New • Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in northeast Phoenix will be Arizona's largest resort hotel when it opens in November 2002 with 950 guest rooms, and 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Renovated • The 493 newly renovated guest rooms at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale now offer high-speed Internet access. The resort's 12,000-square-foot Arizona Ballroom was completed in January.

Expanded • An $18 million project completed at Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas includes the addition of a 10,000-square-foot ballroom, renovation of all 186 guest rooms, and a new restaurant.


Expanded • Bishop's Lodge added 21 new deluxe guest rooms, bringing the total to 111. A new conference center will open this spring with 38,000 square feet of meeting space and a business center.

Expanded • In April 2000, La Posada de Santa Fe opened a 4,500-square-foot conference center accommodating groups up to 200.

Expanded • La Fonda Hotel has added a 2,000-square-foot meeting and banquet room.


Expanded • A new 25,000-square-foot conference center opened at the 428-room Sheraton El Conquistador, bringing total meeting space to 55,000 square feet. The resort's also refurbished its 138 casitas.

Expanded • Westward Look Resort remains open while undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation program, including remodeling of all 244 guest rooms, and adding a second ballroom. Completion is scheduled for late 2001.

Renovated • A $4.2 million redesign updated Loews Ventana Canyon Resort's 398 guest rooms and suites, and its grand ballroom and breakout rooms.