New Embassy Suites opens in Downtown Phoenix

Above: Embassy Suites. Photo by Kevin Kaminski. Lifestyle | 12 Feb |

After a six-month, multi-million dollar development, the  Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown opened at 10 East Thomas Road. This heart-of-Phoenix location offers guests easy access to all downtown attractions — from sporting events and the Phoenix Convention Center to museums, dining, shopping, entertainment, the light rail and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

“With our centralized location in the heart of downtown Phoenix and numerous amenities geared towards couples, families and business travelers, we are confident that our local residents will find this location convenient–whether it is a business gathering or a weekend getaway,” says General Manager Brian Clark.

Upon arrival, visitors’ marvel at the lobby’s extraordinary atrium that brings the 5 C’s of Arizona  indoors and provides an exciting focal point while guests interact. The fresh, new design of the lobby begins at the reception area with contemporary, casually elegant furnishings in rich hues of copper and deep burgundy wine. The area is sophisticated yet warmly inviting for social interaction and co-mingling— from a stunning back lit bar featuring two-flat screen televisions to a soothing custom-designed “waterwall” that pays homage to Phoenix’s rich history with a color palate inspired by Arizona’s vibrant sunsets. A multitude of seating options include comfortable couches, intimate dining tables and larger sharable tables that serve as multi-purpose areas for leisure dining guests and business meetings.

The lobby is also home to the hotel’s complimentary morning buffet station that includes made-to-order breakfasts such as customized omelet choices, pancakes,  and freshly cracked egg dishes to breakfast meats, potatoes, fresh fruit, warm toast, bagels, pastries, wholesome oatmeal, and more.

The lobby’s signature Salt River Tavern, in homage of Phoenix’s early days as the “Salt River Valley” prior to the 1930s, serves lunch and dinner items from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., with a full menu created by Executive Chef Robert Walters.  His distinctive cooking style incorporate indigenous southwest flavors with local ingredients for menu items such as the “Phoenix Egg” dish, a local version of the “Scottish Egg,” made with Schriner’s chicken and habanero sausage. Other upscale comfort foods include Crab and Avocado Toast, Sonoran Shrimp Wrap, Braised Short Rib, Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon and Baked Caprese Pasta. The Salt River Tavern offers 16 craft beers and hosts a complimentary social hour nightly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with light appetizers and full bar offerings for hotel guests.

The hotel’s 242 two-room suites include Serta mattresses that meet the ultimate comfort standards, topped with cozy plush comforters and pillows.  Convenient amenities include Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf products, 55-inch flat screen televisions, large windows with sweeping views of the valley, a sofa bed, complimentary WiFi, wet bar, and more. For guests’ convenience, an indoor heated pool and 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and free weights are accessible via the lobby.  The spacious guestroom suites can also be used for small group meetings.

With a total of 4,300 square feet of meeting space throughout the property, creative business meetings can be accommodated in a multitude of innovative ways including state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities. Three private ballrooms of various sizes can also accommodate showers, weddings, anniversary and holiday parties, bar mitzvahs and other special gatherings.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown North is located at 10 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012. For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.phoenixdowntownnorth.embassysuites.com or call 602.222.1111.

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