Why Summer in Phoenix is a Planner’s Secret Weapon

A Sponsored Message from Visit Phoenix


Only when the weather heats up will you find the coolest savings.

If you’re not already in on this trade secret, let us be the first to tell you: Summer is value season in Greater Phoenix. Prices at the area’s meeting facilities, acclaimed resorts, hotels and golf courses drop to the best rates of the year during this season—making it the perfect time for you and your attendees to get to know the cultural heart of the Southwest. Here are three ways a summer meeting here can help your event’s bottom line.

Save on Luxury Accommodations

There is no shortage of desirable hotels and resorts in this city, that’s the first piece of good news; Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, The Phoenician and Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa are only a few of our favorite places. Each of these properties also have meeting spaces, some of which can accommodate up to 500 attendees, and come with views of Camelback Mountain, the Sonoran Desert or vibrant downtown Phoenix. But here’s the pièce de résistance: During the summer months, room rates at these properties are incredibly reasonable—often at half the cost as the same room during the winter peak season.

Save on Phoenix’s Favorite Pastimes

Spending time at the spa or on the golf course are classic ways to experience this city. And in the summer, your attendees can do both in style (and with seasonal savings). Indulge in relaxing spa treatments that draw inspiration from Native American traditions; we love the Monsoon Massage at Hotel Valley Ho, which includes a gentle sage rain misting. Or hit the links on some of the country’s best golf courses. Courses such as the exclusive Troon North Golf Club, which would cost $200 or more per round in the winter, can be played for as little as a quarter of that price during the summer. And during these long summer days, attendees can tee off early in the morning or at twilight for even greater savings.

Splurge on Entertainment Options

What you should not expect during Phoenix’s savings season is a ghost town. Because in a city that sees sunshine more than 300 days per year, the locals have mastered how to beat the heat and have fun. During downtime, your attendees can cool off at the Musical Instrument Museum, float through the air at iFly Indoor Skydiving, chill out at the OdySea Aquarium or enjoy Top Golf—all in air-conditioned comfort.

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