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We hope that you will enjoy this comprehensive compilation of the Valley’s top sites for business events, conventions and meetings. We are home to some of the best properties, with state-of-the-art technology and facilities to ensure the success of your next great event. In Business Magazine compiled this guide so companies could compare amenities and make choices for their local events. This guide will be online at inbusinessmag.com for a full year.

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Over the past few years, Arizona has begun to rebound as a major event destination. Always a favorite among tourists and snowbirds, the Valley of the Sun is home to some of the best resorts, performance venues, conference centers and hotels. In Business Magazine presents this year’s guide, showcasing some of the top locations and unique opportunities for a great meeting, convention or corporate event. As in other cities across the country, there is a concerted effort after the recession for many of these properties to look to locals. The word “staycation” spoke to residents vacationing in their home town. Similarly, in an effort to provide business growth, encourage employee satisfaction or enlighten potential clients about services, businesses are looking to their home turf to put on some amazing corporate events. These full-service events range from intimate meetings in a “celebrity chef” restaurant space to a banquets or awards dinner at one of the Valley’s full-sized convention centers or resorts. Businesses here are taking advantage of the major events that we attract. Since the Super Bowl in 1996 and another in 2008 and our latest coming in 2015, as well as the ongoing annual Phoenix Open, NASCAR and other arts & cultural events, corporations locally are spending money and coordinating their own events around these iconic affairs. Hotels report an increase in room occupancy as well as banquet and catering revenue. Surprisingly, much of the hotel banquet and meeting space is occupied by local business. “We have been focusing on marketing our property to local companies for their events,” says Jerry Jensen, director of sales and marketing at The Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. “More and more companies want to use the incredible assets right here in their own backyard to draw outsiders, build business and put on great events economically.” Jensen notes that this is a new model for many local resorts because properties traditionally focused only on corporate packages out of state. “Local companies are doing regional events that include rooms, catering and banquet facilities.” Efforts to promote and market Arizona are impacting the overall experience as well. “Your tourism industry is working hard to position our state for success and to welcome visitors who, in turn, often become residents and even our state’s top business leaders,” says Debbie Johnson, president and CEO of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. “Creating positive marketing opportunities for Arizona is critical for business attraction and for attracting the world’s top minds and talent to our state,” she adds.


Phoenix

21

5,169

50,000

 n/a

Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau 125 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 944-0569

(602) 254-6500

blackcanyonconferencecenter.com

visitphoenix.com Phoenix

11

5,360

40,000

 n/a

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040

4343 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(602) 431-0001

(480) 421-1004

desertwillowconferencecenter.com

experiencescottsdale.com

Poco Diablo Resort & Conference Center

Sedona

7

3,300

9,000

137

Tempe Tourism Office

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City Greater Phoenix

62,000

Scottsdale

 

 

100,000+

14,000

Tempe

 

 

65,000

5,300

Mesa

 

 

49,000

5,000

Scottsdale

21

11,200

25,000

312

Phoenix

12

5,472

10,000

295

Phoenix

17

3,500

10,000

242

Phoenix

4

3,696

10,000

232

Tempe

5

4,000

10,000

268

51 W. 3rd St., Tempe, AZ 85281

1752 Arizona 179, Sedona, AZ 86336

(480) 894-8158

(928) 282-7333

tempetourism.com

pocodiablo.com Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center

900,000

Convention & Visitors Bureaus (Cont.)

9440 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

Desert Willow Conference Center

# of Sleeping Rooms

Black Canyon Conference Center

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Conference Centers

Venue

# of Sleeping Rooms

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City

Venue

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30

3,450

45,000

134

120 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201 (480) 827-4700

15249 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85306

visitmesa.com

(602) 978-7987 thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com

Hotels

(Profiled on page 47.)

Chaparral Suites Scottsdale 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Convention Centers Glendale Civic Center

Glendale

22

12,788

50,000

 

5750 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, AZ 85301

4300 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

glendaleciviccenter.com Mesa

15

39,150

40,000

 

263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201

(602) 273-7778 ichotelsgroup.com

(480) 644-2178

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Phoenix

mesaconventioncenter.com Phoenix Convention Center

chaparralsuites.com Crowne Plaza Hotel Phoenix Airport

(623) 930-4300

Mesa Convention Center

(480) 949-1414

Phoenix

90

123,500

> 100,000

 

320 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 225-0500

(602) 262-6225

doubletreephoenix.com

phoenixconventioncenter.com

Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore 2630 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016

Convention & Visitors Bureaus Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phoenix

 

 

612,500

60,000

(602) 955-3992 embassysuites3.hilton.com

5800 W. Glenn Dr., Glendale, AZ 85301

Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe

(623) 930-4500

4400 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282

visitglendale.com

(480) 897-7444

(Profiled on page 41.)

