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Vol. XXVIII, Number 3
Spring, 2018
Historic Castle Hot Springs to reopen. The 1896 resort was once cutting edge, attracting the rich and famous of its era, including names like Rockefeller, Kennedy, and Wrigley. It was also one of Territorial Arizona's first developments with electricity and telephone. Now a $25 million renovation will bring back 32 cottages and cabins to the public. Three swimming pools, filled by the hot springs, are in addition to the several natural hot springs. The healing water is also piped into roughly half the cottages. The resort is scheduled to reopen in October.

Sedona's Arroyo Roble sells for $25.5 million, changing hands from a Best Western to Glacier House Hotels. Scottsdale-based Glacier House specializes in acquisition, renovation, and development of hospitality projects. Arroyo Roble boasts an excellent location in Uptown Sedona, popular with many of our groups. For more details on all your lodging options in Sedona, feel free to contact us.

American Airlines adds nonstop flights from Flagstaff to both LAX and DFW. The airline begins service in May through at least September to determine if sufficient demand exists to support a permanently scheduled route. AA intends to use its Airbus A321 twin-engine aircraft for the flight. Passenger counts are now up to around 70,000/year at FLG, nearly double from a decade ago.

Zipline opens at Grand Canyon West, on the Hualapai Reservation. The cumulative length of the steel cables run over a half-mile, and soar about 1,000 feet over a side canyon off the main gorge. Four people can run simultaneously at speeds up to 50 mph. This development is located about 100 miles west of the park headquarters in the South Rim Village.

Cliff Castle Casino's new hotel opens, after a number of construction delays pushed back the date. The 6-story 122-room property adjoins the gaming facility owned by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The lodge features a 5,000 square foot multi-purpose meeting room, and a parking garage for 300 cars. The new hotel is designed to meet Four Diamond criteria, and includes an indoor swimming pool in the hotel's atrium.

New hotel proposed for West Sedona. The Vllages at SaddleRock
is planned as a 6-acre mixed use project, consisting of a hotel and restaurant, plus residential and commercial space. The property is owned and will be developed by the privately held Oxford Suites hotel chain. Now in the preliminary planning stages, no completion date has yet been set.

Element by Westin coming to former VOC Factory Outlets. The 3-story, 120-room hotel will be located in the north end of the existing outlet mall, and will include group meeting space in addition to some longer stay units with kitchenettes. New dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities are planned to complement the hotel. The new complex will be called Sedona Vista Village. Opening is expected by the end of 2018.

For further information on any of these activities, to request an information kit, or just to ask a question, feel free to contact us .
Flagstaff Pulliam airport adding nonstop flights to both LAX and DFW this year.