Hassayampa Inn Welcomes Michael Kouvelas
“We are pleased to welcome Michael Kouvelas as Hassayampa Inn’s new leader,” said Jennifer Kimball, Chairwoman of the Board of Corporación de La Fonda—the parent company of the Hassayampa Inn. “We are confident that Michael’s strong drive, energy, and fresh perspective will cultivate a unified team at the Inn. His seasoned professionalism and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly have a positive impact.”
Hassayampa Hotel History
The Hassayampa Inn has a history as colorful as its name, rooted in the 19th-century panorama of the Wild West. Apache for “the river that loses itself,” the Hassayampa River north of Prescott mysteriously sinks beneath the surface along its 100-mile journey. Likewise, the hotel built in 1927 was conceived as a retreat, where travelers would emerge refreshed and renewed.
Set in a stunning high valley ringed by mountains, Prescott has always been a magnet for artists and culture-seekers escaping the heat of the Arizona desert. And since the opening of the elegant Elks Opera House in 1905, Prescott has also understood the importance of the arts to a vacation retreat serving urban sophisticates and Hollywood stars.
Surrounded by mountains and lakes, and comfortably mild year-round thanks to its mile-high elevation, the town of Prescott, Arizona, naturally draws outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. The oasis-like town itself is threaded with trails that connect to the surrounding national forest, and three lakes for fishing and boating are within the city limits.
Arizona’s Christmas Town
Its storybook setting makes Prescott, Arizona a magical destination anytime of year. But the city really rocks the glitter come December, showing the entire world what it means to really celebrate. So fantastically imaginative are the decorations and events around Christmastime that Gov. Rose Perico Mofford in December 1989 declared Prescott “Arizona’s Christmas City.”