Hotel & Travel
The following hotels are within walking distance of the conference center. Please ask for the Desert Willow Conference Center preferred rate. The League is providing this list for information purposes only and does not endorse or have agreements with the hotels on this list.
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Phoenix Airport South
Desert Willow Conference Center is located in the Cotton Center business park and is at the hub of the Valley's major freeways at the Tempe-Phoenix border. Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Sky Harbor International airport and 10 minutes from downtown Phoenix.
Take I-17 South towards Tucson. Merge onto I-10 East via the exit on the left towards Globe/Tucson. Exit at 40th Street. Turn right onto South 40th Street and left onto East Cotton Center Boulevard. Desert Willow will be on your left.
From Tucson (South)
Take I-10 West towards Phoenix and exit at Broadway Road. Turn left onto Broadway Road and left onto South 48th Street. Turn right onto East Cotton Center Boulevard, pass through 1 roundabout and Desert Willow will be on your right.
From East Valley
Take US-60 West, merge onto I-10 West and exit at Broadway Road. Turn left onto Broadway Road and left onto South 48th Street. Turn right onto East Cotton Center Boulevard, pass through 1 roundabout and Desert Willow will be on your right.
Take I-10 East to 40th Street. Turn right onto 40th Street and turn left onto east Cotton Center Boulevard. Desert Willow will be on your left.
Go East on East Sky Harbor Boulevard, and merge onto AZ-153 South towards AZ-143 / I-10. Take the University Drive exit on the left and bear left onto East University Drive. Merge onto AZ 143 South. Stay straight towards South 48th Street for 0.2 miles and turn right onto East Cotton Center Boulevard. Desert Willow will be on your right.
Desert Willow Conference Center is just minutes away from a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions and activities.
Founded in 1939 the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world's finest collections of desert plants. It is one of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, and encompasses 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. It is home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world.
Visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World; a 1.2 million acre park home to numerous animals and over 1,500 species of plants and one of the most complete geologic cross sections visible anywhere in the world. 277-mile long gorge attracts over four million visitors a year with breathtaking views and a number of organized activities available.
Phoenix Art Museum's collections include over 17,000 works in American, Asian, Contemporary, European, Latin American and Western Art, and fashion design. Visitors can also view the Thorne Miniature rooms of historic interiors and an ArtWorks interactive gallery for children.
In Scottsdale, Arizona there is a living memorial to a great American architect. Set in the Sonoran Desert is Taliesin West; a house designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and today the home of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, The Frank Lloyd Wright Memorial Foundation, and The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
Piestewa Peak which is formerly known as Squaw Peak is part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve and a favorite area for hikers offering splendid views from the peak. Piestewa Peak elevation is 2,608 feet and the total elevation gain for the summit trail is 1,190 feet.
Scottsdale Fashion Square is renowned for its haute couture, featuring stores such as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Neiman Marcus and Kenneth Cole.