Why Arizona Iced Tea Launched a Fashion Line


The iced tea brand Arizona has released a new line of products, but these latest additions aren’t drinkable—they’re wearable. In celebration

Tempe is “Refreshingly Arizona”

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Experience Arizona like you never have before. A visit to Tempe, Arizona combines sunny skies and desert scenery with the energy of a college town. First, meeting attendees love visiting Arizona and Tempe is right in the center of it all. Shop for brand name bargains at Arizona Mills. The post Tempe is “Refreshingly Arizona” appeared first on Connect Association.

Tempe Is “Refreshingly Arizona”

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Experience Arizona like you never have before. A visit to Tempe, Arizona combines sunny skies and desert scenery with the energy of a college town. First, meeting attendees love visiting Arizona and Tempe is right in the center of it all. Shop for brand name bargains at Arizona Mills. The post Tempe Is “Refreshingly Arizona” appeared first on Connect Association.

Talking Tempe, Arizona With Brian McCartin

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The former executive vice president of Travel Portland is returning home to Arizona, where we went to college (Northern Arizona University) and started his extensive career with Marriott International. McCartin shares his favorite things to see and do in Tempe, and his plans to further position Tempe and the state of Arizona as a must-visit destination. Plus, when you have a major university like Arizona State, there are so many activities.

Book a Meeting in Tempe, Arizona, and Save


Sunny destinations in the Southwest are always popular for leisure and business travelers, and Tempe, Arizona, is no exception. Tempe Mission Palms, located in the heart of downtown Tempe, recently completed a beautiful refresh defined as Arizona Midcentury Mission.

Arizona Biltmore on Full Display During Smart Event


11-13 at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort , in Phoenix, and I must admit I’m pretty excited to stay at this property. To name-drop just a little, Arizona Biltmore features a picture on its website of the Kennedy’s posing with tennis rackets.

Prepare for an Experience That Goes Beyond the Ballroom in Tucson, Arizona

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Prepare for an Experience That Goes Beyond the Ballroom in Tucson, Arizona

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Book a Meeting in Tempe, Arizona, and Save


But have you ever considered Tempe, Arizona ? The post Book a Meeting in Tempe, Arizona, and Save appeared first on Cvent Blog. As a meeting professional, you have many choices of destinations to choose from in the Southwest.

Tucson Is Calling You! Six Ways to Go Beyond the Ballroom in Arizona


What gives Tucson , Arizona, its edge? It’s easy for groups to jump from the ballroom to go biking or hiking through unique landscapes such as Saguaro National Park and to explore attractions including the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Choose the “Wright” Space to Enhance Your Events

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Arizona Biltmore. When approaching Arizona Biltmore, you immediately know that luxury is the resort’s forte. Related: Arizona Biltmore on Full Display During Smart Event. Photo credit: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More

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Most recently, she was group account director at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Sean Olmstead L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel, in Arizona appointed Olmstead general manager.

7 Smart Moves at Hotel Zoe and more

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Her other previous spa experience includes executive director of spa and sports at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Julie Sokol L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona has introduced Sokol as director of sales. TJ Pierri Hotel Zoe in San Francisco has named Pierri as general manager.

New & Renovated: Of Business and Airports

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All 347 guest rooms and both presidential suites have been remodeled for a modern aesthetic that compliments Arizona’s natural beauty.

7 Smart Moves—at Hilton, Teneo Hospitality Group and More

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Platt El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort in Arizona tapped Platt as its general manager. More : 7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More.

New and Renovated, East to West


of flexible meeting space, this venerable Arizona resort has just completed a three-year refresh that touched its guest rooms and suites, ballrooms and common spaces.

5 Refreshed Hotels in 5 Getaway Spots


The reimagining of the Arizona property included 10,000 sq. Destinations arizona bahia mar california clearwater beach Florida fort lauderdale hotel adeline hotel upgrades Hotels & Hospitality kelley house martha's vineyard palm springs riviera palm springs scottsdale wyndham

Plan a Home Run Meeting at Spring Training Sites


In Arizona , Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies call Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, also in Scottsdale, their training destination. Credit: VisitStPeteClearwater.com.

Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

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Phoenix, Arizona. Las Vegas, Nevada. Atlanta, Georgia. Burley, Idaho. One of these things is not like the other. When it comes to planning a conference, location is key. After all, would you rather travel to a thriving city or a small town? Today’s conference attendees expect more.

Exciting Developments on Tap for Tucson


Read more about Arizona in the story “Meeting Spaces in Unusual Spaces,” in the February issue of Smart Meetings. Tucson is one of those cities with one foot headed toward the future and one happily planted into the past. But the “future” foot is really active these days.

Get InsPIred to Take A Slice Out of Pi Day


Arizona: Prickly Pear Pie. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson, Arizona, is known for its prickly pear margarita, but the pastry chef would be happy to custom-make the pie version for a catered event. Bring your ap-PIE-tite to meetings today!

