|Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s Green Committee adopts a Valley METRO Light Rail station to help keep the neighborhood clean and beautiful. The METRO light rail is a project developed on behalf of and with the support of its community. Now the Central Avenue and Van Buren Street light rail station will be monitored and cared after by the hotel’s committee. As part of a bigger initiative, this effort will foster new relationships amongst the surrounding areas. The Green Committee has been actively working on connecting with the downtown Phoenix community, supporting the Phoenix sustainability efforts and making an overall sustainable difference.The Westin Phoenix Downtown is launching an interactive culinary package that allows guests the opportunity to meet the chef, seek expert nutritional advice, shop a local open-air market for fresh ingredients, and then enjoy a customized three-course lunch. This new package is perfect for guests traveling from afar seeking local offerings or for neighbors looking for an up-close and personal food-focused experience. “Shop with the Chef” allows for a fun, informative and delicious culinary escape. This package is available on weekends Sept. 8 – Oct. 27, 2012. As an overnight package, rates start from $329, but for those unable to take advantage of a night’s stay, guests are still welcome to join for shopping with the chef and the three-course luncheon experience for $75 per person.Calling all Justin Bieber fans: The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is having an “I’m a Belieber” Weekend starting Saturday, Sept. 15. To all the “Beliebers” out there – grab your friends or get your family to book a weekend at The Westin Kierland for all things Bieber including a gift bag, dance party and more, and get a chance to win tickets to Justin’s sold-out Phoenix concert or Radio Disney AM 1580’s True Belieber Fan Fest on September 29.
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is also celebrating the grand opening of the Kierland FlowRider on the weekend of Oct. 5-7 and is hosting the exclusive FlowRider Festival on October 6. Book a two-night stay for exclusive access to the all-day FlowRider Festival and get two FlowRider “board passes” for your chance to go surfing in the desert! The Grand Opening event will include all-day entertainment at the Adventure Pool, a surfing exhibition, a “Wave Master” finalist Surf-Off, and an evening fireworks show.
The Arizona Biltmore is preparing 10 incredible epicurean evenings for the resort’s 23rd season of “Winemaker Dinners”. They will feature original menus paired with specially selected wines, spending time with the creators of the wines, after-dinner drinks and cigars, and special showings of luxury products. The first dinner, on September 20, will feature a jewelry showing by Hyde Park Jewelers, with guests also offered the opportunity to wear the jewelry during dinner. For each dinner, Arizona Biltmore Executive Chef Todd Sicolo and Executive Sous Chef Conor Favre will create a unique menu of four-to-six courses, each paired with an appropriate wine of the evening’s featured winery. The winemaker or other representative of the winery will participate, talking about the wines, answering questions and socializing with guests.
Arizona’s largest luxury resort JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa celebrates 10 years of luxury in the Valley. The property features 950 recently remodeled guestrooms, 10 dining experiences, the renowned Revive Spa, eight tennis courts and four acres of shimmering pools and waterways including the celebrated Lazy River with a serpentine slide, and two championship golf courses.
For the first time, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, two Starwood resorts in Phoenix, are partnering to offer a unique opportunity with the “Ten Years of Luxury Starwood Resorts” in the Valley promotion to commemorate their 10th Anniversaries, offering Starwood Preferred Guest members exclusive rates on stays through December 29, 2012 and the opportunity to earn a 10,000 SPG point award. With exclusive rates from $119 per night, SPG members are invited to enjoy a luxurious stay at two of the valley’s premier resorts and earn an award of 10,000 Starpoints. Guests must stay one night or more at each of the two participating properties, The Westin Kierland Resort and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. Guests will receive a 10,000 SPG point award. Starpoints will be credited to the guest’s SPG account within 30 days after the completion of their second stay. Valid for stays August 10 – December 29, 2012, based upon availability, cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or package and is subject to blackout dates. Guests must be a Starwood Preferred Guest member, or are invited to join the Starwood Preferred Guest Program.
The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in October. With exclusive rates starting from $169 per night, all esteemed resort, restaurant and local guests who visit during October will be granted access to many exceptional benefits in their restaurants, retail, Aji Spa and many surrounding Wild Horse Pass Development partners. These benefits include 10% off all of the resort’s award-wining dining outlets, 10% off all ala-carte Aji Spa services and dining in the Aji Café, and more. Rates and offers are valid for resort stays and promotional consumption Oct.1- Oct. 31, 2012, are based upon space and availability, and offers cannot be combined with any other discount, promotion, or special offer.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort announces its new organic and seasonal children’s menu created exclusively for Hyatt by renowned food pioneer and chef, Alice Waters. The new menu, featuring a three-course organic meal, marks the first hotel project for Waters and complements Hyatt’s groundbreaking “For Kids By Kids” menu, providing children more nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings. The new children’s food and beverage offerings will be offered in all full-service Hyatt hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. To add another layer of fun to mealtime, Hyatt will launch a Flavor Journey online experience in September where kids and parents can learn more about organic foods, the “For Kids By Kids” menu and enjoy games and activities.
This summer, Hotel Valley Ho is adding a new meeting room and an adjoining hospitality suite to its event space. The meeting room will offer 760 square feet of space, which will be divisible into two 380-square-foot rooms and will also feature a 320-square-foot patio. The setup will be customized for each event. Amenities will include high-definition TVs and WiFi and cable modem connectivity. The new meeting room and suite will be abundant with natural light, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass and mid-century-modern style. They will bring the hotel’s offerings to 12,500 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 25,000 square feet of sunny outdoor space. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2012.
Debuting fall 2012, Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale presents homestyle comfort fare sourced exclusively from the 50 states. Embark on a cross-country road trip through the main street of America, tapping into the nation’s rich heritage and the historic days of Route 66. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this relaxed American canteen, featuring menu items such as fried green tomatoes, shrimp and oyster po’boys, and chicken and waffles with bacon and bourbon syrup. Guests can take in the outdoors from every angle with walls that open to views of Pinnacle Peak and extensive patio dining. Televisions, games and a bustling bar bring buzzing energy to the restaurant on a nightly basis.
Readers of Meetings Focus West magazine have chosen Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa as a 2012 “Best of the West” property in the Western United States, Western Canada and Mexico. The “Best of the West” award is based on the resort’s quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage, the availability of technical equipment, amenities, activities and value. The resort was chosen by top national meeting planners as an outstanding meeting facility for its exceptional service, comfort, charisma and ability to blend business and pleasure, ensuring guests have a unique meeting experience. Only 50 properties in the Western region were selected for the award.
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