Mountain Shadows, originally opened in 1959 and quickly setting the benchmark for desert luxury, was newly constructed from the ground up in what is now known as Paradise Valley through a partnership between Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corporation. Nestled between Camelback and Mummy mountains and reopened in April, the $100 million property was 12 years in the making and features 183 guest rooms, 42 condominiums and lofts and 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. A full-service restaurant Hearth ‘61, two pools, and a rebuilt and redesigned 18-hole short golf course with a grill and lounge named Rusty’s are among the many amenities. Desert-modern architecture and sleek design features incorporate details that honor the original resort and Paradise Valley history. 

Two Roads Hospitality has assumed management of L’Auberge de Sedona and Orchards Inn, which are now part of the Denver-based company’s Destination Hotels collection, which features more than 40 properties. L’Auberge de Sedona features 4,480 square feet of event space in addition to several outdoor venues, 62 luxury cottages, 21 traditional lodgestyle guest rooms and the five-bedroom Creekhouse. Many of the guest rooms feature new furniture and design elements.

 

Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona has a new lineup of health-focused team-building and breakout sessions for groups of 10-120 that spotlight relaxation, meditation and clean eating. Examples of these options include experiencing the world-famous Sedona spirituality with guided meditation breaks in meeting rooms along with chair massages and yoga classes. Groups also can get creative with meeting room setups so they feature lounge furniture, yoga balls and mats, and cocktail tables to provide more room for activities.

 

Taliesin West, the winter home and living laboratory of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is available for hosting meetings and events in Scottsdale. The venue offers groups of 15-250 the opportunity to immerse themselves in Wright’s world by choosing from nine unique locations or buying out the entire property. The Cabaret Terrace, Garden Room Lawn, Garden Squares, Kiva and Pavilion Terrace are available along with the following four options.