19 Things That Thrill Event Planners

19 Things That Thrill Event Planners.

As an event planner there are a number of simple things that get us over excited. Here are 19 things which are irresistible to event professionals, but which others outside the industry may not understand or appreciate.

Sometimes the simplest of things can evoke disproportionate joy. Many of these items are inexpensive, and common place but to a professional event planner they can mean or be worth so much more. Here are some of the things guaranteed to make me happy (and I don’t think I am alone!).

Whether you like paper or electronic lists this is often an essential part of an event planners daily life. Obsession, necessity or comfort, the real thrill however really comes from crossing (or striking or ticking or swiping) items from your list.



Post It Notes

So simple, and so effective, how can these little blocks of fluorescent paper fail to bring cheer? Whether you are using them to take telephone messages, brainstorm your meeting design or as part of an event workshop session they add brightness to every situation.

Knowing You’ve Nailed It

The biggest (and most addictive) thrill for any event planner is witnessing people having a good time or benefitting because of something you have created. Looking around and seeing this first hand is a great feeling and hard to beat.

Fitness Trackers

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fitness-trackersOn site visits, walk throughs and event days you will smash your step count. There is nothing like being top of the leader board and boasting a crazy amount of steps to make you feel smug! Of course on those days that you work from home and don’t leave the house it is the opposite story, but let’s not mention that.


Whether you are using them to replace your ring binder, as a check in device. Or to moderate social media or audience responses. Tablets have quickly became an essential touchscreen toy for every modern event professional. Tablets are particularly thrilling for those that remember a time before the invention. Which gives a deeper appreciation of the mighty tablet device.

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9 Fun Facts About 9 Greater Phoenix Area Resorts

9 Fun Facts About 9 Greater Phoenix Area Resorts. When Visit Phoenix takes you on a tour of resorts, they really take you on a tour of resorts. Earlier this month, I visited nine properties in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler, Ariz., in less than 48 hours. It was a bit of a whirlwind, but it was also a fantastic opportunity to learn about one of the prime meeting destinations in the United States and all the posh options for groups. In some ways, the resorts began to blend together by the end of the trip, but they all had their unique little quirks that set them apart. Here are just a few of the fascinating factoids I learned at each location.

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix

The piano in the historic resort’s Wright Bar has had more than its share of famous hands on its ivories—including the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Even more impressive: Legend has it that several guests once called the front desk to complain about the noise from a late-night singing session. Upon investigation, it turned out that the noisy hooligans were none other than Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza Minnelli.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess


Why don’t more outdoor bars have putting greens? Or rather, why don’t all outdoor bars have putting greens? The site of a three-day Smart Meeting in September, this AAA Five Diamond property also just began a renovation of its golf course, which plays host each year to The Waste Management Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa


Seven nights a week, you can hear live music among the fountains and fireplaces of the Center Stage Bar—and not just the usual background, easy-listening, hotel-bar piano music (not that there’s anything wrong with that). The current lineup includes bands experimenting in such genres as “edgy folk” and “urban acoustic.”

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa


Like many hotels, the resort has its own herb garden, but it’s actually more like a 1.5-acre farm growing kale, strawberries, tomatoes, rosemary, mint, beets, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, onions, peppers, kumquats and a veritable dill forest.

The Phoenician, Scottsdale


Every Friday and Saturday at sunset, this Luxury Collection hotel goes to the birds. The AAA Five Diamond property’s master falconer brings out some of the resort’s winged residents for a birds-of-prey show. Afterward, guests can ask questions and pose for pictures with the show’s stars, including Millennium Falcon, pictured above.

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix


Perched high on North Mountain, the resort’s Different Pointe of View restaurant offers one of the best views of the valley. A new painting program takes advantage of the panorama, led by a local artist who helps guests create desert landscapes. The hotel is beginning to sell the experience as an option for groups.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix


This 119-room boutique property offers a relatively tranquil. Secluded alternative to the other resorts on this list, all of which are at least four times as large. Adding to the mansion’s quaintness: A pair of real, live palm trees that grow right through the ceiling of the property’s restaurant, T. Cook’s.

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler


The resort is owned by the Gila River Indian Community. And two members of the tribe built an olaski,the traditional dwelling of the Pima people, behind the property’s Aji Spa. These days, such structures are built only for ceremonial purposes, and this poolside hut is used for meditation sessions.

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Phoenix


Launched in October, the hotel’s Scotch Library program is believed to be the largest collection of Scotch whiskey. With more than 130 labels. It includes a 50-year-old bottle of Glenfiddich that retails for $27,000. But guests can buy a 2-ounce pour for just $1,800. The hotel has “Scotch ambassadors” on hand to guide guests through the extensive options. And it offers special tasting events on Friday evenings.

—Bill Chapin

In Conclusion here is more on the resorts of Greater Phoenix:

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