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Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L'Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L’Auberge Sedona

CreeksideChairs
August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Pinnacle Aviation expands private charter operations

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Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation has recently added a new aircraft to their charter fleet, the Phenom 100. Pinnacle Aviation offers numerous options for any charter need, and has now expanded those options with the addition of a new jet. “Pinnacle Aviation serves many Arizona-based corporate and individual travelers that need aircraft for short and frequent trips,”… Read More →

Spirit Airlines Joins Phoenix Sky Harbor

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Spirit Airlines announced today that it will begin operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on October 24. This news comes on the heels of the US Airways, now the New American, increasing the presence of the largest airline in the world in Phoenix and of Volaris Airlines announcing nonstop flights to Mexico starting October… Read More →

Pinnacle Aviation receives top global safety award

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Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation has been awarded a Platinum Rating by ARGUS as well as IS-BAO Stage II Registration. Pinnacle Aviation was audited by the ARGUS CHEQ system, the most accurate and detailed third-party due diligence system for charter operators, buyers and passengers around the world and subsequently given their highest rating. They were also audited… Read More →

Wright earns new title from Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

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The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix has announced the promotion of Carla-Risha Wright to senior sales manager, group at the luxury hotel in time for its upcoming 25th anniversary. In her new position, Wright will be responsible for managing large group business for the property in the Western and Southern regions of the United States. Joseph Wronski, Director… Read More →

Shareholders OK US Airways -American merger

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US Airways and American Airlines moved closer to creating the world’s biggest airline Friday, as US Airways shareholders overwhelmingly approved their proposed merger. Shareholders of US Airways Group Inc. would get 28 percent of the shares in the combined company, with the rest going to creditors, employees and shareholders of American Airlines parent AMR Corp.… Read More →

3 alternatives for Phoenix-to-Tucson rail line

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Arizona transportation officials studying the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson have narrowed the list of alternatives to three. State Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday that all three alternatives would run along Interstate 10 south of Eloy. One alternative would share the right of way with Union Pacific Railroad north… Read More →

Glendale CVB Launches a New Blog

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The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a new tool to attract travelers to Glendale and the West Valley and help people keep up with events and tourism-related activities. The Glendale CVB is now blogging about the best places, deals and events to check out. The Glendale CVB is launching this new blog to… Read More →

More than 4,500 Mennonites will gather in Phoenix

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June 28, 2013 by in Events | Travel

More than 4,500 Mennonites of all ages will attend Phoenix 2013, the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA, to be held July 1–6 in the Phoenix Convention Center. The convention’s theme, “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope” (“Ciudadanos del Reino de Dios: Sanados por la Esperanza”), is inspired by Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans… Read More →

Palomar offers superb Staycation options

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I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters, and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

Volaris will fly out of Sky Harbor

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is welcoming a new airline that will operate direct flights to two cities in Mexico. Officials say Volaris, the largest Mexican low-cost airline, will fly nonstop, three times a week from Phoenix to Mexico City and Phoenix to Guadalajara beginning later this year. Details on exact days and times have… Read More →

Kimpton expands into Northern Arizona

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June 25, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced that it has purchased Amara Resort and Spa, one of the leading resorts in Sedona, Ariz. The property was acquired through the company’s proprietary KHP-III fund, which closed in first quarter this year. The 100-room boutique resort overlooking Sedona’s beautiful Oak Creek, will be the third Kimpton hotel in… Read More →

Flagstaff CVB Launches New Marketing Campaign

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June 24, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

Visitors planning a trip to Flagstaff this summer will see a brand new look when they research the destination online. The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a new marketing campaign that drives potential visitors to the redesigned flagstaffarizona.org website, which went live on Tuesday, June 18. “We are excited to provide visitors with a… Read More →