The largest hotel in Arizona, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown has 1,000 guest rooms and more than 80,000 square feet of meeting space. That space now includes the renovated 6,000-sq.-ft. Valley Overlook outdoor venue with upgraded audiovisual capabilities and LED lighting, located on the fourth floor of the hotel.
A rooftop garden is also on the fourth floor, full of fresh herbs and vegetables that help supply ingredients for on-site restaurant District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, as well as banquet menus and room service. The hotel is easily accessible from several Valley Metro light rail stations downtown, an easy and affordable way to get around.
Groups large and small can find appropriate meeting space here, ranging from the 27,000-sq.-ft. Phoenix ballroom to the 12-person Coronado boardroom. On the large end of the spectrum, Generation of Youth for Christ, a youth-led movement of Seventh-day Adventists, met at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in January. Glesni Mason, vice president of logistics for GYC, says she chose the location for the group of 3,800 attendees because it was a three-minute walk from Phoenix Convention Center (which has 900,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space) and had affordable, comfortable rooms and helpful staff. “I really enjoyed holding our event in Phoenix,” says Mason. “The downtown area felt very safe and less crowded than some cities where we have hosted our event in previous years.”