Scottsdale ‘Cool and Vibrant’


The young and the restless will be in their element in Scottsdale, Arizona, says Laura McMurchie of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau who told a Toronto gathering Wednesday that the city is suspected by some as being “God’s waiting room,” but is in fact a “young, vibrant” destination with plenty of choices for night owls.

McMurchie said the city has a flourishing culinary scene and is also a “great outdoor playground,” with hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing among available pursuits for energetic visitors.

“You can be super adventurous during the day and then go out and enjoy the nightlife,” McMurchie said.

Chad Elsner of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in turn praised Scottsdale as a “really cool, vibrant city” and also lauded Arizona’s “burgeoning wine community.”

Pictured at the Toronto event are (l-r) McMurchie; Albert Ferrer, Omni Hotels & Resorts; Nicole Krekeler, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving; James Gregory, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Freda Rahnenfuehrer, Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn; and Elsner.