Widely known for its incomparable weather and proximity to nature, Greater Phoenix is also home to a variety of spaces that have been thoughtfully designed in symbiosis with the natural beauty of the surrounding Sonoran Desert.
Taking the indoors out is a way of life in this city, and now — more than ever before — meeting planners can capitalize on the increased safety this outside-the-box approach to traditional resorts, hotels, event and meeting spaces offers your attendees.
Room to Connect
From uniquely Southwest scenes amid sweeping Sonoran Desert landscapes to urban venues set against the downtown skyline, Phoenix has always celebrated the outdoors and created spaces for your attendees to experience it for themselves.
The Desert Botanical Garden (pictured above) is a 140-acre venue that showcases a variety of arid plants, from towering saguaros to delicate blooms. This space also plays host to rotating art installations, cultural festivities and seasonal events. The garden offers a variety of open-air pavilions and scenic courtyards, all nestled against the red rock buttes of Papago Park.
In addition to its 900,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, the Phoenix Convention Center’s interconnected campus is also home to Canyon on Third, an outdoor event space in the heart of the downtown core. This flexible 80,000-square-foot space is a blank canvas for groups hosting any kind of event — from a post-convention reception to an open-air food festival — all while social distancing.
Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds, a private Mexican and Western rodeo venue, offers ambiance, flavor and entertainment that can only be found in the Southwest. Located less than 8 miles from downtown, this indoor/outdoor, private banquet and event space has been delivering authentic experiences to groups ranging from 30 to 3,000 attendees since 1991.
Room to Stay
The Greater Phoenix area is home to over 69,000 guest rooms at more than 500 hotels and resorts, including a wide variety of accommodations styles. With over 40 full-service hotels adorning this lush desert landscape, there’s more than enough room for your attendees to stay and play. With recent grand openings and new projects on the horizon, this city’s portfolio of conference-friendly accommodations is on the rise.
In February 2021, downtown Phoenix welcomed the new AC Hotel by Marriott, a 13-story, 199-room boutique hotel that features 3,400 square feet of meeting space, two media salons and a boardroom. Additionally, the AC Lounge is home to an outdoor patio with water features and fireplaces, and an indoor/outdoor lobby bar overlooking the Arizona Center.
The Cambria Hotel Phoenix Downtown, a 127-room property in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, features a 2,000-square-foot rooftop venue that offers drinks and tapas paired with 360-degree views of the city in addition to 900 square feet of indoor meeting space.
In October 2020, the region welcomed its first Dark Sky Zone resort — ADERO Scottsdale, an Autograph Collection Hotel. Home to 177 luxurious rooms and 16 oversized suites, with expansive patios and breathtaking views, the resort also offers more than 16,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.
Whether you're planning for a group of a few or a larger delegation, Greater Phoenix has an incredible spectrum of sophisticated meeting facilities, impeccable service and plenty of room for meeting as well as exploring, pampering and unwinding.
For more information on booking your next event in Phoenix, go to visitphoenix.com/meetings.