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41ST ANNUAL AUCTION & FUNDRAISER

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm MST

The Arizona Chapter of the
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
Presents their Award-Winning Event ….

41ST ANNUAL AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Celebrating the “Year of the Dragon”

Join our Arizona hospitality and meeting industry professionals and their guests … so much fun for such a worthy cause!

Our return to live events over the past three years has been a testament to the resilience and teamwork Arizona’s hospitality industry was built upon.  We thrive when we are in a room together, and the demand for high-energy, interactive events like our auction is at an all-time high. We invite you to join us at the award-winning Auction, Fundraiser and Dinner. This year we are celebrating our 41st ANNUAL event and the “Year of the Dragon.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Chapter of HSMAI to support our association’s mission and our continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field.

We are thrilled to be able to partner with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona for the second year in a row as our “Charity of the Year”. Free Arts actually shares many of the same values which power our Arizona hospitality industry:  resilience, bravery, connection, creativity, strength and innovation.  This organization impacts children’s lives by making them feel safe, encouraging them to express themselves, and more!  We are so excited to be teaming up with Free Arts again!

DATE:
Friday, July 19, 2024

VENUE:


Doubletree Resort by Hilton
Paradise Valley-Scottsdale
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona

AGENDA:

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer:
Registration, Cocktail Reception (no-host bar), and Silent Auction

6:30-9:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom:
Dinner and Live Auction

9:30 p.m.
Asadero Cocina and Cantina:
After Party and Entertainment

COST:
$95.00 Per Person
$925.00 Corporate Table of Ten
after 6/14/24:
$105.00 Per Person
$1,000.00 Per Corporate Table of Ten

The Resort is offering a special overnight rate of $99.00 per room.
This special rate is good for two nights before and after our event.
Book your room here.

PARKING:
Complimentary valet and self-parking parking is available.

AUCTION SPONSORS:
Doubletree Resort by Hilton – Paradise Valley-Scottsdale
National Bank of Arizona
Road to Success Marketing

ABOUT HSMAI

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is an individual membership organization with more than 7,000 members worldwide. HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as the Adrian Awards and the Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. 

The Arizona Chapter, the fifth largest chapter in the U.S., celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018. The chapter was honored in 2019 as the Chapter of the Year and is the recipient of the most “Chapter Awards of Excellence” in the history of HSMAI. Most recently, the chapter was recognized with three HSMAI Frank Berkman Chapter Awards of Excellence and an AzSAE Award of Excellence in Association Management. Membership is 120+ members strong, and comprises General Managers, Directors of Sales, Sales Managers, Revenue Managers, and Student Members. The chapter offers members a variety of education programs, community volunteer opportunities, leadership and professional development opportunities and a variety of networking and special events. 

ABOUT OUR HOST VENUE

Located minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Arizona and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the newly renovated DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings. Relax in our beautifully landscaped property surrounded by lavish courtyards, cacti and palm trees.

Enjoy a range of amenities at our resort without any resort fees. Swim in one of our two outdoor pools, work out in the health club or enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Our Scottsdale, AZ hotel offers a prime location in the heart of the city. Just steps from the hotel are great dining, nightlife and shopping options in Old Town. Visit the spa for a day of relaxation. Our complimentary shuttle is great for exploring the area.

Every spacious guest room at this Paradise Valley resort offers impressive views from your private balcony or patio. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and cozy bathrobes, private pool and spa in our Presidential Suite.

Refuel after a busy day in our restaurant, Asadero Cocina and Cantina, offering Southwestern cuisine. Our Made Market has you covered when you’re in a hurry. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks® coffee, bagel or sandwich. Stop by the Cantina or the Azure Pool Bar for a cocktail or glass of wine.

With a range of function rooms including intimate boardrooms and grand ballrooms, we are a great choice amongst Scottsdale, AZ hotels to host your next meeting, corporate getaway or wedding. Additional information is at: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/doubletree-resort-by-hilton-hotel-paradise-valley-scottsdale-PHXSJDT/index.html

ABOUT OUR  CHARITY

We are thrilled to be able to once again partner with a “Charity of the Year” for 2023. The proceeds from this year’s Auction will go directly toward supporting chapter programs and Free Arts Arizona. Since 1993, Free Arts of Arizona has used the arts to provide opportunities for children to express themselves … transforming childhood trauma to resilience. Every child who has experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect and/or homelessness has access to resilience-building arts programs and caring adult volunteer mentors. More information is at: https://freeartsaz.org/.

THE CONCEPT OF THE AUCTION

The original Chinese Auction was conceived in 1982 by the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.  This event has gained national recognition and has been adopted by numerous HSMAI and MPI chapters through the U.S. as their major fundraiser.

The auction was originally given the Chinese theme due to the location of the event – the former China Doll Restaurant in Phoenix. Over the years, the auction has grown and has moved its location to larger venues. The Chinese theme has remained.

The idea of the auction is to provide each guest with a list of prizes (such as dinners, golf outings, gift baskets, services, and hotel/resort stays) and a numbered stick. Each table is supplied with a bucket that is placed in the middle. Starting with the number one item, the auctioneer describes that item and asks the guests who are interested in bidding on this item to toss a quarter or quarters in the bucket. The guest then holds their stick in the air. The auctioneer calls out the numbers that are held up. A gonger (who cannot see or hear what is going on) is responsible for hitting the gong after a few seconds. The last number called out when the gong rings has won that prize and goes to the stage to claim it. This sequence of events goes on throughout the evening until all prizes are gone. Over the years, a silent and live auction have also been added to the event.

This event has won numerous awards including “Stars of the Industry” Awards from the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, “Awards of Excellence in Association Management” from the Arizona Society of Association Executives and several HSMAI International Awards.

In 2022, the name of our event was changed to be more diverse and inclusive, but  the year of the Chinese Zodiac and the Asian theme remain.

Come ready to have a great time.
This is the perfect event to also bring
family members, friends, and co-workers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON-LINE

CLICK HERE TO DONATE A PRIZE ON-LINE

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE INVITATION

CLICK HERE FOR AN PRINTABLE AUCTION DONOR FORM

CLICK HERE FOR  A PRINTABLE DONOR LETTER

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Date:
July 19
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm MST