SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel has been accepted as the newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The transformed Scottsdale, Arizona resort reopened in September 2015 upon the completion of an extensive $10 million renovation. Previously known as the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, the independent resort is now represented by ALHI to the North American M.I.C.E. (meetings, incentives, conferences/conventions, and exhibitions) marketplace. The announcement was made by Jim Schultenover, president of ALHI.
Ideally situated between the pristine Sonoran Desert and the vibrant restaurant, shopping, gallery and club scene of Scottsdale, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is a AAA Four-Diamond resort that features 326 spacious guest rooms and suites, each with the elegant décor and residential ambiance of private haciendas. Most of the guest rooms and suites were just enhanced, and many offer spectacular views of the fairways, gardens and pool. With more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the resort features 50 meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,200. Event spaces provide stunning views of the majestic McDowell Mountains, and clear views of the iconic Camelback Mountain.
As part of the $10 million renovation, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch significantly expanded and upgraded its outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced its guest rooms, opened two new restaurants (including the premier Kitchen West Restaurant), opened the new Bar Six40, and renovated its lobby. The comprehensive project also included the complete remodeling and expansion of its main pool area, a dramatically enhanced entrance, new outdoor fire pits, more lush landscaping, and a more open and welcoming feel throughout the sophisticated resort. Additional resort offerings include the pampering Luna Spa, and the nearby McCormick Ranch Golf Course. The resort, which features beautiful Spanish architecture, is very accessible and just 15 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch joins as ALHI’s sixth Member hotel in Arizona. In Scottsdale it joins the AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offering 206,000 square feet of meeting space, and expanding to 750 guest rooms and suites in Spring 2016. ALHI’s distinguished Arizona portfolio also features: the 164-acre Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, featuring 644 suites and 120,000 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor function space in Phoenix; the luxurious 398-room Loews Ventana Canyon, situated in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Tucson, with a backdrop of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains; Phoenix’s elegant and secluded Royal Palms Resort and Spa, providing 119 lavishly appointed guest rooms and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space; and the popular, AAA Four-Diamond The Wigwam, set on 440 lushly landscaped acres, with 331 oversized guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space in Litchfield Park.
“Meeting professionals will absolutely love the beautifully transformed Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch,” said ALHI President Jim Schultenover. “The $10 million renovation touched nearly all aspects of the hotel, to bring the resort to an even higher level. We are very proud to represent this fine resort to the meetings & incentive marketplace, which will help address the high demand for meetings at luxury hotels and resorts in Arizona.”
ALHI (alhi.com), the leading worldwide independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive marketplace, now provides one-call local access for its distinguished membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts around the world. ALHI’s portfolio now features more than 100 international hotel and resort options in 44 countries, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 destinations, plus a variety of 23 luxury-level cruise ships (Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises), to complement its extraordinary portfolio in the U.S., in order to best serve its Accounts with an impressive variety of solutions around the world. ALHI’s 170+ Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts in North America feature more than 115,000 rooms and 10 million square feet of function space.
ALHI is a member dues-funded Global Sales Organization, so there is no cost to the planning organization to access the ALHI GSO network with local professionals throughout the United States and Canada, providing valuable expertise, and ease of discussing viable options for programs.
Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.
For information about any of ALHI’s Members and resources, planners should contact their nearest of the 20 professionally-staffed ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, with locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest “ALHI GSO Team” sales professionals in your state/area.
For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2016 Meeting Facilities Guide” or the ALHI app, contact your nearest ALHI Global Sales Office, or call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .