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Arizona hoteliers earn national awards

Arizona took center stage and took home two national awards at the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) annual Stars of the Industry awards ceremony held this week in Washington, DC.

The “Outstanding Manager of the Year, Large Property” was awarded to Thomas Williams, Director of Guest Services at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Williams has been providing a welcoming experience for guests entering his property for the past 21 years. As the Director of Guest Services, he has put in place many new procedures to improve and enhance the arrival and departure experience, transportation, guest safety and much more. But he also cares about the internal guest and is truly devoted to the resort’s employees. He and his family cater an annual holiday feast and invite employees and even hotel guests who have no family in town.

Winning the Special Events, One-time Only, Medium Property, was the W Scottsdale for their CHILL event. CHILL at the W Scottsdale transforms the WET pool deck from November to January with Scottsdale’s first and only hybrid and eco-friendly outdoor ice skating rink. This event also includes live music performances, DJs, drink specials and special resort packages.

“I’m so proud to represent an industry in our state with so much talent and passion for excellence,” said AzLTA President & CEO, Debbie Johnson. “It’s wonderful that the hard work and dedication of these lodging professionals and properties is being recognized on a national level and I truly commend them for their accomplishments.”

Winners from the Arizona Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon hosted in December by the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association were then submitted to the AH&LA for national judging.

The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is the leading public policy advocate for Arizona’s Lodging and Tourism Industries. Representing almost 40,000 rooms statewide and nearly 500 members, including hotels, resorts, attractions, destination marketing organizations, B&B’s and related Industry partners, AzLTA’s mission is to unify, protect, educate and promote the interests of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Industries.

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W hosts annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic

The fourth annual Spring Training Poker Classic benefiting the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund returns to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 1. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with tournament starting at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Celebrity athletes and guests join in a friendly game of poker in support of the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. Current and former professional sports athletes from the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers and more will be attending the event. *Subject to change

The Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund was formed in memory of Mike Coolbaugh who passed away in July 2007 after being struck in the head by a line drive while coaching his team, the Tulsa Drillers. Friends and family of Mike will honor his passion for life and commitment to living each day for others and living life to the fullest.

Guests that would like to participate in the poker tournament can register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $200. Walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $250.

To purchase your ticket to the fourth annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic, please visit www.wscottsdaletickets.com.

For VIP table reservations, call 602.405.0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.

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AzLTA honors 'Stars of the Industry'

The shining stars of the hospitality and tourism industry were celebrated at the annual Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s (AzLTA) Stars of the Industry awards luncheon, held last week at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort.

The Stars of the Industry award was created more than 40 years ago by the American Hotel & Lodging Association to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. While the categories have evolved over the years, the concept is still the same: to honor lodging and tourism employees who best symbolize the quality service of the industry.

The 2013 Stars of the Industry Winners

Outstanding Employee of the Year: Jarrod Voeller, Door Captain, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Outstanding Manager of the Year: Michael Cairns, Executive Chef and Director of F&B, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Front of the House Manager of the Year, Small Property: Kim Cole, Director of Public Relations, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Front of the House Manager of the Year, Large Property: Thomas Williams, Director of Guest Services, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Heart of the House Manager of the Year, Small Property: Robin Younger, Director of Housekeeping, Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Heart of the House Manager of the Year, Large Property: Eddie Zrimsek, Assistant Spa Director, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year, Small Property: Dusty Cox, Server, The Hotel Congress

Food & Beverage Employee of the Year, Large Property: Peter Genovese, In-room Dining and Pool Server, The Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes

Guest Service Employee of the Year, Small Property: Jason Kennedy, Bellman, The Boulders

Guest Service Employee of the Year, Large Property; Otto Valdez, Guest Services Supervisor, Tempe Mission Palms

Housekeeping Employee of the Year, Small Property: Lucas Alonzo, Houseperson, Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

Housekeeping Employee of the Year, Large Property: Nilda Staniscia, Uniform Attendant and Seamstress, Montelucia Resort & Spa

Property Achievement awards in five categories were also announced at the event. These awards highlight programs that showcase the involvement of multiple employees and departments which go above and beyond to build a better community internally and externally.

Community Service: Arizona Biltmore

Guest Relations, Lodging: The Boulders, “True Waldorf Committee”

Guest Relations, Tourism: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, “The Navigator Program”

Special Event, One Time: W Scottsdale, “CHILL”

Special Event, Ongoing: The Phoenician, “Discover the Phoenician with Phoe-Phoe and Friends”

Special Event Ongoing, Tourism: Phoenix Chapter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association, “Chinese Auction”

Good Earthkeeping Award: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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W Scottsdale Launches CHILL Ice Rink

One of the coldest nights of the season was the perfect setting for W Scottsdale to launch its CHILL ice rink.

The only way to describe the transformation of the WET deck into the CHILL rink at W Scottsdale is a winter wonderland. CHILL is a 1,500-square-foot hybrid ice rink that covers the WET pool. It will stay open until December 29.

Ford Runway2W Scottsdale kicked off CHILL’s season opening with a fashion show by FORD at 10 p.m.  in the living room of the W Scottsdale’s lobby. The show featured Fashion by Robert Black, and the clothes the models donned could only be described as glitter overload… and I loved it! So many great pieces that would be absolutely perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration!

Some of my favorite pieces included leather leggings with a glittery blazer that could be perfect for a Saturday night out in Old Town.

A mini black dress with the champagne bottle and glasses graphic had me speechless, Ford Runwaybecause if there is one thing that I love more than a LBD it’s my love for the bubbly.

A see-through cover up that transitioned between a glittery blue to a glittery pink was absolutely stunning and the model wore a matching gold bandeau and high waist shorts set underneath.

The atmosphere of the party was very chill and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Carolers were singing to get the guests in the holiday state of mind and everyone was sitting back and laughing with good friends. It was a great evening to get dressed up, skate around the rink and pop a bottle of Champs!

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Top 5 Things to Do This Week in Scottsdale

With fall in the air, we can’t wait to get out of the office and start enjoying this beautiful weather! Here are some must-try/see events for this week and weekend. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

Oct. 11th – Help celebrate the W Scottsdale’s birthday at their ‘Romance in Rio’ party!
W Scottsdale will transform into a vivacious Brazilian carnival complete with standing mask pillars and vibrant decorations. Attendees will make their way up the grand staircase and step into a night filled with dancing, music and multiple performances that represent the heart and soul of Rio de Janeiro. Guests can enjoy performances by Samba dancers, themed stilt walkers that will tower over the party and Capoeira Brazilian martial arts dancers, which incorporates theatrical and acrobatic movements well known to the Brazilian culture.

Address: 7277 E. Camelback Rd.
21+ Event
Doors open at 8 p.m.
For VIP table reservations, please call 602.405.0099  or contact vip@triyar.com

Oct. 12th – Amenzone Fitness Grand Opening!
The new 2,200 sq. ft. facility owned and operated by brothers Rich Coolen and Clint Currie will be the first fitness center ever to operate in the Biltmore Fashion Park. The grand opening event is complimentary for all and will be a fun-filled, action packed morning of classes showcasing the primal workouts, boxing, personal training and the Amenzone philosophy of true self-care. There will be a professional DJ for the kick-off as well as a number of fitness-oriented vendors.

