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Housekeeping Week at Tempe Mission Palms

September 18, 2015

Tempe Mission Palms has been celebrating our hard-working and dedicated housekeeping staff, this “International Housekeepers Week” with special breakfasts, lunches, prizes, decorations, and hand-written recognition from other departments throughout our hotel.  This week honors the men and women who work behind the scenes to ensure our guest rooms are perfectly clean, and the property is kept in tip-top condition with their meticulous attention to detail.  


Fall Hotel Packages in Tempe, Arizona

September 01, 2015

The fall season is a great time of year to visit Tempe, Arizona.  Travelers are able to take advantage of the mild weather, and head to great outdoor venues such as Desert Botanical Garden, as well as, shopping & dining on Mill Avenue.  This season, Tempe Mission Palms is pleased to announce two new fall travel deals that are sure to make you fall  in love with Tempe. 


Enter to Win the Ultimate Weekend Getaway

August 18, 2015

Daydreaming of a vacation, or a new wardrobe this summer? Destination Hotels & Nau Clothing are pleased to announce the “Destination Weekender” sweepstakes.

Tempe Beach Park Upcoming Music Festivals

August 05, 2015

With two upcoming music festivals at Tempe Beach Park, it has never been more fun to visit Tempe!  Nationally known music acts are about to rock-out in Tempe this September and October, including Linkin Park, Kanye West, and Santana – just to name a few. 

Our Pool is Open to the Public!

July 06, 2015

The water is great, come on in!

Tempe Mission Palms is pleased to announce that our beautifully refurbished rooftop pool will be open to the general public.  We are sure you will enjoy our new sound system, plush lounge furniture, pool games, shaded areas, and more! 


Uncle Sam’s Shandy Beer Cocktail Recipe

June 12, 2015

Beer cocktails are all the rage in the bar scene these days, and are the perfect beverage to enjoy while sitting by the pool on a hot summer day.   Our mixologist, Thomas, has created the “Uncle Sam’s Shandy” which has the ideal balance of sweet fruit, and earthy beer.  We invite you to try this beer cocktail at Harry’s Place, or make it for a crowd-pleaser at your next barbecue.  Cheers!


Tempe Center for the Arts

June 02, 2015

Located just a short distance from Tempe Mission Palms on the southwest end of Tempe Town Lake, is the stunning Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA).  Housing a 600 seat proscenium theatre, a 200 seat studio theatre, and a 3,500 square foot art gallery, the TCA is a Tempe treasure.  The beautiful outdoor patio and views of the Papago mountains make this venue a delight for relaxing during their “Finally Friday” music series, or enjoying one of the regular comedy shows.


Summer Hotel Deals in Tempe, Arizona

May 06, 2015

The Tempe Mission Palms, located in the Phoenix, Arizona area, is pleased to announce our new summer hotel deals.  With three unique summer offers, there is sure to be something for everyone.

What’s New in Downtown Tempe - #TempeRising

April 29, 2015

The Mill Avenue District is growing at an unprecedented pace, with new housing, shops, and restaurants popping up constantly.  It is by no coincidence that a hashtag #TempeRising is used to capture the growth on social media, and it is a great way to track the latest happenings in the area.  Tempe Mission Palms is proud to be in the heart of this growth, remaining a celebrated retreat within vibrant downtown Tempe.


New Summer Offer at Tempe Mission Palms

April 11, 2015

The Tempe Mission Palms, A Destination Hotel located in the Phoenix, Arizona area, is pleased to announce the #Stay4aCause summer promotion, in collaboration with three local charitable foundations: Make-A-Wish Arizona, Arizona Animal Welfare League, and the American Cancer Society.   From May 22 – September 13, Tempe Mission Palms will make a charitable donation of 20%* of the proceeds from each #Stay4aCause summer hotel deal  sold, as well as 10%** of all associated food and beverage purchased.  


Music at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona

March 31, 2015

As the spring season is upon us, it is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor events in Tempe, particularly “Music in the Garden” at Desert Botanical Garden.  The crisp evening air lends itself to a remarkable atmosphere in the Garden every Friday night, with live music, food, and wine.  A variety of music acts are on the spring line-up, from jazz to blues, to Latin and Brazilian soul, there is something for everyone.


