Greater Phoenix Resorts Pair Modern Amenities With Natural Settings For Safe and Memorable Meetings

June 1, 2021
Biltmore Golf Course

The Greater Phoenix area is home to over 69,000 guest rooms at more than 500 hotels and resorts, including a wide variety of accommodation styles. With more than 40 full-service hotels adorning this lush desert landscape, there’s more than enough room for your attendees to stay and play safely.

There are also new accommodations and venues to explore—17 new properties with more than 1,900 rooms opened in 2020 alone—further embracing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle Phoenix has always celebrated.

Now is the time to return to Phoenix and gain a new perspective on how to bring out the best in your delegates by taking advantage of these luxurious settings and unique outdoor venues, paired with pristine service, opportunities for exploration, relaxation and dedication to getting business done.

Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center

With smaller groups leading the return to in-person meetings, this beautiful hotel’s rooftop terrace is ideal for an open-air reception, cocktail hour and/or networking session. The view at From The Rooftop truly elevates the experience of gathering with the picture-perfect downtown skyline as the backdrop.

With 2,000 square feet, From The Rooftop holds 175 guests for an event that can only be experienced here. On-site catering from the scratch kitchen, creative cocktails, inviting furniture and local art help round out what will be an unforgettable night.

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has been an institution in Phoenix for more than 90 years. The 39-acre property’s recent renovation efforts have modernized every aspect of this icon. Spire Bar, an outdoor bar designed to become the resort’s social hub, is also situated to be a perfect extension of the nearby Event Lawn.

Included in the resort’s 200,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor flexible function space, Terrace Court and Event Lawn offer spectacular mountain views of Piestewa Peak and an air of elegance that can’t be matched elsewhere.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Courtyards and fountains are not just for weddings. At Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, the region’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort, your group will find a little (or a large) slice of heaven at one of many outdoor scenes, including the Plaza Courtyard, Palm Court, Fountain Circle, Paseo Garden and Island Green — perfect for soaking up one of Greater Phoenix’s iconic sunsets.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Add a fairy-tale finish to your next meeting at this sophisticated resort. Groups large and small will find inspiration, rejuvenation, and the experience of a lifetime, at these picturesque venues. Make a grand reentrance into events at Isle of Capri, where columns, blooming flowers, a splashing fountain and two bridges welcome attendees.

The Ballroom and Sunset lawns offer immersive, pre-event and breakout space set against the mountains of the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve. Smaller groups may appreciate the Wildflower Terrace and Sage Court, both of which maximize the natural landscape to bring out the best in any event.

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

Ride off to a venue that feels a world away (but is only 15 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport). This resort takes advantage of nature’s bounties: a perfect blend of mountains and water. Hemapik Lawn, nearly 34,000 square feet, easily holds up to 1,000 attendees for a cocktail reception or 600 for a seated meal, while Akimel Lawn and Patio have a sweet spot for groups about half that size.

The Phoenician

The historic Jokake Inn and breathtaking East Lawn are just two of this resort's many outdoor venues that serve as colorful and stylish event backdrops.

The Phoenician

In total, there is 160,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space at this recently renovated AAA Five Diamond Scottsdale property that is part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Waterfalls and mountain peaks are among the backdrops planners can select for exquisite outdoor functions. Take the new perspective theme literally at the AAA Four Diamond Different Pointe of View restaurant that doubles as an elegant event venue perched above the mesmerizing desert below.

Hidden Valley pairs modern audiovisual equipment with the rustic landscapes of Phoenix Mountains Preserve. For a more intimate reception, Falls Terrace features cascading waterfalls and azure pools with elevated views of North Mountain Park.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

An open-air venue for up to 200 attendees, Marshall’s Outpost Pavilion flows out to the luscious greens here. For a higher vantage point, Northern Sky Terrace holds up to 400 with views of the acclaimed 27-hole golf course designed by Scottsdale golf architect Scott Miller.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Find the size and personality you are looking for in a private event with four distinct outdoor on-site options at this enchanting Spanish Mediterranean mansion: Algeria Garden, an outdoor courtyard tucked behind stone walls and accented with bright flowers, is the perfect fit for a group of 100.

Royal Palms

Vernadero Lawn, the heart of the resort, accommodates up to 180 and has the best sunset views on Camelback Mountain. Camelback Vista, an almost-secret garden for up to 180, sports a fireplace and patio as part of a recent renovation. Orange Grove is another can’t-miss site for up to 200.

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.

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