Greater Phoenix always has been a memorable place to hold a meeting. Hotels and resorts bask in near-perpetual sunshine, natural beauty manifests itself in every direction and soul-stirring sunsets illuminate the desert sky on a nightly basis.
There’s a reason more than 16 million visitors flock to Greater Phoenix each year, and that same reason translates to high attendance at meetings and conventions.
Now, thanks to a metamorphosis in Phoenix’s urban core, convening in America’s sixth-largest city packs more value than ever. If you haven’t visited Phoenix lately, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. If you haven’t considered Phoenix lately, it’s time to start.
Phoenix Fast Facts
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400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 600
, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Gaming, Mountain, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Phoenix Convention Center): 645,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa): 200,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort): 48,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel): 1,000
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 3,300
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Miles to downtown 5
Cities with non-stop flights47
International cities with direct flights13
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Miles to downtown 35
Cities with non-stop flights
International cities with direct flights
Geographic Areas Served:
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert, Cave Creek, Carefree, Avondale, Arrowhead, Peoria, Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott as far north as the Grand Canyon and as far south as Mexican border.
Why Meet in Phoenix
Accessibility: The light-rail which Phoenix welcomed in December of 2008, makes transportation from Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the 10 busiest airports in the nation, now a quick and speedy route to surrounding destinations, restaurants, attractions or any of the 23 plus hotels & meeting facilities located on or near the light-rail line.
Expanded Phoenix Convention Center: Located in the heart of downtown, the convention center offers 900,000 feet of flexible meeting space within walking distance of more than 3,100 hotel rooms, shops and restaurants.
Wide range of hotel products: From economy priced hotels to first-class resorts, Phoenix offers meeting facilities to match any budget.