Address: 2502 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 160 in Phoenix
All Ages
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.amenzone.com

Oct. 12th – Dust off your Das Boot and start drinking at Oktoberfest!
Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and where you’ll find more than 20 beers and experience a full day of fun entertainment! Participate in the Bags Tournament or the WarFit Challenge Obstacle Race, learn some new tips at the cooking demonstration stage, and let the kiddos have fun at the Kid Zone. Not only can you taste all different kinds of beer, but there will be 15 kinds of sausage to try, too!

Address: 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85285
$10; Kids 12 and under are free
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
http://www.saltriverfields.com/Events/Octoberfest.aspx

 

Oct. 13th – Get “Outta Your Mind” and take “Shots” of Don Julio Tequila with Lil Jon at Maya Day + Nightclub!
Guests will have the opportunity to dance, swim and enjoy plenty of Don Julio Tequila poolside. Don Julio has always been Lil Jon’s drink of choice and he will join the Don Julio crew in Scottsdale for an amped up, high-energy pool party. Maya will also offer specialty cocktails featuring Don Julio Tequila throughout the day. Grammy Award winning artist, DJ, TV star and entrepreneur – Lil Jon – is best known for his songs “Get Low,” “Yeah!,” with Usher and Ludacris (which hit the No. 1 spot worldwide and platinum in the U.S., Germany, Canada and Australia) “Shots” with LMFAO and “Get Outta Your Mind” which was featured on So You Think You Can Dance. 

Address: 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
21+ Event
Doors open at 11 a.m.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.mayaclubaz.com. For VIP table reservations, contact Nolan at 602.810.0736  or Nolan@MayaClubAZ.com .

Oct. 14th – Slow your weekend down with “An Evening with the Winemaker: Slo Down Wines”
After a non-stop weekend of fun, spend your Monday night enjoying great wine and food! Twisted Rose Winery & eatery is hosting an evening of fine food and wine featuring the wine and winemaker of Slo Down Wines. A four-course meal and variety of wine pairings will be offered.

Address: 15040 N. Northsight Blvd.
$45, 21+ Event
6:30pm
For more information, call 480-398-7700 or visit http://www.twistedrosewinery.com/; Reservations required.

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W Scottsdale hosts 'Hair Wars – The Supreme Salon Tour'

W Scottsdale will host this year’s ‘Hair Wars – The Supreme Salon Tour’ on Sunday, October 13, presented by Windy City Media and Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE). W Scottsdale is located at 7277 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, Ariz. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event is 21 years and older.

Hair Wars is a nationally recognized salon competition where top local salons in each region have the opportunity to showcase their artistic side by featuring one-of-a-kind, extravagant, creations down the runway. The Supreme Salon Tour travels through Scottsdale, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver and Calgary, Canada. The top three salons in each city move on to the World Finals in an international competition.

“Our goal is to find the best salons, stylists, makeup artists, models, accessories, costuming, fashion lines, and designers in the industry to compete in the ultimate runway competition,” says Benjamin Moline, Executive Producer. “This competition is like none other and it really lets artists use their creativity to create something spectacular, from bird cages built from hair with real birds to pirate ships; this event brings out the shock factor. It is truly the Super Bowl of hair, and the tour continues to peak interest of producers in Los Angeles.”

Local salons will bring their creative talents to the catwalk to compete for the title of “Supreme Salon” hosted by celebrity finalist, Ben Mollin, as seen on the BRAVO television show “Shear Genius.” Arizona’s top five salons will compete featuring their own theme, routine, and distinctive hairstyles that best represent their artistic abilities. Competing salons include Hair Pollution Salon, Luis A. Solis Hair Design, Miguel’s Beauty Salon featuring Juan Santos, Color Me Pretty, and Luxxi Salon.

The judges include: Angela Avorio, director of education for Ben Mollin Hair Education; Eric Rene Jimenez, renowned hair and makeup artist featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Life & Style Magazine; and AK Mack, director of education at the Toni & Guy Scottsdale Academy.

The event will begin with a pre-game show presented by the Toni & Guy Scottsdale Academy themed in black and white.

Intermission entertainment will be a show presented by Soleil D’or Spray Tanning, which is Greek god and goddess themed. Sponsors of this segment include Athena Hair Extensions and Motives by Loren Ridinger (www.cosmeticexec.com).

Sponsors of the event include Estetica Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Soleil D’or Spray Tanning, Fiat of Scottsdale, Joseph James Artography, Princess Hair Shop.com, Vanguard Platinum Realty, European Wax Center, and Motives by Loren Ridinger (www.cosmeticexec.com).

An official after party will be held at Māyā Day + Nightclub which is located at 7333 E. Indian Plaza in Scottsdale, AZ.

To purchase tickets visit www.wscottsdaletickets.com. For VIP table and cabana reservations, contact VIP@TRIYAR.com or call 602.405.0099.

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Celebrate Independence Day with Skam Artists at W Scottsdale

Five top DJs  – Chris Garcia, Nathan Scott, Samantha Ronson, Sid Vicious and Tony Arzadon – from the Skam Artist roster will provide live music to celebrate Independence Day with a bang at the W Hotel, July 4. Guests will be able to swim and dance throughout the day and into the night under the fireworks, which will light up the sky right at 9 p.m.

Hailing from Southern France, Chris Garcia started his music career early. By the time he made it to Las Vegas for the first time in 2004, he had already played multiple residencies across Europe, released an original EP and signed a sponsorship with DJ hardware manufacturer Gemini. Chris has held many residencies on the Strip and opened for a number of famous artists, including Steve Angello, Paul Oakenfold and Kaskade.

Introduced to house music at a young age, Nathan Scott spent seven years developing his DJ career. Nathan was awarded residencies not only on Sirius XM’s BPM dance station but also at the Crobar club in Chicago as well. He currently holds a residency at Ultra Pool Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Hotel. While in Vegas, Nathan Scott has opened for Sharam, Bad Boy Bill, Kaskade and Deadmau5.

Samantha Ronson spent a great deal of time in the studio with her stepfather, guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner. Her brother Mark went on to become a Grammy-nominated producer and Samantha had aspirations of starting a band. When she started DJing regularly to fund her other musical projects, she soon discovered that she had talents beyond the realm of guitar-playing.

Refusing to pledge allegiance to only one or two genres, DJ Sid Vicious is the answer to the party-goer with an ear for all kinds of music. After starting his DJ career, the LA-native became a professional touring drummer. Sid presents a wide palette of music during his sets by playing electro, house, hip hop and rock indiscriminately. He has worked with high profile artists like Pink, LMFAO and the Black Eyed Peas and was voted San Diego’s top DJ in 2010.

Tony Arzadon began his venture into electronic music at the age of 16 and has not looked back since. His track “Rip It Up” reached the Beatport Top 10 chart last year and is the top selling track on Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Traxx label. Arzadon has held residencies at Wet Republic and XS in Vegas and at Playhouse in LA. He has partnered with Red Bull to bring flavors of electronic dance music to a number of extreme sporting events.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.wscottsdaletickets.com

For VIP table reservations, please call 602.405.0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.

