10/19/2016Visit Phoenix hires new sales director for Chicago citywide market

Michele Lawrie has joined Visit Phoenix’s convention sales team as Director of National Accounts for the Greater Chicago region. Lawrie, a Chicago native, comes to Visit Phoenix after serving for three years as Senior Manager of Meeting Services at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Prior to that, she spent 14 years in the sales division of Hyatt Hotels Corporation–including the last seven as Director of Worldwide Accounts in Chicago.

10/6/2016October 2016

Highlights from this month's edition include: Agave, The Arizona Spa’s new seasonal treatment; the Essence of Autumn Facial, the FOUND:RE Phoenix is set to open Oct. 25, low fares from Allegiant Airlines on flights from Cleveland to Phoenix and the Great Pumpkin Festival at the Desert Botanical Garden.

8/25/2016September 2016

Highlights from this months edition include: ASU's unveils new "state-of-the-art" Center for Law and Society. The OdySea aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Southwest, opens this fall. There’s a new brew in town! A brand new brewery calls Arizona home. The Shop Beer Co. (formerly known as Cartel brewery) is located at 922 West First Street. The brewery will offer Coffee Brown Nitro and 480 Session Ale, as well as two new brews Sunset Daydream IPA and The Nines Hoppy Red.

8/9/2016August 2016

Highlights from this month's edition include: Wave bon voyage to summer and catch one of these last minute summer resort packages before Labor Day; the perfect summer treat for the body, an all-over summer "smoothie" at Agave; all’s fair in a Margarita war; and on Nov. 19, Hance Park will become pizza paradise hosting the 2nd Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival.

6/30/2016July 2016

Highlights from this month's edition include: A pair of resorts are inviting young resort guests to live out their fairytale dreams and swim like mermaids during expertly led sessions. 'Swim' over to The Phoenician and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort for more details. Phoenix's most awarded cocktail bar, Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has been nominated for the 'Oscars' of the bartending world, the Tales of the Cocktail 10th Annual Spirited Awards®. Science and dessert collide at Creamistry where ice cream treats are flash frozen using liquid nitrogen while featuring over 70 flavors and toppings.

6/3/2016June 2016

Highlights from this month's edition include: Summer promo specials at various resorts: Copa America Centenario comes to Arizona for the first time in 100 years; Feel "Cool as a Cucumber" with special cucumber-inspired treatments; and Stock & Stable rides into Central Phoenix.

5/4/2016May 2016

Highlights from this month's edition include: Downtown Phoenix's first grocery store is set to open in 2018; the top two golf courses on Golf Digest's "Best Golf Resorts in the Southwest" are Phoenix's own; May 18th is International Museum Day and and local museum's are offering tons of deals to celebrate; and Sky Harbor International Airport put up a clock in Terminal 4 that counts down to tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four in Phoenix, which is now less than one year away.

4/14/2016Phoenix celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Thursday, April 14, to be Global Meetings Industry Day in his famously sunny city, telling an audience at the Phoenix Convention Center that “meetings mean business in Phoenix.”

4/14/2016College Football Playoff pumps $273 million into Arizona economy

The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact—highest among Arizona’s eight college football title games—according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.