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Phoenix in the News

Phoenix is constantly highlighted in newspaper, magazine, and blog articles, as well as some of the people who help make our city so great.  Check out some articles below that highlight Phoenix as a destination, and some of our must-see experiences and attractions. 



18 Brand-New US Hotels to Add to Your 2021 Bucket List

Business Insider | Dec. 23, 2020

From a beach resort in Encinitas, California to a resplendent lakeside inn in North Carolina, these bucket list-worthy hotels at a range of price points have just opened their doors in the last few weeks, or will soon be welcoming guests in the new year.

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Incorporating Nature into Hotel Design

AAA Magazine | Dec. 6, 2020

Nature nurtures. The healing power of the outdoors—whether it’s a gold-soaked sunset, a hike in the woods, or the songs of birds—transports us away from our troubles. And in a year that has seemed so inside out, bringing the outside in has become more important, especially in hotels. 

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11 Amazing Outdoor Restaurants And Rooftop Bars In Phoenix, AZ

Travel Awaits | Dec. 15, 2020

Winter in Phoenix heralds warm and sunny days, ideal for dining outdoors or sipping a cocktail while enjoying the view from a rooftop bar.

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The 10 Best Places to Visit in Arizona

TripSavvy | Dec. 11, 2020

State 48, as it's known locally, is more than the tumbleweeds and cacti depicted in classic Western movies. The state has world-class spas, Native American arts and crafts, and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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The First Boutique Hotel In Uptown Phoenix Has Arrived, And It’s Ideal For Social Distance Stays

Forbes | Nov. 29, 2020

Uptown Phoenix has long been a desirable family neighborhood in the country’s fifth largest city, but the arrival of the area’s first boutique hotel [ARRIVE Phoenix] with an already-popular swim club bar and a soon-to-open rooftop venue cements the neighborhood’s status as a rising destination for young professionals and creatives looking for local inspiration. 

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6 Incredible Places for U.S. Snowbirds This Winter

Travel Awaits | Nov. 26, 2020

If you’re looking for plenty of sunshine with winter temps that average 60 to 70 degrees plus a vibrant city setting for some of the best food and drinks in the U.S., consider wintering in Phoenix. Pack light and leave the winter coat at home for this visit.

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Escape the Cold at These 10 Sunny Arizona Resorts

Orbitz | Nov. 4, 2020

Resorts have always been an escape hatch from reality—it’s hard not to love room service, bath butlers and the siren call of a margarita whizzing in a blender. And if you’re looking for sheer weather predictability, Arizona wins the resort destination stakes—hello, endless sunshine!

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Try These Wellness-Friendly Phoenix Resorts For A Luxe Escape For Mind And Body

Forbes | Nov. 5, 2020

Phoenix is one of the most drive-friendly destinations from west-coast cities. It’s also known for view-filled hiking up Camelback Mountain, some of the country’s best spas and large resorts containing generously sized guestrooms.

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Every indulgence under the sun awaits in Phoenix

Travel Weekly | Oct. 30, 2020

The nation's fifth-largest city, Phoenix encompasses nearly 520 square miles in what is termed the Valley of the Sun, where nearly every Phoenician will remark upon the fact of 300 days of annual sunshine.

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How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

The New York Times | Oct. 29, 2020

City hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with extra perks in Phoenix. Check out hiking attractions, dining, accommodations, and more. 

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We’re officially in love with Phoenix, here’s why!

Travelocity | Oct. 21, 2020

At some point during our weekend in Phoenix, Cupid shot an arrow through us and now we’re officially in love with the sprawling desert metropolis. America’s fifth largest city (sorry, Philly) offers a sunny escape for families, couples and singles alike. Here’s where to go and what to do.

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Visit Phoenix Pushes Local Economy Forward | August 25, 2020

Visit Phoenix brings hope to the local visitor industry through a record year of future bookings, despite the pandemic.

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Phoenix Convention Center Paves A New Path For Recovery With Partners Visit Phoenix | August 13, 2020

As the meetings industry continues to struggle amid the ripple effects of global pandemic Covid-19, the Phoenix Convention Center with partner Visit Phoenix paves a new path for recovery.

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5 Amazing Arizona Chefs And The Unique Ways They’re Using Mesquite

Travel Awaits | August 6, 2020

Here’s how amazing Arizona chefs and distillers are incorporating this diverse mesquite tree into their menus.

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Saddle up: Here are the best places to visit in Arizona

Delicious Australia | July 16, 2020

Home to breathtaking wonders like the Grand Canyon, Arizona is also filled with history that’s evident in much of its food and wine culture. Just ask Max Brearley, who takes in the sights, sounds and tastes of this wondrous US state.

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Guide to Meeting & Event Planning in Phoenix 

Northstar Meetings Group | June 22, 2020

In recent years, more than $5 billion has been pumped into a 1.7-square-mile zone in the heart of the city [of Phoenix], contributing to a downtown growth spurt that has seen the development of office space, shops, restaurants, hotels, and convention and academic facilities. 

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Virtual Tours and Events From Around the World

HGTV | June 8, 2020

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has also created a 3D virtual tour of Taliesin West, the winter home and desert laboratory of Wright in Scottsdale, Arizona. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the first Wright building to be made freely available online using this technology.

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23 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in America 

Reader's Digest | June 8, 2020

Arizona’s stunning display of desert plants includes more than 20,000 varieties of cacti, succulents, herbs, and more. 

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Danielle Leoni's Phoenix

USA Today Travel | June 1, 2020

A James Beard Award 2020 semifinalist, chef Danielle Leoni’s restaurant, The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, has also been lauded for its sustainable practices. 

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Seeing the USA

Amazon Prime | April 30, 2020

Brandy Yanchyk starts her journey of Arizona in Phoenix where she visits the Desert Botanical Garden. She also visits Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Sedona and more.  

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10 Unique Bars in Phoenix

Travel Awaits | March 1, 2020

My introduction to the unique bars of Phoenix was walking down the stairs into the dark, cramped chamber of UnderTow. There’s something for every taste: You’ll find cocktail-centric bars, speakeasies, and even a winery founded by a rock star. 

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LGBT Travel Guide: Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

TripSavvy | February 25, 2020

The sunkissed, neighboring cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona are oases when it comes to LGBTQ friendliness and comforts these days. 

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14 Awesome Destinations for Adventurous Families

Red Tricycle | February 24, 2020

Calling all thrill-seekers! It’s time to create incredible memories on one of these epic family-friendly adventure vacations. 

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What’s new in Phoenix: Where to eat, stay and play in the Valley of the Sun 

Chicago Tribune | February 12, 2020

If you’re one of the many soon headed to the Valley of the Sun, here’s a look at what’s new in this rapidly growing, ever-changing region. 

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