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Offering upscale boutique experiences in the heart of the American west, Classic Hotels & Resorts boasts “The Best of Both Worlds:” a hotel brand that blends the consistent service of a chain hotel with the design and service elements of an independent hotel. Classic Hotels & Resorts is pleased to provide premier indoor and outdoor meeting venues across Arizona and the California Coast, featuring unique amenities and the cozy familiarity of home.

An Oasis in the Sonoran Desert, “The Valley of the Sun” boasts spectacular weather, world-class golfing, shopping, and nightlife, as well as a variety of outdoor excursions exploring nearby natural landmarks. Further north, Flagstaff is a historic boom town at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. This northern gem is a beloved destination for those seeking scenic mountain hikes, snow sports, and a taste of the western frontier.

Laguna Beach is a sun-filled destination that has drawn generations of beachgoers and surfers. This laid-back coastal community is home to award-winning dining and notable art and musical festivals. Carmel-by-the-Sea is the gateway to California’s famed Big Sur region. A stunning seaside village, Carmel is known for its rich arts culture, sprawling vineyards, and scenic coastal views.

Classic Hotels & Resorts’ attentive service, impeccable food and beverage offerings, and unique experiences set the stage for smooth and memorable meetings and events with the reassurance of no added corporate marketing fees, no franchising fees, and no sales or loyalty program fees.

Now the question is: which of our 8 properties suits you best?

Dreamy Desert Destinations

Arizona Grand
Resort & Spa

Phoenix, Arizona

120,000 sq.ft. Meeting/Event Space
744 Guest Suites
*All Suites*

This luxurious Arizona resort is nestled in a private southwestern desert oasis and offers a one-of-a-kind setting at the base of naturally beautiful South Mountain Preserve. With an unmatched and impressive 120,000-sq.-ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space with 16 unique outdoor event venues, Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is Arizona’s only AAA Four-Diamond all-suite resort boasting world-class amenities such as an 18-hole championship golf course, full-service spa, 20,000-sq.-ft. fitness facility and 7-acre water park.

The Scott
Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, Arizona

24,500 sq.ft. Meeting/Event Space
204 Guest Rooms
& Suites

A sanctuary set against Scottsdale’s historic downtown, The Scott Resort & Spa is a fusion of Old Havana and Bauhaus eclecticism. From lush outdoor settings nestled amidst glistening pools and tropical gardens to vibrant Mission-style interior spaces, the Instagram-worthy surroundings of The Scott will create a memorable backdrop for all occasions. During your visit, be sure to enjoy an exotic cocktail and Caribbean-inspired cuisine from The Canal Club restaurant and bar and a relaxing treatment from La Vidorra Spa.

El Chorro

Paradise Valley, Arizona

41,000 sq.ft Meeting/Event Space

One of Scottsdale’s most celebrated historic venues, El Chorro Lodge is a timeless desert venue with impeccable service — all beneath the breathtaking view of the Camelback and Mummy Mountains. Highlighting the bounty of Arizona, the Southwest-inspired seasonal cuisine features fresh, organic, and locally grown ingredients. El Chorro Lodge has been carefully restored to reflect its legacy and the event venues can meet a variety of luxury needs. Venues range from the Casa Paloma Pavilion — which opens onto charming patios and vibrant gardens — to the Classroom Bar and Bocce Lawn.

High Country
Motor Lodge

Flagstaff, Arizona

9,900 sq.ft. Meeting/Event Space
123 Guest Rooms
& Suites

Opening Early 2022. Inspired by the vast beauty of northern Arizona – its rugged mountains, deep forests, and well-worn highways – the High Country Motor Lodge is an ode to the wilderness. Melding vintage style, contemporary design and irreverent hospitality, this unique mountain retreat offers a comfortable gathering place for all occasions. Soak up the great outdoors on Flagstaff’s largest event lawn, relish views of Mars Hill and Mount Humphreys from The Deck or opt for the stylish—and private—interior surrounds of the Ryder Room.

California Coastal Collection

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, California

1,800 sq.ft. Meeting/Event Space
70 Guest Rooms & Suites

A stunning beachfront offering a one-of-a-kind perspective, The Inn at Laguna Beach sits on a bluff overlooking Main Beach. The Inn offers our guests intimate spaces and is one of the only local meeting and event venues with breathtaking ocean views and an open terrace. Relish in unsurpassed views of the Pacific Ocean from the rooftop terrace and ocean-view guest rooms and a location in the heart of Laguna.

Laguna Beach House

Laguna Beach, California

250 sq.ft. Meeting/Event Space
36 Guest Rooms

Laguna Beach House is a chic coastal getaway just steps from the water. The meeting room and function space at the Laguna Beach House is ideal for corporate events with a capacity of up to 15 attendees. Treat your guests to a design forged by Southern California’s unique surf culture. Laguna Beach House’s event space lends itself well to intimate work functions, intended to forge strong connections.

La Playa Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

3,479 sq.ft Meeting/Event Space
75 Guest Rooms & Suites

The century-old “Grand Dame of Carmel” is the cornerstone of one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods lining Carmel’s scenic coastline. Guests of this historic 75-room hotel are treated to commanding ocean views, award-winning gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and turn-of-the-century charm. With indoor and outdoor function space, La Playa Carmel is the premier hotel on the Monterey Peninsula for meetings and social events.  

Hotel Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Indoor/Outdoor Meeting/Event Space 30 Guest Rooms & Suites

Steps from the Pacific Ocean, Hotel Carmel is centrally located in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and offers a scenic departure for events and celebrations. From the potted succulent gardens of the charming Courtyard to the eclectic and airy atmosphere of Brophy’s Tavern and adjacent game room, this cozy boutique hotel features flexible spaces designed to celebrate old-school California living at its finest.


The Arizona Grand is certainly on my top 5 list for places to hold association meetings.

Bill Elliott, Aucmen

I admire Classic’s exceptional ability to anticipate and capitalize on shifting market conditions.

Tom Littleton, President, LMG Data Mining

Write a book for other hotels to follow!!

Maria Webster, Meeting Planner, InterDent, Inc