Broadway Musicals in Tempe, Arizona

March 25, 2015

Tempe Mission Palms is a proud partner of the ASU Gammage, which offers exceptional Broadway entertainment in  Tempe, Arizona.  Recently the Gammage announced its 2015-2016 season, and the variety and caliber of shows is better than ever.   From “The Book of Mormon,” to “Annie,” and “The Bridges of Madison County,” there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.


Spring Training in Arizona

March 13, 2015

Tempe Mission Palms is thrilled to be in the "heart of it all" during the Spring Training season.  Just minutes from five stadiums, our hotel is the perfect choice for enjoying the Cactus League games.  We are excited to announce our family four pack winner for the Angels home game on Monday, March 16th.


Pot of Gold Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona

March 10, 2015

Located at the Tempe Beach Park, the Pot of Gold Music Festival hosts some of today’s hottest bands in a great outdoor setting.  See Bastille, Fall Out Boy, Kongos, Kendrick Lamar, and many more March 13 – 15, and one lucky show on March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day, headlining Godsmack.  Enjoy a wide variety of food vendors and artist merchandise, while listening to your favorite bands perform on two stages. 


Harry's Place Bar in Tempe, Arizona

February 26, 2015

Harry’s Place Bar in Tempe, Arizona is a tribute to our former mayor of Tempe, and U.S. Representative, Harry Mitchell.  With a relaxing, indoor/outdoor atmosphere, Harry’s is the place to go for an after work drink with friends, or a casual dinner.


Tips for Perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries

February 13, 2015

I recently met with Chef Michael Scott at Tempe Mission Palms, and asked him for some tips to make the perfect chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day.  Although I was very apprehensive about making this sweet treat at home, his pointers were spot-on, and my strawberries turned out perfect!  


Spring Training Package in Tempe, Arizona

January 30, 2015

Stay at the only full-service, AAA Four Diamond hotel in downtown Tempe, within minutes of five major ballparks! 


Valentine's Day Package in Tempe, Arizona

January 14, 2015

Love is in the air at Tempe Mission Palms, and our new Romance Package is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Tempe! 



Holiday events in Tempe, Arizona

December 19, 2014

There’s something for everyone to do in Tempe, Arizona this season!  Here are some of our top picks:


Events in Tempe, Arizona this Week

December 03, 2014

There’s something for everyone to do in Tempe, Arizona this weekend!  Here are some of our top picks:


Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Tempe

November 25, 2014

We’re thankful for a beautiful weekend in Tempe, Arizona!  Here are some of our top picks in Tempe for Thanksgiving weekend:


Events in Tempe, Arizona this Weekend

November 21, 2014

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, with lots of stuff to do in Tempe, Arizona!  Here are some of our top picks:


Events in Tempe, Arizona

November 14, 2014

With so much to do in Tempe, Arizona this weekend, it will be hard to choose!  Here are some of our top picks:


Events in Tempe, Arizona This Weekend

November 07, 2014

It’s going to be an exciting weekend with tons of stuff to do here in Tempe, Arizona!  Here are some of our picks:


Halloween in Tempe, Arizona

October 31, 2014

It’s going to be an exciting Halloweekend in downtown Tempe!  Here’s what’s on tap:


What's New in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

October 27, 2014

Tempe, Arizona is rapidly changing, and if you have not been to the area recently, it’s time to go!  With so many new restaurants, bars, shops, and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to do in the downtown Tempe area.   Here is just a sample of the latest to open in the Mill Avenue District:


Jack O’ Lantern Martini Recipe for Fall

September 22, 2014

Our master mixologist at Tempe Mission Palms has created the best martini for fall that we have ever had!  This masterpiece is sure to get you in the mood for the season, and has some special ingredients that make it one of the most unique cocktails at Harry’s Place.



Classic Cocktail Recipe - Old Cuban

September 05, 2014

If you are looking to try something new, shake it up with this “Old Cuban” cocktail.  With rum, fresh mint, and a splash of champagne, it’s refreshing and unique.


