Little America Hotel Flagstaff is currently undergoing a complete reimagining with phase two recently unveiling 123 remodeled rooms in Lodges 3 and 4. The property’s 13,770 square feet of meeting space, which accommodates up to 600 guests, also has been completely renovated.
The venues are among the most magical places for groups to experience the western U.S. and Canada.
Situated in the heart of Paradise Valley only minutes from Scottsdale, Hermosa Inn recently completed the second phase of a $5.5 million-dollar project that included the addition of 10 deluxe hideaway casitas, renovation of 12 historic rancho casitas and expansion of LON’s Last Drop bar and patio. Each new 700-square-foot casita features a vaulted ceiling, beehive fireplace, secluded patio and European white oak floors.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa honors a handful of architects and famous artists who helped shaped Scottsdale, notables such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Girard and Paolo Soleri. Opened in late 2016, there are 201 guest rooms and suites located in clusters of casita-inspired bungalows, 10,000 square feet of indoor and 36,000 square feet of outdoor function space, three outdoor pools and Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. The look is desert-inspired, and the focus is on indigenous art, culture and cuisine.
Active groups are often happy groups. Why stay indoors in meeting rooms all day when so much more can be incorporated as demonstrated by these new ideas from Wyoming, California and Arizona?
Active groups are often happy groups, at least those that are visiting the U.S. Mountain West. Why stay inside meeting rooms all day when there is so much more that can be incorporated as demonstrated by these new ideas from Wyoming, California and Arizona?
3,928 mountain peaks & summits
more mountains than any one of the other mountain states (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming)
26 peaks that are more than
10,000 feet in elevation
in the Santa Catalina Mountains is the southernmost ski resort in the United States
There are places in the U.S. mountain west and western Canada that are so stunning, they can’t help but inspire brilliance. The Rocky Mountain backdrops and vivid contrasts of seasons have long drawn artists who come to spark their imagination. Meeting planners also can stimulate inventiveness by hosting gatherings in these three communities of varying sizes where creativity thrives.
This year, the Arizona Office of Tourism created a “Grand Pitch” contest; the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s Sedona Secret campaign was recognized for the best marketing presentation. The prize was $100,000 in in-kind marketing funds.
The Arizona Office of Tourism said the contest supports destination marketing efforts and increases the economic benefits of tourism activity across over the state.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is offering several team-building experiences that appeal to art lovers, foodies, stargazers and more.
»Professional photographer Pam Singleton helps groups enhance their picture-taking skills while observing the desert landscape and Calvin Charles Museum art sculptures. A second option is the Big Picture Mosaic Workshop that features a photo scavenger hunt to take images that are transformed into mosaic art.