Here are the Top 10 meeting and convention centers in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?
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Here are the Top 10 meeting and convention centers in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:
99,999 square feet or less
1. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Background: Set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, this desert oasis combines nature, culture and the spirit of Arizona with sophistication and comfort to create a unique southwestern experience. The resort features 493 guestrooms, suites and casitas, and more than 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including two large ballrooms, 16 additional breakout rooms, most with natural light. Spectacular outdoor venues for group functions showcase views of the mountains, pools and golf course. Resort amenities include a 2.5-acre water playground with sand beach and a waterslide, golf, tennis, Spa Avania, five restaurants, and live entertainment in Center Stage Bar.
Outlook for 2021: “We are optimistic for the return of travel and encouraged that many organizations are preparing for meetings and events in 2021. Face-to-face meetings are important, as well as the opportunity to experience new destinations and shared adventures.”
2. Warehouse215 @ Bentley Projects
3. Glendale Civic Center
4. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
5. Hotel Valley Ho
6. Royal Palms Resort & Spa
7. Chateau Luxe
8. The Camby Hotel
10. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
100,000 square feet or more
1. Phoenix Convention Center & Venues
Background: The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix in a vibrant urban environment adjacent to the METRO Light Rail within walking distance of convention hotels, shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. The facility offers more than 900K square-feet of rentable meeting and exhibit space featuring Arizona’s largest ballroom along with two theaters — Symphony Hall and the historic Orpheum Theatre.
Strength of staff: “Our staff of dedicated professionals are our first point of contact that provide exceptional guest experience services. Committed to treating guests how they’d like to be treated, our team members receive annual guest experience refresher training.”
Outlook for 2021: “In 2021, the Phoenix Convention Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its staff and visitors. The Phoenix Convention Center was the first public venue in Arizona to become a GBAC Star Accredited Facility to implement safety protocols to maximize best practices for sanitization to thoroughly sterilize and clean our campus in the era of COVID-19.”