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Project Ethos Returns to Scottsdale with Fashion, Music and Art

W Scottsdale and Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations (SLE) will host Project Ethos on Saturday, April 20 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Presented by Scion, this 21 and older event will bring a fashion show showcasing emerging designers, a live concert and art exhibit.

Scottsdale is the second stop for Project Ethos on its west coast tour, bringing creative artists, consumers and media together. David Friedberg of Project Ethos Arizona says, “We strive to advance our production and talent presentation every year. Holding the event at W Scottsdale is an exciting step for us, surely giving the local audience our best show yet.”

This year’s fashion collections include chic swimwear, resort wear, luxe jewelry and evening wear. In addition, B&E Soap and Scrub will present their line of skincare products. Featured designers in for this year’s event are Traver Rains (T. Rains), Richard Bowman (XR Collection), Trey Alligood (Madisonpark Collective), June Paek Farahan (AVA), Kristen Dorsey (Kristen Dorsey Designs), Michael Costello (Michael Costello Couture), Brianne Bridge (Bri Bridge), and more.

Throughout the evening, guests can experience live artists painting and view the art gallery that will be on display on the WET Deck. Guests will be entertained by live fashion shows and a live musical performance to be announced. Past live musical performances include: Bruno Mars, Colbie Caillat, Far East Movement, LMFAO, and One Republic, among others.

In 2012, Project Ethos introduced their online web series for consumers worldwide to experience this unique event. It allowed everyone access to view behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with artists and designers. Within the past few years, Project Ethos has sold hundreds of paintings and brought various clothing lines into stores.

Dress code for this event is ‘dress to impress,’ and tickets are available at wscottsdaletickets.com.

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35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival Events Schedule

The lineup has been released for the 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 9 – April 14. Mark your calendars for a week of culinary satisfaction and new events for 2013 including a Cupcake Challenge at Bubbles & Bliss and the Take the Cake Decorating Competition at the Wine Country Brunch.

Since 2002, Scottsdale Culinary Festival has raised over $3.5 million to benefit arts and arts education charities. The event has been voted “Best Annual Event” By AZCentral.com and Arizona Foothills Magazine in 2012.

The 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival schedule is as follows:

Shaken and StirredTuesday, April 9 – Shaken & Stirred: Shake up your Tuesday night with flavor profiles that only a celebrity chef could create. Shaken & Stirred is a riveting celebration of cocktail culture with Chef Brian Malarkey and his latest addition to his culinary empire, Searsucker Scottsdale. In its second year, guests will be able to enjoy three signature Searsucker drinks and the perfect nibbles to match. $40 per person.

Chocolate and WineWednesday, April 10 – The Chocolate & Wine Experience: Imagine if Wonka’s Chocolate Factory was situated in Napa Valley and you were granted an exclusive tasting – a night worthy of a golden ticket that would bring together life’s sweetest indulgences and most robust flavors. Fantasy becomes reality at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Chocolate & Wine Experience. The Valley’s finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers will unite with an incredible selection of wineries at Talking Stick Resort’s Fire Garden. $50 per person.

bubbles and blissThursday, April 11 – Bubbles & Bliss: Pop a bottle, take a sip and stroll around W Scottsdale’s glamorous rooftop WET pool deck. Take a break to say ‘ahhh’ with the Bliss Spa Squad who will be distributing spa-at-home samples and providing complimentary arm massages. Providing the “frosting on the cake” so to speak, will be the Cupcake Challenge. This sweet addition to the annual soiree will have cupcake creators going spatula-to-spatula, as they showcase the best of their wares and voted on by guests. $40 per person.

burger battleThursday, April 11 – Burger Battle: Sixteen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants will be grilling up burgers flavors you can’t even fathom. The battle will begin behind the grill, but it’s up to guests and the panel of judges to decide who will take home the trophy home along with unlimited bragging rights. With entry into Scottsdale Stadium, guests can indulge in all the burger samples they can eat, sip on ice cold Leinenkugel’s beer and enjoy live music by The Walkens. $55 per person.

EDBPFriday, April 12 – Eat Drink and Be Pretty: Guests can stay in vogue with Scottsdale’s culinary scene as twenty restaurants showcase their creations. Around 8:30pm, Caribe Devine of 12News will take the stage and introduce a high-energy runway fashion show by Caché, which will forecast the latest trends and must-haves of the season. Once your appetite for fashion is satisfied, there will be music from DJ P-Body inside the atrium and Las Vegas show band True to Life will perform outside the building. $75 per person.

Chef dinnersSaturday, April 13 – Chef Wine Dinners: One of Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s most exclusive and intimate culinary experiences, guests will join award-winning chefs at some of the Valley’s top restaurants for a series of exclusive four-course dinners paired with rich wines. Both the chef and winemaker will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about the pairings. Attendance will be limited to 24 attendees per restaurant. $125 per person.

Great AZ picnicSaturday, April 13 & Sunday April 14 – The Great Arizona Picnic: The “Great Arizona Picnic” is back and better than ever with over 50 restaurants, 200 types of beer, and over 16 hours of live music packed into two massive days! Samples, tastings, demonstrations and more await for 2013. Saturday’s lineup includes major culinary firepower, including Brian Malarkey, host of ABC’s breakout new reality show The Taste, plus Food Network’s Robin Miller and globally-awarded chef Jose Garces. New at the expo for 2013 is the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, an annual event previously invite-only. Watch as awards are given to the Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Beverage Master of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement. Southwest Festival of BeersTM provides samplings of over 200 frosty beers, delicious food and special musical entertainment

Also new for 2013 is the VIP Experience: Passport to the Picnic. Those looking for a premium experience will delight in this brand new offering situated on an exclusive perch overlooking the Barefoot Bubbly and Wine stage, providing shady comfort, inclusive unique food samplings and premium beer, wine and spirits.

GAP: $10 per person.

Children 12 and under, seniors 65 and over – free admission
Active US Military personnel: $5 (not available for pre-purchase)

SW Festival of Beers: $20 per person on Saturday, $15 per person on Sunday.

VIP Experience: $125 per person (21 and over)

Wine country brunchSunday, April 14 – Wine Country Brunch: Feast upon an array of the Valley’s most delightful brunches while sipping on Mimosas and Bloody Marys, perusing alluring silent auction items. Let Randall Hedden astound you as he creates large murals of rock legends, while painting to their own music; and admire 19 extravagant cakes designed and decorated by Valley pastry chefs and culinary students who will be participating in the first ever Take the Cake – Decorating Competition. $65 per person.

best of the festSunday, April 14 – Best of the Fest: A highlight for many of the town’s top culinarians, this year’s lineup at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is sure to please. Chefs take charge of their own two tables to share their personality and flair with guests who selected to dine with them. A friendly competition of sorts, diners enter and take their seats, as curious eyes peer at opposing tables to see what over-the-top decadence other guests may be experiencing. $175 per person.

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35TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE CULINARY FESTIVAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

The lineup has been released for the 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival April 9 – April 14. Mark your calendars for a week of culinary satisfaction and new events for 2013 including a Cupcake Challenge at Bubbles & Bliss and the Take the Cake Decorating Competition at the Wine Country Brunch.

