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Super Bowl Committee teams up with Gila River Community

From left: Stephen R. Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Gila River Indian Community, David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals, Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community Governor, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Christopher Mendoza, District 4 Councilman. Also attached is a photo of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot, SPIKE.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its partnership with the Gila River Indian Community today during a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. In attendance for today’s announcement were Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

Westward Look Grand Brings the Baja Coast Closer

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Experience the Baja coast in Tucson this summer with Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa’s “Baja Bound” summer special. Offering rates starting at $99 per night with no resort fee from May 18 through Sept. 18, 2014, the special includes a passbook of savings that guests may use at the resort’s restaurants and Sonoran… Read More →

JW Marriott Starr Pass Creates Luxury Summer Package

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Visitors to JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa will be offered full days of fun and adventure, leisure and luxury at a great new summer rate. The Play Your Way package features rooms that start at $199 on weekends and $179 on weekdays and include a resort credit of $100 per day for use… Read More →

Sky Harbor Offers holiday Travel Tips

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The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s busiest days will be Friday and Monday, with passenger traffic about 20 percent higher than an average day. Sky Harbor is offering several new services along with tips to make your trip through the airport more efficient. Prepaid Discount Parking… Read More →

Mesa Air Expands Partnership with American Airlines

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Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines for the addition of six CRJ-900 aircraft to its fleet of 51 aircraft currently under contract with American. The term of the agreement covering the additional six aircraft is eight years. “We are delighted to add these six CRJ-900 aircraft… Read More →

Craft beer industry thriving in San Diego

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BrewHop founder Summer Nixon is eight months pregnant and drinking water from a swing-top glass beer bottle at Coronado Brewing Co.’s new manufacturing facility. She’s just delivered two flights of beer to the table while waiting for Coronado Brewing Co. co-founder Rick Chapman to join her. It’s loud in here. The industrial sounds of pressure… Read More →

Sky Harbor Sets Record for Passengers

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March 2014 was the busiest month in the history of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. More than 4 million passengers traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor in March, 4,029,861 to be exact. That marked a 3.2 percent increase over March of 2013 and the first time the Phoenix airport has seen more than 4 million passengers… Read More →

Casino revenues grow faster than national rate

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Indian gaming revenue in Arizona grew by 3 percent in 2012, even though no new facilities came online and the number of games in the state actually declined that year. The numbers were included in a recent report by Casino City Press, which said revenue at Arizona’s 22 tribal casinos grew by about $50 million,… Read More →

Arizona scores NFL’s 2015 Pro Bowl

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The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time the Pro Bowl is held in the same city as the… Read More →

Arizona hoteliers earn national awards

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Arizona took center stage and took home two national awards at the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) annual Stars of the Industry awards ceremony held this week in Washington, DC. The “Outstanding Manager of the Year, Large Property” was awarded to Thomas Williams, Director of Guest Services at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Williams has… Read More →

Spring training attendance grows

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Major League Baseball says spring training games drew a record average of 8,078 fans, up 7.3 percent from last year’s 7,527. The previous mark of 7,793 had been set in 2008. Overall attendance for 447 dates was 3,610,738, baseball’s fifth-highest total, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs drew 213,815 fans and an average… Read More →

Sky Harbor Honored at World Airport Awards

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The SkyTrax’s World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence, recently named Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as one of the World’s Best Airports serving 40-50 million passengers in 2014. Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked seventh in the world and joins the ranks of other international airports such as Incheon International Airport in South Korea… Read More →

Super Bowl Central will take over downtown

From left: David Rousseau, Chairman of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, Councilwoman District 8, Jim Waring, vice mayor of Phoenix and Michael Nowakowski, Councilman District 7.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced several major initiatives that will take over 12 city blocks in downtown Phoenix and together will serve as the hub of fan, sponsor, media and NFL activities for Super Bowl XLIX. The activities will cover 5th Street to First Avenue and Jefferson Street to Monroe Street and be… Read More →

Arizonan buys historic Hassayampa Inn

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Corporación de La Fonda announced today that it has closed the sale of the Hassayampa Inn, a 67-room full-service art-deco hotel built in 1927 and located in Prescott. The property was acquired by Michael V. Kouvelas, current general manager of the hotel. Kouvelas is an Arizona resident and second-generation hotelier as principal of Aris Ventures,… Read More →