Exhibits, Renovations, Charity, and Storytelling: New Happenings Around The Valley

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The holiday season brings along with it a plethora of activities, and we love sharing those goings-on with you!

Below are some of the fab new things happening around that Valley that you won’t want to miss out on.

Mountain Shadows Resort’s New Art Exhibit

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Surely you’ve made your way over to the Valley’s fave new resort, Mountain Shadows, and absolutely loved it.

We’ve got another reason for you to go back, and to love it even more — the resort’s newest art exhibit: FLW 150: Image & Influence.

Only available through December, this exhibit shows off Frank Lloyd Wright’s work through the eyes of some incredible artists including:

  • Pedro Guerrero
  • Brian Alfred
  • Elysia Holland Michaelsen
  • Mark Bennett
  • Carrie Seid
  • Jan Maarten Voskuil

Each artist’s homage to the great late Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for gallery goers to enjoy.

Inspired by the work of the artists and their muse, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mountain Shadows will be featuring a specialty cocktail: The Frank Lloyd Wright Delight.

In this tasty drink you’ll find:

  • gin
  • cranberry juice
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh lime juice
  • ginger ale
  • candied citrus garnish

To learn more about Mountain Shadows, visit their website here.


Royal Palms Renovation Unveiling

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After nearly $4 million worth of renovations, Royal Palms Resort & Spa is thrilled to announce the changes and new additions to the already-grand resort.

Here are some of the reno highlights:


All 119 guest rooms were renovated, as well as the Presidential Suite.

In the new rooms you’ll see that lighter and brighter colors have been incorporated, using desert Earth tones and contrasting them with rich wood.

New artwork, new eclectic furnishings, and new linens bring to life the textures of our Mediterranean dreams.

Custom tapestries, wood flooring, custom fireplaces, outdoor showers, and claw-foot bathtubs are just some of the fabulous new things you’ll enjoy in your room at Royal Palms.


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With new Hollywood glam-inspired lounge chairs, the pool deck will be your new fave place to hang.

The poolside cabanas are a great private way to enjoy the pool area, as well as the new food and drinks menu designed by Executive Chef Todd Allison.

To see the new Royal Palms resort for yourself, book a staycation by visiting the resort’s website here.


Tempe Mission Palms’ #Stay4ACause

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Any stays through December 31, 2017 at Tempe’s only full-service hotel, Tempe Mission Palms, will receive a discounted room rate during peak season.

Not only that, but a portion of the stay you book will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to help benefit the Hope Fund — the fund that provides help to:

  • launch new programs
  • buy equipment
  • conduct research
  • provide charitable care
  • in-hospital programs

To book this deal at Tempe Mission Palms, use promo code PCH2017 here.


Man + Man Exhibit at FOUND: RE

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As one of the top galleries in the Valley, FOUND RE: has announced its December exhibit: Man + Man.

The final installment of a three-part series by artist Aileen Frick, Man + Man encourages people to take a look at their relationships with themselves, and with each other.

Man + Made and Man + Nature were Frick’s previous two parts of this exhibit that explored how people interact with art as well as nature.

The work of Frick begins with photography but by the time she’s finished, her work has transformed into a multi-dimensional (in more ways than one) piece of art.

This exhibit opens December 1 with an artist reception at 6 p.m.

To learn more about the art program at FOUND:RE, visit the hotel’s website here.


Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass’ Storytelling & Song Program

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2017 marks the 11th year of the Storytelling & Song program — an opportunity to take a deeper look into the heritage and culture of the Gila River Indian Community, and it’s all taking place at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

Storytellers from the community come together to share legends filled with moral lessons as well as personal stories about growing up on Tribal lands.

Song and dance are also part of the festivities — together all of the program helps people to gain cultural awareness about such a large part of the population in the Valley.

Storytelling & Song opens on December 7 with a ceremonial blessing, and continues until February 17.

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass serves as the headquarters for this program, and the Resort’s Cultural Concierge, Rosie Rivera has worked closely with the Gila River Indian Community to ensure another successful program year.

For more information about this event, and to book your stay at the resort during this fabulous cultural experience, visit the website here.

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