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2013 Phoenix and Hotel Information


General Phoenix
Hotel Information

Hotel Accommodations and Reservations
Fun Facts About Phoenix
Things to Do in Phoenix
Weather in October
Travel Planning
Transportation Within the City

Hotel Accommodations and Reservations
All conference events will be held at the Arizona Biltmore. The Biltmore is an Arizona Historical Landmark, and is the only Frank Lloyd Wright inspired hotel in the world. Centrally located between downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, it has been a vacation spot for U.S. Presidents and celebrities, and includes eight swimming pools, seven lighted tennis courts, a world class resort spa, a salon and fitness center, five restaurants, two 18-hole PGA golf courses, retail shops, and lawn games.

The Arizona Biltmore EAPA block is completely sold out. EAPA has arranged for overflow rooms at the nearby Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore, which provides complimentary shuttle service to the Arizona Biltmore between 7am and 10pm each day. Please call the Hampton Inn directly to make your reservations – 602-956-5221 – and be sure to mention group code EAPA to receive the discounted rate of $149.00 USD per night (plus applicable taxes.) Questions? Contact Debbie Mori, Manager, Association Services at or 703-387-1000 Ext. 310. top of page

Fun Facts About Phoenix and Arizona

Did You Know That...
  • Spanish Franciscan friar, Marcos de Niza, was the first European to explore Arizona. He entered the area in 1539 in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.
  • Arizona has the largest Native American population of any state. More than 14 tribes are represented on 20 reservations.
  • Arizona has more parks and national monuments than any other state, more mountains than Switzerland, and more golf courses than Scotland.
  • State attractions include the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fort Apache.
  • Phoenix, Arizona is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. with population of 1.4 million.
  • One-fourth of the entire state is covered by forest growth. It is the largest unbroken Ponderosa pine forest in America.
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Things to Do in Phoenix

Unique Attractions
  • For a uniquely Southwestern experience, stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden to see desert plants, or visit the Heard Museum for Native American art and culture.
  • The Phoenix Zoo is one of the top-rated in the country, and the native animals section includes snakes, javelina and coyotes.
  • The Arizona State Fair is held every year in Phoenix, Arizona. It features fantastic rides, exhibits, concerts and other events.
Fun to Visit
  • Phoenix is located in one of the lushest and most colorful deserts in the world, and rugged mountains define the city's horizon. One of the best ways to visit is to rent an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) and explore the beautiful Box Canyon.
  • If you are looking for an authentic Western adventure, think about booking a horseback riding tour through the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
  • Fans of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright will want to visit his famous Taliesin West. Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the complex and the surrounding desert.
Fantastic Eats
  • To get great food with amazing mountain views, check out El Chorro Lodge at the base of Camelback Mountain
  • Chef Vincent Guerithault of Vincent's on Camelback, is known for his French techniques combined with Southwestern flavors.
  • Kai is the only Five Diamond Native American restaurant in the world, and the views of South Mountain and the city are unbeatable.
Fantastic Shopping
  • The Cameron Trading Post is where past and present meet. Native American arts and crafts, jewelry and fine antique collectibles housed in an authentic turn-of-the-century trading post.
  • Saba's has been outfitting Arizonan's with western wear for over 85 years. It's the place to shop for a pair of authentic cowboy boots!
  • Phoenix is known for its outdoor markets and the Phoenix Park Swap is one of the biggest, featuring more than 1,200 bargain outlets, covered walkways, and entertainment. Enjoy authentic ethnic fare while you shop for bargains.
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Weather in October

Greater Phoenix basks in sunshine during 85 percent of the daylight hours‚ more often than any other major metropolitan area in the United States. The average high in October is 87 degrees (30.9 Celsius), with lows of 59 degrees (15.0 Celsius.)

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Travel Planning
EAPA's official travel website,, makes booking affordable airline reservations easy. You can get discounts and prompt, efficient service by ordering your tickets online at

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is located in the middle of the Phoenix area, less than ten minutes from downtown, and within 20 miles of almost all of our towns and cities. The freeways leading to and from the airport are efficient, and your drive is short, no matter what part of town you are visiting. More information can be found on the airport's website: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

If you are planning to drive to the conference, 24-hour valet parking is available at the Biltmore. Overnight Valet is $27 per night. Overnight self-parking is also available near Villa guestroom locations and in our parking garage at $12 per night. All rates are subject to availability.

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Taxis, limousines, shuttles, buses and vans can be arranged to transport you from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the Arizona Biltmore. Please contact the Concierge desk at 602.955.6600 extension 7000 for rates and information.

If you plan on driving from the airport, directions to the Biltmore can be found here.

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Questions? contact Debbie Mori, Manager, Association Services, at






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