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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.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain’s Serenity pool. Photo: Barbara Kraft

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

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

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Dr.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020
Features 398 guest rooms, four restaurants and lounges, eight tennis courts, two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, fitness trails, swimming pools and a full-service spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs Dr.,
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 572-3000
Nestled in the high Sonoran Desert against the Tortolita Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton features a destination spa; world-class hiking; Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf; indoor and outdoor dining, including True American Cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar — all within a striking canyon setting.

Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000
Dozens of fitness activities, spa cuisine, wellness consultations in preventive medicine, nutrition, stress management, spiritual awareness, and body and skin care treatments.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 792-3500
Rich with culture, history and beauty, this resort is complete with world-class spa facilities, nationally acclaimed golf courses, fine dining and award-winning restaurants, and perfectly designed convention and meeting spaces.

Westward Look Resort

245 E. Ina Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85704
(800) 722-2500
Set high in the foothills overlooking Tucson and warmed by an abundance of desert sunshine, Westward Look Resort is a rejuvenating resort environment inspired by the beauty of its pristine natural surroundings.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


Ritz-Carlton, AZRE July/August 2008

Hospitality: The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley


Developer: Five Star Development Group
General contractor: Summit Builders
Architect: HKS Hill Glazier Studio and Peterson Architecture & Associates
Location: Scottsdale Road between Lincoln Drive & Indian Bend Road, Paradise Valley
Size: 110 acres

The $1.5 billion development includes a 225-room Ritz-Carlton hotel, surrounded by a residential community of single-family homes. The Ritz-Carlton project takes up 110 acres of a 123-acre site. An adjoining mixed-use component is still in the planning stages along the Scottsdale portion of the site. The project breaks ground summer 2008, with completion expected for fall 2010. Subcontractors so far include Burton Landscape Architecture, Civtech, Creative Design in Lighting, Fleet Fisher Engineering and Ten Eyck Landscape Architecture. Broker: S&P Destination Properties

AZRE July/August 2008