Arizona is an ideal destination to plan an incentive program or corporate retreat without the hassle encountered when traveling to international destinations. Sedona is a town known for its red rocks, where outdoor adventures abound as well as great arts and culture and luxurious spas and resorts. The city is located less than an hour’s drive south of Flagstaff and two hours from Phoenix. Following are four reasons that make Sedona one of Arizona’s premier destinations for a mid-size meeting:
You can fly into Flagstaff Pullman (FLG), located 29 miles north of Sedona. From there rent a car or get a taxi. About ten airlines are flying into FLG, including Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and United. Most Sedona visitors, however, fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. It is the closest major International airport to Sedona, just over 2 hours (119 miles). Groome transportation (https://groometransportation.com/sedona/) offers a shuttle service from Phoenix Airport to most of the hotels and resorts. Charges start at $59 for adults one way. Reservations are required.
Diverse accommodations and meeting spaces
Sedona’s unique venues, luxury amenities, and lavish dining are designed for maximum pampering. From exclusive and charming to major brands such as Hilton, Wyndham, Marriott, and more, Sedona offers a large spectrum of hotels and resorts. The town features 3,300 hotel rooms split between 60 establishments, 33,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, and over 50 restaurants. The largest hotel has 221 rooms.
Sustainable Sedona is the mantra with initiatives for visitors to be responsible stewards of the environment and ensure quality of life for residents. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau operating under Arizona’s first Sustainable Tourism Plan is working to manage visitor’s impact on public lands with private and non-profit partners, reduce energy and water use, and encourage stewardship.
Arizona is known for its four mild seasons marked by sunny skies and clean air. Sedona has an average daily temperature of 75 degrees F and over 300 sunny days, making it an attractive year-round meeting destination.
One of the premium outings for a group looking to get a flare of the city’s culture and history is the multiple cliff dwellings surrounding Sedona. Honanki Heritage Site, located in the Coconino National Forest and the Montezuma Castle National Monument, protects a set of well-preserved, Pre-Colombian dwellings built initially by the Sinagua people. The Sedona Heritage Museum, once a family homestead and the caretaker of Sedona area history, can be reserved for group functions.
Sedona has a proven reputation for being a wellness destination and offers various ways to rejuvenate people’s minds, bodies, and spirits. Health conscientious groups will have the opportunity to practice yoga, meditation, enjoy world-class spas, local and organic food, and cuisine that caters to everyone. Sedona Yoga Festival will take place June 2-5, 2022. Offering something for everyone. Experience classes led by instructors, speakers, and musicians from all over the U.S. as well as local Stewarts.
For the adventurous groups, you’ll find endless trails for hiking, mountain biking along bouncy Jeep tracks. The town is also located within proximity to six state parks as well as national monuments and wilderness areas.
Suppose you prefer roaming the dazzling streets of Uptown, seeking a unique piece of art in one of the 80-plus galleries lining the city streets, or enjoying a wine tasting in one of the nearby vineyards. In that case, Sedona has endless options for enhancing your groups’ itinerary.