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Biking in Tucson
TEMPERATE
AND SUSTAINABLE
Hughes' colleague, Visit Tucson's Director of
Sales Mary Meade highlighted some of the things
that make the city stand out for meeting planners.
" Tucson can absolutely be considered in the
summer months and hosts many meetings, " she
said. " Thanks to our higher elevation and natural
vegetation, Tucson cools off at night and is quite
temperate as the sun goes down, so outdoor
evening events are very comfortable. "
And, as the sun goes down, Tucson's stars
begin to twinkle.
" As a Dark Sky City, Tucson has light pollution
restrictions and with many side streets dark, you
can really see the stars at night. Many groups will
offer stargazing through high-powered telescopes
at their opening receptions, " she says.
Tucson is also one of 25 cities designated as
a Solar America City by the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE). In fact, the solar panels at the
airport provide 50% of the electricity for Tucson
International Airport.
NEW AND IMPROVED
Meade wants meeting planners to know that one
major attraction and several renovated and new
hotels should be on planners' radar.
One of Tucson's most iconic attractions, Old
Tucson, is coming back online this fall with a new
operator. Part theme park, part authentic movie
set, Old Tucson is a fantastic place to feel the Wild
West come alive. " It's also a great spot to host an
off-site evening event, with gun fights, wild west
reviews, and plenty of authentic western movie
memorabilia, your group is sure to have an exceptional
event, " she shares.
Along with a trip to a literal, as opposed to
virtual West World, she wants planners to think of
The Citizen Hotel Tucson for small and intimate
groups and for larger groups to use as an off-site
venue with a local wine slant.
Hilton El Conquistador horseback riding
" The Citizen Hotel Tucson is an elevated Arizona
wine experience in the cosmopolitan heart of the
high Sonoran Desert, " she explains. " With elegant
design and thoughtful wine and event programming,
Tucson's only wine hotel is a distinctive
experience in a historic setting. "
The property, which opened earlier this year,
is located in the meticulously renovated historic
Tucson Citizen building, home to Tucson's first
newspaper press over 100 years ago.
She also notes that Omni Tucson National Resort
has enjoyed a multi-million-dollar transformation.
" Resting at the foothills of the Santa Catalina
Mountains, the color palette and landscape of this
idyllic locale inspires the newly redesigned spaces,
which include the lobby, restaurants and lounge,
meeting space, spa, fitness center and casitas and
Omni Tucson National Resort
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Bright Perspective
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Smart buzz
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Tucson
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Palm Springs
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