Open for Meetings
Arizona is truly one of the most spectacular travel destinations in the world and we can’t wait to share it with you. The state’s iconic natural beauty—such as the red rocks of Sedona, the untamed beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the majestic buttes of Monument Valley—inspire travelers from all walks of life. So plan with us and we look forward to welcoming your group of any size to our state.
COVID Guidance & Implementation
Public Event Guidance
Under Executive Order 2020-43 organized public events of 50 people or more are prohibited unless approved by the local governing body -- adequate safety precautions, including physical distancing and mask wearing, must be implemented.
If you are interested in hosting a public event with 50 people or more, you should connect with your local governing body to understand their protocols.
Private Event Guidance
The Arizona Department of Health Services recently released new Recommendations for Private Events. Follow the link for more information.
Special Event Licenses
Executive Order 2020-43 also halted the issuances of Special Events Licenses from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control. This prohibition is still in place, but is being reviewed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Health & Safety During COVID
Planning your upcoming meeting may look a little different but Arizona's premier hospitality professionals are ready to accommodate those challenges and make your event safe and successful.
Recently, both the Phoenix Convention Center and the Tucson International Airport have received their GBAC STAR Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council with additional Arizona facilities to be added soon.
Arizona's Hotel & Lodging Association in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has developed the AZSAFE+CLEAN Hotel Guidance for member properties.
Sunshine to Share
Arizona's year-round exceptional weather make hosting outdoors our specialty. From amazing resort patios and outdoor venues to unique attractions and world-class museums, we are ready to inspire you with new ideas for social distanced meetings and showcase all that the Grand Canyon State can offer when it comes to assisting you with your event.
Wide Open Spaces & Unique Venues
In addition to our beautiful resort ballrooms and indoor facilities, Arizona is home to lots of desert horizons prime for outdoor hosting and unique venues that allow for social distancing. Keep an open mind and let us help you reinvision the future of corporate business, conventions and in-person meetings.
Arizona's Unique Venues to Consider:
Phoenix Outdoor Spaces
Glendale's State Farm Stadium
Spring Training Facilities
Where to Plan
Flagstaff is situated in the heart of the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest and just over an hour's drive south of the Grand Canyon National Park. Flagstaff is a great location for meetings and events and the perfect home base from which to explore northern Arizona.
Visit Mesa, in partnership with Mesa hotels, has developed the Mesa Clean Stay promise assuring planners and their attendees that they can expect the highest standards of cleanliness and care when meeting in Mesa. Our surrounding Sonoran Desert playground, farm to table dining, and being named the best Arizona city for outdoor lovers makes Mesa a top spot for groups.
Phoenix is home to a 900,000-square foot convention center, located in the downtown core and less than 4 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The city also boasts an array of hotels and resorts that can accommodate an event of any size. With an abundance of local restaurants, a thriving arts and culture scene and plenty of outdoor venues, Phoenix is ready to host your next event in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.
Plan your next event or business meeting in Prescott and invite your attendee's into our historic community with a charming small-town feel. Enjoy the clean air, the backdrop of mountains surrounding downtown, and the independent storefronts during conference downtime.
The stirring beauty of the Sonoran Desert with year-round sunshine in top-tier accommodations with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and hassle-free transportation in the air and on the ground make Scottsdale an amazing meeting destination.
North Central Arizona
Where soaring red rocks surround an array of resorts, spas, art galleries and boutique wineries. Located less than 30 miles from Flagstaff, nearly 120 miles from the bustling desert city of Phoenix, Sedona is a paradise that offers groups the perfect meeting venue with views guaranteed to impress.
Tempe is a vibrant urban destination for meetings with 10 to 500 attendees and is minutes from Sky Harbor Phoenix International Airport. With a unique blend of indoor and outdoor venues, arts and cultural activities, exciting nightlife, shopping, sweeping desert vistas and green space – as well as a spirited college town vibe, thanks to Tempe's resident Arizona State University campus. Tempe’s central location, easy airport access, great weather and top-notch facilities are a few reasons to add Tempe to your list of host cities.
Tucson hosts thousands of meetings annually due in part to its high-end resorts, full-service hotels and unique venues. Add in outstanding service from Visit Tucson’s sales team, outdoor adventure in the surrounding desert and national parks, and exquisite cuisine from local restaurants that contributed to Tucson being named the nation’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and you have the ingredients for an ideal meetings destination.
Researchers with the Aviation Public Health Initiative, a project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, released phase one of their “Gate-to-Gate” report, looking at strategies and practices to reduce health risks while flying during the pandemic.