TUCSON, Ariz. – February 19, 2013 – Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort today announced that its 11,000 square-foot contemporary conference center received the coveted approval from the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Only select conference centers that meet stringent quality standards and provide essential products and services receive the IACC designation. The Executive Conference Center at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is the only IACC approved conference center in Southern Arizona.
The Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador, designed for small to medium groups of 10 to 100 guests, provides a total meeting environment with specifically designed, IACC-approved infrastructure and equipment to support productive meetings. As mandated by IACC, all conference rooms feature state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, ergonomic seating, work tables with non-reflective surfaces and built-in electrical outlets as well as specially designed, energy-efficient lighting. Most meeting rooms also offer windows and balconies with spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains that guests can enjoy year-round during their meeting breaks.
Among the rigorous IACC standards is the selection and quality of dining options available. The Executive Conference Center at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador delivers with continuous break service featuring an array of innovative food and beverage offerings available in two dedicated break areas. Conference groups are also able to enjoy the resort’s two restaurants - Sundance Café, as well as the new signature restaurant - Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails featuring fresh, regional fare and contemporary cocktails.
As mandated by IACC, the Executive Conference Center at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador provides meeting planners with a designated conference planner and skilled support staff that assist clients in realizing their meeting objectives. The events team at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador includes award-winning event planners to ensure every meeting is professionally managed from beginning to end. A full inventory of standard audiovisual equipment as well as advanced conference technologies and technicians are available on-site to set up and support presentations. Within the executive conference center there is a staffed concierge center that provides technical support, express shipping, computer access, copying, faxing and other services.
According to IACC-Americas President, TJ Fimmano, “We are delighted to welcome The Executive Conference Center at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador into our growing chapter of world-class conference centers. The inclusion of this executive conference center demonstrates our continual effort to champion the conference center concept throughout North America.”
IACC was established to provide and promote market awareness of conference centers as offering separate, distinct and special places and services; to collect and distribute information on the industry and its trends; to provide an exchange of experiences among its members; to address common problems, needs and opportunities; to provide programs and services that assist members in operating more effectively; and to deliver an exceptional meeting experiences each and every time.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is currently offering all-inclusive meeting packages with conference rooms, guest rooms, meals, continuous refreshment service, conference services and conference technology.
For more information about the Executive Conference Center at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, visit www.hiltonelconquistador.com or call 520-544-1709.
About Hilton El Conquistador
Awarded with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating 29 years in a row, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is the largest golf resort in Southern Arizona offering 45-holes of championship golf on three different courses: The Conquistador, The Cañada and Pusch Ridge, which cater to all levels of golf enthusiasts with a comprehensive golf academy. The resort also features the West’s largest resort tennis facility, and has on-site spa services. Located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain range in Northwest Tucson, AZ., this luxury full-service resort features 428 guestrooms, suites, and casitas with spectacular views of the mountains, pool, city or desert landscape. El Conquistador offers more than 100,000 square feet of redesigned indoor/outdoor meeting space and five unique Tucson dining experiences, each with its own distinctly different menu and setting.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononline, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
The IACC Mission Statement: The International Association of Conference Centers is the thought leader on the meeting experience. IACC represents its members by defining and promoting the IACC Meeting Concept and providing learning opportunities. The IACC Vision: “IACC is a community of passionate people and organizations delivering innovative and exceptional meeting experiences.”
Founded in 1981, the International Association of Conference Centers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference center industry and to giving member properties the tools necessary to provide an exceptional IACC meeting experience. Active members meet a set of stringent Quality Standards and agree to a Code of Ethics. Currently, the association includes approximately 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. For more information, visit the website at www.iacconline.org.“There are meetings and then there are IACC meetings.”