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A recent press trip to Scottsdale took me to a bevy of new or refreshed spots trending in this ever-growing Arizonan city.
The 160-casita Boulders Resort & Spa continues to offer a fresher look for groups after completing a multimillion-dollar renovation.
"Groups really gravitate to learning about our city’s history and heritage through the art and artists who have lived and worked here."
More than 70 meetings properties at a variety of price points combine with a myriad of free and low-cost quality activities. Of course, 330 days...
In August, Scottsdale, Ariz.’s resort rates drop significantly as demand is down during the destination’s hotter months.
“Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa will continue to carry the tradition of what the brand is all about—bringing the very best of the local culture to life through inspiring experiences for guests."
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: Grab a beer from the beer donkey or beverage burro that can play host at events held at the...
Cooking over the campfire is an art that the chef and his team have mastered over the years, which is reflected in the regionally sourced menu.
“The goal of the renovation is to maximize the aesthetic potential of the romantic, Spanish architecture and beautiful grounds of The Scottsdale Resort, elevating the overall guest experience and amenities."
Frank Lloyd Wright’s biggest influence is perhaps the wall-covering embossed with a metallic design of his that looks like the pattern of the Biltmore Blocks used in construction of the original property.
Check out The Coach House Tavern and Pink Pony, where many umpires hang out after games.
"We have a vast inventory of set decorations that were custom built for this resort."
The Phoenician in Scottsdale celebrated its 25th anniversary this past year with improvements to 643 guest rooms, suites and casitas. 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.
The 732-room Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, entices groups with an “Essence of Arizona” resort theme steeped in Scottish traditions. The hotel's Scottish theme pays homage to the immigrants who helped develop Arizona’s railroads, mines and towns.
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale offers guests 483 revamped guest rooms and suites in a beautiful Arizona backdrop. “It’s not about separating ourselves from the location, but figuring out how to become the best part of it."
JW Marriott at Camelback Inn Resort & Spa first gained fame as hangout for legendary movie stars Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart and Bette Davis.
"Joya Spa is the only spa in the area infusing signature products with flower & gem essences—beyond organic to state-of-mind level."
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa lures groups with casitas perched on 53 cliffside acres and plenty of inventive and organic meeting spaces. Thoughtfully appointed function space ranges from the recently expanded, 50-seat Jade Bar to XII, an intimate and posh atrium-style dining space.
The Fairmont unveiled its new $20 million Palomino Conference center in late 2012, providing the largest event space in Fairmont's portfolio.
Hot Air Expeditions As the sun begins to appear behind the jagged peaks of the McDowell Mountains outside Phoenix, balloon pilot Michael England and his...
Acclaimed celebrity chef Michael Mina is showcasing contemporary American steakhouse cuisine to groups at his Bourbon Steak restaurant inside the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in...
You’re on a golf course in Killarney. Or Anguilla or San Antonio. You’re soaking in a warm scented jacuzzi in St. Moritz or Hilton Head. You’re taking Shaolin kung fu lessons in Hong Kong...
Four Seasons Scottsdale offers a fun work/leisure vibe with desert chic design, cool casitas + killer BBQ.
Arizona shows its playful side with fun, fast and quirky group events.
Scottsdale + Sedona get creative in the kitchen.