Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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B M & T ••• Septemebr/October 2014 ••• 47 • • • GLENDALE • • • It is the place where the sun sets and nights begin. It is wild and at the same time full of an undeniable allure that begs for discovery and adven- ture. It is opportunity surrounded by breathtaking views and horizons. And it is also a place established on the ideals of perfection in hospitality. Welcome to Arizona's new West — a region ripe with sweeping vistas, tradi- tional charm and romantic tales of chival- ry as well as the cosmopolitan and chic touches of the urban modern world. Glendale is a city with a diverse histo- ry that is treasured not only by its resi- dents and community members, but also by the visitors who come and experience the roots of the city. Cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today and visitors are afford- ed a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many cultural and heritage attractions within the city. In the past few years, Glendale and the West Valley have been on a tourism and marketing journey like no other communi- ty. An audience ranging from residents to TV viewers around the globe has watched as Glendale's Sports and Entertainment District stepped into the global spotlight and introduced the world to Glendale, the West Valley and its many treasures. In the last decade, Glendale has made its mark, attracting world- renowned events such as the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Super Bowl, NFL play-off games, WrestleMania, NHL hockey play-off games, MLB spring train- ing and headliner concerts. As Glendale and the West Valley have evolved into a premier sports and enter- tainment destination, the need for a stronger tourism entity to support and promote conventions and conferences has grown as well. Glendale is taking the next step on its path to becoming a pre- mier world-class destination with the cre- ation of a Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)—the first CVB in the West Valley. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Glendale CVB – (623) 930-2955 AREA GUIDES • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel 1,000 Hyatt Regency Phoenix 693 Renaissance Phoenix Downtown 520 Westin Phoenix 242 Hotel Palomar 242 EXHIBITION FACILITIES The Phoenix Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 900,000 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 90 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Visit Phoenix (877) CALLPHX or (602) 254-6500 Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce (602) 307-5200 For an extraordinary meeting, start with an amazing place. Glendale and the West Valley have plenty of unique spaces for groups of 7 to 70,000. Ready for a meeting Contact the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau today 623.930.2955. 6;4=30;4,0I 2>=E4=C8>=&E8B8C>AB1DA40D Showcasing the West Valley URBAN EXCITEMENT SHOPPING & DINING SPORTS RELAXATION ADVENTURE Welcome To Glendale Arizona Photo Credit: Glendale CVB

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