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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Hotel Contact:
7700 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
United States
Main: 480-596-7400
Website: www.thescottsdaleresort.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.8
Chain Two Roads Hospitality
Opened 1976
Renovated 2015
Guest Rooms 326
Kings/Suites/Doubles 123 / 13 / 203
Room Rates High $169 - 350 Low $99 -159
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 586

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $29
Room Tax 13.92%
Sales Tax 7.95%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 10,000ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 43,500ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 50,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
25 min 12 miles (19 km)

Business:

Dedicated conference staff
IT and audiovisual production facility
wired and wireless internet access.

Recreation:

Two pools
spa and fitness center
bike rentals
and three dining options.

Nearby:

McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Heard Museum
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Papago Park
Phoenix Art Museum
Arizona Science Center
Rawhide Western Town
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Zoo
Taliesin West
and Cosanti.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
BAR SIX40
100
Coffee's & Cocktails
Kitchen West Restaurant
86
Western American
Twisted Vine Pool Bar & Grill
0
Poolside Dining
Vista Verde Restaurant
273
Breakfast

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $19 Cont. $19
Lunch Buffet $40 Plated $36
Dinner Buffet $79 Plated $68
Coffee Break $10
2-Hour Open Bar $23
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.8
2 reviews
Arrival Experience:
5.0
Accommodations:
4.5
Food & Beverage:
5.0
Guest Service Experience:
5.0
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.8
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.8
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Apache Room 400 12.5 x 32 4 4,305 41' x 105' 20 272 480 270 325 112 0 0 0
Apache Room Section 1 149 12.5 x 11.9 4 1,599 41' x 39' 14 56 160 130 0 48 0 0 0
Apache Room Section 2 145 12.5 x 11.9 4 1,558 41' x 39' 14 56 155 130 0 48 0 0 0
Apache Room Section 3 50 6.1 x 8.2 4 540 20' x 27' 14 12 55 40 0 20 0 0 0
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Property News
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Reopens
Posted September 8, 2015
$10 Million Renovation Complete
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Sept. 8, 2015 – The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel reopened today following a massive renovation that took place this summer, transforming the independent resort and revitalizing its amenities. As part of the $10 million renovation, the resort boasts two new restaurants and a bar, a transformed main pool, a significant addition of outdoor meeting and event space, enhanced guest rooms, and a more open, welcoming feel throughout The Scottsdale.

Formerly Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, the charming property designed by legendary Scottsdale architect Bennie Gonzales opened 39 years ago on Sept. 4, 1976. To celebrate the highly anticipated reopening of the resort, The Scottsdale is offering a “Spirit of ’76 Opening Package” through the end of the year. Travelers to Scottsdale, Ariz. can take advantage of room rates starting at $76++ per night in honor of the year The Scottsdale made its original debut along with discounted spa treatments, a tasting menu, and complimentary Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, and fitness center access. For details, restrictions and blackout dates, please visit www.TheScottsdaleResort.com and use promo code SPIRIT.

“It is with great pride and excitement that we unveil our renovated property and reopen our doors to guests, neighbors and the community,” said Ken McKenzie, general manager. “With its fresh look, sophisticated amenities and convenient location just off the beaten path, The Scottsdale will be a top destination for both leisure and business travelers, and a popular gathering spot for locals.”

Social Spaces
The designers at PHX Architecture in Phoenix and SB Design in Scottsdale updated the look of the resort, while staying true to the rich history and maximizing the aesthetic potential of the romantic, Spanish architecture. The resort’s main entrance tucked away in an upscale Scottsdale neighborhood serves as guests’ first introduction to the property’s overhaul. It was completely redesigned to feature new signage and lush, ranch-style landscaping.

As visitors and locals enter the renovated lobby boasting new furniture, décor and accessories, they will find a vibrant, fun gathering spot and the new Bar Six40. Adjacent to the lobby entrance, guests can now access Bennie’s Courtyard (named for the original architect) through multiple doors, bringing the outside in and creating more of a residential feel. The transformed courtyard is now a lively social space where guests can enjoy sips and bites from the new Kitchen West Restaurant, live entertainment, and gather around the large fireplace or new fire pits on cool desert nights.
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Additionally, the main pool area was completely remodeled and now includes a full-service restaurant and bar called Twisted Vine. It features eight new cabanas available for private rental, a shaded trellis in the water and a gorgeous bridge-like water feature dividing the new pool, which is 2.5 times larger than the previous one. The pool area also has been modernized with water features.

Updated Guest Rooms
The Scottsdale features 326 spacious guest rooms and suites, each with the elegant décor and residential ambiance of private haciendas, many of which offer spectacular views of fairways, gardens and pools. The property’s 54 king rooms were completely renovated, 76 of the double-queen rooms were converted to king rooms, and all rooms in the McCormick building were renovated. All 266 updated guestrooms received new artwork and bedding, a headboard, carpeting, two chairs, a window table, new color schemes for a brighter look and feel, and desks. Twenty first-floor rooms now have private patios with access to the main pool. The guestroom corridor boasts fresh new paint, carpeting and historical Scottsdale artwork, all designed to brighten up the guest experience.

