Scottsdale’s Historic Old Town

When you hear “Scottsdale”, you may think of fabulous golf courses, outstanding restaurants, and gorgeous hotels. Many people — whether they are locals or visitors — do not realize that the Old Town area in Downtown Scottsdale still has many historic buildings, just a short walk from the hotel. If you stop by the Visitor Center and ask the lovely concierges, they will give you an information packet that guides you to these historic spots. Below you can see some of the early town buildings …

Enjoy Wines from the Iconic Napa Cellars at our January Monday Night Chef’s Table

Our Monday Night Chef’s Table on January 13 will feature the iconic Napa Cellars. The winery was founded on 5 1/2 acres of prime Oakville soil in 1968 — the same year that Napa Valley was declared the country’s first agricultural preserve — and became famous for luscious chardonnays and authentic Napa reds. We hope you’ll join us for this celebration of food and wine, with conversation from the chef and special guest!

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Become a “Localist” and Enjoy Exclusive Events & Deals from Local Businesses

We’re a proud member of Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization that supports local businesses to help build vibrant communities. They just started a really cool program where you can become aLocalistand get access to exclusive events plus enjoy discounts and freebies from beloved local businesses.

Special Localist experiences include person styling sessions at Frances boutique, VIP access to the Devoured Culinary Festival, and an exclusive concert and happy hour hosted by Stinkweeds. To become …

Vincent Market Bistro and Saturday Market

I wanted to find a quiet, charming restaurant where I could take a friend out for her birthday. I have dined at Vincent on Camelback but I never had the opportunity to go to Vincent Market Bistro. If you are not familiar with the quaint little restaurant, it is next to Vincent’s Restaurant on the north side of Camelback Road just west of 40th Street. When you enter through the front door, you have the feeling you are in a quaint little bistro in …

Meeting Trend – Healthier Food for Focused Attendees

Over the course of my 16 years in the events industry (eight working on the planning side and eight on the hotel side), I’ve seen many trends come and go. Fortunately, the Macarena was one that didn’t last too long. One trend that’s just starting to evolve, and I have no doubt is here to stay, is choosing food and beverage menus with the intent of maximizing the productivity of the attendees.

One of the most important aspects of a meeting is for attendees …