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Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

# of Sleeping Rooms

3,000

10,000

242

Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe (480) 967-6600

hotelpalomar-phoenix.com

sheratonphoenixairport.com Phoenix

5

4,500

9,000

128

202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

10

3,450

10,000

209

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Phoenix

47

28,256

80,000

1,000

Mesa

12

3,650

9,000

114

Scottsdale

7

10,000

10,000

431

Phoenix

76

24,576

100,000

736

Phoenix

56

20,000

> 100,000

740

Carefree

32

14,950

20,000

223

Carefree

17

11,000

35,000

224

340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 253-4121 hotelsancarlos.com

(602) 262-2500 Scottsdale

14

4,000

15,000

233

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale AZ 85251

sheratonphoenixdowntown.com Windemere Hotel & Conference Center

(480) 248-2000 hotelvalleyho.com

5750 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85205 Phoenix

32

12,000

45,000

693

(480) 985-3600 windemerehotelmesa.com

122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 252-1234

Zona Hotel & Suites Scottsdale

phoenix.hyatt.com Phoenix Marriott Mesa

Largest Room (in square feet)

10

1600 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

# of Meeting Rooms

Phoenix

(602) 253-6633

Hotel Valley Ho

Tempe

Hotels (Cont.)

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hotel San Carlos

City

Hotel Palomar Phoenix, a Kimpton Hotel

Venue

# of Sleeping Rooms

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City

Venue

Hotels (Cont.)

Mesa

27

9,200

 60,000

274

200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

7677 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 585-1234 zonascottsdale.com

(480) 898-8300 marriott.com Radisson Hotel Phoenix Chandler

Chandler

7

1,800

7,000

159

Resorts

7475 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

(480) 961-4444

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016

radisson.com Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Phoenix

20

20,020

60,000

527

(602) 955-6600 arizonabiltmore.com

50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

(480) 336-8129

8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85044

marriott.com Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa

Glendale

17

30,000

> 100,000

320

9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305

34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, AZ 85377

renaissanceglendale.com Scottsdale

13

1,380

8,000

243

(480) 488-9009 theboulders.com

7325 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

(480) 945-1550 marriott.com Sheraton Crescent Hotel

arizonagrandresort.com Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

(623) 937-3700

Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

(602) 438-9000

Phoenix

15

30,000

30,000

342

37220 N. Mule Train Rd., Carefree, AZ 85377

2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

(480) 488-5300

(602) 943-8200

carefree-resort.com

sheratoncrescent.com

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CVB Profile

Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau prides itself on creating the ultimate experience for meeting planners; one that results in a compressive approach from conception to implementation of an event or meeting. Staff can assist with a meeting planner’s every need, whether it’s arranging accommodations, coordinating transportation, scheduling dining or developing an itinerary with day and night activities for meeting attendees. It’s not “all work and no play” in Glendale, where visitors can immerse themselves in a wide array of activities outside of workrelated business. World-renowned facilities, attractions and signature festivals attract millions of tourists each year. This is, in part, due to Glendale’s Sports & Entertainment District, including Westgate City Center and Cactus League Spring Training, but it’s also because the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau has worked to present our

At-A-Glance Offices Address: 5800 W. Glenn Dr., Suite 140, Glendale, AZ 85301 Phone: (623) 930-4500 • (877) 800-2601 Website: www.visitglendale.com

community as a well-rounded destination point for travelers, highlighting not just professional sports, but also festivals, arts and cultural amenities as well as family-oriented entertainment options. The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to help with your research and coverage of Glendale and West Valley travel destinations. For more information, call (877) 800-2601 or visit visitglendale.com.

Most Distinguishing Feature: Multiple city events and cultural attractions. Home of the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals. Year Established Locally: 1997 Event Planning Services: Yes Food & Beverage: Many local and nationally known restaurants and bars. Transportation & Access: Yes Parking / Valet: Accessible parking through the many attractions.

For an extraordinary meeting, start with an amazing place. Glendale and the West Valley have plenty of unique spaces for groups of 7 to 70,000. Our year-round golf, world-class entertainment, pro sports and endless outdoor recreation raise excitement to a whole new level. And best of all, we’re just minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport in one of the nation’s top travel destinations. Ready for a meeting that’s hard to top? Contact the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau today.

