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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.
We spoke with some of the most active CVBs in the Western States, comparing mountain and desert destinations and what's new at each.
The 380-room Silverado Resort & Spa is nestled among 1,200-acres in the rolling vineyards of California Wine Country.
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.
“Outside of the hotels, resorts and theme parks, there are neighborhoods that have great restaurants with talented chefs highlighting our local farms and seafood.”
The vast scope of spectacular F&B events in Las Vegas is even more limitless than the casino floor.