What's new in Arizona's Scottsdale for associations?

A brand new meeting venue for 2,000 delegates will be opening in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2013, so what else can the destination offer associations?

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

Meetings and conventions – ranging from small board meetings to large association groups – make up approximately 60 per cent of Scottsdale’s business, and this is set to grow with the destinations new offerings.

New venue

Due to open during the first quarter of 2013, the V2 will be an upscale offsite meetings venue that will accommodate up to 2,000 people with 8,000 sq ft of meeting space on three separate floors. The highlight of the property is a three-story glass and stone spiral staircase, which winds through each floor before reaching an outdoor viewing deck on the rooftop.


Conference hotels

A number of renovations are being made to Scottsdale’s hotels including the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Phoenician and Hotel Valley Ho.

A new £12.4 million conference centre will open this month at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offering more than 52,330 sq ft. The focus point of the meeting facility is a 23,000 sq ft Palomino Ballroom inspired by the beauty of wild horses roaming the Sonoran Desert.

A new 11,300 square foot ballroom at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will include wall-to-wall windows overlooking the rolling greens of Kierland Golf Course. The new Trailblazer Ballroom is decorated in grand Arizona style with bold copper doors. The ballroom forms part of The Westin Kierland’s estimated £3.16 million improvements.

Further renovations of nearly £3.7 million are taking place at The Phoenician on its Grand Ballroom and individual meeting spaces. On the list are new lighting controls, wall sconces, and enhancements to existing chandeliers, designed to provide greater energy efficiency.

Hotel Valley Ho is adding a new meeting room and adjoining hospitality suite to its event space, replacing two of its guest rooms and a suite in the process. The meeting facility will offer 760 sq ft of room, which can be split in two.

Next door, the 930-square-foot hospitality suite will feature an indoor-outdoor feeling with a wrap-around patio and floor-to-ceiling windows. Works at Hotel Valley Ho are scheduled for completion this autumn.

 

For more details on venues, hotels and what Scottsdale can offer associations, read our event planner’s guide.

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