10 Reasons Why Scottsdale Should Be Your Next Meeting Destination

Scottsdale, Arizona, offers all the services and amenities you’d expect for your clients: top-tier accommodations, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and hassle-free transportation both in the air and on the ground. It also offers the discovery of something delightfully unexpected – the stirring beauty of the Sonoran Desert. From our exotic cactus blossoms and year-round sunshine to the bright smiles of our people, Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert creates a welcoming environment that will leave your group inspired.

Hotels & 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.

Values, Deals & Great Rates

Stretch your program budget with group values and room rate discounts during the summer and shoulder seasons. Customized meeting planner packages can include benefits such as rebates to the master bill, waived room rental fees, food and beverage discounts and generous complimentary room policies.

Easy Airport Access

Scottsdale is an easy 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers nonstop service to 128 cities worldwide and more than 1,200 daily arrivals and departures. For corporate jet service, Scottsdale Airport offers top-tier amenities including two exceptional FBOs.

Great Golf

Scottsdale offers more than 200 golf course in the metro area that range from traditional architecture to challenging desert golf layouts. Outstanding group golf packages are available at most Scottsdale courses.

The Sonoran Desert

Scottsdale’s lush Sonoran Desert setting and more than 330 days of annual sunshine allow you to plan outdoor events and activities with confidence. Plus, Scottsdale is recognized as one of the nation’s safest, cleanest and most vibrant cities.

Activities & Adventures

Your group can enjoy recreational options that include horseback riding, off-road tours, hiking, water sports, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Area attractions include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Desert Botanical Garden, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Paolo Soleri’s Cosanti and many more.

Arts & Culture

The arts take center stage in the galleries of the Scottsdale Arts District, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, and dozens of art-centric events including the weekly Thursday-night ArtWalk.

Dining & Nightlife

Award-winning dining and nightlife options at a variety of price points allow you to add interest to your program while staying well within your budget. Old Town Scottsdale alone is home to more than 100 restaurants, wine bars and nightclubs, with hundreds more available citywide.

Theme Event Venues

Scottsdale offers unique off-site venues for theme events, and gala celebrations, including an authentic Moroccan citadel and Arabian horse ranch, world-class museums, upscale Western settings and our magnificent Sonoran Desert.

Renowned Spas

Scottsdale is home to more than 50 acclaimed resort and day spas. In addition to traditional treatments that will help your top performers relax and rejuvenate, Scottsdale’s spas offer nutrition and fitness programs to boost health and reduce stress.