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Experience Arizona Meetings with Destination Fort McDowell

Fort McDowell provides planners with ample meeting space, a top-tier full-service resort, adventurous team-building activities and championship golf.


Fort McDowell provides planners with ample meeting space, a top-tier full-service resort, adventurous team-building activities and championship golf. March 01, 2011

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An expansive 24,000 acres of majestic Sonoran Desert

An expansive 24,000 acres of majestic Sonoran Desert

Escape the city and experience all that Fort McDowell has to offer. An expansive 24,000 acres of majestic Sonoran Desert and picturesque mountains owned by the Yavapai Nation, this unique destination provides groups with a peaceful getaway only 20 minutes from Scottsdale.

Designed to provide groups with a real frontier experience while simultaneously offering luxury amenities and superior service, Fort McDowell combines the best of both worlds.

Meet, Arizona-style

The full-service Radisson Fort McDowell provides planners with an authentic Southwestern experience, from the hotel decor down to traditional Arizona cuisine.

Situated on an expansive track of rolling desert, the AAA Four Diamond resort features 246 rooms, championship golf, casino gaming, full spa and 24-hour fitness centre.

Meetings make sense at The Radisson Fort McDowell. Inside, there’s 25,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting space to choose from. The largest function space, an elegant 18,000-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom, is suitable for up to 2,000 guests and may be divided into nine sections, providing flexibility for meals and breakouts. Outside, the resort features another 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Combined with professional staff and superior service, meetings have never been easier.

At the end of the day, relax with a Fort Relaxation facial at Amethyst Spa & Boutique; dine on Arizona cuisine at the Ahnala Mesquite Room; take a dip in the outdoor heated pool; or try your luck at live keno at the Fort McDowell Casino.

Conveniently located just 25 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Radisson Fort McDowell is a first-rate meeting destination.

Looking for Adventure

For team-building experiences, look no further than Fort McDowell Adventures. Guided day adventures, horseback riding, Native-American storytellers and BBQ buffets are just a few of the many options available for groups of 10 or more.

Popular team-building exercises include city-slicker cattle drives for as many as 400 people and cowboy cookouts.

Popular team-building exercises include city-slicker cattle drives for as many as 400 people and cowboy cookouts.

Activities can be tailored to the needs of the group. Popular team-building exercises include city-slicker cattle drives for as many as 400 people and cowboy cookouts.

Fort McDowell Adventures has three event venues at its disposal. The largest space, called La Puesta del Sol, can accommodate up to 1,500 and features a Spanish mission-style entrance, indoor seating for up to 500 guests, Dirty Doc’s Saloon, stage, dance floor, photo parlor and game area.

For a Southwestern-themed atmosphere or dining under the stars, Rosa’s Ranch can accommodate up to 400. The venue hosts The Yavapai Experience, a cultural heritage tour, and Friday Night Franks, a weekly Southwestern wiener roast.

The Boulder House is a high-end venue in North Scottsdale, ideal for intimate dinner parties and cocktail receptions for up to 60 people. Built by Charles Johnson in 1980, the home, constructed from boulders and featuring Petroglyphs, is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

Tee Time

Golf lovers will enjoy We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, a first-class Scottsdale golf resort. Featuring the original 18-hole Cholla course, a second 18-hole Saguaro course, practice facility and full-service clubhouse, the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club has something for everyone.

A true desert golf experience, the Cholla course was built on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, which protects the unspoiled desert from residential or commercial development.

Designed by Scott Miller, the Cholla Course was won numerous awards, including the highest rating among all Arizona courses in the Zagat Survey since 2006.

The newest golf course, Saguaro, opened in 2006, to much acclaim. GOLF magazine named it one of the “Top 10 Best New Courses You Can Play” in 2007. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club also features a 10,000-sq.-ft. desert-themed Clubhouse.



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