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8,000

32

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

Scottsdale

23

12,064

40,000

378

Millennium Resort & Villas Scottsdale 7401 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

(480) 947-5400

(480) 948-5050

doubletree.hilton.com

millenniumhotels.com Scottsdale

47

22,500

> 100,000

648

The Phoenician

7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 585-4848

(480) 423-2449

fairmont.com

thephoenician.com Scottsdale

6

2,925

8,000

162

7300 E. Gainey Suites Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes

(480) 922-6969

2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282

gaineysuiteshotel.com

(800) 228-9290 Grand Canyon

3

3,425

5,000

250

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort 7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020

grandcanyonsquire.com

(602) 997-2626 Maricopa

4

4,784

5,000

300

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

(480) 802-5000

11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020

harrahsakchin.com

(602) 866-7500 Scottsdale

7

1,989

6,000

 34

(602) 955-8614 hermosainn.com

(480) 948-2100 Scottsdale

32

14,280

70,000

493

6

2,365

10,000

125

Scottsdale

26

20,533

> 100,000

643

Tempe

15

10,000

40,000

354

Phoenix

46

9,760

48,000

640

Phoenix

26

20,000

65,000

584

9

5,500

9,000

105

Scottsdale

21

10,080

40,000

404

Scottsdale

50

11,000

50,000

326

sanctuaryoncamelback.com Scottsdale Plaza Resort

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

(480) 444-1234

(480) 948-5000

scottsdale.hyatt.com

scottsdaleplaza.com Phoenix

40

33,218

> 100,000

950

Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

(800) 228-9290

7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

marriott.com

(480) 991-9000

5350 Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054

Scottsdale

tapatiocliffshilton.com

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

453

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Scottsdale

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

40,000

squawpeakhilton.com

15406 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa, AZ 85139

Hermosa Inn

19,968

marriott.com

(800) 622-6966

Harrah’s Ak-Chin

20

marriott.com

5401 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250

74 Arizona 64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

# of Sleeping Rooms

6,000

(480) 948-1700

Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

2

copperwynd.com

Gainey Suites Hotel

Largest Room (in square feet)

Fountain Hills

5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scottsdale

Resorts (Cont.)

(480) 333-1900

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley Scottsdale

# of Meeting Rooms

13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

City

CopperWynd Resort and Club

Venue

# of Sleeping Rooms

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City

Venue

Resorts (Cont.)

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Special Venue Profile

K1 Speed

Since 2003, K1 Speed has become the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain, with 23 indoor race tracks at 18 centers nationwide and more locations to open in the future. We are proud to offer you the largest indoor race cart track in the U.S., along with high-performance, zero-emission European electric karts. Our nationwide indoor go kart racing locations are open to the general public seven days a week when not reserved for a private event. You can race against the clock or race against a friend — our Arrive and Drive

allows individuals to come in and shoot for the best fast lap against friends, family and other racers. With each race, you’ll receive a Race Result Sheet based on our K1RS system that allows you to compare your times and rank against other drivers, and you can even check your results online to see how you fare against the best of the week or month. Each Arrive and Drive session lasts for about ten minutes and may include 1-12 drivers, depending on the location and track size. First-time drivers will receive a mandatory briefing session on rules and safety.

At-A-Glance Venue Address: 2425 S. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 Phone: (602) 275-5278 Website: www.k1speed.com Most Distinguishing Feature: 100% Emissionsfree European-styled Electric Go Karts. Total Exhibit Hall/Space (in sq. ft.): 50,000 Largest Contiguous Space (in sq. ft.): 1,000 Year Established Locally: 2011 Number of Events in 2013: 364 Food & Beverage on Property: Yes Parking / Valet: Yes

AMERICA’S PREMIER INDOOR KARTING CENTER 100%

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ARRIVE & DRIVE . ADULTS AND JUNIORS 48” AND UP

(602) 275-5278 K1SPEED.com

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Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

# of Sleeping Rooms

17,374

> 100,000

500

Babylon Banquet Hall

2

10,000

 10,000

 

Phoenix

 1

22,000

22,000

 

Phoenix

 2

 10,000

  10,000

 

2

1,800

3,000

8035 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 (623) 930-9049 babylonbanquethall.com Bentley Projects Scottsdale

22

24,556

100,000

496

9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256

215 E. Grant St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (480) 946-6060 bentleygallery.com

(866) 877-9897

Boojum Tree

talkingstickresort.com

16026 N. 36th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 Scottsdale

15

3,700

10,000

224

7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(602) 867-8975 boojumtree.com The Carnegie Center

(480) 970-2100

Phoenix

1101 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

wscottsdalehotel.com Scottsdale

65

24,541

> 100,000

732

6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(for nonprofits only)