Arizona resorts participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 28, 2014

The General Managers at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Royal Palms Resort, and Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 90 million dollars to date for funding scientific research, providing care and counseling for ALS patients and their families, and advocacy for those affected by ALS. 


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Near Arizona State University

August 11, 2014

The team at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona extends our warmest welcome to the new Arizona State University students, and their parents.  


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Gives Back

July 31, 2014

The Community Outreach Team at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona has been busy this month!  With the impending back-to-school season, it was an obvious choice to help supply children in need with the tools they need to get the year off to a great start. 


American Express Travel Package in Tempe, Arizona

July 18, 2014

Tempe Mission Palms and American Express are proud to offer a special travel offer in Tempe, Arizona.  


Lunch in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

July 09, 2014

New to Tempe, Arizona, the Free Lunchtime Trolley takes riders to restaurants and shops within the Mill Avenue District from 10:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday. 


July 4th staycation in Tempe, Arizona

June 24, 2014

Tempe Mission Palms is the best location in Tempe to view the Tempe Town Lake fireworks. Watch the spectacular show from our rooftop pool (registered guests only), or walk to the festivities at the lake from our hotel.   Tempe Mission Palms is the only full-service hotel in the center of it all, and is the perfect choice for celebrating the holiday weekend.

Delicous and Easy Pasta Salad Recipe

June 13, 2014

Groups often come to Tempe, Arizona for their off-site meetings, and Tempe Mission Palms is the perfect choice.  With over 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, tenured staff, and location that cannot be beat, Tempe Mission Palms is an exceptional venue for your meeting attendees. 


Gift Idea for Father’s Day Travel

June 06, 2014

Looking for a great Arizona travel deal for Father’s Day?  Tempe Mission Palms has you covered with the ASU Gammage Broadway Package.


Experience the Nightlife in Tempe, Arizona

May 28, 2014

The famous Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona is back and better than ever, especially when it comes to nightlife.  Whether you are looking to dance the night away, sip on a craft beer, or cheer on your favorite team, there is something for everyone! 


Summer Hotel Packages in Tempe, Arizona

May 14, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and Tempe Mission Palms has the perfect hotel package just for you!  The Sizzling Summer offer and the Summer Scorcher package are the best hotel deals in Phoenix this season.


Wonderful weddings in Tempe, Arizona

May 02, 2014

Tempe Mission Palms is a wonderful place to have your wedding ceremony and reception.   Our tenured staff will take care of all the details so you can enjoy your special day, just as this amazing bride.  See her glowing review from


Hotel near Arizona State University

April 15, 2014

Tempe Mission Palms is the ideal Tempe hotel for your visit to Arizona State University.  Located adjacent to the ASU campus, Tempe Mission Palms is the only full-service hotel in the downtown Tempe area.  Our convenient location allows for walking distance to all areas on campus, and the Mill Avenue District for shopping, entertainment, and dining, as well as, convenient access to the Metro Light Rail allowing easy travel to downtown Phoenix.


Broadway Shows in Tempe, Arizona

March 28, 2014

Tempe Mission Palms is proud to partner with ASU Gammage to bring the 2014-2015 season of Broadway to Tempe, Arizona!  The line-up this year is exciting with brand new shows to Tempe, and favorite shows making an appearance once again. 

Here is the exciting upcoming season:

Concerts and Events in Phoenix, Arizona

March 25, 2014

Because of the easy access to the Metro Light Rail, Tempe Mission Palms is a great choice to stay when visiting the Phoenix area to attend sporting events or concerts.  The US Airways Center is located in downtown Phoenix, and is home to the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Rattlers, and Phoenix Mercury. 


Hotel Special Offers in Tempe, Arizona

March 18, 2014

Spring brings special hotel savings at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, in Tempe, Arizona. These two great offers are sure to be a hit, especially with the wonderful Phoenix area weather this time of year.


The Great Arizona Beer Festival in Tempe, Arizona

February 26, 2014

On Saturday, March 1st, people from all over the Phoenix area will come to Tempe Town Lake for the 26th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival.  Attendees can expect over 200 brews from more than 50 breweries, each sampling their proudest brewing achievements.