Since 2002, Scottsdale Culinary Festival has raised over $3.5 million to benefit the arts and art education charities. The event has been voted “Best Annual Event” By AZCentral.com and Arizona Foothills Magazine in 2012.

The 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival schedule is as follows:

Shaken and Stirred

Tuesday, April 9 – Shaken & Stirred: Shake up your Tuesday night with flavor profiles that only a celebrity chef could create. Shaken & Stirred is a riveting celebration of cocktail culture with Chef Brian Malarkey and his latest addition to his culinary empire, Searsucker Scottsdale. In its second year, guests will be able to enjoy three signature Searsucker drinks and the perfect nibbles to match. $40 per person.

Chocolate and Wine

Wednesday, April 10 – The Chocolate & Wine Experience: Imagine if Wonka’s Chocolate Factory was situated in Napa Valley and you were granted an exclusive tasting – a night worthy of a golden ticket that would bring together life’s sweetest indulgences and most robust flavors. Fantasy becomes reality at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Chocolate & Wine Experience. The Valley’s finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers will unite with an incredible selection of wineries at Talking Stick Resort’s Fire Garden. $50 per person.

bubbles and bliss

Thursday, April 11 – Bubbles & Bliss: Pop a bottle, take a sip and stroll around W Scottsdale’s glamorous rooftop WET pool deck. Take a break to say ‘ahhh’ with the Bliss Spa Squad who will be distributing spa-at-home samples and providing complimentary arm massages. Providing the “frosting on the cake” so to speak, will be the Cupcake Challenge. This sweet addition to the annual soiree will have cupcake creators going spatula-to-spatula, as they showcase the best of their wares and voted on by guests. $40 per person.

burger battle

Thursday, April 11 – Burger Battle: Sixteen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants will be grilling up burgers flavors you can’t even fathom. The battle will begin behind the grill, but it’s up to guests and the panel of judges to decide who will take home the trophy home along with unlimited bragging rights. With entry into Scottsdale Stadium, guests can indulge in all the burger samples they can eat, sip on ice cold Leinenkugel’s beer and enjoy live music by The Walkens. $55 per person.

EDBP

Friday, April 12 – Eat Drink and Be Pretty: Guests can stay in vogue with Scottsdale’s culinary scene as twenty restaurants showcase their creations. Around 8:30pm, Caribe Devine of 12News will take the stage and introduce a high-energy runway fashion show by Caché, which will forecast the latest trends and must-haves of the season. Once your appetite for fashion is satisfied, there will be music from DJ P-Body inside the atrium and Las Vegas show band True to Life will perform outside the building. $75 per person.

Chef dinners

Saturday, April 13 – Chef Wine Dinners: One of Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s most exclusive and intimate culinary experiences, guests will join award-winning chefs at some of the Valley’s top restaurants for a series of exclusive four-course dinners paired with rich wines. Both the chef and winemaker will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about the pairings. Attendance will be limited to 24 attendees per restaurant. $125 per person.

Great AZ picnic

Saturday, April 13 & Sunday April 14 – The Great Arizona Picnic: The “Great Arizona Picnic” is back and better than ever with over 50 restaurants, 200 types of beer, and over 16 hours of live music packed into two massive days around Civic Mall in downtown Scottsdale! Samples, tastings, demonstrations and more await for 2013. Saturday’s lineup includes major culinary firepower, including Brian Malarkey, host of ABC’s breakout new reality show The Taste, plus Food Network’s Robin Miller and globally-awarded chef Jose Garces. New at the expo for 2013 is the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, an annual event previously invite-only. Watch as awards are given to the Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Beverage Master of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement. Southwest Festival of BeersTM provides samplings of over 200 frosty beers, delicious food and special musical entertainment

Also new for 2013 is the VIP Experience: Passport to the Picnic. Those looking for a premium experience will delight in this brand new offering situated on an exclusive perch overlooking the Barefoot Bubbly and Wine stage, providing shady comfort, inclusive unique food samplings and premium beer, wine and spirits.

GAP: $10 per person.

Children 12 and under, seniors 65 and over – free admission
Active US Military personnel: $5 (not available for pre-purchase)

SW Festival of Beers: $20 per person on Saturday, $15 per person on Sunday.

VIP Experience: $125 per person (21 and over)

Wine country brunch

Sunday, April 14 – Wine Country Brunch: Feast upon an array of the Valley’s most delightful brunches while sipping on Mimosas and Bloody Marys, perusing alluring silent auction items. Let Randall Hedden astound you as he creates large murals of rock legends, while painting to their own music; and admire 19 extravagant cakes designed and decorated by Valley pastry chefs and culinary students who will be participating in the first ever Take the Cake – Decorating Competition. $65 per person.

best of the fest

Sunday, April 14 – Best of the Fest: A highlight for many of the town’s top culinarians, this year’s lineup at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa is sure to please. Chefs take charge of their own two tables to share their personality and flair with guests who selected to dine with them. A friendly competition of sorts, diners enter and take their seats, as curious eyes peer at opposing tables to see what over-the-top decadence other guests may be experiencing. $175 per person.

Zito and James

BARRY ZITO, KELLEY JAMES CELEBRATE 2013 SPRING TRAINING SEASON WITH “A NIGHT FOR THE TROOPS” PERFORMANCE

Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and former Cy Young Award winning pitcher, Barry Zito, of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants, and national recording artist Kelley James, will headline “A Night for the Troops” on Saturday, March 9, at W Scottsdale. The show will benefit Strikeouts for Troops®, a non-profit charity founded by Zito in 2005.

strikeouts for troopsPerforming together for a fifth time, Zito and James will perform their unique mix of acoustic music for a very special cause. Strikeouts for Troops gives back to injured military service men and women through grants by providing the ‘comforts of home’ to injured troops, uplifting spirit and morale, and offering support to their families.

Zito, a 13-year MLB veteran, is also an accomplished songwriter who has always had a love for the stage. Zito’s roots and influence in music began with his parents. His father, Joe, was a classically trained musician and conductor/composer for Nat King Cole and his late mother, Roberta, performed with the Merry Young Souls, the back up singers for Cole.

James has toured the nation with acts such as Mike Posner and O.A.R., and has performed over 800 shows in the past four years. He has sold out shows at the Key Club and Troubadour in Los Angeles as well as the House of Blues in Chicago and he is a regular performer at PGA events including the Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Farmer’s Insurance Rock Ball, HP Byron Nelson Pavilion After Dark and many more.

Tickets are on sale now at wscottsdaletickets.com, with a limited number of pre-sale tickets starting at $20.

What: A Night for the Troops

Where: W Scottsdale Hotel at 7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona

When: Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m.

spring training poker classic

W SCOTTSDALE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING CHARITY POKER CLASSIC

The third annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic will return to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 2. Attendees will play for their chance to win the grand prize, a $10,000 seat to the 2013 World Series of Poker.

Guests are invited to join professional athletes and celebrities in a friendly game of poker in support of the Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund. The Mike Coolbaugh Memorial Fund was established by the Tulsa Drillers baseball team when their coach, Mike Coolbaugh died after being struck in the neck by a line drive in 2007. The fund was created to help his widowed wife raise their family and celebrates Mike’s passion for life and commitment to living each day for others and to the fullest

Celebrities to attend this year’s event include: Andrew Cashner (San Diego Padres), Brent Celek (Philadelphia Eagles, NFL), Cliff Pennington (Arizona Diamondbacks), Casper Wells (Mariners), Charlie Furbush (Mariners), Chris Getz (Kansas City Royals), Joe McEwing (Third Base Coach of the Chicago White Sox), Matt Albers (Cleveland Indians), Scott Coolbaugh (Hitting Coach of the Texas Rangers) and more.

Guests that would like to participate in the poker tournament can register for a pre-event buy-in starting at $175. Walk-up buy-ins will be available for purchase the day of the event starting at $200. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., and the event begins at 8 p.m.

The top ten winners will receive exclusive gift bags with specialty items from luxury sponsors including Synergy, AthElite, Evo Shield, Athletes Chef, and Trunk Club.

To purchase your ticket to the third annual Spring Training Charity Poker Classic, please visit www.wscottsdaletickets.com.

For VIP table reservations, please call 602.405.0099 or contact vip@triyar.com.

NYE 2013 Events

NYE 2013 Events In Scottsdale

It’s almost here — 2013! Ready for the countdown? Here are a few NYE 2013 events happening around the Scottsdale area.

NYE 2013 in Scottsdale:

7 Sexy Deadly Sins at Axis Radius

Axis Radius logo, NYE 2013 What: Live music from DJ Soloman; décor based on the seven deadly sins: envy, sloth, lust, pride, gluttony, greed and wrath; perfect for anyone looking for a seductive, yet spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration.
Tickets: General admission, $25, VIP, $45, includes exclusive upstairs VIP area and champagne toast at midnight (purchase tickets here)
When: December 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Axis-Radius, 7340 E. Indian Plaza,
 Scottsdale
Online: axis-radius.com

The Premier at The Mint

the mint, NYE 2013

What: A red carpet, star-studded Hollywood affair.
Tickets: $40 per person (purchase tickets here); for table reservations, call Kelly O’Connor at (480) 516-9748
When: December 31 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Mint
, 7373 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Online: themintaz.com

Last Dance NYE featuring Wolfgang Gartner at El Santo

el santo, nye 2013 What: Relentless Beats and El Santo present “Last Dance” NYE featuring Grammy-nominated house music producer and DJ Wolfgang Gartner.
Tickets: Starting at $35 online or at the door on December 31st for $75 (purchase tickets here)
When: December 31, 7 p.m.
Where: El Santo Cantina, 
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
Online:elsantocantina.com

New Years Eve Package at FireSky Resort and Spa

nye 2013 What: Includes Deluxe guest room accommodations, a welcome bottle of champagne, NYE party favors, two cocktails at Taggia’s “Create Your Own Bloody Mary” bar on New Year’s Day, and late checkout of 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
Rates: Book online or call (800) 528-7867 and mention rate code PNYE
Where: FireSky Resort and Spa, 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Online: fireskyresort.com

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve at W Scottsdale

w scottsdale great gatsby, nye 2013 What: A “Great Gatsby” and Roaring ’20s themed NYE party. W Scottsdale is also offering a NYE package, which includes two tickets to the party, in-room champagne, one flask for men and one beaded necklace for women, hosted reception from 7-9 p.m. in the Living Room and more.
Tickets: For the event, $75 for women, $100 for men, $1,000+ for VIP (purchase tickets here); for the package, $374.50 per night (call (877) 782-0104 and ask for rate plan GATSBY, or visit wscottsdalehotel.com/newyear)
When: Event on December 31, 8 p.m.; package valid on stays December 30, 2012 – January 1, 2013
Where: W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Online: wscottsdalehotel.com

Fiesta Bowl Invitational at The Phoenician Resort

fiesta bowl invitational, nye 2013 What: An elegant evening consisting of live entertainment, five-star dining and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Childhelp, a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
Tickets: Single, $300; table: $3,000 (purchase tickets here)
When: December 31 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Online: invitational.fiestabowl.org

NYE 2013: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hotel Valley Ho

hotel valley ho nye 2013 What: Includes a four-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, top club DJs (DJ Decipha), and nearly 1,000 partygoers counting down to midnight with a video countdown.
Tickets: Starts at $115, VIP tables with reserved seating and bottle service start at $750; stay overnight with a special discounted rate of $249 (purchase tickets here)
Where: Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Contact: (312) 226-6990
Online: hotelvalleyho.com

Night on the Town New Year’s Eve at The Saguaro

Saguaro, NYE 2013 What: The Saguaro offers two NYE packages — its Night on the Town, which includes a taco trio for two and two margaritas at Distrito, and its Night at the Saguaro, which includes a barbacoa tasting menu for two in Distrito and brunch for two and two Bloody Mary’s on New Year’s Day.
Rates: Night on the Town, from $236; Night at the Saguaro, from $391 (book here)
Where: The Saguaro, 4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Online: jdvhotels.com

New Year’s Eve at Sushi Roku (W Scottsdale)

SushiRoku_0008 What: Offering a full, a la carte menu, special menus; half off bottles of wine, sake and champagne from 5-7 p.m.; and a restaurant decked out with 1,000 balloons. The upstairs patio will showcase the W Ball Drop.
Reservations: Call (480) 970-2121
When: December 31; dining room, 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; upstairs patio, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Sushi Roku, W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Online: sushiroku.com

“RA”ckin’ New Year’s Eve Party at RA Sushi

ra sushi, nye events What: New Year’s themed food and drink specials — including Firework Shrimp, “RA”solution Roll, Stoke of Midnight Maki and Bell Droppin’ Bombers — and a live DJ spinning all night. Also offering half-off bottles of sake during the party.
When: December 31, 7 p.m. to close
Where: Kierland Commons, 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, (480) 951-5888; Old Town Scottsdale, 3815 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 990-9256
Online: rasushi.com

Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party

Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party What: Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, this event is a collaboration of three restaurant and bar venues, Dos Gringos, RockBar Inc. and Blitz Sports Grill; features an indoor-outdoor block party with DJs and live music by the Dirty Heads, Authority Zero, the Veragroove, Black Bottom Lighters, the Wednesday Machine, Weird is the New Cool, HB Surround Sound, Pride Through Strife, Valley Love and Grain Truth.
Tickets: $30 (purchase tickets here)
When: December 31, gates open at 5 p.m.
Where: Craftsman Court between 3rd Ave & 5th Ave., just one block west of Scottsdale Rd.
Online: scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com
Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, W Scottsdale Hotel Featured In “Bachelorette" Wedding

Ashley and J.P., Photo: usmagazine.com“Bachelorette” fans, are you ready for Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum’s much-anticipated wedding, “The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding,” on Sunday, December 16? For those living in the Valley, specifically in the Scottsdale area, you may spot a few familiar destinations during their bachelor and bachelorette parties. That’s right ― the couple celebrated their respective parties right here in Scottsdale, and you’ll also spot W Scottsdale Hotel.

Not only will viewers have the chance to watch Ashley and J.P.’s bachelorette and bachelor parties, which took place two weeks before the wedding, but viewers will also follow the couple as they plan and prepare for the wedding ― from the dress fitting for Ashley’s dazzling custom-made gown, designed by Randi Rahm, to the couple mapping out the big day with their wedding planner. The wedding guest list includes Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Ali Fedotowsky, Jillian Harris, Deanna Pappas, Sean Lowe, Roberto Martinez and Ryan Park.

Ashley and J.P. are the second “Bachelorette” couple to ever walk down the aisle. Their wedding will be officiated by Chris Harrison, the host of the “Bachelor” franchise.

“The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers.

“The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding
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When: Sunday, December 16, 9-11 p.m.
Where: On the ABC Television Network

New Year's Eve 2013 Events in Arizona

New Year's Eve Events Throughout Arizona To Ring In 2013

If you’re looking for something do in Arizona this New Year’s Eve 2013, we’ve got you covered — from Flagstaff all the way down to Tucson. Whether you’re into comedy, music, dancing or all of the above, the following events should help you ring in the New Year with a bang:

Northern Arizona

Weatherford Hotel Pinecone Drop

Celebrate New Year’s Flagstaff-style while watching a giant LED pinecone drop from the top of Weatherford Hotel. The cone will drop at 10 p.m. for families and once again at midnight to ring in the New Year.

23 N. Leroux St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 779-1919
weatherfordhotel.com


The New Year’s Eve Boot Drop

Listen to great music, and watch the boot drop 40 feet down the Palace Building’s flagpole in Prescott on Whiskey Row at 10 p.m. and again at midnight.

120 S. Montezuma St.
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 541-1996
bootdrop.net


4th Annual Uptown Countdown New Year’s Eve Party

Come down to Lake Havasu, and take part in the biggest street party on Main St. from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. This event will have three stages of live entertainment and a Kids Zone from 6-9 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m. The adult-only (21+) celebration will begin at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display again at midnight.

Tickets: Pre-sale, $15 (for ages 13+), $20 day of the event
Kids ages 6-12, $5 (no presale discount), Under 5 is free
lhcmainstreet.com


Kingman Kut-Ups “New Year’s Eve Square Dance”

Join the Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club for a night of dinner and dancing as you bring in the New Year.

Tickets: Donation of $10 per person

Seventh Day Adventist Church
3180 White Cliffs Rd.
Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 565-3058
gokingman.com


“Oh What A Night!” A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Head to Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson for a fun night of music and dinner. Stick around for party favors, a champagne toast, a balloon drop and more.

Tickets: $50.00 per person

Hwy. 87, Mile Marker 251
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-6044
mazatzal-casino.com

Central Arizona

Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Serenade yourself into 2013 while listening to the Phoenix Symphony in Downtown Phoenix perform some of your favorite classics, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $27-$83

75 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Box Office: (602) 495-1999
phoenixsymphony.org


Mill Avenue’s New Year’s Eve

This free celebration at the Mill Ave District in Tempe will feature live music, entertainment, food and fireworks. For the first time in decades, attendees will have access to Mill Avenue’s restaurants, shops and unique culture. With two fireworks shows (one at 9 p.m. for the families and another at midnight), this event will also feature emcees, DJs and Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show for some family fun. Beginning at 10 p.m., enjoy some live music from local bands until the countdown to midnight.

310 S. Mill Ave., #201,
Tempe, AZ 85281
millavenue.com


Hotel Palomar’s “Ring in the New Year with Laughter”

Want to stay the night in Downtown Phoenix and experience all CityScape has to offer? Hotel Palomar’s “Ring in the New Year with Laughter” package offers guests a night out at Phoenix’s favorite comedy club (with a performance by Ralphie May) as the perfect ending to 2012. The Ring in the New Year with Laughter Package is available Dec. 28-31 and includes deluxe guest room accommodations, two VIP tickets to the 7 p.m. show for Ralphie May show at Stand Up Live on the evening of your choice, a VIP escort from the Palomar Phoenix to Stand Up Live the night of the show, and a continental breakfast for two.

Room rates: Start from $179 per night; book online with rate code “PNYE” or call 1-877-488-1908 and mention the package by name.

2 E. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004
hotelpalomar-phoenix.com


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hotel Valley Ho

Come down to Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho for the party of a lifetime. Enjoy an open bar, entertainment by DJ DECiPHA, hors d’oeuvres and midnight champagne toast with 1,000 other attendees as you countdown to midnight. Buy your tickets early in order to get a discounted price. Party tickets include a four-hour premium open bar, chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres and buffet, a midnight champagne toast and a video countdown and confetti explosion.

Tickets: Early-bird party tickets,$95

6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(312) 226-6990
newyearsevearizona.com


A Gatsby New Year’s Eve at W Scottsdale

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the W Scottsdale’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve, and ring in the New Year like Jay Gatsby would. From the music to the venue, you’ll be transported into another world reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel.

Tickets: The package is a two-night-minimum stay and starts at $374.50 per night.
Event-only tickets are available at $100 for gentlemen and $75 for ladies, and VIP tickets begin at $1,000.

7277 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 970-2100
wscottsdalehotel.com/newyears


Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party

Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, this is Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party’s 10th year; the event is a collaboration of three restaurant and bar venues, Dos Gringos, RockBar Inc. and Blitz Sports Grill, and will feature an indoor-outdoor block party with DJs and live music by the Dirty Heads, Authority Zero, the Veragroove, Black Bottom Lighters, the Wednesday Machine, Weird is the New Cool, HB Surround Sound, Pride Through Strife, Valley Love and Grain Truth. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Tickets: $30

Craftsman Court between 3rd Ave & 5th Ave., just one block west of Scottsdale Rd.
scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com

Southern Arizona

New Year’s Eve with Paula Poundstone at The Fox Tucson Theatre

Come watch comedian Paula Poundstone and have a couple of laughs while counting down to 2013. Purchase a VIP ticket and have the opportunity to meet Paula and enjoy dinner before the show. Event begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $29.50-$70

17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 547-3040
foxtucsontheatre.org


New Year’s Eve Moveable Feast at Arizona Inn

Enjoy a gourmet dinner, dancing and music from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra on New Year’s Eve from 6:30 p.m. all the way into 2013. Performances by: Emma Votapek, Assistant Principal Second Violin; Dave Morgan, Principal Tuba; Paula Fan, Principal Keyboard; the TSO String Quartet: David Rife, Wynne Wong Rife, violins; Ilona Vukovic-Gay, viola; and Mary Beth Tyndall, cello.

Tickets: $225, per person, all-inclusive

2200 E. Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 882-8585
tucsonsymphony.org


7th Annual Tucson Jazz Society New Year’s Eve Gala

Join the Tucson Jazz Society as they put on a spectacular musical event as you enjoy a five-course meal, dinner and dancing. Don’t forget to watch the balloon drop at midnight, and participate in the silent auction. Special room rates starting at $137 (plus taxes and resort fees) are also available, and the link to make your reservation will be provided with your ticket email receipt.

