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White Christmas at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa brings the best of the North Pole to the Southwest the weekend of December 11-13, 2015. The Starr Pass Winter Wonderland holiday event has become a beloved yearly tradition here in the Sonoran Desert. A visit from Santa, magical snow, and plenty of fun, festive activities… Read More →

Taylor Morrison offering resort lifestyle at the Boulders

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On July 20, Taylor Morrison will unveil its newest collection of homes coming to the exclusive community known as the Boulders. Just north of Scottsdale, the Enclave on the Eighth collection will offer a quartet of floor plans to choose from with just 40 Pueblo-styled homes available. Prices will start in the high 500,000s. One of… Read More →

Boulders announces multi-million dollar renovations

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The Boulders Resort & Spa has begun a significant renovation project with plans for completion by December 2015. Nestled in the lush high Sonoran Desert, this luxury hideaway is world-renowned for its dramatic and innovative architecture that blends seamlessly with the surrounding ancient rock formations. Now, a multi-million dollar restoration revives the luster of this… Read More →

Visit Phoenix spearheads sales blitz in D.C.

Steve Moore, president and CEO of Visit Phoenix; Andrea Streat, director of meetings and events for the American Alliance of Museums; Alyssa Kolat, conference manager for the International Association of Fire Chiefs; and James Jessie, senior vice president of sales at Visit Phoenix.
by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

Commuters hailing a cab or waiting for public transit in Washington, D.C. this month are likely to get a glimpse of iconic Phoenix imagery before their trip commences. Visit Phoenix (CVB) is blitzing the D.C. area with a transit-based advertising buy that includes mini-billboards atop taxis and digital posters in transit stations. The ads showcase… Read More →

Camelback Inn Announces New $10 Million Golf Course

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by in Business News | Green | Sports

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa announced that it will unveil its new Ambiente golf course at Camelback Golf Club in the fall of 2013. Spanish for the word “environment,” Ambiente, which is designed with a detailed eco-friendly focus, will become the first new golf course development project in the Phoenix-Scottsdale and Paradise… Read More →

Guayule could drive Arizona’s economy

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It’s common knowledge that America’s largest import is oil, but do you know what’s second? Hint: it’s a commodity used for tires, hoses and thousands of household products. The United States imports 100% of it’s natural rubber from the Hevea tree grown in nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Once upon a time, there was… Read More →

Guayule could drive Arizona's economy

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It’s common knowledge that America’s largest import is oil, but do you know what’s second? Hint: it’s a commodity used for tires, hoses and thousands of household products. The United States imports 100% of it’s natural rubber from the Hevea tree grown in nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Once upon a time, there was… Read More →

Scottsdale Launches Warm-Weather Campaign

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by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is promoting Scottsdale as a warm-weather destination in New York, Canada, and other top markets with the launch of its 2013 warm-weather marketing campaign. During February 2013, New Yorkers riding the 42nd Street subway will find themselves soaking up the sun in the Sonoran Desert, relaxing in a Scottsdale… Read More →

Final phase of $60 million Fairmont Scottsdale Princess renovation

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by in Business News | Travel

Fairmont Sc­ottsdale Princess, a distinctive AAA Five-Diamond Southwest resort in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, is announcing the final phase of its full-scale, five-year $60 million property renovation plan. Designed to enhance the guest experience for both leisure and corporate travelers, the improvements coincide with the resort’s 25th anniversary in December 2012, underscoring its… Read More →

The Phoenician To Offer “5 Days to Get Away” Discovery Package On Cyber Monday

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by in Events | Play | Stay

The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond resort destination in Scottsdale, Ariz., will take part in Cyber Monday, November 26, the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season, unveiling its exclusive “5 Days to Get Away” package. The special offer can be booked through November 30, 2012, for stays between December 1, 2012 and… Read More →

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Announces Its New Warden Aquarium

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by in Business News | Events | Travel

Any interpretation of the Sonoran Desert region would be incomplete without recognizing the importance of the fresh water rivers that flow through it and the Sea of Cortez or Gulf of California. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will unveil its dramatic, new permanent aquarium dedicated to revealing the remarkable story of this miraculous region in December… Read More →

Things To Do In Arizona: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Photo: Flickr, DrStarbuck
by in Play

Take a tour at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and you’ll quickly understand why this museum attracts millions of visitors to its grounds. With an assortment of animals in their natural settings and instructional, educational programs, the Arizona-Sonora Desert is not only a must-see, but a must-experience. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum’s commitment to research and protection… Read More →

15 New Custom Homesites Available Within Vistancia

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A recent increase in custom homesite interest has triggered the release of 15 new custom homesites within Blackstone at Vistancia in Peoria, a private, gated golf community within the Vistancia master plan. Thirteen of the new custom homesites are located along the 12th, 13th and 14th holes of Blackstone’s award-winning, championship golf course designed by… Read More →

Lost Dutchman State Park

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by in Play

Famously named after a lost gold mine, the Lost Dutchman State Park, located 40 miles east of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert, is a great place to escape to, especially for those looking for adventure and a chance to strike it rich. According to legend, Jacob Waltz located a gold mine in the 1870s. He… Read More →