September 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline newsline.gif (8042 bytes)CITY BEATPhoenix, Ariz.
The 500-room Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, offering 100,000 square feet of meeting space, debuts this month just south of Phoenix. On the northeastern edge of Phoenix, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa is to open next month with 950 rooms and 170,000 square feet of meeting space. And in November, the 750-room Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, near the border of Phoenix and Scottsdale, will open with 60,000 square feet of meeting space.

Huntsville, Ala.
Electric Avenue, a $10 million entertainment district, is being built in Huntsville, midway between Birmingham, Ala., and Nashville. Scheduled to open in spring 2004, the project will include 11 restaurants and clubs ranging from fine-dining eateries and a martini bar to a karaoke club and a sports bar. The attraction will be directly across from the Von Braun Convention Center, which offers 170,000 square feet of meeting space.

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