Loews Ventana Canyon

Tucson, AZ

Loews Ventana Canyon

Tucson, AZ

While with The Estes Co., Kim Richards, along with members of his senior management team, developed the award-winning Loews Ventana Canyon Resort nestled in the Santa Catalina foothills of Tucson, Arizona. The property opened in December 1984. Inspired by the architectural principles of Frank Lloyd Wright and the grand resorts of the 1930s, this 398-room destination resort is the keystone element of the 1,042-acre Ventana Canyon master-planned resort and residential community. The design of the resort reflects the richly varied Sonoran Desert landscape and incorporates the unique natural attributes of the Arizona desert. The hotel's ribbed façade of exposed aggregate block and vertical towers reflect the indigenous geological formations of the surrounding Saguaro cactus forests. In 1987, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort received the ULI Award for Excellence. The ULI award states that the "Loews Ventana Canyon Resort represents a first-class design solution in an environmentally sensitive area. The project reflects the preservation and enhancement of the desert landscape. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has been a major force in changing, upgrading, and establishing Tucson as a destination resort area." For more information, please visit Loews Ventana Canyon Resort


American Automobile Association (AAA)

1986 - 2016: Four Diamond Award

Condé Nast Traveler, Magazine

2015 - 2016: Readers’ Choice for Top Resorts in the Southwest


2015: 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts

Travel + Leisure

2014: Top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the World


2017: Certificate of Excellence Award

USA Today

2014 - 2016: 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Tucson

2014 - 2016: 10 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Tucson

U.S. News & World Report

2015: Best Hotels in Tucson

Urban Land Institute

1987: ULI Award for Excellence