Smart Meeting at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, AZ

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona Welcomes New DOS

Trends

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona has named Chris Budd as director of sales. Prior to his appointment, Budd was the senior national sales manager at Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. His previous experience includes sales positions with Scottsdale properties The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale and Gainey Ranch, as well as…

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Venues

Set against the backdrop of Arizona’s McDowell Mountains, the AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess reflects its Southwestern setting with Spanish colonial-style architecture, expansive plazas and lush, flower-filled gardens. The resort features 649 oversized guest rooms, including 69…

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A Toast to Scottsdale

Meeting Planning

Our three-day Smart Meeting at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess was a blast. Eddie Osterland, America’s first master sommelier, instructed attendees in the art of power entertaining with food and wine. Other spot-on speakers: Mike Dominguez of MGM Resorts International, Jack Singer and Susan Roane. One-on-one appointments were all business, and the event was capped with…

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Scottsdale

Destinations

Smart Stats: Number of Meetings Hotels: 478 Total Hotel Rooms: 54692 Number of Special Events Venues: 275 Local Convention Centers: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Conference Center, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center Local Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport(PHX) Local CVB: Scottsdale CVB, Scottsdale CVB   Scottsdale Bordering Phoenix, Scottsdale offers desert beauty on a smaller…

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Got Class? Group Learning Through Team Building

Hotels & ResortsHow ToMeeting Planning

School isn’t just for kids. More and more properties are providing groups with learning opportunities that also incorporate team building. Attendees will harken back to the days where they were excited for that first day of school, where open mindedness was pervasive and possibilities were endless. Here are a few properties that put class into team…

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A Healthy Focus on Wellness

Health & WellnessMeeting Planning

From A to Z, innovative programs help planners take better care of attendees Health and wellness used to be an afterthought in the meetings industry. Events were usually staged in dark, stuffy rooms; the gym consisted of little more than a stationary bike and some weights; and food in airports, planes and sometimes even hotels…

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September, 2014

More than ever in the global marketplace, you can’t afford to be naive about food and wine—the international currency for connection. What you serve at events should be seen as part of your company or organization’s brand-development strategy, says Eddie Osterland, the first American to attain the prestigious title of Master Sommelier. In our cover…

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Master the Art of Mingling

Meeting Planning

Susan RoAne Are you shy? Susan RoAne, known as “The Mingling Maven,” has some sound and savvy strategies for those who would prefer to order room service rather than attend the closing gala to network with colleagues and potential business associates. The author of How to Work a Room says an estimated 80 percent of…

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Power Play

Meeting Planning

When Eddie Osterland was studying for his diploma at the University of Bordeaux’s famed Institute of Wine, he recalls that wine tasting was always done at 11:30 a.m.—when one’s palate is sharpest—and ended at noon. He has known ever since that making an impact is best done early and quickly. “People care about food and…

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