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Marriott Purchases Sheraton Grand Phoenix

June 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has purchased the 1,000-room Sheraton Grand Phoenix for $255 million USD, and plans to transform the property into a cutting-edge model for the Sheraton brand. “The hotel will provide a living and breathing showcase of our new vision


Arizona DMC Joins Hosts Global

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

AZA Events, a full-service destination management company with more than 27 years experience producing programs throughout Arizona for corporate, association and incentive groups, is the newest member of Hosts Global (Hosts). “This is a very exciting time for our company,” said


ALHI Adds to West U.S. Portfolio

September 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its worldwide portfolio and West U.S. options with the recent addition of five new member hotels. The new member properties are: the newly renovated, 120-room Loews Hotel 1000 in Seattle, Washington; the luxurious,


New Boutique Hotel Opening in Scottsdale

August 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hotel Adeline, a 213-room boutique hotel, will open in Scottsdale, Arizona this fall. The 4.5 acre property, which is undergoing a $12 million renovation, will feature nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private event space. “Hotel Adeline’s prime


WestJet Adding Flights to Mesa, Ariz. in January

November 29, 2016 by douloff

CALGARY — WestJet will begin serving Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Calgary and Edmonton starting Jan. 19, 2017, it was announced last month. Beginning Jan. 19, flights will serve Calgary and Mesa three times a week, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Beginning


Scottsdale CVB Renames to Experience Scottsdale

October 23, 2016 by douloff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For nearly 30 years, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has marketed Scottsdale to leisure travelers, travel agents and meeting planners from around the globe. But the organization has changed its name to Experience Scottsdale, it was


ALHI Adds to Arizona Portfolio

January 22, 2016 by Lori Smith
Paradise Park Lawn, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The transformed Scottsdale, Arizona resort reopened in September 2015 following a $10 million renovation. It was formerly known as the Scottsdale


Scottsdale Resort Getting Makeover

March 25, 2015 by Lori Smith

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, A Destination Hotel will begin a major renovation  on July 1 that will include guestroom updates and the addition of outdoor meeting and event space. The resort is the newest property in the Destination Hotels portfolio and the


Scottsdale-Area Resort Relaunches as an Independent

October 1, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Fort McDowell has relaunched as the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, and will now operate as an independent under the exclusive management of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Both changes were effective October 1, 2014. Earlier this year,


Radisson Fort McDowell Resort Rebrands

June 2, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is relaunching the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort as the new We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center effective September 30, 2014. Incorporating the We-Ko-Pa name, meaning “Four Peaks” in Yavapai, pays tribute to the tribe’s rich and diverse


Sedona Resort Offering Groups Access to Top Golf Course

April 30, 2014 by Lori Smith
Seventh Hole, Seven Canyons, Sedona, Arizona

Groups at Enchantment Resort, in Sedona AZ, now have exclusive access to Seven Canyons, one of America’s top golf retreats. Designed by golf champion Tom Weiskopf, Seven Canyons is spread across 200 acres that border the national forest and Arizona’s famed red rock