Spotlight on Tempe Mission Palms Front Desk Agent - Rick Heins

February 25, 2014

Rick Heins is the front desk supervisor at Tempe Mission Palms.   I appreciate his warm greeting every morning when I come to work, and felt like we should all get to know him better. 

I recently had the chance to interview Rick, and I hope you enjoy learning more about one of our front desk stars!


Introducing a New Website for our Tempe Hotel

February 07, 2014

We are pleased to announce our newly designed website for Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center. Our innovative site is device responsive, allowing for easy navigation throughout, whether one is on a personal computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Photos of our beautiful hotel are displayed in a dynamic photo gallery that showcases accommodations, weddings, meeting space, and more.

Outdoor Festivals in Phoenix, Arizona

January 28, 2014

The beautiful Arizona weather lends itself to a season full of outdoor festivals in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The central location of Tempe Mission Palms allows for the perfect place to stay while visiting these great events. Whether you are an art lover, food connoisseur, or just appreciate a day hanging out in the Arizona sun, there is a Tempe festival for you! 

Valentine’s Packages in Tempe, Arizona

January 21, 2014

Love is in the air, as Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Tempe Mission Palms is the perfect choice to take your Valentine for a romantic getaway in Tempe with our special offer.

Dining Specials at Harry's Lounge in Tempe, Arizona

December 24, 2013

Join us at Harry’s Place lounge located in the lobby of Tempe Mission Palms for our new $8.00 nightly special.  Our chefs have chosen their favorite entrees to feature each night, which even includes our famous “Mission Palms Burger” that was written about in the Tom Clancy novel, “Locked On.”  Other entrees include Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas and Blackened Fish Tacos. 


Boat Parade in Tempe, Arizona

December 06, 2013

The Phoenix area’s most unique holiday event lights up Tempe Town Lake with a boat parade on December 14, 2013.  Started in 1999, the parade features as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes, and more than 1000 luminaria light up the sidewalks and paths around the lake. 

Arts Festival in Tempe, Arizona

November 27, 2013

Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona hosts the semi-annual “Tempe Festival of the Arts,” December 6-8, 2013.  This free festival ranks among the top 200 art festivals in the nation, and attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District over the three day weekend. 


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Hotel Deal in Tempe, Arizona

November 22, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms will have its best sale of the year this Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 


Winter Hotel Package in Tempe, Arizona

November 15, 2013

This winter, Tempe Mission Palms invites you to relax and enjoy the season with our new Holiday Getaway package.  Unwind with “Warm Winter Evenings” with family-friendly holiday movies, complimentary snacks & hot cocoa, and winter cocktails on our rooftop terrace (November 29 & December 7, 14, & 21), or enjoy one of the many Tempe area Holiday events.  Help us build our gingerbread house in our lobby, or just simply enjoy some “down time” during the Holiday rush. 

Territorial Cup in Tempe, Arizona

November 06, 2013

On November 30, 2013, the Territorial Cup will be claimed once again, when the Arizona State University Sun Devils take on the University of Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  This yearly rivalry football game began on Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1899 in Tucson, in front of a crowd of 300 fans. 


Halloween Fun at Tempe Mission Palms

October 30, 2013

Every Halloween, the staff at Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona has a pumpkin carving contest.  Each department receives a pumpkin to carve, and they are displayed in the lobby during the week of Halloween. 


Charitable Team Building in Tempe

October 08, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms and its associates are proud to support many wonderful local and national charities throughout the year. During the month of October, guests can purchase a glass of One Hope Chardonnay at Harry’s Place, and half the profits from this purchase go toward the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Harry’s Place, located in the Tempe Mission Palms west lobby, has a brand new menu with great offerings such as Prime Rib Sliders and Shrimp Scampi, which pair perfectly with the One Hope Chardonnay.


2014 Wedding Color Trend Forecast

September 25, 2013

Our Senior Catering Manager, Rachelle DeYoung, just attended the National Association for Catering and Events Experience last month, and has your 2014 event and wedding color trends. Here are the top tips for planning the colors for your 2014 party or wedding:


Tour de Fat in Tempe, Arizona

September 17, 2013

It’s that time of the year again, when the Tour De Fat stops in Tempe, Arizona.  New Belgium Brewing Company, widely known for their most popular beer, Fat Tire, sponsors this unique bicycle parade and festival in several cities throughout the United States. 

