With Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino as home base, your attendees can find inspiration in the Santa Cruz Valley and its beautiful desert landscapes.
Located just south of Phoenix, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino is like a desert oasis surrounded by majestic mountains and rose gold sunsets, which paint the sky with color on any given night. This abundance of natural beauty and a unique setting make the hotel an ideal destination for team-building retreats with some southwestern flare. Here are just a few of the inspiring group activities you’ll find in and around Ak-Chin.
A Taste of the Old West
The local experts at Harrah’s Ak-Chin can help connect you with a variety of outdoor adventure providers who specialize in customized group tours and activities. Take your group back in time with a western-themed barbecue at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, complete with a stunt show featuring The Arizona Roughriders. Or saddle up at Ponderosa Stables for an hour-long horseback ride down South Mountain that will whet their appetite for the hearty dinner that waits for them at their destination, T-Bone Steakhouse.
Explore the Desert
Booking an off-property event through 360 Destination Group is like having your friend plan your vacation to their hometown—they know where all the good stuff is. From custom group wine tours to hiking trips through the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix 360 team will help you put together an unforgettable event for your attendees. Want to kick the adrenaline up a notch? Stella Adventures will take your group on thrilling ATV rides or Hummer tours to some of the desert’s most scenic spots, and can also enlist an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (R.S.O.) to teach guests basic shooting skills at their outdoor shooting range.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Just minutes away from the hotel sits Ak Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, a world-class, Troon Golf-managed facility sprawled across 320 acres of the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation. Arrange for a round-robin tournament for your attendees, book an early-morning tee time for your incentive guests, or host a meeting at the club followed by a round of golf and lunch at Arroyo Grille.
A Fresh Perspective
The serenity you feel as you glide above the desert in a hot-air balloon is an experience that sticks with you for a long time. Give your attendees a chance to soar over the Sonoran landscape as they take in the mountain views, spot elusive desert creatures in their natural habitat and stand in awe of the terrain that spreads out beneath them. Who knows what kind of groundbreaking ideas this bird’s-eye perspective can inspire.