The Phoenician in Scottsdale celebrated its 25th anniversary this past year with improvements to 643 guest rooms, suites and casitas. The hotel’s allure is partly from the historic Jokake Inn, an early 20th-century tearoom/inn made from adobe bricks that now rests as a on-site centerpiece. A $25 million art collection unravels throughout 160,000 sf of indoor/outdoor meeting space. Fully personalized programs for groups of 15 to 1,500 include event butlers, resort-wide satellite check-in sites and a 24-hour, multilingual translation center. The 22,000-sf Centre for Well Being spa complex offers a range of services including herbal body treatments, energy therapies and a Meditation Atrium.
In a completely novel approach to adding more spouses and kids to the meetings mix, an online children’s book follows the adventures of “Mama Phoe-Phoe,” the resort’s cottontail rabbit mascot. There’s even a new program featuring complimentary accommodations and amenities for delegates bringing along the family dog.
“We recognized this growing customer base and responded by providing more tailored offerings that create a memorable experience for all,” says managing director Mark Vinciguerra. “We look forward to expanding upon this commitment as we continue to unveil additional innovative services and programs throughout the year.”
The Camelback Ballroom Complex, a 40,000-sf meeting space nestled seamlessly at the foot of Camelback Mountain, is a multi-functional facility showcasing a new 15,000-sf Grand Ballroom. The ballroom features high clerestory windows and multiple registration areas with convenient attachment to the Phoenician Grand Ballroom and a diverse array of meeting rooms. Groups will appreciate how the ballroom spills out into an outdoor plaza overlooking a vast desert landscape for nature-infused creative breakout sessions and receptions.