United States Destinations | Arizona
Key Points for Planners
- Venues are most popular in winter and spring
- Prices are often deeply discounted in summer months
- In the high desert the air is thin and, according to weather boffins, your golf ball will fly 10-15% further through the air!
Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets will stop you in your tracks. It’s a feeling that can’t be conjured or kindled by photographs of towering saguaros against a painted sky. It’s a feeling that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Twice, if possible.
- The Grand Canyon
- Lake Havasu
Arizona is a testament to the spirit of puebloans, ranchers, miners, and visionaries. While its cities are cosmopolitan centers—full of everything a MICE planner could possibly want or need—they exist peacefully within a landscape of mountains, deserts, and cacti. This is likely due, in part, to the influence of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment.
More than a dozen of his buildings, designated historical landmarks, still stand in Phoenix and Scottsdale. In addition to cuisine options ranging from an amazing food truck scene (Phoenix) to five-star dining (Scottsdale), Arizona offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy its beautiful year-round climate: World-class golf courses, luxury spas, hiking, horseback riding and river kayaking.
Oh, and then there’s this big hole in the ground called “The Grand Canyon.” Maybe you’ve heard of it. Bring your group to Arizona and you’ll see that it’s really true what they say: This destination puts the AZ in amazing. Sure, it’s hot there. But keep in mind: it’s a dry heat.
Introducing ACCESS, our Exceptional Partner in the U.S.A.
ACCESS is the destination management company that coined the term … wait for it … destination management! That was more than 50 years ago and they’re still passionate about the industry they helped create, define, and refine.
When they told us, “Service is everything to us—and we are obsessed with getting it right!” we were certain we had the exceptional DMC partner we needed for destinations across the USA. Planning an event in the U.S? Contact us and we’ll work with ACCESS to deliver a proposal for an exceptional event!