New Meeting Facility Opens in Phoenix

By Heather Baldwin

As temperatures begin cooling off around the United States, the meeting market in Arizona is starting to heat up. Want to escape the winter and hold your meeting in a brand new property? Hilton Hotels has just opened the 156-room Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown that is located, as its name suggests, in the heart of Phoenix’s central business district.

The seven-story property is part of Phoenix City Square, an approximately 900,000-square-foot, mixed-use commercial office complex that includes retail shops, the hotel, and the Sports Club at City Square, a 35,000-square-foot, full-service health and fitness facility. All hotel guests receive complimentary access to the club. They also have access to a large pool and whirlpool.

Guest rooms include the latest technologies so sales reps can stay connected to their customers between meeting sessions. Each room offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, a work desk with a pull out shelf for a laptop computer, an ergonomic chair, electrical outlets at desk height and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail. Other guest room features include a hospitality center with a microwave oven, refrigerator and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; old standards such as a hairdryer, iron and ironing board; and electronic entertainment, including video-on-demand, movies and video games. It’s lucky the Phoenix winters are so temperate or your meeting participants might be tempted to remain inside all day.

Still, don’t get the idea the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown is all about recreation. It also offers nine meetings rooms with more than 7,500 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space. It also has a 24-hour complimentary business center, so you can make last-minute copies of your PowerPoint slides for your reps, even at two in the morning.

The hotel is located approximately seven miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport near all of the area’s museums and entertainment venues, restaurants and retail facilities. For more information, visit