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Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook’s

Royal Palms exterior
by in Business News | Dining | Travel

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

CVB’s campaign highlights Scottsdale’s warm fall weather

Tourism Industry - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Scottsdale residents can keep their summer shorts, flip flops and bikinis out for another three months. With the launch of the new fall marketing campaign, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging visitors to do the same. The bureau’s “Break the Rules” campaign, which runs from Aug. 16 through Oct. 15, plays on Scottsdale’s… Read More →

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

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 →

Commercial Real Estate Veteran Larry Pobuda Joins Transwestern's Phoenix Team

Larry Pobuda
by in Business News | Newsmakers

  Transwestern announced that commercial real estate veteran Lawrence (Larry) Pobuda has joined its Phoenix office, increasing its role in the leasing and sales of office buildings and providing in-depth expertise in development and investment. As senior vice president, Pobuda serves institutional, corporate and private owners, as well as corporate users. “It is exciting to… Read More →

Kiehl's Since 1851 Arrives in Scottsdale

by in Beauty | Scottsdale News

The Store Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care preparations, opened its very first retail store in at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Kiehl’s is proud to offer visitors and the Scottsdale community the opportunity to discover the brand’s efficacious skin, hair and body care products, personalized customer service… Read More →

Sanctuary Receives 2013 ‘Stars of the Industry’ Award


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, the country’s premier luxury resort, was recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) with a 2013 “Stars of the Industry” award during its Summer Summit in Denver, Colo. Sanctuary’s 2012 “Escape for GOOD” fundraiser, which raised $10 million benefiting Athletes for Hope and UGIVE, two nonprofits dedicated to inspiring… Read More →

Q&A with HSMAI president

by in Featured | Marketing

Penny Allphin, the national sales manager for the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, is president of the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). She brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry — including positions with Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Carefree Resort & Villas, and Radisson Poco Diablo Resort… Read More →

Greater Phoenix CVB promotes 3 as part of reorganization effort

by in Business News

The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, the nonprofit organization that markets metropolitan Phoenix as a visitor and meeting destination, has promoted Michael Mooney to the position of Executive Vice President. Mooney, who previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer, will continue to serve in that role. He joined the Greater Phoenix CVB in… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

Snowbowl will open Thursday

Ski Flap
by in Business News | Sports | Travel

A northern Arizona ski resort that got nearly three feet of snow from recent storms is opening this week. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes Thursday at the Arizona Snowbowl. Another ski area, Sunrise Park Resort near Greer, plans to open a day earlier. A winter storm moving into the state late Tuesday into… Read More →

Greater Phoenix CVB Names New Director Of National Accounts


Greater Phoenix CVB Names New Director Of National Accounts The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau increases its sales staff with the addition of Lynn Whitehead. Lynn Whitehead is the new Director of National Accounts. Based in Baltimore, Whitehead will spearhead the Greater Phoenix CVB’s citywide accounts with 1,001+ rooms on peak night originating in… Read More →

British Airways Adds Additional Flight Between Phoenix And London

british airways

British Airways announced that the nonstop service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and London Heathrow Airport will increase from six to seven days per week beginning December 5, 2012. “This is great news for Phoenix and our entire region,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Intercontinental flights are huge contributors to the success of our Phoenix… Read More →