Participants dress in colorful costumes, ride bikes throughout the city streets, and enjoy music and eclectic entertainment, as well as a variety of New Belgium’s beers.  This event is free, however all merchandise and beer sales benefit local bicycle nonprofits with the goal to “make 12 U.S. cities better places to ride a bike.”


Savings for Fall Travel to Tempe

September 05, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms is pleased to offer a great travel deal in Tempe this season, with our “Fall into Savings” offer.

Book Your Holiday Party at Tempe Mission Palms

August 15, 2013

Even though we are still in the heat of the summer, it's time to start planning your holiday party in Tempe, Arizona.  Not only do you get the best choice of date and space when the party is booked early, Tempe Mission Palms is also giving some great incentives if you book before September 30th!  Call us today at (480) 894-1400 to start planning your holiday dinner party or office luncheon, and take advantage of this great offer:


Meet the New Culinary Team Member at our Tempe Hotel

August 09, 2013

We have recently hired a new director of Food & Beverage at Tempe Mission Palms last month, Colin Walsh.  With an extensive background in hospitality, we are extremely excited to have Colin as part of our team.  I had the chance to ask Colin a few questions for all of us to get to know him better. 

Countdown to Winter in Tempe, Arizona

August 02, 2013

It may be the late summer months, but why not start planning your winter vacation in Tempe, Arizona now, and take advantage of great savings?  As they say, early bird gets the worm – and if you are planning on heading to a warm destination like Tempe Mission Palms anytime this winter, you are one lucky bird!



Rock Star Root Beer Cocktail Recipe

July 26, 2013

As summer is in full swing, our newly redecorated Harry’s Place Lounge is a great place to hang out and enjoy a refreshing cocktail with friends after a long, hot day.  Our creative bartenders have done it again, and crafted another delicious and easy cocktail make at home, or try at Harry’s Place. Enjoy!


Orange Scented Duck Breast Recipe

July 17, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms joins all the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection with the "Study of" series.  In July, we have turned our attention to the "Study of Duck,"  where our own Chef Michael Scott has created this delicious Orange Scented Duck Breast.  This "fine dining" entree is actually quite accessible to create at home, therefore, Chef Scott gave us the recipe to share.  However, if you don't want to heat up the kitchen, join us at our Mission Grille or Harry's Place where we have several dishes featuring our "Study of Duck."


Summer Cocktail Recipe from Tempe Mission Palms

July 12, 2013

Ready to cool off with a great summer cocktail?  Our new bartender, Chuck, at Harry's Place created this refreshing drink, perfect to keep you "cool" by the pool.  Enjoy!

New Things-To-Do in Tempe

June 27, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms is in the heart of downtown Tempe, Arizona where there is always something to do!  The Mill Avenue District has over a hundred shops, restaurants, and attractions within just a few  blocks of our full-service hotel.  This area has always been the Tempe hot-spot, and has recently become even more exciting with the addition of many new food and entertainment venues.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Tempe, Arizona

June 20, 2013

The secret is out: the best place to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Tempe is at Tempe Mission Palms. 


The Famous Burger at Tempe Mission Palms

June 07, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms is famous for not only our deluxe accommodations, convenient location, and friendly staff, but also our Mission Palms Burger at Harry’s Place.  This 100% Angus beef burger is perfectly grilled to perfection and topped with two cheeses, crisp red onion, fresh tomato, chipotle mayo, and mixed greens lightly tossed with a touch of white balsamic vinaigrette. 


Summer Hotel Packages in Tempe, Arizona

May 28, 2013

This summer season, Tempe Mission Palms has doubled the fun with two new summer offers! These deals are great for a family staycation, or an Arizona discovery vacation, and are a great way to enjoy the summer offerings in the Phoenix metro area.  Splash all day at our rooftop pool, enjoy cocktails at Harry’s Place, or walk to the Mill Avenue district to enjoy shopping or one of the over 50 bars and restaurants nearby. Downtown Phoenix is also just a short Metro Light Rail ride away, which is easily accessed from a stop just across the street from our hotel. Book your Summer vacation today, as these hot deals are likely to sell out quickly!

