Hotel Congress is turning 100 years old!
In 2019, the most iconic locale in Tucson celebrates a landmark birthday, and it is sure to be the celebration of a century! Originally constructed to lodge weary train travelers heading out west, the Hotel Congress has evolved throughout the past century into the cultural hub of the Southwest.
Whether it’s a memorable vacation, first date, ghost experience, favorite concert, wedding, or first drink – everyone has a Hotel Congress story. The memories that live within the walls are an integral part of the history of the hotel. The intention for the year-long centennial extravaganza is to showcase our strongly rooted heritage, give thanks to those who have left indelible tracings on our memories, and set our eyes on the future as we constantly strive to go beyond and achieve greatness as an unparalleled travel destination.
University of arizona Poetry Contest
We’re celebrating our historic 100th anniversary year with a contest celebrating Hotel Congress’ unique history. The University of Arizona Poetry Center is seeking poems written about Hotel Congress, the hotel’s history, or programs and events with significant memories of this Tucson fixture. Learn more and submit your poem here.