by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 17, 2011

The 575-room JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., is facing foreclosure, according to press reports. The owner of the property, Starr Pass Resort Developments, has defaulted on a $145 million loan, and an auction has been scheduled for Feb. 2, 2012. The property's management met Tuesday with a court-appointed receiver who will take over the resort's financial affairs. Alex Ahluwalia, general manager of the resort, told the Arizona Daily Star that the appointment of that receiver will have no effect on the Marriott's day-to-day operations. The property includes a 20,000-square-foot spa, a 27-hole Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and 88,000 square feet of meeting space.