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Hiking at Sunset
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
haciendas, " she says.
Hacienda del Sol
Guest Ranch Resort
Even the classics like Miraval aren't resting on
their laurels here. The resort has recently renovated
and upgraded many of the guest rooms as well as
the Cactus Flower Restaurant using warm woods
and natural fabrics evoking the surrounding desert.
Planners with team building on the agenda
should note that their Challenge Course has been
expanded to include eight new connected elements,
from zip lines to ropes, allowing guests to
push the envelope of resilience in a safe and stylishly
supportive environment.
A new Graduate Tucson Hotel opened in 2020
with access to University of Arizona's campus. Fun
features such as Poindexter lobby café and Moonstone
rooftop bar and restaurant offer fabulous
views of city and sky.
Other properties to note include:
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort with an expanded
Ventana Height Terrace outdoor venue and
remodeled main restaurant spaces, which enhance
the already luxurious feel of the resort.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort added
an additional 30 luxury guestrooms, bringing their
total guestroom count up to 99 guestrooms.
El Conquistador Tucson, a Hilton Resort, added
a new, free-standing full-service spa, SPA WELL,
which has its own pool and amazing views of the
Catalina Mountains.
Larger meetings have both the massive dark
skies above and the spacious Tucson Convention
Center as a resource.
Tucson Convention Center, located on a 27-acre
campus in the heart of Downtown Tucson, has
more than 205,000 sq. ft. of exhibit, meeting and
functional space for different sizes and types of
events. SAVOR, the Center's F&B department specializes
in galas as well as breakout concessions
with everything from the latest in hors d'oeuvres to
cappuccinos and croissants for breakfast.
Saguaro National Park:
Home of the Desert's Silent Sentinel
One of Tucson's major tourist attractions, Saguaro National Park, is only 19 minutes away from
downtown Tucson.
Saguaro National Park
Planners can use this masterpiece of the National Parks system for experiences like moonlit
saguaro viewing hikes. Participants can wander the cool high Sonoran Desert floor encountering
these massive cacti, some of which are well over 100 years old (it takes about 50 years for a
Saguaro to grow just one arm).
Did you know that it is illegal to kill or tamper with a saguaro in Arizona? The symbol of the
American southwest is not yet an endangered species, but its numbers are decreasing because of
encroaching human habitation.
In Tucson, both at the Saguaro National Park and in the desert areas surrounding the city (including
landscaping at the major resorts), you will find these majestic sentinels standing guard and
offering their hardened skins as homes for birds and other wildlife.
Local Native American Tribes like Tohono O'odham consider the Saguaro to be sacred and a
person its own right and are fighting to keep this endangered species thriving so that generations
can continue to encounter them in their indigenous Sonoran Desert.
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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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