The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

We’re excited to bring the UXPA International Conference to this inspiring venue. Located in the heart of “new” Scottsdale, it will fill you with a sense of old Arizona and delight you with a fresh, modern destination.

At the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the rich legacy of Arizona is celebrated. The hallways, public spaces and grounds pay tribute to the people and landscape that have shaped the state’s cultural heritage. As you explore the Resort, you will find details of Arizona’s rich history and those who had an important role in shaping it. Discovery Hall, Expedition Hall and Visionaries Hall are named as such to honor those who created the Essence of Arizona, from river explorers such as John Wesley Powell to Native American tribal chiefs and heads of state.

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As a conference attendee you’ll get a special discounted rate of $209, plus a negotiated $15 resort fee and 12.57% tax per night.

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Getting here

  • 5 minute drive from Scottsdale Airport
  • 25 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport


Explore the venue

Dreamweaver’s Canyon

Spend your evening in Dreamweavers Canyon courtyard enjoying the pleasant night air and an open fire pit. Dreamweavers Canyon offers a true Arizona experience with the seasonal flowerbed centerpiece patterned after a Navajo blanket.

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers from Waltz & Weiser Saloon served in the courtyard while watching the evening sunset and listening to the sounds of Master Bagpiper Michael McClanathan. In keeping with the resort’s “Essence of Arizona” theme, the Scottish Pipes at Sunset Series pays tribute to the contributions made by Scottish immigrants to the state’s railroads, mines and towns.

Pools & Waterpark

One of the Resort’s biggest attractions is its Adventure Water Park, which offers a 900-foot lazy river ride, a 110-foot waterslide and the Kierland FlowRider.

Bringing the California beach lifestyle to the Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, the Kierland FlowRider is a boardsport simulator that lets even first-time flowboarders enjoy the fun-filled challenge of catching a wave. “Flowboarding” is not just a ride, it is a sport that combines the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and boards derived from wakeboarding.

The heated “adult pool” is a quiet retreat. Conveniently located near Agave, The Arizona Spa, the Aguamiel pool features lap lanes for fitness swimming, a hot tub and private cabanas.

The Westin Kierland Golf Club

Honored as one of the “2017 Arizona Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of Arizona and ranked by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses,” Westin Kierland Golf Club is a Scottsdale “must play”. As one of the leading resort courses in Arizona, they are dedicated to providing a consistently first-rate golf experience by offering a well-maintained, service-oriented golf facility staffed with individuals who act on the values of integrity, passion and teamwork.

Only at The Westin Kierland Golf Club can a golfer – the novice to the experienced – enjoy innovative amenities and experiences such as Segway transportation and Scottish-themed golf.

Agave, The Arizona Spa

A retreat designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit, Agave, The Arizona Spa offers treatments inspired by traditional practices handed down through many of Arizona’s native cultures as well as therapies infused with healing traditions from the best practices all over the world.

This popular Scottsdale spa also takes inspiration from its namesake, the indigenous Agave plant, which is used in many of the spa’s treatments to provide guests with its moisturizing benefits.