Destination: Phoenix Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004
602-262-2500 or 800-325-3535
80,000 sq ft
Located in the midst of the Phoenix Civic Plaza, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel will keep you feeling comfortable while surrounded by great dining, shopping, and nightlife. The cornerstone of Phoenix’s downtown revitalization, the new Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel has redefined the city’s skyline and introduced a new level of comfort and service. With inviting accommodations, ultra-modern meeting spaces, chic restaurant and luxurious amenities, it’s no wonder why the hotel has become one of the area’s most coveted places to gather.
By Steve Winston
September 26, 2014
The Old West and contemporary America co-exist nicely in Arizona’s neighboring metropolises of Phoenix and Scottsdale. The cities’ mottoes, in fact, say it all: Phoenix is “Arizona’s Urban Heart”; Scottsdale is “The West’s Most Western Town.” But each has doses of both cowboy and culture, and because of that they make for fascinating meeting destinations with plenty of amenities.
By Dan Johnson
February 26, 2014
Each year, people from throughout the United States and beyond travel to Arizona to enjoy warm weather and an abundance of attractive options, including world-class hotels, restaurants, golf courses and spas. Come February, much of the state is transformed into a baseball lover’s paradise as 15 of the 30 major league teams set up spring training camps and participate in Cactus League games for several weeks.
By Dan Johnson
September 18, 2013
Outstanding facilities and accommodations, warm weather, stunning landscapes and rich cultural traditions have lured meeting groups to Phoenix and Scottsdale for decades, but arguably the hottest current attraction is the lively, highly diverse nightlife scene in these cities just 12 miles apart.
By Nikki Gloudeman
March 05, 2013
The typical Meeting agenda is densely packed with offsites, education sessions, breakouts, keynotes, receptions and group dinners, a schedule frequently consuming more than 10, or even 12, hours a day. Often lost in this dizzying shuffle is time for rejuvenation and invigoration; there’s seldom time to breathe between sessions, let alone relax.
By Jessie Fetterling
September 25, 2012
Refreshing. Rejuvenating. Relaxing. All of these things come to mind when describing a trip to the pool. While unfortunately it may be difficult to plan a meeting in a pool—though watching a presentation from a flotation device does sound enticing—planners can easily set an event poolside in the Greater Phoenix Area, using its cactus-speckled setting as the backdrop. With an average annual temperature of 73 degrees, the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa have a slew of inviting pools to try out year-round, and they’re not just for kids.
By Joan Christensen
February 27, 2012
People flock to Arizona for the sunshine, a lifestyle that includes plenty of outdoor recreation year-round, and cultural attractions that run the gamut from Native American historic sites to the famous annual rite of spring training and pre-season games for Major League Baseball teams.
Learn about Phoenix for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 10
Total Hotel Rooms: 3,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 14
Local Convention Centers: Phoenix Convention Center
Local Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
The Greater Phoenix metropolitan area is known as The Valley of the Sun. This scenic, cactus-studded Sonoran Desert region is anchored by the city of Phoenix. A quintessential dessert location, its red sandy valley promises warm weather year-round, and it’s rife with cultural attractions.
Despite the heat, Phoenix is a wonderful place for hiking. In fact, it has been recognized by National Geographic as one of America’s best hiking cities. Especially memorable are sunset hikes through the mountains.
The Valley of the Sun also has a thriving artistic element. To get a feel for this side of the destination, stroll through downtown and check out local arts and crafts. An artistic attraction on a grander scale is the Phoenix Art Museum, which houses the largest collection of visual arts in the southwest, with works from all over the world.