Scottsdale's Latest Meetings Updates

Summer 2024

  • A $110 million renovation at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is well underway, with the recent opening of a new pool complex that includes luxurious cabanas and two new poolside restaurants and bars with expanded lounging areas. The resort has tapped celebrity chef and James Beard Award nominee Richard Blais to create six original new dining concepts for the resort that will be coming soon. Upon completion of all renovations, the resort will be unveiled as Arizona's first Grand Hyatt property.
  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucias Citrus Path IPA elevates any summer stay! Huss Brewing Co., a local family-owned brewery, collaborated with the resort on the IPA, which is infused with the essence of Andalusian oranges handpicked on the Omni Montelucia property. Sip the new suds beside one of the resort’s three sparkling resort pools, surrounded by towering palms, citrus trees and stunning views of Camelback Mountain.
  • The Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection Resort by Hilton, recently completed a $40 million, property-wide renovation that included refurbishing all guestrooms and public spaces, including Luna Spa. In addition, the resort debuted four new dining concepts: La Fogata, serving modern Sonoran cuisine with global influences; The Madam, a cozy, hidden speakeasy specializing in classic cocktails and elevated small bites; The Social Boardroom, an inviting space that includes board games and a golf simulator to enjoy alongside pub favorites like sliders and wings; and Barnaby’s Café & Wine Bar, a grab-and-go-style coffee and lunch spot.


  • Wonderspaces Arizona debuted two new exhibits this summer, “Well Wishes My Love, Your Love” and “Blooms.” “Well Wishes My Love, Your Love” is a non-verbal, abstract, short film by animation filmmaker Gabriel Garble that follows the dreamlike quest of a boy taking on a bizarre favor involving the prosthetic arm of his beloved orphaned friend. “Blooms” features 3D-printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light in order to resemble the geometry found in nature and many plant forms.
  • Located in Old Town Scottsdale, new hotspot Lane Park combines the excitement of great games and the joy of exceptional dining. Whether you’re challenging friends to a game of Duckpin Bowling, testing your aim at Axe Throwing, or gliding across the ice in a game of Curling, Lane Park’s diverse range of activities ensures endless entertainment. Lane Park also offers space for private events and parties.
  • Scottsdale Selfie offers both in-studio and mobile photography experiences that are perfect for company team building, special celebrations or just for fun! Specialty backdrops, custom lighting and prop rentals add to the creativity.  


  • Upgrade your next event with contemporary, Southwestern-inspired lighting and décor from Southwest Teepee and Event Rental. From spacious teepees to high-end furniture and accessories, their unique products are the perfect way to elevate any wedding, reception or corporate event.
  • FRANCINE’s Michelin-trained Executive Chef Remy Lefebvre debuted a new seasonal menu featuring French Mediterranean cuisine. The 3-course summer prix fixe menu includes specialties like Tomato Gazpacho with watermelon and cucumber, Mushroom Rigatoni, Salmon Riviera with dill sauce, and Apricot Tart with honey and lavender ice cream.
  • Beginner’s Luck, one of Old Town’s newest eateries, offers brunch, midday and dinner menus. Comfort-food highlights include My Rich Uncle’s French Toast (challah, coconut-pecan streusel, salted butterscotch syrup), a 12-hour Super Slow Roasted Pork Sandwich and the Lucky Burger, which comes adorned with white cheddar, grilled onions and Grandma Francis’ chili sauce on a brioche bun.
  • Lip Smacking Foodie Tours hosts award-winning VIP group dining experiences with visits to the top restaurants in Scottsdale. Choose either a daytime activity or evening dine-around where groups are escorted to the best tables in the house at the most-sought-after restaurants to enjoy a parade of signature dishes and craft cocktails, all with complete VIP service. This unique experience gives guests the opportunity to sit next to different colleagues at each venue to mix, mingle, and easily network. Each tour is led by a professional guide specializing in escorting large groups with utmost care, who personalizes each experience with fun and engaging information along the way.


  • The legendary Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday evening year-round from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Old Town Arts District. ArtWalk is a free, go-at-your-own-pace event where galleries host special exhibits, artist demonstrations and live entertainment. Themed Gold Palette ArtWalks, including Summer Spectacular (July 11), begin at 6:30 p.m. and offer wine tastings, small bites and live music centered around that evening’s theme.
  • Grab your hats and boots, the Arizona Black Rodeo rides into town Aug. 30-31, 2024! This action-packed rodeo at WestWorld of Scottsdale will feature bull riding, barrel racing, relay races and many more events, including Mutton Bustin’ for the little cowboys and cowgirls. The Grand Entry Parade and Presentation highlights Black cowboy and cowgirl history. Cheer on the contestants as they muster up lots of good old-fashioned grit and gumption to compete for prize money and bragging rights!
  • Explore the Desert Botanical Garden after dark during Flashlight Nights, Saturday evenings through Sept. 14, 2024. This family-friendly event gives everyone a new appreciation for the desert’s nighttime ambiance as you browse the thematic trails, encounter little desert creatures, and enjoy cold drinks, Breezy Pops and food trucks.

Click here to view Scottsdale’s complete calendar of events!