(602) 926-3604 azlibrary.gov Castles ‘n’ Coasters

(480) 624-1000

Phoenix

 2

3,935

5,000

 

Phoenix

1

3,600

3,600

 

Phoenix

5

7,500

12,000

 

Phoenix

5

40,000

80,000

 

Phoenix

2

 2,500

 5,500

 

Phoenix

5

 4,200

 5,000

 

9445 N. Metro Pkwy. E., Phoenix, AZ 85051

kierlandresort.com Wigwam

Largest Room (in square feet)

40

wildhorsepassresort.com

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

# of Meeting Rooms

Chandler

(602) 225-0100

W Scottsdale

Phoenix

Special Event Venues (Cont.)

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd., Chandler, Arizona 85226

Talking Stick Resort

City

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Venue

# of Sleeping Rooms

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City

Venue

Resorts (Cont.)

Phoenix

25

10,800

45,000

331

300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

(602) 997-7575 castlesncoasters.com The Cedars Banquet Hall

(623) 935-3811

1702 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020

wigwamarizona.com

(602) 944-2566 cedarsbanquethall.com Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Special Event Venues Arcadia Ice Arena

215 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 Phoenix

2

 15,000

 15,700

 

(Ice Rink)

3853 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

(602) 957-9966

Comerica Theatre

arcadiaice.com Arizona Center

Phoenix

400 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 271-4000

Outside Space only

n/a

21

39,600

45,000

 

Phoenix

400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 379-2800 comericatheatre.com

arizonacenter.com Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field

(602) 253-0501

> 100,000

 

Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 241-7870

(602) 462-6500

azjhs.org

azchasefield.com Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix

9

 n/a

n/a

 

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (480) 941-1225 dbg.org

(602) 716-2000 azscience.org

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Special Venue Profile

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse is the Valley’s premier western venue, offering groups a unique journey back in time. Encompassing more than 160 acres of beautiful Sonoran Desert, Rawhide is nestled in the center of the Wild Horse Pass area, located in Chandler and in close proximity

to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse is the perfect place to host a private event whether you are a group of 10 or 10,000, offering 14 distinct private venues, all providing a true western flare to any event. Rawhide’s Frontier Hall is the East Valley’s largest special event venue, offering 45,000 square feet of continuous indoor space adjacent to the 50,000-square-foot Sonoran Lawn. Rawhide’s Group Sales team will provide complete service, which includes planning from the vision to the execution of the event, personalized group menu creation, and access to top-notch unique entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you to our 1880s western town with a true taste of the Old West you’ll not find anywhere else in Arizona! For additional information, visit www.Rawhide.com or call the Group Sales Department at (480) 502-5600 for availability and menus.

At-A-Glance Venue Address: 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 Phone: (480) 502-5600 Website: www.Rawhide.com Most Distinguishing Feature: Western Town & Steakhouse Largest Contiguous Space (in sq. ft.): 45,000 Year Established Locally: 1970 Number of Events in 2013: 243 Nearest Hotel: Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino Event Planning Services: Yes Food & Beverage on Property: Yes Transportation & Access: Yes Parking / Valet: Yes

Bring your next corporate event West! Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse in Chandler — in close proximity to Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa — is the perfect place to host a private event.

Groups of 10 to 10,000 Distinct private venues available

Provide a True Western Flare to any event… Frontier Hall is the East Valley’s Largest Event Venue. • 45,000 sq. ft. of continuous indoor space • Adjacent to the 50,000-sq.-ft. Sonoran Lawn • Full-service facility with Catering & Event Planning

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n/a

 2,500

 n/a

 

Phoenix Art Museum

10,000

 

Phoenix Zoo Phoenix

7

5,293

20,000

 

n/a 

Phoenix

16

4,000

4,300

 

 Chandler

10

46,000

> 75,000

 

Phoenix

4

2,500

3,000

 

Phoenix

 2

6,500

9,000

 

Phoenix

2

 n/a

 n/a

 

Phoenix

3

4,600

6,400

 

Phoenix

2,500

2,500

 

Phoenix

1

2,250

2,250

 

Phoenix

13

1,075

3,000

 

phoenixzoo.org

Herberger Theater Center

5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226

Phoenix

6

2,980

9,000

 

222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(480) 502-5600

(602) 254-7399

rawhide.com

herbergertheater.org

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 1

 1,000

1,000

 

Secret Garden

2425 S. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

2501 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042

(602) 275-5278

(602) 268-5522

k1speed.com

secretgardenevents.com

(Profiled on page 43.)

