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Phoenix gets 2017 Final Four tournament

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Let the March Madness begin. The 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament will be played in Phoenix, it was announced Friday. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Friday that Phoenix was among five cities selected from eight finalists to host the Final Four for the years 2017-2021. The Valley of the Sun will… Read More →

Sanctuary’s guests can cruise in a Ferrari

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Who hasn’t pictured him- or herself nestled into a plush leather driver’s seat, hands balanced on the steering wheel, cruising in a bright red Ferrari with its retractable hard-top to exalting speeds?  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale is making that particular dream come true. The resort is now offering rentals of an exotic Ferrari… Read More →

Cornerstone of Super Bowl Central unveiled

Giant Host Committee Visit Phoenix Football Unveiled in Downtown Phoenix

With 83 days until the kick-off of Super Bowl XLIX, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Visit Phoenix today are unveiling a super-sized football mounted in Downtown Phoenix, which will serve as the cornerstone for Super Bowl Central. Towering more than 20 feet high, it measures more than 32 feet around, and weighs in… Read More →

Scottsdale Quarter’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Between birthdays, half-birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, friendiversaries, Secret Santa exchanges and every other occasion to buying awesome things for the awesome people in your life, sometimes we get stuck. Luckily, Scottsdale Quarter’s Alison Goodman is here to save the day with some useful gift ideas for the holiday season! Scottsdale Quarter is located at: 15037… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale makes Top 100 resorts list

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced that it has been included on Cvent’s second annual list of 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, based the list on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), an online marketplace connecting corporate meeting and… Read More →

Boutique hotel Graduate Tempe opens

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Graduate Tempe is officially open and accepting reservations. Graduate Tempe is a part of a newly launched boutique hotel collection, Graduate Hotels, which is targeting college markets across America to celebrate each town’s local charm, culture and history.  This 140-room boutique hotel is located directly across from Arizona State University. “Most hotel brands want you… Read More →

Do’s and Don’ts of Spending Money Outside of U.S.

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Just last month, I took a ten-day business trip to Australia. I was eager to see the sights and spend time doing business in a beautiful landscape, but I also wanted to be smart about my money while abroad. To make sure that I wouldn’t overpay for my business and personal expenses on this trip,… Read More →

McCormick Scottsdale Reopens After Summer Renovations

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As part of multi-million dollar investments by Millennium Hotels and Resorts across many of its 14 North American properties, the brand announces the reopening of The McCormick Scottsdale, formerly Millennium Resort and Villas Scottsdale, following a six-month renovation. These upgrades come on the heels of renovations to Millennium Harvest House Boulder completed in the spring… Read More →

Vee Quiva Pays Largest Pai Gow Jackpot in Arizona History

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Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino and Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino have linked the Fortune Pai Gow Progressive™ jackpot at each property to create the largest progressive table games jackpot in Arizona. The progressive wager gives players an opportunity to win all or part of a large, incrementing jackpot and it… Read More →

Expert expects mega events to boost meetings industry

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When Cristin Barr, CMP, went to college, she was more interested in investor relations than guest relations. “At The University of Texas I studied Investor Relations, which took me to New York City for my first professional job,” said the current president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI). “For the past… Read More →

Talking Stick adds new director of slots

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Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona, enterprises of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), announced the addition of Trenni Martinez as the new director of slots. Martinez, a native of Kansas, brings with him more than two decades of casino gaming experience. “The position requires someone who is well-versed in operations management and has… Read More →

San Diego offers free fun for families in October

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Is there any better fun than free fun? During the entire month of October, more than 110 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies offer families with children special deals, so they can enjoy San Diego without emptying their wallets. “Kids Free San Diego” provides families an opportunity to save during budget-conscious times… Read More →

We-Ko-Pa Managing Fort McDowell Adventures

In gearing up for the official rebranding of the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort as the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center next Wednesday, October 1, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has moved their Fort McDowell Adventures operations management under the Resort. This decision was made to provide hotel guests, area visitors and local residents with an… Read More →

Swadish named Biltmore’s PR and marketing manager

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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has appointed Samantha Swadish to the position of public relations and marketing manager, announced General Manager Sheila Foley. “With her years of experience at a sister Waldorf Astoria resort, she brings the in-depth, insider knowledge and experience to step right in and begin successfully guiding our extensive marketing,… Read More →