(January 18, 2018) Here in Tucson, Ariz. we couldn't be prouder of our hometown El Guero Canelo, owned by Daniel Contreras, for winning one of five 2018 America's Classic James Beard Awards, to be given out in Chicago on Monday, May 7, 2018. Sonoran hot dogs are a true cross-border creation, especially in the case of El Guero Canelo, which opened in 1993 as a food cart (the original cart can be seen at their Oracle location, one of three in Tucson).
Tucson-owned Nor Hotel Properties, LLC. has acquired the DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park, with plans to begin a large-scale renovation of the 287-guest-room hotel, including 25,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel lobby, bar, and two restaurants during the next 18 months.
Southern Arizonans will gain an important new air service connection starting February 15/16 when American Airlines introduces nonstop flights between Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).
The PGA TOUR and Exact Sciences, the manufacturer of Cologuard, announced today an agreement making the early cancer detection company title sponsor of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Tucson, to be played February 26-March 4, 2018, two weeks earlier than the event’s traditional date to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Tucson Sports in Tucson, AZ has been recognized as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Award winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2018 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.
On December 11, 2015, Tucson, Arizona became one of 116 Member Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Creative Cities program - established in 2004 to promote cooperation between cities for "sustainable urban development" - and the only one in the United States selected for Gastronomy.
The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) – the premier association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide – announced and recognized the 2017 recipients of their “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award, during the 62nd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat in Tucson, Arizona, United States on September 14, 2017.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village has completed a 12 month, $2.8 million renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces.
The third NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl game, on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Arizona Stadium, will include great teams, an excellent half time show, and pre-and post-festivities that make this bowl the best ever. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is proud to help raise needed funds for worthy organizations; charitable giving from the 2016 Bowl game was nearly 200 thousand dollars.
Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, will host the “To Bead True Blue” bead show and the all-new “Colors of the Stone” gem show for the first time in the show’s 15-year run.