Tickets: Superior, blue tables: $269 + $4 processing fee per seat
Deluxe, green tables: $239 + $4 processing fee per seat
Standard, yellow tables: $199 + $4 processing fee per seat

3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 903-1265
tucsonjazz.org


New Year’s Eve Celebration at Casino Del Sol

Dance away to music of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s performed by the Sensation Show Band. You can also enjoy a nice meal before the show, and watch the balloon drop at midnight.

Tickets: Dinner with concert, $75; concert only, $25

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85757
(800) 344-9435
casinodelsol.com


Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Bash

Boasting the biggest disco ball in the western hemisphere, Studio 54′s New Year’s Eve Bash at Hotel Congress is bound to host Tucson’s biggest NYE party. With two stages of live music and DJs, spend the last night of the year boogying to the greatest hits of the disco and funk era. A VIP experience is also available, where you’ll receive private entertainment, front-of-line service, a hosted bar, hors d’oeurves and a free photo booth. The disco inferno begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25, includes live music, DJ and dance floor, party favors, champagne toast

311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848
hotelcongress.com


“Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding” Murder Mystery Show at Tucson Dinner Theater

For a unique and hilarious way to ring in the New Year, head to Tucson Dinner Theater for “Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding,” a scripted, interactive murder mystery. This will be a full night of non-stop New Year’s Eve fun with candle-lit tables and a three-course dinner, contests, prizes and a midnight toast.

Tickets:

  • $75.00 (plus tax & service fee)
  • Or, $44.50 per person additional (double occupancy, $89 per suite) add an optional Dinner Theater Overnight Hotel Package at the Viscount Suite Hotel 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., which includes a deluxe two-room suite for the evening and a full breakfast New Year’s Day

2744 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 624-0172
tucsondinnertheater.com


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A Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Celebration at W Scottsdale

A Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve At W Scottsdale

Ring in the New Year in ’20s fashion and glamour. With 2012 regarded the year of “The Great Gatsby” and embraced by many designers in recent collections, you can expect the fashion trend to extend into 2013, as Baz Luhrmann’s higly anticipated film is expected to hit the theaters in May. So, it’s only fitting that W Scottsdale’s New Year’s Eve event, the Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party on December 31st, will capture the spirit and energy of the roaring Twenties as captured in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel.

The Great Gatsby experience will begin upon arrival at W Scottsdale, where you’ll find vintage rides and the hotel’s ornate front gate adorned with colorful flowers before entering the hotel’s Living Room ― which will be decked out in true Gatsby style with white textiles, golden candelabras and lush white floral arrangements. As for live entertainment, Crooner Scott Keo will serenade arriving partygoers with classic ’20s tunes.

You’ll then have the chance to ascend the hotel’s dramatic stairway, decorated with feathers and glimmering strands of pearls, before stepping foot onto the W Scottsdale WET deck ― complete with sparkling cabanas, opulent décor and a striking backdrop depicting iconic cover artwork of “The Great Gatsby.”

In addition to individual tickets to the celebration, W Scottsdale will also offer a complete Great Gatsby hotel package.

Fashion inspiration à la Carey Mulligan:

W Scottsdale’s New Year’s Eve package is a two-night-minimum stay and starts at $374.50 per night. The package includes:

  • 2 tickets to the Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party (package includes two tickets to the event, per bed)
  • In-room champagne amenity
  • One flask for men and one beaded necklace for women
  • Hosted reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Living Room
  • Plus, accommodations in a Wonderful Room

Event-only tickets are available at $100 for gentlemen and $75 for ladies, and VIP tickets begin at $1,000. To reserve a VIP table or cabana, or for more information, please contact (602) 405 0099 or vip@triyar.com.

To make a reservation, please call (877) 782-0104 and ask for rate plan GATSBY or visit wscottsdalehotel.com/newyear. Package is valid on stays December 30, 2012 – January 1, 2013.


Check out W Scottsdale 2011 New Year’s Eve celebration:


W Scottsdale’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

When: December 31, 2012
Where: 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Tickets: Men, $100; Ladies, $75; VIP, $1,000+ (purchase tickets here)
Contact: (602) 405 0099
Web: wscottsdalehotel.com

W Scottsdale's WET Deck

Celebrate W Scottsdale's 4th Birthday At Its Vintage Hollywood Celebration

Happy birthday, W Scottsdale!

W Scottsdale is turning four, and the hotel is inviting everyone to its birthday bash on Friday, October 5. The theme? Vintage Hollywood.

Join the celebration, which will begin at 8 p.m. on the W Scottsdale rooftop WET pool deck. Entertainment includes live music from Michael Buble tribute artist Scott Keo and his Rat Pack-style swing band. You’ll even spot a few Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn lookalikes. And watch out for the pesky paparazzi ― they’ll be snapping photos all night.

Be sure to stop by the black-and-white Flipbook photo booth, which will give guests a chance to create their own classical Hollywood film.

Dress up, sip on cocktails and embark on a night of nonstop glamour. It is W Scottsdale’s birthday, after all.

For VIP table reservations, call (602) 405-0099. For more information about W Scottsdale, visit wscottsdalehotel.com.

You’re Invited: W Scottsdale’s Vintage Hollywood Birthday Celebration

When: Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
Where: 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Call: (480) 970-2100

Online: wscottsdalehotel.com
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Ronan Thompson Foundation

Ronan Thompson Foundation Holds Inaugural 'Gold Party' Cancer Fundraiser

To celebrate National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Sept. 29, the Ronan Thompson Foundation will hold its inaugural “Gold Party” fundraiser.Charisma Carpenter

The event’s host is Charisma Carpenter, an actress from the ABC Family drama “The Lying Game,” and begins at 8 p.m. at W Scottsdale.

The evening’s entertainment will take place around W Scottsdale’s WET pool, which will be decorated with an array of gold ribbons, and will feature a DJ performance from DJ Mom Jeans (actor Danny Masterson, best known as playing the character Hyde on “That 70’s Show”), and a live cirque performance.

Danny MastersonA silent auction will be held with Jacqueline Nerguizian jewelry and a Brett Michaels-autographed guitar up for grab.

Because National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’s official color is gold, the Gold Party’s staff will be garbed in golden hues; guests are encouraged to dress up with golden clothes and accessories as well.

The event’s proceeds will go toward The Ronan Thompson foundation, which was established after Ronan Thompson’s death from neuroblastoma. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’s purpose is to increase awareness for the types of cancer largely affecting children and to raise funds for research and family support.

Every year, more than 12,000 people under 21 are diagnosed with cancer, according to a press release. 

Tickets start at $25 and are available at wscottsdaletickets.com.

For more information about The Ronan Thompson foundation, visit theronanthompsonfoundation.com

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

From Dusk ’til Dawn: Your Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Same bar, same bartender, night after night — what’s the fun in that? Whether you’re planning a memorable evening or more interested in creating a scandalously forgettable night, try something new (with someone new) with this nightlife guide as your source.

