SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort augmented
its meetings facilities with the addition of the 12,000-square-foot
Arizona Ballroom in January.
"The demand was there," said a Hyatt Regency spokeswoman, "and
now we can do things with larger groups."
The Arizona Ballroom is divisible into eight separate meeting
rooms and can accommodate 910 people banquet style and 1,390 people
The ballroom is wired for high-speed Internet access and has
teleconferencing, multiple-source imaging projection (the ability
to project anything from slides and overheads to computer screens
and images of the speaker and display these projections anywhere in
the ballroom) and the ability to record from anywhere in the
In addition to its interior amenities, the Arizona Ballroom was
designed with after-meeting breakouts in mind. There are two foyer
spaces that open to a 2,700-square-foot Desert Garden and the
1,200-square-foot Arizona Patio. The Desert Garden and Arizona
Patio both are used to host cocktail receptions and luncheons for
The addition of the ballroom gives the hotel 70,000 square feet
of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including 17 meeting rooms
housed within one wing of the hotel, six conference suites, two
boardrooms, a 9,000-square-foot, terraced outdoor ballroom and the
Arizona Ballroom's sister room, the Regency Ballroom.
The Regency has 14,000 square feet of space and can accommodate
1,200 people banquet-style or 1,550 theater-style.
"Having the two rooms allows our guests to set up on line on a
24-hour basis. They can have their computers in one room, and we
can entertain them in the other," said Terri Benich of the Hyatt
Regency Scottsdale's group sales department.
Although the size of the groups that the Hyatt Regency can
accommodate has remained at about the 450-room, 1,600-person level,
the size requirements that the hotel can satisfy has changed.
"Before, we could only accommodate groups with simple set-ups and
no breakouts, exhibits or complicated audiovisual needs. Now we can
host those groups that need more space and more complicated sets,"
Another aspect to the Hyatt as a meetings destination is the
group activities that are available. Speakers, activities and
seminars are available on subjects that range from Native American
culture and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna to tequila tastings.
According to Benich, these activities work well as breakouts and
are popular with the Hyatt Regency's meetings guests, as are more
traditional activities such as water sports and golf.
For information, call (480) 991-3388, fax (480) 483-5550 or