About Us

A Scenic Hotel in Glendale, AZ

Located in Glendale, Arizona, just 25 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Thunderbird Executive Inn and Conference Center offers attractive and comfortable accommodations, close proximity to major sports venues and other popular attractions, leisure and recreational amenities including an outdoor pool, a casual pub, and a quiet and secluded environment.

Our hotel is located on the scenic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management. The graduate school was built on the site of Thunderbird Field, an historic airbase where American, Canadian, British, and Chinese pilots trained during World War II. Several landmark buildings, including the airfield control tower and airplane hangars, can still be seen on the modern campus.

Thunderbird School was founded by Lt General Barton Kyle Yount, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Air Training Command, who recognized a growing demand for international executive talent and envisioned a business school that would focus on international management. On April 8, 1946, Yount’s dream was realized when the school received its charter, and he became its first president.

Today, Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Unit of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise is the world leader in international business education. Thunderbird’s cutting-edge curriculum draws the brightest globally minded students from cultures throughout the world, and has graduated more than 38,000 students who live and work in more than 140 countries. The school’s unique global focus is based on the principle that to do business on a universal scale, executives need to understand much more than trade and industry. They must also identify with the customs of other countries and be able to communicate in different cultures.

Each of our 134 contemporary guest rooms are filled with perks to help you relax and recharge - from a mini refrigerator and a coffee maker to deluxe down comforters on every bed. Book your next visit to Glendale with us today!