HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS MONTH'S EDITION:
Located a block from the new convention center, the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix boasts 1,000 guest rooms, making it not only the largest hotel in Greater Phoenix but also in the entire Grand Canyon State. The Sheraton also houses a conference center with more than 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 17 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, two boardrooms and a terrace for outdoor events. Its meeting facilities incorporate high-speed Internet access and videoconferencing capabilities, and an audiovisual staff is available on site. When meeting attendees and their families are ready to unwind, they can do so outside at a 2,000-square foot outdoor pool and sundeck or inside at a 6,500-square foot fitness center and spa. The Sheraton Downtown Phoenix also features a contemporary restaurant with a full bar, private dining room and outdoor seating. The addition of the Sheraton gives downtown
When a $1.3 billion METRO light-rail system debuts in downtown
The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is partnering with Ryan House (a non-profit organization founded in 2004-dedicated to providing essential respite and end-of-life care, free of charge, in a home-like setting for families of children with life-limiting conditions). The signature fund-raising effort will be an annual charity event held at the resort each December. The inaugural event, "White Christmas: A Holiday Gala & Tribute to Irving Berlin," will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Arizona Biltmore, starting with a reception at 6:30 pm in the Biltmore Grand Lobby and followed by dinner at 7:30 pm in the historic Gold Room. The black-tie affair with a "1940s Glamour" theme will feature a nostalgic tribute to Mr.
Calling all sports fans! Escape the snow this winter and visit the Valley of the Sun to cheer your teams to victory. To welcome dedicated local and national NFL enthusiast, the Pointe Hilton Resorts, has created a special "Fall Sports 3 Nights" package, in time for football season. The Fall Sports 3 Nights package includes; room rates starting at $99 per night, guests and local fans wearing their favorite NFL team's jersey will enjoy a 20 percent discount on food and drink items at participating restaurants. Package valid: September 1, 2008- January 4, 2009. For more information visit: www.arizonahiltonresorts.com.
ARTS AND CULTURE Dale Chihuly, whose spectacular creations have been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Botanical Garden, debuts his spectacular exhibition the Desert Botanical Garden Nov. 22, 2008 through May 31, 2009. Chihuly's large and colorful hand-blown glass will be elegantly staged along the Garden's trails.
Visitors can meet some of the Southwest's finest Navajo weavers at the
Spanish Market is returning to the