by Susmita Baral | January 09, 2020

Few places claim to have 350 days of sunny weather like this Arizona city does. In the Sonoran Desert, Tucson offers a killer food scene, an abundance of walkable attractions and 600-plus miles of bike trails. Upgrades to the convention center will make the destination even more group-friendly.

The Tucson Complex -- home to the Tucson Convention Center, the 8,962-seat Tucson Arena, the 2,294-seat Tucson Music Hall, the Eckbo Plaza and fountain, and the 511-seat Leo Rich Theater -- is scheduled for a $65 million upgrade. The convention facility, which offers 205,000 square feet of meeting space, will undergo a $14.7 million renovation that will add meeting rooms, a new floor for the ballroom and technology enhancements.

Coming soon is the Double Tree by Hilton -- Tucson Convention Center Hotel. Ground was broken for the new hotel in May of 2019. The six-story property will have 170 guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of meeting space and two entrances: one street-facing and one connected to the convention center. Other features include a mesquite-themed restaurant and two bars -- one at the entrance to the Tucson Convention Center. The property should be ready for business by the end of 2020.

Read more about what's new in this destination, along with full venue details, activity itineraries and more on Northstar Meetings Group's Tucson Destination Guide.