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Intimate Setting for Special Events By Tara Kirkpatrick The Lodge at Ventana Canyon plays host to unique special events in a breathtaking setting. Among them: Golf Getaways The Lodge is becoming one of the Southwest’s premier golf destinations – where groups tee off from a rock cliff perched over stunning Sonoran desert vistas, enjoy a drink in the clubhouse’s stone bar and gather in an area of the hotel reserved exclusively for them. “We are an independently owned boutique property with a location that is unmatched, behind an exclusive, gated community,” said Chris Sabala, The Lodge at Ventana’s director of sales and marketing. Ventana’s golf instruction team, led by pro John Basden, can tailor an entire excursion experience for golfers as well as clinics and lesson packages. The two 18-hole courses, designed by Tom Fazio, are a testament to skill amid challenging canyon and mountain terrain. Ventana’s Mountain Par 3, arguably one of the most famous holes in the West, is the subject of magazine articles and blogs each year both for its difficulty and rustic beauty. “Ventana is truly one of Arizona’s Chris gems,” Sabala said.

center and full resort. Andrew Birgensmith, president and CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, holds several meetings at Ventana throughout the year, including the board retreat and annual meeting. “The Lodge at Ventana Canyon is positioned in a convenient location for many of our public and private events,” Birgensmith said. “The level of service and personal attention is unmatched by any other resort in Tucson and the facilities and amenities are simply the best around town.” George White, GM and CEO of The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, said, “I have people come up to me all the time and say they have never met more friendly employees and a staff that meets their needs.”

Holiday Parties, Events, Destination Weddings With its beautiful grounds and rustic elegance, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon attracts locals and out-of-town travelers for a variety of celebrations. Destination weddings are a perfect match, offering a stunning outdoor ceremony site and reception space with floorto-ceiling windows, offering a dramatic Sabala view of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Lodge’s unique setting is ideal for Director of Sales hosting special events. This intimate propCorporate Outings & Marketing erty includes the grand dining room with Any CEO knows that a well-timed cora stacked stone fireplace, plus several banporate retreat can bring out the best in a quet rooms and outdoor spaces for holiday parties and gatherteam of employees – if the conditions are right. ings. The Lodge at Ventana Canyon and its newly remodeled “You can go to a big resort and just be a number or you rooms offer that unique gathering space with accommodations can take over our whole property for your group,” Sabala said. that focus on the extras that bring people together. From wire“Why not come to The Lodge and have the whole place to less technology in all suites and banquet rooms to the careful yourself ?” placement of business groups for brainstorming, The Lodge provides not just a 50-room boutique hotel, but a conference Biz

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