views of the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool and lounge area.
Multi-brand Luxury Off-price Boutique Opens in Outlets at Anthem
MadaLuxe Group announced the opening of its third MadaLuxe Vault multi-brand luxury off-price boutique in Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona. The newest MadaLuxe Vault is approximately 3,500 square feet and is located at 4250 W Anthem Way, Suite 120. The boutique features a broad assortment of categories including handbags, footwear, accessories and timepieces from designers and top European luxury brands. It also includes a 700 square foot in-store MadaLuxe Vault Eyewear shop-in-shop experience, where customers can browse and try on a wide selection of luxury optical frames and sunglasses. Located in Phoenix off the I-17, just 15 minutes north of the Loop 101, at Anthem Way, exit 229, Outlets at Anthem offers pedestrian and pet-friendly open-air shopping with top designer brands for men, women and children.
Sedona and Hermosa Inn Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards
Almost 50,000 travelers chose their favorite destinations, and only one Arizona community made the list: Sedona. Travelers ranked Sedona sixth among all U.S. small cities with less than 1 million residents for the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. According to Condé Nast Traveler, travelers are seeking a ‘less is more’ experience desiring first-class comfort in intimate locales that feature smaller resort properties and more ‘self-care’ opportunities. The AAA Four Diamond Hermosa Inn, located in Paradise Valley, retained its top 10 ranking and moved up one slot to #8 of the 10 Best Hotels in the U.S., it also held its top spot for the second year in a row as #1 in the Top Hotels in the Southwest category. The Hermosa Inn resonates with guests due to its blend of rustic elegance and authentic southwestern charm. The Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”
Centennial Celebrations in 2019
Grand Canyon Centennial, Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years of its designation as a national park. The Centennial year will feature virtual and in-park events throughout 2019 at the South Rim, North Rim, Desert View, Inner Canyon, and surrounding gateway communities. The Grand Canyon’s Founders Day celebration on February 26, 2019 will kick off with a concert by the Flagstaff and Grand Canyon school choirs, cultural demonstrators, and cake at the Historic Village, Visitor Center and Desert View. The visitor center will have a birthday card to sign and share favorite Grand Canyon memories. Following the park’s birthday, special evening program speakers will talk about the important relationship between Grand Canyon and the park’s 11 traditionally associated tribes.
The centennial summerfest and star party will take place on June 22-29, 2019. During the day, the centennial summerfest will bring together park partners to highlight Arizona. The star party, at night, will celebrate the Grand Canyon National Park designation as an International Dark Sky park. Visitors on the South Rim will learn about dark skies with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix.
Hotel Congress, Tucson
The hotel was established in 1919, but while digging up historical facts about Hotel Congress, the building was constructed in 1918 with a soft opening in November of that year. The celebrations will continue through 2019 with events toasting the hotel’s dedication to serving the Tucson community.
Semicentennial Celebrations in 2019
Lunar Legacy, Flagstaff
On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. All astronauts who walked on the Moon—including Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, and Buzz Aldrin—completed their training in Flagstaff, as well as at several other locations in northern Arizona. After 50 years, it’s time to celebrate Flagstaff’s scientific role in the Apollo Moon Missions of 1969.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg
In 2019, The Desert Caballeros Western Museum (DCWM) will celebrate 50 years since opening its doors to the public on May 9, 1969. Originally founded by members of the Wickenburg community to preserve the history of the town, five decades of continued support from locals and visitors alike has transformed the Museum into a nationally celebrated center for Western art and history.
Official State Visitors Guide: http://www.visitarizona.com/visitors-guide