Visit Tucson, the official destination marketing organization for Tucson and southern Arizona, has hired two new staff to fill recent vacancies. Vanessa Bechtol has joined the organization as director of community partnerships. Jeffrey M. John has been hired for the position of sports manager.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort has embarked on a multimillion-dollar renovation that will encompass all areas of the property. Renovations which began this fall to bring new indoor/outdoor amenities, refreshed guestrooms, creative garden concepts and wildlife and nature programs to the resort.
One of Southern Arizona's premier entertainment destinations, Casino Del Sol, has received the distinct honor of having its championship golf course, Sewailo, named Golf Advisor's 2015 Top Course in Arizona and sixth in the country.
Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Casino Del Sol Resort as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, and PY Steakhouse, the resort's fine dining restaurant, as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Casino Del Sol Resort and PY Steakhouse will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, a historic Tucson landmark, has completed a multimillion dollar expansion. This luxury boutique resort, also lauded for its award-winning restaurant The Grill, has completed the addition of 32 guestrooms, including two two-bedroom suites.
TUCSON, Ariz.-Visit Tucson has captured the essence of what makes the city it represents so special - majestic views from Mount Lemmon's Windy Point and dramatic shots of Mission San Xavier del Bac's colonial Spanish architecture to cycling through Gates Pass's saguaro-studded hills, glimpses of luxurious resorts and the modern lure of a revitalized downtown - in its new video, "Top of the World," streaming now on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEFF2XRLrOw).
Congratulations to Randy Houser (and co-writer Brice Long) for his Song of the Year nomination for this year's CMA Awards! We hope you’ll join us in having our fingers crossed that "Like a Cowboy" beats out some tough competition on Wednesday, Nov. 4 when the ceremonies air live on ABC. In the meantime, we have a playlist of Randy Houser videos that celebrate the country star’s connection to Tucson that you’ll enjoy, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Like a Cowboy" at Old Tucson Studios, a live performance of the smash hit at the sold-out Fox Tucson Theatre last year, plus Randy’s newest video, "We Went".
TUCSON, Ariz. - To celebrate Tucson's starring role in country music video "Like A Cowboy," a ballad from Randy Houser's chart-topping album How Country Feels, Visit Tucson is bringing the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter back to town for an exclusive, live performance on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson.
From the start, the singer-songwriter had wanted to surprise fans with something “unique, special…a little beyond where we’ve been.” He found it at Old Tucson Studios. The production studio birthed cinema classics such as Rio Bravo and Tombstone. For Houser, Old Tucson provided the perfect setting for the video’s storyline: a period Western in which the country musician plays a drover whose work keeps him far from home for months on end.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Earlier this year, chart-topping country star Randy Houser brought fans an epic music video for his single, "Like A Cowboy," the fourth single from the album How Country Feels, which has yielded three consecutive No. 1 hits. Visit Tucson worked closely with Houser's production team during the week long filming of the video and negotiated product placement, through CMS International, of a "Welcome to Tucson" sign, to give the ballad a sense of place.