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Arizona and California Announce 3 Redesigned Spaces for Meetings and Events

February 13, 2020


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown has reached a renovation milestone with the completion of its 1,000-plus guest rooms. Guests are now welcomed into bright, well-lit rooms that feature 65-inch televisions, noise cancelling woven fabric paneling, height adjustable tables and more.

Sheraton is redefining what the hotel lobby is by making it one of downtown's best-positioned co-working space, with everything from community tables with lockers and charging tabletops, to uniquely designed studios for groups of varying sizes. Once unveiled, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown will have completely revamped the guest rooms, food and beverage, programming and lobby which will be home to the property's Club lounge. The hotel offers 110,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 27,000-square-foot ballroom, and is just a short walk away from the Phoenix Convention Center.


The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa recently unveiled an extensive redesign that has transformed the resort into a modern, innovative oasis, steeped with desert-inspired elements. It features 884 newly designed guest rooms, including 101 luxury suites.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa lobby with bar and dining options.
Photo: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa lobby with bar and dining options

In addition, the resort debuted The Sinatra Ballroom—the largest indoor space in the Greater Palm Springs area at 25,000 square feet. This venue hosted the last public performance of the famed singer and entertainer, Frank Sinatra. The redesign of the conference center interiors honors the legendary event with finishes reflective of the chic mid-century modern era. It can accommodate 2,000 guests for receptions and 1,800 for banquets.

Cool blue hues, sparkling modern chandeliers and a sophisticated desert palette flow throughout, offering an exceptional setting for meetings and special events. With 235,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting, exhibit and banquet spaces, JW Marriott Desert Springs can comfortably accommodate groups of all sizes.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa poolside view.
Photo: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa poolside view

In 2020, JW Marriott Desert Springs will feature the JW Entertainment Zone—including an arcade game room, skee-ball, duck bowling, virtual reality games and seasonal activities. Future renovation phases will include spa redesign and dining outlet updates.

Mediterranean Styles in California

The Cassara Carlsbad is the latest addition to the Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands. Located centrally between San Diego and Los Angeles, the recently redesigned 90-room, full-service hotel is just minutes from LEGOLAND California, the famous Carlsbad Flower Fields and the Crossings Golf Course.

The Cassara Carlsbad lobby.
Photo: The Cassara Carlsbad lobby

The modern hotel features eye-catching colors the minute you walk into the lobby. The distinctive logo embodies the colorful rows of the blossoming ranunculus flower, which is interpreted throughout the hotel with help from an iconic Mediterranean shape found in century-old Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian architecture and art forms. 

Unveiling a total redesign of the lobby and check-in areas and fully updated guest rooms with Pacific Ocean coastal views, the hotel originally opened as the Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel in 1999 and recently joined the Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio.

With 2,800 square feet of meeting space, The Cassara Carlsbad is an ideal venue for meetings and events. Offering full-service amenities, quality service and panoramic coastal views, the Terrace Room can accommodate up to 100 guests.

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Adrian Schley | Contributing Writer

Adrian Schley has been writing for Stamats Business Media since March of 2018. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.