On August 23rd – 24th, Yelpers from across Arizona and beyond came together at the Hilton Sedona Resort for an epic getaway. Throughout the weekend, Yelpers connected with each other at our official Yelp events where they formed new friendships and explored all that Sedona has to offer. Using our curated collection of deals that could be redeemed at local businesses in the area, attendees had the opportunity to create their own adventure and explore in the way that best suited their interests.
As guests arrived at the resort on Friday afternoon, they received wonderful welcome bags packed full of goodies from our generous partners. Later that night, they attended our Welcome Party on the Hilton Sedona lawn where they ate, drank, and mingled the night away. A few welcome party highlights include snapping photos in the Goof Booth, palm readings and chair massages by Eforea Spa, s’mores, live music by Patrick Ki, stargazing, and of course incredible bites and cocktails by the property’s culinary team. Guests indulged in mini hummus cups, fried chicken and waffles, brisket street tacos, and mini strawberry shortcakes. For cocktails, they sipped on Sedona Sunset Coolers (with a popsicle inside!) and Watermelon Mint Margaritas. Does it get any better than that? We wrapped up this fun affair with a group photo!
Rise and shine! On Saturday, Yelpers partook in our Wellness Wake-up which featured gourmet yogurt parfaits, homemade energy bites, antioxidant infused waters, fresh juices, coffee, and Purely Sedona water bottles to take along on their adventures. After enjoying their healthy breakfast, event-goers were invited to a Tai Chi class taught by world-renowned Alistair Hake; A resident instructor and massage therapist at Eforea Spa at the Hilton Sedona.
Guests explored Sedona’s diverse terrain via hikes, jeep tours, and even wine tasting, in addition to redeeming deals at local Sedona businesses before coming together for our farewell Brews & Bites at Oak Creek Brewery & Grill. At this event, participants sampled their award-winning local brews and indulged in a gorgeous display of fruit, cheese, and dips, in addition to beer battered fish tacos, assorted flatbreads, and shrimp skewers. Can you say, yum? To end this incredible getaway experience, we held a fun raffle and guests were sent home with goody bags full of Arizona-made products, new friendships, and lots of Yelp love.
A huge thank you to our official getaway partner, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock for their hospitality and ensuring that the weekend went off without a hitch! Another thank you to our goody bag partners, local Sedona businesses who offered deals, and to all of the Yelpers who traveled to Sedona for this one-of-a-kind experience. See below for more on this epic getaway!
Photo Booth by Goof Booth AZ: Welcome Party at Hilton Sedona Resort
Goody Bag Partners: Purely Sedona Water (official water partner), Fairytale Brownies, Garland Coffee Company, Desert Provisions, colorescience, Emmy’s Organics, Nuun Hydration, Vegan Rob’s, and SmashMallow.
Sedona Deal Partners: Click here for the full collection on Yelp.
Tlaquepaque Deal Partners: Click here for the full collection on Yelp.
This getaway was planned by our Yelp Arizona Community Team: Hailey Pearson, Yelp Phoenix Community Director; Isabella Joffroy, Yelp Tucson Community Director; Eric Sedillo, Yelp Flagstaff Community Ambassador.