Lodging and Restaurants

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The Venue is the spectacular Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, in Tucson, Arizona, USA. ‘Ventana,’ means ‘Window’ – in this case, a Window to the Soul of the Sonoran Desert. Discover a magical perspective high above Tucson in the Catalina Mountains.  This stunning natural retreat offers a variety of activities, signature services, and experiences to relax, energize and inspire guests. A playground of visitor delights includes the luxurious Lakeside Spa, Fitness and Tennis Center; canyon nature trail hiking featuring streams and waterfalls; two Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses and lighted tennis courts; two swimming pools; five restaurants; and more.

The conference hotel – the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – is the best choice for ease in getting to the conference events on time. There are no other hotels or restaurants within walking distance, so transportation would be needed if you plan to stay off site. For your convenience, IASD has committed to a limited block of 152 discounted rooms for a special group rate of $115 per night (along with some special upgrade pricing), so please register early so we can provide a discounted space for you. We strongly recommend that you stay there, both for your convenience as well as helping IASD to meet our commitment and avoid our becoming responsible for unsold or cancelled rooms. Note lodging registration for our discounted block ends 30 June so don’t wait till the last minute. We also have secured these discounted rates (on a space available basis) for the 3 days before and after the conference for those who want to travel around the area (see Attractions page) or enjoy the resort.

Group Rates Saturday through Thursday, July 17 through July 21, 2022.

RoomSingle RateDouble RateTriple RateQuad Rate
Standard room rates and dates can be Researved online; Call in for extended dates
Standard Rooms$115.00$115.00$140.00$165.00
Call in for Upgraded room rates or Extended Dates
Upgrade to View Room$139.00$139.00$164.00$189.00
Upgrade to Grand View Room$149.00$149.00$174.00$199.00
Upgrade to Saguaro Suite$299.00$299.00$324.00$349.00
Upgrade to Canyon Suite (Parlor+Bedroom)$349.00$349.00$374.00$399.00

You may register by Calling In (recommended for special rates and dates) or Going Online (for standard setups):

This web page is tailored for the IASD conference with one room choice (the Standard room at the $115 rate) and only the standard dates 17 – 21 July. Note that the resort fee is waived. Click on red box in the upper right “Make a Reservation”; then edit your dates on  the top bar on next page; then, where the room picture is, click red box “See Rates” and “Select This Rate” on the drop box. Then fill in the required information and “Book Now”.

LOEWS RESORT SITE MAP

LOEWS RESORT RESTAURANTS

Note that meals are “on-your-own” either in the hotel restaurants (below) or in your room via room service or purchased supplies (rooms have small refrigerators). Two hours have been allotted on the schedule for meals which would hopefully provide time for service and to travel off-site if need be.

Note that opening times and days of the week of the hotel restaurants may change at the time of our conference. Although there are none that typically serve a sit-down lunch, Loews has committed to being able to accommodate our group for breakfast, lunch and dinners.

Canyon Café

Breakfast & Lunch: Indoor dining room or outdoor terrace with views of the Catalina Mountains.  This casual spot serves modern American cuisine with Southwestern soul and heart-healthy options. Open for Breakfast with Saturday and Sunday buffet. The plan is to set up a conference lunch buffet here (pending final plans).

Vista Barista

Breakfast or Lunch (take away): Vista Barista, features Coffee drinks, specialty teas, power smoothies, and yogurt parfaits, plus fruits, delicious breakfast pastries, and bagels. There are also light salads, sandwiches, and snacks to take on the go. Open typically 6am to 2pm.

Bill’s Grill

Lunch and Early Dinner (outdoors): A poolside restaurant, Light Sonoran Mexican fare like Sonoran hotdogs, burgers, tasty wraps, and the accompanying beverages.  Open typically 11 am to Sunset (weather permitting)

Cascade Lounge

Dinner: Unwind with a glass of wine or signature cocktail, enjoy light bites, or perhaps a New York Strip Steak. Live entertainment energizes the rooms (on select evenings). The sights, sounds, and flavors of the desert all come together in this most spectacular Loews experience. Typically open 3pm to 10:30 pm (drinks till 11 pm).

Flying V Bar & Grill

Dinners: Chef de Cuisine Tyler Lapotosky has created a delicious menu to savor indoors in a rustic dining room, in front of the cozy fireplace—or outdoors on the patio, surrounded by magnificent views. Limited size and popular so best to make a reservation early – a day or days before.  Open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner 5 PM but typically closed Monday and Tuesday.

In-Room Dining

Breakfast or Dinner: Room service in the privacy of your own guestroom or suite. Selection from the in-room dining menu. Typically Breakfast daily 7 AM – 11 AM, Dinner daily 4 PM – 10:30 PM

NEARBY RESTAURANTS There are many fine restaurants around Tucson however none are within reasonable walking distance.  The closest are in a shopping area about 1.7 miles away.  The hotel has agreed to make their shuttle available to take small groups to that shopping area, but it might be best if you have a car or share a Lyft or Uber for greater flexibility. Those closest to the hotel are shown below.