• Venue Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Scottsdale

     
    POSTED December 12, 2018
     
  • Venue Spotlight: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, Scottsdale

     
    POSTED December 12, 2018
     

Taliesin West, the winter home and living laboratory of architect Frank Lloyd Wright is available for hosting meetings and events in Scottsdale. The venue offers groups of 15-250 the opportunity to immerse themselves in Wright’s world by choosing from nine unique locations or buying out the entire property. The Cabaret Terrace, Garden Room Lawn, Garden Squares, Kiva and Pavilion Terrace are available along with the following four options. 

Garden Living Room – Considered the showpiece of Taliesin West, this is where Wright and his guests would socialize every weekend. He designed the unique canted roof and all of the furniture and accessories.

Cabaret Theater – This venue highlights Wright’s love of Asian art. Groups can use original Wright-designed chairs, seats and tables and enjoy optimal acoustics. 

Music Pavilion – This was the last structure Wright added to Taliesin West in 1957. The pavilion is filled with dramatic seats, curtains and carpeting all in red to celebrate what Wright believed to be a life-giving color of creation. 

Prow & Sunken Garden/Sunset Terrace – A triangular terrace steps down to the Prow, a triangular garden and lawn with geometric beds filled with native plants and views of the McDowell Mountains. 

This summer, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is debuting $25 million in expansions. The new Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge features a central gathering building, communal outdoor fire pits and more than 50 two-bedroom cabins. Also, the lodge recently introduced new Glacier Point at Sunset Tours that run from May through September and combine the expert knowledge of a local guide with the beauty of Yosemite National Park. Groups can enjoy wine, cheese and crackers or their own picnic dinner while enjoying the alpenglow.

 

Originally built in 1927 and located in Death Valley National Park, the mission-style Inn at Death Valley celebrated its $100 million transformation with a grand reopening celebration in November 2018. The property, owned by Xanterra Travel Collection, features 66 updated rooms, a renovated fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge, the new Tranquility Spa, and a spring-fed pool bordered by a new café and cabanas. Twenty-two one-bedroom casitas have been added along with Mission Gardens, a prime location for outdoor events.

 

The Josie Hotel, a ski-in/ski-out boutique property in Rossland, British Columbia, opened its doors in November at the base of RED Mountain Resort’s slopes. The 106-room property, named after one of the town’s most notable mines, Josie Mine, also is located along Canada’s world-renowned Powder Highway in the heart of the West Kootenays. Key amenities include more than 1,500 square feet of function space, a spa (opening winter 2019) and fitness center, and The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge.