Back to Media — Back to Member Resources

Stats & Facts

On this page you’ll find links to statistics, facts and tax information related to the visitors industry in Greater Phoenix. For statistics about statewide visitation, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Tourism is the number one export industry in Arizona. Get the details on why Visitors Matter Here (PDF).

For demographical information about Greater Phoenix’s residents or statistics about the city’s infrastructure, visit the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Check out Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport  for information about security, flights, accessibility and the PHX Sky Train, or visit the airport's statistics page for information on passenger counts and flight operations (landings and takeoffs).

Hotel & Tax Information 

There are approximately 450 hotels in Greater Phoenix. These hotels and resorts provide more than 62,000 rooms for visitors to the Greater Phoenix area.

The largest hotel in Phoenix is the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown with 1,000 rooms. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa has 950 rooms, the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa has 739 rooms, and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has 732 rooms.

The "checkout" tax rate in the City of Phoenix is 12.57% and is broken down as follows:
5.50% State of Arizona
5.30% City of Phoenix
1.77% Maricopa County