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Art in the Lobby: Isadora Hale

Join us Saturday, August 5th from 6-8pm in welcoming Isadora Hale and her artwork in the Hotel Congress Lobby! A San Francisco Bay Area native, Isadora Hale credits her exposure to the diverse musical, cultural and artistic influences of the area for her bold artistic style, often including touches of tattoo and/or rockabilly aesthetics.  In…

Art in the Lobby: Sasha Lewis

The Hotel Congress welcomes Tucson native Sasha Lewis! We are excited to join the list of local hotspots that have shown her work! Join us for her artist reception on Saturday, June 3 from 6-8pm.

Art in the Lobby: Wrara

The Hotel Congress Lobby Gallery welcomes Wrara! Join us for her artist reception this Saturday, May 13th from 6-8 p.m . This exhibition will run until June 1st. Wrara is a local Phoenix artist who has been drawing and painting since a very early age. Mediums of choice range from the usual pen and ink,…

The Cup Cafe: Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us at The Cup Cafe, Sunday, May 14, 2017! Enjoy featured entrees for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, in addition to our full menu. Breakfast and brunch will be served 7AM to 3PM, and dinner from 4PM to close. For more information or to make dinner reservations visit the host stand or…

Mezcal as food, beverage & heritage – Part 3

Put a little wildness back into your food and drink, and you will likely become healthier for it! Ethnobotanists and archaeologists have uncovered cultural and culinary uses of wild agaves, prickly pears and mesquite that reach back at least 8000 years in the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Just think about that for a moment: a nitrogen-fixing legume…

MEZCAL AS FOOD, BEVERAGE & HERITAGE – PART 2

Did you know that extensive prehistoric landscapes of mescal fields underlie much of the Tucson Basin? Archaeologists Suzanne and Paul Fish have also documented that at least one (or perhaps two) species of agave were prehistorically cultivated by the Hohokam in the Tucson Basin. There, agaves covered tens of thousands of acres of desert landscapes,…

BARRIO BREAD AT CUP CAFE

Hotel Congress has taken local partnerships to the next level by adding Barrio Bread products to the menu at Cup Cafe. You will now be able to enjoy the artistic, heritage grain filled bread at your favorite restaurant! Barrio Bread has dusted the Tucson culinary scene with their passion and commitment to creating quality bread with…

MEZCAL AS FOOD, BEVERAGE & HERITAGE – PART 1

“Welcome to the Agave family!” was the way that late Arizona botanist Howard Scott Gentry used to greet aficionados of these wondrously-shaped and deliciously-tasting desert-adapted plants. Of course, many Americans are aware of the fact that is the popular name of a distilled alcoholic beverage, but how many newcomers to Southern Arizona know that it…

Hotel Congress Exposed – The Pretty Little Secrets

Our last experience at the hotel had to be in their photobooth complete with my one-eyed sister, Katie rocking her eye patch with all the flare. I can’t wait till I’m in Tucson next to stop by for a horchatta latte…. or maybe even another haunted sleep! – Sandy Joe / The Pretty Little Liars…

Art In The Lobby Presents: Sean Parker

Sean Parker is moving into Hotel Congress, okay he isn’t moving in, but his amazing Tucson Landscape Photography is! Come and talk and learn more about his work during his opening reception Feb. 18 from 6-8pm. This exhibition will run from Feb 17 – Mar 31