‘Best of the Best’ Hotels Named for 2017


Best Wellness Program: Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona. Naming the “best of the best” in the hospitality world is no job for the meek, but international luxury travel network Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts did the deed—again.

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Loews Goes Local


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Why Phoenix Is the New Hip Place to Host a Meeting

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When I opened the in-flight magazine on my trip to the capital of Arizona, a well-timed headline captured my attention: “Phoenix Is Hipper Than You Think.” Convene On Site Magazine Plenary Arizona FOUND:RE Parley Stock Phoenix

Recap & Reflection on StorySalon Phoenix


Last week we launched our first StorySalon event of 2019 at the MonOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018 we hosted a few StorySalon events in conjunction with our Customer Advisory Board meetings or other external events, but this was the first of it’s kind as a stand-alone experience!

25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring


Notably, Arizona attractions had the most mentions, with five spots on the list. Havasu Falls, another notable gem in Arizona, came in ninth place. Antelope Canyon and Devil’s Bridge Trail are two other outdoorsy attractions in Arizona that made the list.

NFL returns to Twickenham Stadium for a second year

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The NFL returned to Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 22 October for the first of a two-game international series, the sell-out crowd enjoyed new and exciting food outlets from catering partners Levy UK, as they celebrated the Los Angeles Rams’ victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Event TALK: Top Tips For Managing Group Transportation For Your Conference


Tara Thain came from the historic city of Philadelphia, PA to attend Arizona State University. Tara N. Thain, CHME, Director of National Accounts with SuperShuttle joins us on our latest episode of Event TALK.

Phoenix, Just What the Doctor Ordered


Medical organizations can make use of the PBC’s University of Arizona Center for Simulation and Innovation. This center includes an operating room, control room, and briefing rooms and the Arizona Telemedicine Center, which features an amphitheater with HD videoconferencing capabilities.

6 Smart Moves: Wellness Edition

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The trained massage therapist has previously worked at Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona, and The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride, Colorado. More : 5 Smart Moves: Who’s Cooking Edition. Doreen Young Oxford Club, Spa & Salon at The Oxford Hotel in Denver hired Young as spa director.

The Ease of Planning a Meeting in Tempe


There are many reasons to consider Tempe, Arizona for your next meeting. Downtown is adjacent to the Arizona State University Tempe Campus, one of the largest universities in the country. This desert destination is known for amazing sunsets, warm weather and Sonoran Desert vistas.

Top 5 Event Planners: Orlando

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Offering teams in Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas and Washington DC, this event planning firm has been excellent enough to grow into multiple cities. Just Events! Group. This team has been planning and implementing award winning events for over 20 years.

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities


13 Tempe, Arizona, home to Arizona State University, and No. Tempe, Arizona. Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s no surprise that the most fun cities in the United States, according to a new report released by WalletHub, are also key meeting destinations. Las Vegas ranked No.

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Zerista shortlisted for 2 Event Technology Awards

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With offices in Tucson, Arizona, Denver, Colorado, and London the event tech company has supplied to events all over the world including Bio International Convention, Forrester Events, the Phocuswright Conference and Secure World Expo. Looking for a go-to event technology solution that maximises pre- and post-event engagement gives personalised matchmaking and networking solutions and offers year-round marketing? Zerista’s event app encompasses all this and more.

2019 40 Under 40: The In-Crowd

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Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. Phoenix, Arizona. Tempe, Arizona. Meet the “In-Crowd,” our 2019 Connect Association 40 Under 40. This year’s group celebrates the diversity inherent in the events industry. Honorees range from company presidents to budding CVB stars. They come from myriad backgrounds, using different strengths to advance their organizations and careers.

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30 Phoenix Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love


Source: Images Arizona. Arizona Science Center. The Arizona Science Center is massive. Arizona Jewish Historical Society. The Arizona Jewish Historical Society is a former synagogue and church turned museum, cultural mecca, and community gathering space.

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Big News Revealed During Smart Meeting Event


The three-day Smart Meeting Event at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort , in Phoenix Sept. Lots of Arizona suppliers took advantage of the Smart Meeting Event that touched down in their state. Of course, we were all wowed by our host, Arizona Biltmore.

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2018 Platinum Choice Winners Announced

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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Miraval Arizona. Distinguished hospitality partners earn coveted Smart Meetings honor. After much voting and decision-making, the 15th annual Platinum Choice Award winners have been selected by the Smart Meetings magazine judges.

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Planning Golf Events: How Event Technology Fuels Design at the Phoenix Open

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4 in Scottsdale, Arizona, the event at TPC Scottsdale -Champions Course required various staging areas, including VIP and sponsor areas, catering to over 650,000 attendees.

First Hotel Opens On Iconic Tempe Town Lake


Located at the shores of Tempe Town Lake, the hotel is close to Downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue and Arizona State University. The fashionable urban-style AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown opened in June reflecting the unique character of Tempe’s desert aesthetic.

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