by Susmita Baral | February 14, 2020

The area around the city's convention center will be undergoing a transformation. Coming are meeting-space renovations, a headquarters hotel and a new parking deck. The upgrades, coupled with Tucson's great weather and walkable attractions, will make the city even more attractive to groups. 

Recent Additions

The Tucson Marriott University Park recently received an $18 million renovation. Upgrades were made to the 250 guest rooms, the lobby, 24,000 square feet of meeting space and dining areas. 

A new hotel has been added to the Casino Del Sol, which is run by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. The 150-room Estrella opened in November with an arcade, a 100-foot water slide, conference rooms and a 19,000-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 1,630 guests.

Coming Soon

The Tucson Convention Center is scheduled to receive a $14.7 million renovation. The facility, which offers 205,000 square feet of event space, will add meeting rooms, give the 20,164-square-foot Grand Ballroom a new floor and install technology enhancements.

Meeting planners will have a new accommodations option in the city, opening by the end of the year. The six-story, 170-room DoubleTree by Hilton-Tucson Convention Center Hotel will be connected to the convention center and will offer 4,000 square feet of its own meeting space. A multi­level, 350-spot parking garage serving both the Tucson Convention Center and the DoubleTree hotel is also under construction.

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