It's Time for Fun and Entertainment in Tempe, Arizona

May 09, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms is your headquarters for stand-up comedy every weekend, and a great choice for entertainment as the weather heats up. With our convenient location, guests can take a short walk to the Tempe Improv, or ride on the Metro Light Rail to Stand Up Live in downtown Phoenix. Shows take place most weekends from Thursday through Sunday evenings, with some special events on weekdays.


Service with a Smile at Tempe Mission Palms

April 26, 2013

Most of our guests at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel would agree, our bell staff is one of our best assets!  Not only do they greet you with a smile, hold the door, and carry your luggage, but they consistently go above and beyond our guests’ expectations.  In fact, our bellman Scott, remembered a guest’s name of whom he had not seen for six months – just today!  We are lucky to have such a great bell staff at Tempe Mission Palms, as they make both the first and last impression of our beautiful hotel to our guests.


Delicious and Easy Salmon Recipe

April 18, 2013

As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts, Tempe Mission Palms is proud to participate in the new culinary series “The Study Of.”  The featured ingredient this quarter is salmon, and our own Executive Chef, Michael Scott, has created several delicious dishes that are featured on our menus at both Harry’s Place and Mission Grille.  He also shared with us this easy recipe for baked salmon that is fancy enough for guests, but quickly comes together making it a great dish for a weeknight meal. 


Amazing Renovations at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center

April 12, 2013

Tempe Mission Palms has completed a renovation of all the public areas that began in the fall of 2012. The lobby, Harry’s Place, and Mission Grille have a brand new, modern look while still maintaining our southwestern charm. This renovation was completed on the heels of a complete renovation of our meeting room space in 2011.


Book Your Summer Travel to Tempe Now, and Save!

April 04, 2013

The Countdown to Summer in Tempe, Arizona has begun! With summer quickly approaching, now is the time to book your deluxe accommodations at Tempe Mission Palms, and receive our best rates of the season. 


Pinterest for Planning a Wedding and Honeymoon

March 25, 2013

Pinterest has become the “go-to” website for wedding and honeymoon planning, allowing users to organize and store photos from all across the web. The social platform started in 2010, and now Pinterest has over 11 million users “pinning” their favorite images from all types of categories such as hobbies, events, interests, weddings, and more. Users can “re-pin” these ideas to their own “boards,” so they are able to go back and look at the photos, and associated websites, at their leisure.


Cocktails and Relaxation at Harry's Place Lounge in Tempe

March 15, 2013

One of the best places in Tempe to get a cocktail is Harry’s Place at Tempe Mission Palms. This time of the year is perfect for relaxing on the patio, and enjoying a refreshing creation by our food & beverage team. We recently had Pete, our awesome bartender, give us the recipes for some delicious and festive cocktails!

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Tempe, Arizona

March 08, 2013

There are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Tempe this year! Whether you are truly Irish, or Irish-at-heart, on this day there is an event for you to celebrate.  So come on and party like a leprechaun – Tempe Mission Palms is just a short walk to all these events:


Spring Into Tempe with a Great Deal!

March 01, 2013

With Spring quickly approaching, now is the best time to enjoy great weather and fun events in Tempe, Arizona.  Whether you are a “foodie” looking to taste your way through a food festival like “Devoured,” or a NASCAR fan, marathon runner, art lover, or baseball fan, Tempe has Spring fun covered.


Tempe is a Baseball Lover's Paradise

February 21, 2013

It’s that time of the year again – spring training baseball games in Arizona! With 15 teams training in the Phoenix metropolitan area, it is a baseball lover’s paradise. 


Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Remains Top Tempe Hotel on TripAdvisor

February 12, 2013

For several years, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel has ranked number one in Tempe, Arizona on TripAdvisor. A website where travelers can rate their favorite hotels, restaurants, and things-to-do, TripAdvisor is the authority in online travel reviews. 


