wig·wam [wigˌwäm] noun: an intimate resort in Litchfield, AZ with a spirit and history all its own; synonym: incredible retreat resort. Incentive travel at the Wigwam resort will be an absolute treat.

Incentive Travel at the Wigwam Resort

I’m not typically a big fan of southwestern look and feel. It conjures up images of kokopellis, howling wolves and adobe everything. Not the Wigwam resort. This is first-class southwestern at its absolute finest.  I love the history of this place. It was originally built in 1918 as a gathering-place for Goodyear Tire and Rubber execs, who purchased the surrounding land to grow cotton for rubber production. (For that reason, it’s a little on the remote side, about 30 minutes from Phoenix.) You can sit in front of the fireplace in the original main sitting room and feel the antiquity of this space. Old photos can be found throughout the property, giving you a taste of what life once was at the Wigwam Resort.

In January of 2011 they revealed a $7 million rejuvenation. Updates were made to all common areas, and all 330+ casita style guest rooms.

The amenities are plentiful, but some of my favorites include:

  • The new 9,300 square-foot outdoor plaza featuring dining options, indoor/outdoor bar, lounge areas and entertainment venues
  • Awesome dining options – Litchfield’s, Red’s Bar & Grill and the Wigwam Bar
  • Full service Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa with 14 treatment rooms
  • Bocce Ball Courts in the common areas (who plays Bocce Ball? This girl does now)
  • Four pools, separate for adults and kids

I’m not into golf personally, but I can’t go without mentioning they have the Southwest’s only 54 holes of championship golf, including two of the state’s four courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, plus access to the Biltmore Country Club.

wigwam fire pit is perfect addition to incentive travel at wigwam resortThe contract is signed and I’m excited to bring a group of 325 to this property next April.  We will utilize quite a bit of the 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces. The ballroom is 10,800 sq ft alone, and they have 25 additional separate meeting rooms. This group will work hard during the day and I can picture them in the evening, in the outdoor plaza, feet propped up on the edge of a fire pit, sipping a glass of wine, and enjoying each other’s company. Isn’t that what “meeting” is all about?

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Julie Blank

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