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Historic Hassayampa Inn offers summer escape

Copy of Exterior Nightime Picture (2)The Hassayampa Inn, located in the Historic District of Prescott, offers comforting small town charm while being closely situated near the sights and sounds of Prescott. Hassayampa’s prime location is walking distance to the Courthouse Square, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops, eateries and antique stores.

The hotel was built as a luxury hotel in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features an eclectic mix of Spanish Colonial Revival, Italianate features, details like the hand-painted wood ceilings, etched glass and embossed copper panels, designed by Southwest architect Henry Trost.

The lobby still has a shoe shine attendant ready to shine your shoes or boots before your night out at Whiskey Row, there is dining under the stars on weekends in the courtyard surrounded by lush greenery, live music Thursday–Saturday, high tea on the fourth Sunday of the month, 4th Friday Art Walk on the Prescott Trail, and the Peacock Dining Room that has been
serving the same coffee cake recipe from the 1900s.

Hassayampa is a must see in Arizona.

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Top 5 Accommodations: Northern Arizona (Spring-Summer 2014)

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Get ready to experience Arizona’s spring/summer 2014 Top 5 Accommodations in Northern Arizona! And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must see hot spots off your Top 5 lists.



Top 5 Accommodations: Northern Arizona

Amara Resort & Spa
100 Amara Lane Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 282-4828
Website
Set against a superb backdrop of red-rock buttes and steps from the banks of Oak Creek, this Arizona hotel offers breathtaking views and is just a block from Uptown Sedona’s shopping and restaurants.

Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336

(800) 826-4180
Website
This resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks.

Jerome Grand Hotel
200 Hill St. Jerome, AZ 86331

(928) 634-8200
Website
The Jerome Grand Hotel was originally constructed in 1926 under the name United Verde Hospital. After the United Verde Hospital became the Jerome Grand Hotel, many alleged hauntings began to occur and it has become a quite popular destination for amateur ghost hunters.

L’Auberge de Sedona
301 L’Auberge Ln. Sedona, AZ 86336

(800) 905-5745
Website
L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Condé Nast. AAA Four-Diamond luxury accommodations in 89 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages in distinctive settings, including creekside, hillside, spa and garden cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Enjoy creekside dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.

Hassayampa Inn
122 E. Gurley St. Prescott, AZ 86301

(928) 778-9434
Website
Since 1927, when writers and artists were drawn to the stunning landscapes of the Southwest, the Hassayampa Inn has been the “Grand Jewel of Prescott,” a fashionable resort for the well-heeled. Georgia O’Keeffe stayed there. So did D.H. Lawrence, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Tom Mix and Will Rogers.

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Arizonan buys historic Hassayampa Inn

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, LLC and owner of Aris Hospitality Management, LLC.

“We are excited for Michael and for the future of this iconic property, as it is a dynamic hotel in an incredible location, “ said Jennifer Kimball, chairman of the board of Corporación de La Fonda. “The hotel has been a beloved getaway and respite complete with historical charm and hospitality. We are confident that Michael will continue to build on its success.”

Located in downtown Prescott near the historic Courthouse Square, Hassayampa Inn is a member of the National Trust of Historic Hotels of America. Built in 1927, the inn is one of Arizona’s oldest, offering modern amenities combined with a long tradition of exemplary service. It has 67 uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites, the recently renovated Peacock Room restaurant, bar and lounge, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, and a beautiful gazebo wedding venue.

“This opportunity to be part of such an amazing historical property and community is fulfilling dream that began for me while attending college in Prescott some time ago,” Kouvelas said. “The Hassayampa Inn is a true gem full of history and memories touching so many over the past 85 years, and Aris Hospitality Management is honored to continue those traditions.”

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AzMPI Announces 2013-14 Board

The Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI) recently installed their 2013-2014 slate of Officers for the chapter.

