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Westin Phoenix Downtown offers summer packages

The_Westin_Phoenix_Downtown_HotelLocated in the revitalized urban core of downtown Phoenix, and conveniently situated near Chase Field, US Airways Center, CityScape, and numerous venues, theatres and museums, The Westin Phoenix Downtown now offers the perfect package for a refreshing summer getaway.


The boys of summer are back and The Westin Phoenix Downtown has the ideal package for enjoying an Arizona Diamondbacks’ home game. The Home Run Package has seasonal rates starting at $94 and includes:

  • Complimentary valet parking (reg. $29/day)
  • Complimentary internet access in guest room
  • Kids under 12 eat free at Province with purchase of adult meal

The Westin Phoenix Downtown is conveniently located less than one mile from Chase Field, the home field for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

This package is based on availability for stays through Oct. 5, 2015. To reserve your stay, call (866) 716-8137 and mention rate plan LKPKG, or book online: www.westinphoenixdowntown.com.


Downtown Phoenix has become a focal point for entertainment in the Valley. Whether attending a play, museum exhibit, concert, sporting game or another exciting event, The Westin Phoenix Downtown’s is just steps away. The hotel’s Downtown Fun entertainment package has seasonal rates starting from $99 and includes:

  • Overnight hotel parking
  • Two Valley METRO light rail passes, per stay
  • Two cocktails of choice in Province restaurant, per stay

The Westin Phoenix Downtown is at the Central and Van Buren Valley METRO light rail station, so getting to and from downtown entertainment options is eco-friendly and hassle-free.

This package is based on availability for stays through Dec. 31, 2015. To reserve your stay, call (866) 716-8137 and mention rate plan LUPKG, or book online: www.westinphoenixdowntown.com.

RED Awards 2012 - Westin Phoenix Downtown

RED Awards 2012: Best Hospitality Project, Westin Phoenix Downtown

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Hospitality Project was Westin Phoenix Downtown.

Best Hospitality Project

Westin Phoenix Downtown

Developer: National Real Estate Advisors
Contractor: Perini Building Company
Architect: Gensler (interior design)/SmithGroupJJR
Size: 185,000 SF
Location: 333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Completed: March, 2011

Westin Phoenix DowntownIt took collaborative effort from the team of architects, interior designers and contractor to adapt and renovate the Westin Phoenix Downtown in just a year and a half. Located inside the Freeport-McMoRan Center, the hotel occupies floors 11 through 18. Ordinary office space was transformed into the first 5-star property in Downtown Phoenix. Amenities include a 3,000 SF ballroom, pool and  deck, workout room and Province restaurant. Construction for the Westin consisted of adjusting and expanding the plumbing by drilling core holes and airlifting 750 gallons of hot water boilers to the roof.  During the renovations, employee safety and convenience was adhered to. Perini Building Company did not disrupt the routine of the workers already in the building. The team incorporated energy efficiency through LED lighting and the use of a key card to disable unused electricity once a guest leaves the room. The interior design, provided by Gensler, evokes a natural feel, despite the unexpected location for a boutique hotel.


Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

Casino del Sol Hotel Convention Center and Parking Structure Expansion

Developer: Casino del Sol
Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: Leo A Daly
Size: 250,000 SF
Location: 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson
Completed: November, 2011

Video by Cory Bergquist

RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012

Westin Phoenix Downtown, CityScape - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

Westin Phoenix Downtown Offers Business Travelers An Intimate, Relaxing Stay

Welcome to the 11th floor, the first floor of the Westin Phoenix Downtown, a truly distinct experience that will cater to your senses — relaxing and rejuvenating from head to toe and from within and out.

As the elevator doors open, you’re immediately engulfed in the Westin’s signature White Tea aroma, and tranquil music soothes your mind and body. Roaming the spaciously wide halls with their high ceilings, the earth tone color palette helps establish feelings of Zen and peace.

But with nearly 3,000 total rooms in Downtown Phoenix, how does the Westin even begin to compete with the other renowned hotels?

“This is what (we) have to contribute to the downtown mix — a level of luxury, service and style,” says Sally Cooper, PR consultant for the Westin Phoenix Downtown. “This hasn’t been here before.”

Construction at the Westin, located from the 11th and 18th floors of the 26-floor Freeport-McMoRan Center, began in November 2010 and opened in March. David Sobek, director of sales and marketing at the Westin Phoenix Downtown, says locating the hotel within the Freeport building allowed them to open their doors much sooner, and with significantly less work involved (Perini Building Company was the general contractor).

The Westin offers fewer guest rooms than most with a total of 242 rooms on six floors — 400 rooms fewer than the next smallest downtown hotel. However, each room is at least 540 square feet compared to the typical 350- to 400-square-foot rooms in other downtown hotels.

Guests can choose from three different types of rooms, including the deluxe guest room; 21 corner studio suites at 720 square feet; and seven, one-bedroom suites at 740 square feet.Westin Phoenix Downtown, Deluxe King Room - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

“You normally don’t build rooms this big,” Sobek says. “Hotels make more money with smaller rooms, but because it was an office space, we benefited from the space.” The Westin also is adding to the nearly 200,000 square feet of meeting space already offered among the hotels within the Downtown Phoenix area. The hotel caters to the individual business traveler, who Sobek says is the market bouncing back first, as well as smaller market meetings.

Sobek believes the Westin will be the hotel business travelers will choose because of its size, service and level of comfort.
“I think we have a niche that doesn’t currently exist because we are that upscale business hotel in downtown,” Sobek says.

Despite its intimate feel, the Westin also features dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows in its conference rooms and pre-function areas. These windows boast panoramic views of Downtown Phoenix, including the picturesque desert and the bordering Camelback Mountains, as well as notable venues such as the Phoenix Convention Center, Chase Field and US Airways Center.

As for Downtown Phoenix visitors and those working in the area, they can take advantage of the Westin’s Latin-inspired, independent, American restaurant Province.

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If You Go:

The Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
(602) 429-3500

By The Numbers:

Total conference space: 15,244 square feet
Floors occupied: 11-18
Deluxe guest rooms: 214
Corner studio suites: 21
One-bedroom suites: 7


Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2011