Stand Up Live Phoenix

3

4,500

6,000

 

50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(480) 719-6100

(602) 253-0339

standuplive.com

monorchid.com

Turf Paradise Phoenix

4

9,908

14,000

 

1501 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602) 942-1101

1431 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020

turfparadise.com

(602) 943-2656

University of Arizona College of Medicine

mprc.net Phoenix

6

9,300

30,000

 

550 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

(602) 827-2001

(480) 478-6000

medicine.arizona.edu

mim.org

Valley Youth Theatre Phoenix

2

1,920

3,000

 

525 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 253-8188

3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040

vyt.com

(602) 468-6470

Venue at the Grove

riosalado.audubon.org

7125 E. Chauncey Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85054

 n/a

(602) 273-1341

Rawhide

Penske Racing Museum

4

455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008

heard.org

Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center

Phoenix

14424 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 thephoenixlodge.com

(602) 252-8840

Musical Instrument Museum

 

(602) 482-2339

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mountain Preserve Reception Center

6,600

phxart.org

gameworks.com

MonOrchid

 n/a

(602) 257-1222

(480) 839-4263

K1 Speed

5

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282

Heard Museum

# of Sleeping Rooms

Outdoor picnicstyle only

The Phoenix Lodge Phoenix

Phoenix

Special Event Venues (Cont.)

enchantedisland.com GameWorks - Tempe

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

(602) 254-1200

Largest Room (in square feet)

1202 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85007

# of Meeting Rooms

Phoenix

City

Enchanted Island Amusement Park

Venue

# of Sleeping Rooms

Total Meeting Space (in square feet)

Largest Room (in square feet)

# of Meeting Rooms

City

Venue

Special Event Venues (Cont.)

Phoenix

2

2,500

5,000

 

7010 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041 (602) 456-0803 venueatthegrove.com

(480) 538-4444

The Wrigley Mansion

penskeracingmuseum.com

2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (602) 955-4079 wrigleymansionclub.com

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Hotel Profile

Thunderbird Executive Inn

Thunderbird Executive Inn is located on the corner of 59th Avenue and Greenway in Glendale. The hotel is located on the campus of the renowned Thunderbird School of Global Management. The school was once an airbase established to train American, Canadian, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. Several landmark buildings, including the airfield control tower, barracks and airplane hangar, can still be seen on campus. Then, in 1946, the base was transformed into the first-ever graduate business school to focus exclusively on international management. The school is a landmark in Glendale; however, the hotel remained a secret. In 2006, Thunderbird Executive Inn opened its doors to the public. The hotel offers 134 newly renovated guestrooms, an outdoor saltwater pool and access to the YMCA. Additional amenities, such as the complimentary 24-hour snack lounge, complimentary parking and wireless

At-A-Glance Hotel Address: 15249 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85306 Phone: (602) 978-7987 Website: thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com

Internet, brands the hotel as the “Hidden Gem” of Glendale. With many tiered auditorium-style meeting rooms, a 14,000-square-foot pavilion, numerous outdoor venues and a full-service catering department, Thunderbird Executive Inn is the ideal location in the West Valley for meetings and events. Call (602) 978-7987 for more information.

Most Distinguishing Feature: Located on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management with 40,000 square feet of meeting space, including six state-of-theart auditoriums and 24 breakout rooms. Year Established Locally: 1996 Event Planning Services: Yes Food & Beverage: Yes Transportation & Access: Yes Parking / Valet: Yes

Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center | Glendale, Arizona

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Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center is a unique Arizona destination serving clients from around the world. Nestled on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management, the recently renovated Thunderbird Executive Inn will surprise and delight you with: 4134 upscale guest rooms 4More than 40,000 square feet of meeting space, including six state-of-the-art auditoriums and 24 breakout rooms 4Unique diversions such as the world famous Thunderbird Pub, located in an historic WWII military airfield control tower Whether you’re planning a conference, business meeting, training program, trade show or simply a vacation escape to sunny Arizona — our hotel and conference center is an exceptional choice.

www.thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306 Inquiries: 602.978.7987 Email: hotelsales@thunderbird.edu

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CONSIDER US THE LAST RESORT. BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER NEED TO LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE You’ll know you’ve made the right choice before the meeting even begins. Because we listen. We never rest. Our facilities and support staff handle your meeting with effortless elegance. And we stay focused on you, your vision and your clients. It’s how we work. So it never feels like work to you. It just feels right.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT KIERLANDMEETINGS.COM OR CALL 480.624.1000

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February 2014 In Business Magazine Meetings & Conventions