Officers include incoming President Jill Longfellow,  Enterprise Holdings Inc.; President-Elect Cristin Barr, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain; Vice President of Finance Penny Allphin, Hassayampa Inn Prescott; Vice President of Communications Chip Headman, Williams & Associates; Vice President of Membership Julia-Isabel Davenport, Maximize Your Publicity; Vice President of Education Susie Molinich, American Express Meeting & Events, and Immediate Past President Donna Masiulewicz, Timeline Meetings & Events.  The Chapter Directors are: Director of Leadership Development Lynne Wellish, Triage Meetings & Events; Director of Fundraising & Special Events Tiffany Higgins, The Tiffany Event; Director of Strategic Alliances Dave Rosenbaum, Carefree Resort & Conference Center; Director of Monthly Programs Lee Smith, Hotel Valley Ho; Director of Recruitment Dave Borsheim, Hotel Palomar Phoenix; Director of Retention Jacqi Marth, Destination and Details; Director of Information Technology Danielle Adams, KCA; and Director of Public Relations and Marketing James Eggimann, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

“We strive to promote excellence within the meeting industry through education, certification, advocacy and business-to-business networking opportunities for our members,” said incoming 2013-2014 AZMPI President Jill Longfellow.  “Anyone who plans or supports meetings in any capacity, whether an administrative assistant or a caterer, can benefit from what AZMPI offers.”

The 375-member Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International was established in 1979.  Meeting Professionals International is the meeting and event industry’s largest association for the $102.3 billion meetings and events industry.  AZMPI offers monthly events providing education, and networking opportunities.  MPI membership is comprised of more than 24,000 members belonging to 80 chapters and clubs worldwide.  To learn more about AzMPI visit www.AzMPI.org or call 602-277-1494.

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Q&A with HSMAI president

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 — to her leadership role with HSMAI.
Az Business had the chance to talk with Allphin about her background and where she sees the hospitality industry growing in the future.

Az Business: What attracted you to the hospitality industry?
Penny Allphin: I have been in the hospitality industry since I was 17 years of age, so I would have to say I grew up in the industry.  There are never two days alike and there is never a dull moment – which keeps it exciting.

AB: What has been your biggest challenge in the hospitality industry?
PA: Right now it would be the economy; it has slowed down the group meetings and with Arizona being a destination and relies heavily on conventions, conferences and tourism – the industry has definitely felt the impact.

AB: What has been you most meaningful professional accomplishment?
PA: There has been so many; right now I would say becoming the president of HSMAI, being the face and the voice for an industry that I am passionate about.

AB: What is some about you that would surprise most people?
PA: I enjoy doing home improvement projects, not afraid to play with tools.

AB: How did you become involved in HSMAI Arizona?
PA: It was totally be accident. I was attending a function for tourism and Dick Degnan, HSMAI International Hall of Fame member, asked if I was going to the Chinese auction, that is the event of the year. I knew nothing about the event so he invited me and my colleague.  I have been involved ever since.

AB: What differentiates HSMAI from other tourism-related professional groups?
PA: The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue.

AB: What are your goals as president of HSMAI Arizona?
PA: This year my theme is M.A.G.I.C. – “Making Another Great Industry Comeback.” We as sales and revenue professionals in Arizona need to be the best in the country, we need to put Arizona back on the map for meeting, conventions and conferences – we have slated amazing speakers and programs to educate and inspire to continue to sharpen our skills.

AB: What kind of legacy do you hope to leave after your term as president of HSMAI Arizona?
PA: Passionate.  She lives and leads passionately.

Allphin

Q&A with HSMAI president

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 — to her leadership role with HSMAI.
Az Business had the chance to talk with Allphin about her background and where she sees the hospitality industry growing in the future.

Az Business: What attracted you to the hospitality industry?
Penny Allphin: I have been in the hospitality industry since I was 17 years of age, so I would have to say I grew up in the industry.  There are never two days alike and there is never a dull moment – which keeps it exciting.

AB: What has been your biggest challenge in the hospitality industry?
PA: Right now it would be the economy; it has slowed down the group meetings and with Arizona being a destination and relies heavily on conventions, conferences and tourism – the industry has definitely felt the impact.

AB: What has been you most meaningful professional accomplishment?
PA: There has been so many; right now I would say becoming the president of HSMAI, being the face and the voice for an industry that I am passionate about.

