When it comes to choosing the right meeting destination for your group, it all comes down to finding the right services and amenities at a price that fits your budget. And it doesn’t hurt if the destination you choose stands head and shoulders above the competition! Read on to discover all the ways Scottsdale is the best choice for your next meeting or incentive program.
SIZING UP THE COMPETITION
Scottsdale competes with the nation’s heaviest hitters
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When you add it all up, Scottsdale’s combination of award-winning accommodations, outstanding amenities and convenient air access puts us at the top of the chart.
- EASY AIRPORT ACCESS
Scottsdale is an easy 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers nonstop flights to and from more than 135 cities worldwide on 18 major carriers. For corporate jet service, Scottsdale Airport offers outstanding facilities, full U.S. Customs services and three top-tier FBOs. Additional regional air service is available at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, approximately 45 minutes from Old Town.
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. Our predictable blue skies and clear, sunny weather allow you to plan outdoor activities and events with confidence year-round. Plus, Scottsdale is recognized as one of the nation’s safest, cleanest and most vibrant cities.
SPACE FOR EVERY GROUP
Whether your group needs a little space or a lot, Scottsdale’s inventory of meeting venues including high-tech boardrooms, spacious ballrooms, creative breakout spaces and large meeting rooms. Scottsdale boasts 60+ exceptional off-property venues that are ideal for creating unforgettable theme events, meetings and galas.
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.
HOTELS & RESORTS
Your group will stay in style in Scottsdale with more than 13,500 guest rooms across 70+ outstanding hotels and resorts, which include award-winning resorts, stylish urban hotels, exclusive Sonoran Desert retreats and budget-maximizing limited-service accommodations.
ACTIVITIES & ADVENTURE
Your group can enjoy recreational options that include horseback riding, off-road tours, water sports, and hot air ballooning as well as hiking and mountain biking through 225+ miles of scenic trails at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. If you prefer retail therapy, Scottsdale’s 2,500 boutiques, shops and malls offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
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 more that 800 more available citywide.
ARTS & CULTURE
The arts take center stage in Scottsdale with 85+ art galleries, museums and performing arts venues. Galleries in Old Town’s historic Arts District, acclaimed museums, star-studded performing arts venues, a renowned public art program and the legendary Thursday night ArtWalk all make inspiring additions to any itinerary.
For the golfers in your group, Scottsdale’s more than 200 area courses include cactus-studded desert tracks, parklike traditional layouts and links designs. Top-notch golf instruction, tournament services and award-winning amenities round out the experience in the “World’s Finest Golf Destination.” Outstanding group golf packages are available at most Scottsdale courses.
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.