regulated by the Arizona State Liquor Commission. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, as licensee, is responsible for the administration of these regulations. It is a resort policy, therefore, that liquor may not be brought into the resort for use in banquet or hospitality functions.
Arizona State liquor laws permit alcoholic beverage service from 6:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. through 1 a.m. Sunday.
A 24% taxable service charge and state sales tax will be added to all food and beverages.