Enhanced Outdoor Meeting Space
The Scottsdale’s renovation significantly expanded and upgraded the outdoor event facilities, ideal for gatherings of all sizes. The property now features two event lawns and one sport court. The larger main lawn offers more than 10,000 square feet of event space and can accommodate up to 1,200 people for weddings, receptions, events, and team-building exercises with stunning views of the majestic McDowell Mountains in the backdrop. The new community lawn near the resort entrance boasts clear views of the iconic Camelback Mountain and will host a variety of public events open to resort guests and locals along with private events for groups and meetings. Groups of up to 600 people can to take advantage of the 330 days of annual sunshine in Scottsdale and clear, starry desert skies.

New Restaurant, Bar
Kitchen West Restaurant, the new premier dining establishment on-property, will make its debut within weeks of The Scottsdale’s reopening. The restaurant will offer an authentic experience that embraces the boldness of the Western spirit and adopts a welcoming communal vibe for guests and locals seeking bold flavors and a modern interpretation of American Western cooking. True to its name, Kitchen West is an expression of the modern American West, influenced by the boldness, tradition and sense of adventure that made the West what it is today. Guests can choose between single or family-style dishes, and the restaurant will serve both lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Rick Dupere has created a seasonal menu of unique American Western fare, and plans to source the freshest products possible from the Western United States.

In the middle of the lobby, The Scottsdale will debut a new lobby bar serving as an extension of the restaurant. Bar Six40 – named after the number of acres of land that Army Chaplain Winfield Scott purchased in 1888 that would become Scottsdale – will serve local coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and light breakfast options and snacks in the morning and afternoon. Guests will enjoy craft beers and wines on tap with live entertainment during the afternoon and evenings along with delectable bites from Kitchen West.

**Please contact Tatum Luoma at Tatum@TLCPublicRelations.com to request an image of an updated guestroom or renovation renderings.

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About The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel
Ideally situated between the pristine Sonoran Desert and the burgeoning shopping, restaurant, gallery, and club scene of Scottsdale, Ariz., The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is a AAA Four Diamond resort that has provided a superior guest experience for nearly 39 years. The Scottsdale Resort features 326 guest rooms and suites each with the elegant décor and residential ambiance of private haciendas. With more than 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, the resort features 50 meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. For more information, please visit www.TheScottsdaleResort.com. Follow us on Twitter: @stayscottsdale #TheScottsdaleResort. Like us on Facebook: TheScottsdaleResort.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.


SRC Spa Renovation
Posted January 6, 2014
The Scottsdale Resort has completed a three- month renovation of its Amansala Fitness Spa. Nearly 4,000 square feet of combined spa, salon and fitness center space provides a convenient escape in Scottsdale for both leisure and business travelers.

“We’ve nearly doubled in size, so that the gym, spa and the salon flow easily into one another. It’s spacious yet private,” says Scottsdale Resort Director of Sales and Marketing Jerry Jensen.

“We’ll have new treatments just in time for the New Year,” promises Spa Supervisor Christine Frantz. “As a fitness spa, Amansala will be the place to start 2014 relaxed and balanced, yet with the energy we need.”

Guests may start their rejuvenation with a workout at the exercise area, now with double the cardio equipment and all new circuit machinery, free weights and accompaniments.

From there, step into indulgence at the spa, which includes five treatment rooms with separate entrances for privacy: a skin care room, three massage rooms and a wet room. The resort also added a comfortable relaxation room to the spa. The salon also provides nail services for the finishing touch.

Amansala Spa also offers complimentary infused water blends from Pure Inventions at check in and in the relaxation room – just one of the many new, professional-level wellness products that are available to guests.

For those eager to experience Amansala, the resort’s one-night Serenity Spa Package combines overnight accommodations in a deluxe hacienda-inspired guest room with a $100 credit for use in any individual treatment.

Amansala Fitness Spa is part of the Scottsdale Resort, at 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, beside McCormick Ranch Golf Club. For reservations, call (800) 540-0727.

To interview members of the resort team or arrange media visits to the new Amansala Fitness Spa, please call the contacts listed at the end of this release. For more information on the resort, please visit TheScottsdaleResort.com.

Amansala Fitness Spa is a wholly owned outlet of The Scottsdale Resort, and has no affiliations with wellness properties and resorts outside the U.S.

ABOUT SCOTTSDALE RESORT
Offering the perfect balance of leisure and business, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is a AAA Four Diamond resort and the city’s best-kept secret for successful meetings and relaxed getaways. A Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property, SRCC is centrally located at 7700 E. McCormick Parkway. For information, call (480) 991-9000 or visit TheScottsdaleResort.com.


