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Meetings Today: 9 Meetings-Friendly Properties in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson
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Meetings Today: 9 Meetings-Friendly Properties in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson

Taylor Smith, Meetings Today | January 22, 2024

From a historical property that celebrated its grand opening nearly a century ago and welcomed guests including past presidents and iconic celebrities to newly reimagined hotels offering a modern experience of luxury, here are nine meetings-friendly properties in three of Arizona’s sunny cities. 


In the heart of the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the Santa Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas and the Tucson mountains, Tucson provides a rustic and relaxing escape complete with hundreds of thousands of saguaros and more than 300 days of sunshine annually.

The destination is the definition of Southwestern desert charm, with natural landscapes that can’t be found anywhere else, and when Tucson’s natural wonders are paired with its luxury accommodations, the destination makes for a picture-perfect setting for groups.

The luxury Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, which was named by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Tucson, is another group-friendly option for those looking to gather near the mountains. The 398-room property has two award-winning Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses, four lighted tennis courts with mountain views and Lakeside Spa, an Architectural Digest choice for the 8 Most Beautiful Desert Spa Destinations in America in 2018.

The AAA Four-Diamond resort was designed by architect John Hill to blend into its surrounding Southwestern landscape and invites guests to appreciate the “serenity of the outdoors” through miles of hiking trails, including the Window Walk Nature Trail that leads to a waterfall and butterfly garden and a 1.1-mile guided walk or run exploring the natural desert environment. 

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers 83,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and can accommodate groups of up to 1,500 people. The 8,000-square-foot Kiva Patio can seat 620 in banquet rounds or host 1,000 in cocktail rounds, while the 1,200-square-foot Cascade Terrace provides a more-intimate setting with firepits and a mountain backdrop for groups of up to 175 guests. The resort’s 22,000-square-foot Coyote Corral is a themed Western village space located on property with a maximum capacity of 900.

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