FOUND:RE, a 105-room boutique hotel, opened in downtown Phoenix in October 2017 with several meeting/event spaces, including The Gallery, which accommodates up to 200 people.


The 404-room Scottsdale Plaza Resort, which boasts 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, completed a major renovation in summer 2017. All common areas, including ballrooms, front desk, lobby and meeting spaces were upgraded. Guest room updates were completed in 2015 and 2016.

Mountain Shadows reopened last year. The resort offers 183 guest rooms, 28,000 square feet of meeting space and amenities including a restaurant/bar, two pools and golf.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa also opened last year. The property features 201 guest rooms, over 10,000 square feet of meeting space and amenities including a restaurant/bar, three pools and a spa.

The Scott Resort & Spa is undergoing a renovation in phases, including updates to its 14,000 square feet of meeting space and 204 guest rooms. Completion is expected this year.

The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort, which offers over 80,000 square feet of interior event/meeting space, is scheduled to open the new Phoenician Spa and Phoenician Athletic Club this spring, and will unveil its redesigned golf course at the end of the year.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa is on track to debut its new conference center, offering more than 35,000 square feet of meeting space, in June.


City Park, a downtown retail-restaurant-office complex, is scheduled to open in mid-2018 with a food hall, two restaurants, a bowling alley, a pinball arcade, private event space and a 2,600-square-foot deck for outdoor events.

AC Hotel Tucson Downtown opened in September 2017 with 136 guest rooms and 1,847 square feet of event space.

DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson-Reid Park is on track to complete a renovation of its 287 guest rooms by this fall. Updates to the lobby, ballroom and meeting rooms are also underway.

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort completed a renovation encompassing all areas of the property in February 2017.

Rancho de la Osa reopened after a refurbishment project in May 2017. The ranch is secluded on 240 acres, roughly 70 miles southwest of Tucson.


Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes has undergone recent renovations, including updates to the conference center, Top of the Rock Restaurant and outdoor Patio, and La Hacienda, a 10,000-square-foot outdoor event space.

The 303-room Tempe Missions Palms is expected to complete a lobby renovation this spring(2018) and guest room updates by late summer 2018.   


Little America Hotel completed a renovation in September 2017, including a lobby remodel, 124 redesigned guest rooms, a new restaurant/bar, and three new meeting rooms, bringing the hotel’s total meeting space to 13,000 square feet. An additional 123 guest rooms will be updated in spring 2018.


At press time, Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, which has 25,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space, was scheduled to complete a renovation in January including remodeled guest rooms and a new restaurant.

Renovations at Phoenix Marriott Mesa, including updates to all 274 guest rooms, meeting space and on-site restaurant, are scheduled for completion by this October.