Tempe is a young, progressive city situated in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Meeting executives will find superb accommodations and meeting facilities, an ideal climate, enticing restaurants, and gorgeous landscapes. Two exciting new developments for Tempe include the Rio Salado Project and The Peabody, Tempe. Rio Salado plans include a large town lake surrounded by public recreation amenities, hotels, retail businesses, and multi-housing complexes. Scheduled to open in 2001, The Peabody will offer 1,000 guest rooms, a 125,000-square-foot conference facility, a golf course, restaurants, and shops. Tempe is home to Arizona Mills Mall, Arizona State University, America West Airlines, the Arizona Cardinals, Anaheim Angels spring training, six public golf courses, Gammage Center for the Performing Arts, and Red River Music Hall. The city also hosts eight annual festivals and many more special events throughout the year.
FAST FACTS Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau 51 West Third Street, Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (602) 894-8158, (800) 283-6734
Fax: (602) 968-8004
President & CEO: Sandy Poulson, CDME
Director of Sales &: MJ Carmody
Location and Transportation:Sky Harbor International Airport is four miles from downtown Tempe. Airlines serving the airport include America West, Continental, British Airways, Southwest, AeroMexico, and American.
Hotels and Meeting Venues:There are 49 hotels in the area, with a total of 8,287 guest rooms. Total hotel room tax is 10.025 percent. The Pointe Hilton on South Mountain, the area's largest meeting facility, has 85,000 square feet of exhibit space and 20 meeting rooms. In 2001, the Peabody Hotel will open with 125,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.
Recreation:Golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, and Rio Salado Town Lake water activities are among Tempe'srecreational offerings. Area professional sports include the Arizona Cardinals football, Phoenix Suns basketball, Phoenix Mercury women's basketball, Arizona Diamondbacks baseball, Arizona Rattlers arena football, Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey, and Anaheim Angels and Oakland Athletics baseball spring training.
Climate:Tempe enjoys seasonal average temperatures in winter of 61 degrees; spring, 74.5 degrees; summer, 102.3 degrees; and fall, 80 degrees.
Seasons:January through April is peak season, May through June and September through December are value seasons.