AB: What is some about you that would surprise most people?
PA: I enjoy doing home improvement projects, not afraid to play with tools.

AB: How did you become involved in HSMAI Arizona?
PA: It was totally be accident. I was attending a function for tourism and Dick Degnan, HSMAI International Hall of Fame member, asked if I was going to the Chinese auction, that is the event of the year. I knew nothing about the event so he invited me and my colleague.  I have been involved ever since.

AB: What differentiates HSMAI from other tourism-related professional groups?
PA: The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue.

AB: What are your goals as president of HSMAI Arizona?
PA: This year my theme is M.A.G.I.C. – “Making Another Great Industry Comeback.” We as sales and revenue professionals in Arizona need to be the best in the country, we need to put Arizona back on the map for meeting, conventions and conferences – we have slated amazing speakers and programs to educate and inspire to continue to sharpen our skills.

AB: What kind of legacy do you hope to leave after your term as president of HSMAI Arizona?
PA: Passionate.  She lives and leads passionately.

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Top 5: Uniquely Arizona Accommodations (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Uniquely Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

The Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(800) 241-1210
hermosainn.com
In-room fireplaces, secluded patios, hand-painted Mexican tile, HD TVs, high-speed Internet, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and LON’s at The Hermosa.


Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St.,
Jerome, AZ 86331
(888) 817-6788
jeromegrandhotel.net
Jerome Grand Hotel is not only a National Historic Landmark, but it’s also the highest public building in the Verde Valley with breathtaking views. The hotel was also featured on “Zak Bagans Paranormal Challenge” on the Travel Channel in 2011.


La Posada

303 E. 2nd St.,
Winslow, AZ 86047
(928) 289-4366
laposada.org
Rated as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” by Condé Nast Traveler Gold List in 2009, this hotel is the Last Great Railroad Hotel built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company, offering guests three gardens (Suken, Rose and Potager), a wedding terrace, and the fabulous Turquoise Restaurant.


Hassayampa Inn

122 E. Gurley St.,
Prescott, AZ 86301
(800) 322-1927
hassayampainn.com
For nearly a century, the Hassayampa Inn has been a place to escape the stresses of busy urban life, a place for a romantic getaway, and an oasis dedicated to restoring balance within the picturesque setting of northern Arizona.


Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

2400 E. Missouri Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(800) 950-0086
arizonabiltmore.com
An Arizona landmark since its opening on Feb. 23, 1929, when it was crowned The Jewel of the Desert.

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Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336
800-826-4180
enchantmentresort.com
This resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks.


Hassayampa Inn

122 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301
800-322-1927
hassayampainn.com
For nearly a century, the Hassayampa Inn has been a place to escape the stresses of busy urban life, a place for a romantic getaway, and an oasis dedicated to restoring balance within the picturesque setting of Northern Arizona.


Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St., Jerome, AZ 86331
888-817-6788
jeromegrandhotel.net
As the highest public building in the Verde Valley, the views from the hotel are breathtaking. The Jerome Grand Hotel was featured on “Zak Bagans Paranormal Challenge” on the Travel Channel in 2011.


L’Auberge de Sedona

301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336
800-905-5745
lauberge.com
L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Conde Nast. AAA Four-Diamond luxury accommodations in 89 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages in distinctive settings, including creekside, hillside, spa and garden cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Enjoy creekside dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.


Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

2250 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
928-203-4111
sedonarouge.com
Guests will immediately appreciate the influence of Spanish and Mediterranean motifs, exotic decor and rich furnishings decorating the 77 rooms.

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Creepy image of the Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff

BOO! Arizona’s Most Haunted Hotels

  • Bisbee Inn
    45 OK St., Bisbee
    520-432-5131
    www.bisbeeinn.com
    Ghosts reside in several of the rooms at Bisbee Inn, including a cat ghost in Room 23, a handsome cowboy in Room 11 and Abigail of Room 12, who leaves behind the fresh scent of lavender.