ABOUT BENCHMARK RESORTS & HOTELS
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests’ needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com. To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.


MEDIA CONTACTS:
Alexis Kieft
McFadden/Gavender
O: (520) 882-6262
M: (520) 909-7343
alexis@mcfaddengavender.com

Diego Romero
McFadden/Gavender
O: (520) 882-6262
M: (520) 401-1693
diego@mcfaddengavender.com


Website:
TheScottsdaleResort.com






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Benchmark Names Jerry Jensen Director of Sales & Marketing for Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Posted August 21, 2013
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, August 21, 2013 - Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has named Jerry Jensen director of sales and marketing for Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center. Brenda Weskamp, general manager for the property, a Benchmark Resort® located in Scottsdale, Arizona, made the announcement.

"I am so pleased to welcome Jerry to our resort," said Ms. Weskamp. "He brings with him an impressive background of success in sales leadership, and extensive knowledge of our group and individual guest markets. We look forward to his active contributions as part of our executive team."

Jerry Jensen is a veteran of more than 30 years in hospitality sales and marketing. Previously Mr. Jensen was director of sales and marketing for the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, where he managed the property's successful transition from an independent to a branded resort. He has served in the same role for a variety of properties throughout the western United States, from large downtown convention hotels to boutique resorts, upscale independent properties and major brands. In addition, he has held area and regional director of sales and marketing positions.

Mr. Jensen is a graduate of the University of Houston where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is a Certified Hospitality Sales Professional, and is also a professional jazz musician. Mr. Jensen has relocated to Scottsdale.

About Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

Located in the heart of scenic McCormick Ranch, recognized for the splendor of its lakes, greenbelts and golf courses, the 326-room Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center provides convenient access to both the dramatic beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the lively shopping, restaurant, gallery, and club scene of Scottsdale. The resort borders the McCormick Ranch Golf Club offering private golf views from rooms, patios and restaurants. The Palm Court serves classic American cuisine with Continental service in a casual yet elegant environment. Both the Palm Court and the resort are AAA Four-Diamond Award winners. For more information, visit www.thescottsdaleresort.com/.

About Benchmark Resorts & Hotels

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® represents the finest in lodging, dining, recreational and meeting accommodations. Many are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, the leading professional organization governing the multi-billion dollar conference center industry on five continents, and many have also been recognized with the coveted Benchmark Conference Centers® certification of meeting excellence. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels deliver highly specialized service that anticipates guests' needs and ensures a hospitality experience unsurpassed and long remembered. www.benchmarkresortsandhotels.com. To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels.

Contact: Ken Ellens, KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864-O / 201-951-9511-Cell

Contact: Sally Cooper, Sally Cooper and Company
sally.cooper@me.com / (480) 946-9446
Scottsdale Resort Wins Prestigious Pinnacle Award
Posted July 26, 2013
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2013 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, a leading US-based hospitality management company, has announced that Successful Meetings, a national magazine, has recognized Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center as one of the best meeting venues in the United States. This is the 26th year Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center has won the prestigious award, more than any other property in the country or in the history of the award. It was also announced that Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center received the Excellence Award from Travelocity.

"Being selected for the Pinnacle Award for 26 consecutive years is quite an honor for us,” said Brenda Weskamp, general manager, “as it signifies our commitment to 'Be the Difference' in providing an exceptional meeting experience to our customers. Our first Travelocity Excellence Award is an honor as it is guest recognition of our day-to-day dedication to providing each customer with an exceptional hospitality experience."

The 2013 Pinnacle Award, given by the readers of Successful Meetings magazine, is a symbol of the exemplary service demonstrated by the resort's entire staff throughout the year. According to the magazine, properties and their staffs are rated on service and expertise of the staff, quality and number of services provided, and timely response and follow-up to any questions or concerns. Winners are those who have demonstrated going above and beyond to impress demanding clientele of meeting, event, convention and incentive planners with an unwavering commitment to hospitality and service.

Additionally, in recognition of exceptional customer service and lush accommodations, the resort has been named the recipient of Travelocity's Excellence Award. The travel site recognizes the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center as one of its elite partners in the Phoenix market. Among Travelocity's more than 70,000 partners across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center is one of only 500 hotels worldwide that received the annual award.


About Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

Located in the heart of scenic McCormick Ranch, recognized for the splendor of its lakes, greenbelts and golf courses, the 326-room Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center provides convenient access to both the dramatic beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the lively shopping, restaurant, gallery, and club scene of Scottsdale. The resort borders the McCormick Ranch Golf Club offering private golf views from rooms, patios and restaurants. The Palm Court serves classic American cuisine with Continental service in a casual yet elegant environment. Both the Palm Court and the resort are AAA Four-Diamond Award winners. For more information, visit www.thescottsdaleresort.com/.