Hotel Information

Rooms are being held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you need to be reached during your stay, the address, and phone and fax numbers are:

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
5401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: 1-480-947-5400
Fax: 1-480-946-1524

Wimba Connect 2009 online hotel registration is closed.

The special Wimba Connect 2009 group rate at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort is $179 USD plus tax and resort fee, per room, per night, based on double or single occupancy. Maximum of four people per room. A credit card is required to cover the cost of your room. This rate applies from March 31, 2009 through April 12, 2009, based on availability.

The Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale hotel, winner of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, offers luxury, resort amenities, and visually stunning Sonoran Desert views on 22 acres of lush, tropical paradise in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This Diamond in the Desert is just minutes from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall (the largest mall in the Southwest), Arizona State University, and the hundreds of shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs, and eateries in historic Old Town Scottsdale.

Helpful Facts about the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
Closest Airport:
Airport Code:
Distance and Direction to Property:
Transportation Costs (One Way):
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
15 miles, South
Taxi - $30.00
Super Shuttle - $15.00 (must call to make reservation)

Guest Accommodations

Each of its well-appointed guestrooms offer Sweet Dreams by Doubletree bedding- a King or two Queen size, plush-top mattresses that are triple-sheeted with luxurious high-thread count linens topped with a down comforter and an abundant supply of jumbo pillows. Amenities include a private balcony or patio, spacious work desk, high-speed internet, three telephones, remote printing, voicemail, On- Command movies, Web-TV, Playstation, iron, ironing board, coffeemaker with complimentary coffee, hairdryer, honor bar, dual marble vanities and complimentary USA Today newspaper.

Features & Highlights

  • Local Dining, Shopping, and Attractions
  • High-Speed Internet Access and Remote Printing Available
  • AAA Four Diamond Award Winner
  • Newly Renovated State of the Art Fitness Center
  • 2004 Meetings and Conventions Gold Key Recipient
  • Wi-Fi Technology in Public Space

Fact #5 learned at Wimba Connect 2008

The University of Southern Mississippi needed to develop a training program to implement Wimba across its campus. It developed tips and tricks such as:
  • Send Intro Letter to Students
  • Hold a live online “Reception”
  • Start Slow
  • Include Technology Requirements in Syllabus
  • Practice!!!
As a result, by using Wimba Classroom to conduct workshops for its faculty at its other campuses, approximately 70 faculty & staff have used Wimba Classroom or been through training.

Wimba Connect 2008 was one of the most important events of the year for online educators. Their collaborative suite of products are just what the doctor ordered to enliven and enrich our online learning spaces. Easy to implement, easy to use and fabulous support--and now they invite us to learn and share together best practices. I LOVE this company!
-Kathrine Bailey, Austin Peay State University