The Scottsdale Advantage

Scottsdale offers groups an advantage that few other destinations can match – the luxury of space. From campus-style resorts and open-air meeting facilities to a lush Sonoran Desert landscape that’s ripe for exploration, Scottsdale is the ideal choice for hosting meetings and events that make the most of the great outdoors.



Scottsdale enjoys more than 330 sunny days each year, which means pool season runs year-round, hiking trails and golf courses are always open, and any time is a great time to plan an outdoor event. Check out our average monthly temperatures and tips for making the most of each season here!

Campus-Style Resorts

The Scottsdale area offers more than 70 meetings-friendly properties that range from award-winning resorts and stylish, urban hotels to limited-service accommodations that will maximize your budget. Best of all, more than half of Scottsdale’s resorts offer exterior guestroom access to help minimize time spent indoors.


Indoor-to-Outdoor Meeting Spaces

Outdoor living is a way of life in Scottsdale, and our meeting spaces are no exception. In fact, our top-tier resorts make the most of Scottsdale’s great outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light and scenic views, ballrooms with nano doors that can be opened to let in fresh desert air, and meeting rooms that open directly onto spacious outdoor patios for breaks, receptions and meals.


Unique Outdoor Venues

Theme events, receptions, banquets and galas take on a whole new level of excitement when held at one of Scottsdale’s unique outdoor venues. Treat your group to an elegant banquet under the stars at an authentic Moroccan citadel and Arabian horse ranch. Soak up the lush desert scenery at a botanical garden, where spacious patios and paved trails encourage outdoor exploration. Or elevate your event with a chic rooftop space that boasts breathtaking city and mountain views. And that’s just for starters. In all, Scottsdale offers more than 60 off-site venues, as well as an impressive roster of outdoor event spaces at our best hotels and resorts. 


Room to Roam

Whether you’re looking for an exciting team-building activity or fun down-time diversions for your attendees, one thing is certain – Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert offers groups plenty of room to roam. Our McDowell Sonoran Preserve boasts more than 225 miles of pristine trails that can be explored on guided or solo hikes. Other popular options for exploring our great outdoors include hot air balloon flights, horseback riding excursions, off-road Jeep and Hummer tours, and water sports like river rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding.