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
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 calledSedona 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.