Guest Activities

For a number of years, Advisors Excel has planned and sponsored a variety of activities for World Series of Sales guests who do not attend the business meetings Friday morning and afternoon. Over the past several years, we’ve seen and heard that many guests prefer to “do their own thing” in the free time they have while meetings are in session on Friday. For that reason, in 2019 Advisors Excel will simply be sharing information with guests on activities available in the Phoenix area for our guests to pursue on their own at The World Series of Sales 2019.


Following is some information on available activities, estimated costs, time commitments and proximity to the hotel, to help you in your planning.



Revive Spa

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Open 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Reservations required

The Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge provides a wide variety of services in a luxurious and tranquil setting. Let your cares drift away in the sauna, relax beneath the touch of a skilled masseuse or unwind in the spa pool. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to come away transformed. Bonus: World Series of Sales attendees receive a 10% discount on all non-salon spa services!


Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

7014 East Camelback
Scottsdale, AZ
Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
(18.6 miles from hotel)

Scottsdale’s largest assortment of luxury brands can be found at Fashion Square Mall, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Coach, Escada, Armani Exchange and more. Top off a morning of shopping with a relaxing lunch at any number of nearby restaurants. To help you take advantage of this shopping haven, shuttles will run from the JW Marriott lobby to Fashion Square Mall between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.


Frank Lloyd Wright House,
Taliesin West

12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ
Open 8:30 a.m., first tours start at 9 a.m.
(11 miles from the hotel)

This National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home as well as the headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship. Today, it is the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, Taliesin West is among the most personal of the architect’s creations.

A variety of tours are offered, lasting from 45 minutes to three hours. The “Insights Tour” lasts for approximately 1.5 hours and includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s private quarters and living room, his drafting room, the Garden Room, music pavilion and more.

Reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Call 888.516.0811.

Estimated cost: $40 per person


Hot Air Expeditions

702 W. Deer Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
(7.5 miles from hotel)

Indulge your sense of adventure and view the beautiful Phoenix landscape in a truly unique way during this hot air balloon experience. Private flights are available for a minimum of two people. Flights begin at 7 a.m. You’ll enjoy a 45-90 minute flight, champagne ceremony, gourmet breakfast and commemorative flight certificate. Roundtrip hotel transfer service is available for an additional fee.

Reservations are encouraged. Call 480.860.2700 to make yours.

Estimated cost: $179 per person.


Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy Phoenix, AZ
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
(2 miles from hotel)

Visit the beautiful 140-acre botanical garden and experience the tranquil vibrancy of desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes. Desert Botanical Garden is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world. Estimated cost per person: $24.95. Call for more information: 480.941.1225

These are just a few of the opportunities awaiting you in Phoenix. To get more ideas, go to