 

  • Connor Hotel, The
    164 Main St., Jerome
    928-634-5006
    www.connorhotel.com
    A number of ghost stories are sported today including tales of whispers and laughing in Room 1 and objects moving on their own accord in Room 2.

 

  • Copper Queen Hotel
    11 Howell Ave., Bisbee
    520-432-2216
    www.copperqueen.com
    Originally built in 1902, Julia Lowell, a former prostitute that killed herself, is the most famous ghost here. She, an older gentleman, complete with top hat, and a young boy, have all been seen at this historic inn.

 

  • Gadsden Hotel
    1046 N. G Ave., Douglas
    520-364-4481
    www.hotelgadsden.com
    At the Gadsden Hotel guests and employees have seen the ghost of an elderly woman, a young woman, a soldier and a boy named Jonathan. Room 333 is said to be especially haunted.

 

  • Ghost City Inn
    541 Main St., Jerome
    888-634-4678
    www.ghostcityinn.com
    This site is said to be haunted by a woman in the Cleopatra Room who lived there for more than 60 years. It has been reported that the woman covers sleeping guests with blankets and strokes their hair.

 

  • Hassayampa Inn
    122 E. Gurley St, Prescott
    800-322-1927
    www.hassayampainn.com
    In the 1930s, a newlywed couple stayed at the Hassayampa Inn. One day the groom went out for a pack of cigarettes and never came back. Some three days later, the new bride hung herself. Today, the inn is said to be haunted by her spirit. No one is sure about the husband.

 

  • Hotel Monte Vista
    100 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff
    800-545-3068
    www.hotelmontevista.com
    This historic hotel has several ghostly visitors including a “phantom bell boy” who knocks on doors announcing “room service” in a muffled voice, but when the door is opened, no one is there.

 

  • Hotel San Carlos
    202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
    602-253-4121
    www.hotelsancarlos.com
    Built on an Indian reservation, this hotel is reported to be visited by several different spirits. Witnesses have claimed to see a woman’s figure surrounded by a white haze. Other figures have been seen throughout the hotel and unexplainable sounds of children laughing and televisions turning on and off have been reported in the rooms.

 

  • Oatman Hotel
    181 Mainstreet, Oatman
    928-768-4408
    The Oatman Hotel is said to be home to numerous ghosts. Oatie lived there for many years, and drank himself to death outside the hotel. Oatie reportedly lurks around and knocks things over. Also, the ghost of a piano player from the town has been seen there. Clark Gable and Carol Lombard spent their honeymoon at the Oatman Hotel in 1939. Guests claim to hear their laughter and whispering in room 15.

 

  • Oliver House
    26 Sowle Ave., Bisbee
    520-432-1900
    Strange footsteps have been heard late at night and the sound of water running has been reported at the Oliver House. A man named Nat Anderson was shot and killed in the hallway of the inn near room 13 where most of the haunting is said to take place.

 

  • Amberian Peaks Lodge and Restaurant
    One Main St., Greer
    1-800-556-9997
    www.peaksaz.com
    Zeke is at the “Peaks.” Guests and employees alike have felt Zeke’s spirit watching over this by-gone ski resort, now a modern-day mountain lodge. Believed to be the son of the original owners, (a promising alpine skier tragically killed in an auto accident), Zeke whimsically moves objects and opens windows as he floats about his family lodge. Guests from far and wide have acknowledged his benevolent presence, particularly in the one-bedroom penthouse of the lodge.

 

  • Downtown Prescott Inn
    129 N. Cortez St., Prescott AZ 86301
    928-778-1776
    On the second floor of the hotel, guests have heard doors slamming and on the third floor, it has been reported that lights have mysteriously turned on and off. Two guests were murdered there years ago and it is said that their spirits still haunt the hotel.

 

  • El Tovar Hotel
    Grand Canyon AZ
    928-638-2631
    www.grandcanyonlodges.com
    The ghost of a man named Fred Harvey apparently walks the halls of the El Tovar Hotel during the holidays and invites guests to the annual Christmas gathering. Also, a black-caped figure can be seen lurking around the grave of one of the Harvey girls, outside the hotel.