Hotel & Travel
The 2019 NICE Conference & Expo will be held at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. A limited block of discounted rooms is available at a rate of $121.00 per night (room rate does not include tax or any applicable fees) to those registering for the conference.
To receive this special rate, book your room online here
We encourage you to book your hotel room as soon as possible as rooms will sell out well in advance of the conference.
Things to do
The Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of arid plants from deserts all around the world in a unique outdoor setting. The Garden has more than 50,000 desert plants on display throughout five thematic trails that illustrate topics such as conservation, desert living, plants and people of the Sonoran Desert, and desert wildflowers.
As one of the highest peaks in Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is among the most scenic hiking spots in the city. Camelback's summit offers spectacular views of Phoenix and Scottsdale and can be reached from the 1.2-mile Echo Canyon Trail or the 1.5-mile Cholla Trail. Camelback Mountain is located in Echo Canyon Park halfway between Scottsdale (to the southeast) and the Phoenix Mountains Preserve (to the northwest). Trails are open from sunrise to sunset and entry is free.
Even though you won’t be able to catch the Arizona Diamondbacks during the NICE Conference and Expo, you can still see the ballpark on a tour. Chase Field is located in Downtown Phoenix and tours are available three times a day, Monday through Saturday, for $7.
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) displays more than 6,800 instruments from 200 countries. MIM also features instruments from music icons such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and many more. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and adult general admission tickets are $20.
The region boasts more than 100 different trails each offering its own unique experience. Popular trails include the Cathedral Rock Trail, Bell Rock Pathway, the Devil's Bridge Trail, Boynton Canyon and Palatki Ruins, which features several ancient Native American ruins and cave paintings.
Despite its desert surroundings, Phoenix is home to several hundred golf courses with difficulty levels ranging from beginner to expert. Popular golf courses include Arizona Biltmore Golf Club (Downtown Phoenix), Gold Canyon Golf Resort (The Valley), the Phoenician Golf Club (Camelback Mountain), and the Papago Golf Course (Papago Park).
Alongside its luscious green golf courses, Phoenix is also known for its outstanding day and resort spas, like the Boulders Resort, Camelback Inn, Arizona Biltmore Spa, and Well & Being Spa in Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.