Avalon just had its first program at the new Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley. It is a new incarnation of Marriott’s Mountain Shadows. The original opened in 1959, was sold to Marriott in 1981, and closed in 2004. Avalon had many friends at the old hotel and enjoyed working with many clients there. It was gratifying to arrange transportation for a client a few weeks ago. The new Mountain Shadows maximizes the stunning surroundings, incredible views and breathtaking vistas. You can see a view from the lobby where Avalon’s Alysia Baron is ready to assist guests with boarding. The Conference Service Manager, Deirdre James happens to be an old friend and, as always, was great to work with.