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BEST WESTERN PLUS ARROYO ROBLE HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER RECEIVES HOTELIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

by: Christy on 2/24/2015

Sedona, AZ (February 24, 2015)- The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in Sedona, Arizona is pleased to announce General Manager, Lonnie Lillie, was chosen as the 2015 Hotelier of the Year at the 11th Annual Tourism Unity Dinner presented by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association on February 19, 2015.

The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is the leading policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Industry. They represent 37,000 rooms statewide and over 440 members including hotels, resorts, B&B’s and related industry partners. The Annual Tourism Unity Dinner was attended by over 500 guests including more than 50 elected officials and provides an opportunity to unite the industry and honor those who have made contributions to further tourism in the state of Arizona. Annual awards are given out by nominations from fellow industry peers.

Lonnie Lillie has served as the General Manager of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas since 2001 and credits the family atmosphere, stellar location and amazing views for the success of the property. Speaking about the award received at the Unity Dinner, Lillie states: “I’m humbled and honored to receive this award from my industry peers. The job I have isn’t done alone. I have a team that makes our location one of the best in Sedona, and not just for the views. We treat all of our guests like family, want them to remember their vacation for years to come and tell everyone about the experience they had. This award is something I will never forget, will display with pride, and am happy to share with my Best Western family in Sedona, Arizona.”

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas has been a member of the AzLTA for 14 YEARS and views the work they do as significant and important for tourism throughout the state of Arizona. As Christy Evans, a member of the Evans family- owners of the hotel, stated, “We are very proud of Lonnie and the work he has done with the entire staff. They work very hard to make sure guests expectations are not only met but also exceeded and keep our property as beautiful as can be- just like the community we are in. With the help of the AzLTA we can continue to promote our area and the state of Arizona as a must visit destination. We are proud and honored to be a part of their team and for their recognition of our General Manager, Lonnie Lillie.”

Located at 400 N. State Route 89A, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas features 65 rooms with magnificent red rock views, private guest balconies, and includes six hundred feet of frontage on Oak Creek.

For reservations or more information, call the hotel directly at 800-773-3662 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available at www.bestwesternsedona.com.

41st Fiesta del Tlaquepaque

by: Editor on 9/10/2014

As fall slowly descends upon us, this is the time of year when some of the most beloved festivals take place here in Sedona. Filled with fun and excitement, these festivals draw visitors from all over Arizona and the Southwest. This weekend kicks off the season of fun with the 41st Fiesta del Tlaquepaque. Forty one years strong, Fiesta del Tlaquepaque is a celebration like you have never seen before. Celebrating arts and culture, you can experience music, dancing, festivities for the kids and so much more.

The party kicks off this Saturday, September 13th at 10 o’clock in the morning and last all day long. Admission is free so bring the whole family. Enjoy live music, Mexican folk dancing, Mariachi bands, Mexican dishes, artist painting on the street corner, local artist and of course the numerous boutiques and galleries.

The kids’ zone will keep the kids entertained with fun activities such as balloon animals and face painting, just to mention a few. Don’t be shy, try any number of delicious authentic Mexican dishes and chat up the artists as they display their work.  Music and entertainment line ups are available online. If you are visiting from out of town, be sure to make your Sedona Hotel reservations on our website. Check our specials page for upcoming packages and savings. We look forward to seeing you!

Visit the Grand Canyon

by: Editor on 9/8/2014

There is only one thing in the state of Arizona that surpasses the beauty of Sedona and that is the Grand Canyon. Just a short 2 hour drive North of Sedona sits the amazing and massive Grand Canyon carved out over thousands of years by the Colorado River. Why not take a short ride and visit the Grand Canyon. Before you head out on your quick trip to see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Book reservations early. This popular destination fills up on both activities and dinner reservations way in advance.
  2. Take a rain coat. It is monsoon season and the monsoons can mess up your day if you are not prepared.
  3. Don’t miss the visitor center. It is filled with great information!
  4. Take extra batteries. This is the perfect picture opportunity. Don’t miss out because you don’t have enough battery power for your camera after the first 500 pictures.
  5. Watch the kids! There isn’t a fence all along the rim. Many areas you can walk out and fall right off into the deep, deep canyon. Keep an eye and a hand on the little ones!
  6. Be prepared for crowds. This time of year is the peak season for visitors at the Grand Canyon. Be patient and courteous as everyone is there to see the amazing vastness and enjoy it just as you and your family are doing.
  7. Take advantage of the ranger programs. There are many talks, walks, hikes and story time available. Take some time to join one of these programs and learn so much more about the canyon.

For park hours, directions and more information, be sure to check out the National Parks website.

Oak Creek Waterfront Access

by: Editor on 7/17/2014

It has been a rough summer here in Sedona with the forest fires and closures in the area. Many tourists and visitors have not had the chance to enjoy the extent of beauty our area holds dear. Many have been scared away by the news of the fires as well as closure of Oak Creek Canyon. Fortunately, we are here to tell you that all is well in Sedona and there is still much activity going on in our area.

We still have the same beauty as before with the towering red rocks and canyons that we call home. While Slide Rock and other areas remain closed due to weather conditions and precautionary measures, we are proud to say that here at Best Western Sedona we have Oak Creek waterfront access! With creek side villas available  and over 600 feet of riverfront access and swimming holes. Book your weekend stay with us and enjoy what many can’t. Take in the sun while cooling off in the cool waters of Oak Creek.

Our mission is that you will have a peaceful and enjoyable stay with us here at Best Western. Our staff strives to make you feel at home. Reservations can be made online or by calling us at . Come and enjoy a relaxing weekend here in Sedona and see all that we have to offer.

Sedona Arts Festival This Weekend!

by: Christy on 10/11/2013

Get a head start on your Holiday shopping at the Sedona Arts Festival this weekend! Find unique gifts created by over 125 artists from across the country. There will be sculptures, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, and much more! The Festival will be held at Red Rock High School on October 12th & 13th, from 9 am-4 pm. Admission: $10 Adults, $9 seniors/students, 12 & under free!

Sedona Main Street Paint Out

by: Christy on 10/2/2013

Visit Sedona on October 19th from 1:30pm-4pm to see 30 Nationally recognized Plein Air artists along the sidewalks of Uptown working on their paintings! They will each complete their painting within 2 1/2 hours!

Stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas to be just steps from where the action will be happening in Uptown Sedona!

The event is Free. Sponsored by the Sedona Main Street Program and presented with Sedona Arts.