From theaters and comedy clubs to bars, clubs and the live music scene, this Scottsdale nightlife guide covers it all:

Entertainment Venues:

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
(480) 850-7777
talkingstickresort.com
The Comedy Spot Comedy Club
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-4422
thecomedyspot.net
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
4720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-1664
desertstages.org
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St.
(480) 499-TKTS (8587)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St.
(480) 248-2000
hotelvalleyho.com
The Saguaro
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
(480) 308.1100
jdvhotels.com
Studio Movie Grill
15515 N. Hayden Rd.
(480) 991-3106
studiomoviegrill.com
Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd St.
(480) 850-7777
casinoarizona.com
iPic Theaters
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-3232
ipictheaters.com
iPic Theaters, Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 882-0730
standupscottsdale.com

Bars & Clubs:

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 970-2100
wscottsdalehotel.com
Jackrabbit Lounge
4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., #100
(480) 429-4494
jackrabbitaz.com
Spanish Fly
4341 N. 75th St.
(480) 949-8454
spanishflyscottsdale.com
Myst
7340 E. Shoeman Ln.
(480) 970-5000
mystaz.com
SALT
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., #F-230
(480) 483-3232
thesaltclub.com
Firehouse
4312 N. Brown Ave.
(480) 265-6989
ilovefirehouse.com
Axis-Radius
7340 E. Indian Plaza
(480) 970-1112
axis-radius.com
Mabel’s on Main
7018 E. Main St.
(480) 889-5580
mabelsonmain.com
El Santo
7301 E. Butherus Dr.
(480) 949-8454
elsantocantina.com
The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 947-6468
themintaz.com
Salty Senorita
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 946-7258
7540 E. 1st St.
(480) 421-0500
saltysenorita.com
Narcisse
Tea and
Champagne Lounge
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 588-2244
narcisselounge.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Live Music Venues:

Culinary Dropout
7135 E. Camelback Rd., #125
(480) 970-1700
foxrc.com
Chaser’s Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St.
(480) 945-4985
chaserslive.net
Kazimierz
World Wine Bar
7137 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) WINE-004 (9463)
kazbar.net
Old Town Tavern
7320 E. Scottsdale Mall
(480) 606-8113
oldtowntavernaz.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-5551
thevenuescottsdale.com
Martini Ranch
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) 970-0500
martiniranchaz.net
5th and Wine
7051 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 699-8001
5thandwine.com
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 947-3580
theroguebar.com
The Roxy Lounge
7443 E. 6th Ave.
(480) 970-1222
theroxyaz.com
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
(602) 716-2222
crescentphx.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

 

W Scottsdale Winter Wonderland

W Scottsdale Transforms Wet Deck Into Winter Wonderland

Arizonan’s and winter visitors no longer have to wish for snow in the Valley of the Sun; W Scottsdale of W Hotels will have it and more. W Scottsdale is transforming its pool into an ice skating rink as artificial snow falls from the sky with snow machines.

Held from November 16, 2012 through January 6, 2013, Scottsdale’s only outdoor hybrid ice skating rink at 1,600-square-feet will be decked out with glittering lights; and private, decorated cabanas and a rink-side bar will both be available. This event isn’t just for the kids; rental skates are available for adults, too.

W Scottsdale guests are able to enjoy unlimited skate rentals as part of the Chill Out room package (valid November 16, 2012 to January 6, 2013). The Chill Out package is $239 per night and includes a room for two, two SIP (drink) tickets, and unlimited skate rentals.

W Scottsdale offers 224 guest rooms, 27 luxurious suites, a spa, and Sushi Roku (its on-site restaurant). Reserve a room and relax in luxury, or drop by for a visit to this signature, winter event that you won’t find anywhere else. Skate, dance or relax under a cabana — this is an event you don’t want to miss.

For more information about W Scottsdale’s Winter Wonderland, please visit wscottsdalehotel.com.

W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 970-2128
wscottsdalehotel.com

W Scottsdale - Ice Skating

W Scottsdale Transforms Into Winter Wonderland As Pool Becomes Ice Rink

CHILL, Scottsdale’s first and only outdoor hybrid ice skating rink, will transform the WET pool deck at W Scottsdale into a winter wonderland from November 16, 2012 through January 6, 2013, bringing a new level of holiday cool to Arizona’s hottest destination.

In addition to the 1,600-square-foot hybrid ice skating rink, a faux snow machine will produce falling flakes every hour, and the rink-side bar will serve specialty cocktails. Twinkling lights and private, decorated cabanas complement the festive atmosphere, with live music performances and DJs scheduled on select weekend evenings throughout the holiday season.

Adults and kids aged five and up are welcome to don a pair of skates (rental available on-site) and take to the ice Monday-Friday 4pm-12am and Saturday-Sunday 12pm-12am. The synthetic ice does not require the need for generators or electricity and is made from a recyclable, eco-friendly polymer compound. The rink feels 10-15% slower than skating on typical refrigerated ice and feels much like skating on a real frozen pond!

W Scottsdale guests will enjoy unlimited skate rentals as part of the hotel’s corresponding Chill Out room package, valid November 16, 2012-January 6, 2013. The Chill Out package starts at $239 per night and includes:

  • Accommodations in a Wonderful room for two
  • Two SIP (drink) tickets
  • Unlimited skate rental

For more information or to make a reservation, please call W Scottsdale at (877) 782-0104 or visit www.wscottsdalehotel.com/chill.

Morgan Page

Morgan Page Fourth Of July At W Scottsdale [PHOTOS]

Two-time Grammy nominee and five-time International Dance Music award nominee, Morgan Page, transformed the W Scottsdale’s WET Deck into an EDM nightclub and dance party.

As W Scottsdale guests celebrated the afternoon and evening away (from noon to 9:30 p.m.), the Fourth of July event ended the night with a spectacular fireworks show from the rooftop.

And Scottsdale Living was there to capture it all.


Photos from W Scottsdale’s Morgan Page Fourth of July:

Click on the image for more!

Morgan Page

Photos by Glory Shim

For more information about W Scottsdale or Morgan Page, visit wscottsdalehotel.com or morgan-page.com, respectively.

W Scottsdale

Pool Party Meets Nightlife With W Scottsdale's "Thursday Night Swim" Events

Mark your calendars, and prepare to swim, sip, socialize and play a little dress up, too — if you so choose. W Scottsdale is combining a pool party with a nightlife, nightclub atmosphere with the launch of its new “Thursday Night Swim” summer pool series starting this Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

The Scottsdale 16 will be hosting the program that will be held at the WET rooftop pool. Music will be provided by Skam Artist DJ, Chris Garcia, and guests can sip on $5 Belvedere Lemon Tea cocktails as well.

A prize package will be awarded to one guest that will include a one-night stay at the W Scottsdale and two tickets to Morgan Page’s Fourth of July show. Morgan Page is a two-time Grammy nominee and a five-time International Dance Music Award nominee.

Thursday Night Swim will be held one Thursday evening each month from June through September.

Upcoming Thursday Night Swim events include:

● Thursday, July 19: Caribbean-paradise-themed evening will invite guests to be transported to a topical atmosphere as they sip on flavored drinks, enjoy Caribbean-style entertainment and more.
● Thursday, August 23: A ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ themed evening will invite guests to an enchanting fantasy land, as well as experience a fashion show by Beach Bunny Swimwear.
● Thursday, September 13: The Finale

For more information on Thursday Night Swim and the W Scottsdale visit starwoodhotels.com.

W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 970-2100
starwoodhotels.com