Scottsdale by the Numbers

By local contributor
JoAnne Zeterberg

Sometimes choosing the right destination for your clients comes down to the numbers. Here are just some of the ways Scottsdale adds up to the ideal meeting destination for groups of all sizes.


3 Airports


Sky Harbor International Airport, located just minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, offers nonstop flights to and from more than 100 cities worldwide on 18 major carriers. For corporate jets and charters, Scottsdale Airport offers outstanding facilities, full U.S. Customs services and two award-winning FBOs. Additional regional air service is available at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, approximately 45 minutes from Old Town.

 


50+ Resort & Day Spas


Pamper your top performers with innovative treatments incorporating Sonoran Desert botanicals and traditional Native American healing techniques. Scottsdale’s resort and day spas also offer nutrition and fitness programs to boost health and reduce stress.

 


60+ Off-Property Meeting & Event Venues


From architectural masterpieces and high-tech museums, to Arabian horse ranches, sports stadiums and botanical gardens, Scottsdale boasts dozens of exceptional off-property venues that are ideal for creating unforgettable theme events, banquets and galas.

 


70+ Resorts & Hotels 


Your group will stay in style at Scottsdale’s meetings-friendly properties, which include award-winning resorts, stylish urban hotels, exclusive Sonoran Desertretreats and budget-maximizing limited-serviceaccommodations.

 


100 Art Galleries, Museums & Performing Arts Venues


The arts take center stage throughout Scottsdale, from the galleries of Old Town’s historic Arts District to acclaimed museums, star-studded performing arts venues and a renowned public art program. Behind-the-scenes museum tours, artist studio visits and the legendary Thursday night ArtWalk all make inspiring additions to any itinerary. 

 


100+ Old Town Nightclubs, Bars & Lounges


Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be after dark! Discover Arizona vintages along the Scottsdale Wine Trail. Check out the hottest nightclubs and coolest deejays in the Entertainment District. Or sample the latest craft cocktail offerings at the city’s most sophisticated lounges. 

 


200 Area Golf Courses


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.”

 


215 Miles of Hiking Trails


Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the largest urban preserve in the nation and boasts more than 215 miles of scenic hiking trails through the pristine Sonoran Desert landscape. Guided hikes for all skill levels, nature programs and special offerings such as tai chi in the desert are all offered through the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

 


330 Days of Sunshine Annually


This is one of our favorite numbers, because it epitomizes the Scottsdale experience in one word – sunshine. Our predictable blue skies and clear, sunny weather allow you to plan outdoor activities and events with confidence year-round.  

 


800 Restaurants Citywide


Chef-driven dining at a variety of price points allows you to add interest and excitement to your program while staying well within your budget. Many of the city’s most popular chefs and restaurants can be found in Old Town, which makes planning a culinary tour or dine-around a breeze!

 


2,500 Boutiques, Shops & Malls


Retail therapy takes many forms in Scottsdale, from one-of-a-kind gifts and Arizona-made goods found at Old Town boutiques to shopping on a grand scale at luxury centers like Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest’s largest shopping destination.

 


13,500+ Sleeping Rooms


From rooms with a view to rooms with, well, everything, your group will find their perfect home away from home in Scottsdale. With more than 13,500 guestrooms across 70+ outstanding hotels and resorts, the ideal accommodations – at the ideal price point – are available for groups of all sizes.
 


24,500 Square Footage of Largest Individual Meeting Room


Whether your group needs a little space or a lot, Scottsdale is standing by with an inventory of meeting venues that include high-tech boardrooms, spacious ballrooms and creative breakout spaces. For larger groups, Scottsdale offers 11 full-service resorts with individual meeting rooms larger than 10,000 square feet.