Is the way to an event planners heart through their stomach? We think so.

Food and beverage trends are almost always at the forefront of what’s hot in meetings news, and for good reason; most people love to eat! According to smartmeetings.com 2017 culinary and cocktail trend forecast, inventive foods and experimental cocktails are leading the way. Sedona hotels, resorts and restaurants are hopping on board this trend as well by taking standard meeting fares and revitalizing them with modern touches.

• Creative twists on nostalgic deserts appear on menus like The Hudson Sedona, with their deconstructed banana cream pie featuring a scrumptious graham cracker crust, bananas, sugared pecans, whipped cream and strawberries.

• Spice things up with a charred jalapeno margarita at L’Auberge de Sedona, with charred jalapeno infused mescal, chareau aloe vera, cilantro and a pineapple salted rim.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock channels the Mediterranean inspired touch with their seasonal hummus flavors like jalapeno and mint.

• Enjoy the South American Influence at Amara Resort & Spa while sipping on their cucumber popper cocktail featuring vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber slices and jalapeno. 

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The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will be attending IMEX America October 10th to October 12th in Las Vegas. IMEX America is the largest business meeting focused trade show in the U.S. and offers exposure to thousands of planners worldwide. If you will also be attending IMEX America, stop by booth A913 to visit and find out why Sedona is the perfect destination for your next event. Book an appointment now !
Sedona exists at an impossible intersection of soul-nourishing wilderness and pampered luxury -- where soaring red rock monoliths cradle an array of resorts, spas, art galleries and boutique wineries. Sedona is host to hundreds of meetings and tours annually with more than 3,300 rooms, flexible meeting space up to 33,500 square feet and over 50 restaurants.

Need another reason to book your next event in Sedona? The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is offering two exciting new incentive programs for meeting planners. The first incentivizes planners to book a new event by paying 6.5% on your guest room costs! The second program offers planners $250 cash for participating in an approved FAM and booking an event. For more details please visit MySedonaMeeting.com.
The brand new Posse Grounds Pavilion which offers participants a venue that's off the beaten path, surrounded by numerous trail systems, a sports complex, and nearby community pool.

Sedona recently welcomed the Marriott International hotel brand, with their first property here -- the brand-new Courtyard by Marriott Sedona.

The guard gate at Enchantment Resort was recently renovated, resulting in an upgraded arrival experience for meeting guests.

Arabella Hotel Sedona is undergoing renovations to enhance the eight-acre grounds as well as the interior of the hotel.

L'Auberge de Sedona underwent a recent renovation of their lobby space, kitchen, restaurants, guest rooms and spa.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is undergoing a $2 million reinvention of the resort's casual dining restaurant and lounge.

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has launched Sedona’s Secret 7, an innovative campaign that reveals hidden trails and locations across Red Rock Country.

Submit your RFP today to learn more about why
Sedona is the perfect fit for your group!

Contact Leslie Brearley, Sales Manager, at 928.204.1123 (ext. 165) for more information