Spring Training Games in Tempe, Arizona

February 05, 2013

It’s the best time of the year again: spring training in Tempe, Arizona.  In just a few weeks, 15 major league baseball teams will be playing pre-season games in the Phoenix metropolitan area through the month of March.  With perfectly warm and sunny weather, the Cactus League is a baseball lover’s paradise!


Events at Tempe Center for the Arts

January 29, 2013

Located on Tempe Town Lake, the stunning structure of Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) cannot be missed. This state-of-the-art venue houses a 600 seat proscenium theater, a 200 seat studio theater, and a 3,500 square foot gallery.  Popular for weddings, banquets, meetings, and special events, the TCA is the crown jewel of the Tempe event scene.

Valentine's Package in Tempe, Arizona

January 21, 2013

Love is in the air at Tempe Mission Palms, and our new Romance Package is the perfect way to celebrate!  Whether you are planning a special Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, or just a short getaway, this is the perfect package. 


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Tempe, Arizona

January 17, 2013

A fun “spin” on a classic race, is the 10th anniversary of Arizona’s P.F. Changs Rock ‘n Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon. This year’s event takes place on  Sunday, January 20th, and benefits many local and national charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A qualifier for the Boston Marathon, participants run while they “rock out” through three Arizona cities, with music acts on every mile of the course. 


Wonderful Weddings in Tempe, Arizona

January 10, 2013

It is that time of the year again, the "busy" season, when wedding planning in Arizona is in full-swing. Tempe Mission Palms prides itself on hosting beautiful ceremonies, receptions, and wedding-related events with unparalleled expertise, so that brides and grooms are able to relax and enjoy their special day. Recently, we had the chance to sit down and talk with our Tempe Mission Palms senior catering manager and wedding expert, Rachelle DeYoung


January Events in Tempe, Arizona

January 04, 2013

The mild January weather lends itself to a vast array of activities in the “Valley of the Sun.” Tempe Mission Palms is in the heart of the action and just minutes from many of these Tempe events:



How Do We Celebrate the Holidays in Tempe, Arizona?

December 19, 2012

One may ask, how is it even possible to get in the Holiday spirit with sunny skies, temperatures in the 70’s, and not an ounce of snow? As an (almost) native Arizonan, I would say that Arizona is very festive, but we celebrate it with a twist.  Of course we have our decorations, holiday parties, and traditional eats, but we often are wearing flip-flops and sunglasses while enjoying these. 


New Year’s Eve in Tempe, Arizona

December 14, 2012

Once again this year, Tempe is the ultimate place to spend New Year’s Eve in Arizona. For the first time in many years, there will be no gates around Mill Avenue, no admission fee, and no street closures around downtown Tempe. Area restaurants and nightclubs will offer entertainment and extended premises for the evening. Radio Disney and the city of Tempe are also partnering to offer family entertainment and children's activities. Fireworks will light up the sky at both 9:00 p.m. and midnight. 


Hearty Beef and Lentil Stew Recipe

December 03, 2012

Nothing will make a cold winter day feel better than a home-cooked stew. Executive Sous Chef, Bill Sallade at Tempe Mission Palms, created this recipe that is perfect for Sunday dinner, and will make even better Monday left-overs. 

Hearty Beef and Lentil Stew with Brown Nut Ale Broth and Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes


Festival of the Arts in Tempe, Arizona

November 28, 2012

Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona hosts the semi-annual “Tempe Festival of the Arts,” this November 30 – December 2, 2012. This free festival ranks among the top 200 art festivals in the nation, and attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District over the three day weekend. 


Holiday Drink Recipes from Tempe Mission Palms

November 20, 2012

Our Harry’s Place “Mixologist” has been hard at work to create cocktails that can easily be made at home.  We invite you to try this “Pumpkin Pie Martini” or “Hot Chocolate Cherry Bomb” this holiday season, as they are a hit here at Tempe Mission Palms.  These drinks would be a perfect night-cap by the fire, or an easy “signature” cocktail at your next party.  Cheers!


Broadway Entertainment in Tempe, Arizona

November 07, 2012

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. Built in 1962, the auditorium seats 3,017 people on its three tiers, with the furthest seat only 115 feet away from the stage. The uniquely circular shaped building can be adapted for grand opera, Broadway musicals, dramatic productions, lectures, and more.

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