Phoenix, also known as Hoodzo, was established as a city in 1881 and is in the county seat of Maricopa. The Population of Phoenix is close to one million and six hundred thousand residents, making it the largest city in the state of Arizona and the fifth in the United States. Phoenix is ranked number one in the country, in terms of area and population as the capital city of Arizona. Phoenix is situated in the middle of the state and on the Salt River. Phoenix's population is regarded as one of the fastest growing in the country. The Phoenix economy thrives due to the following industries; tourism, leather goods, agricultural products, electronics, air-conditioning, agricultural products, Mining, timbering and Indian arts and crafts. This are a few of the major Organizations that are headquartered in Phoenix; Aztar Corp, Pinnacle West Capital Corp, Avnet, Inc, America West Airlines, Inter-Tel Inc, MicroChip Technology, Inc, Petsmart Inc, Phelps Dodge Corp, Taser International Inc, Mobile Mini Inc, Apollo Group Inc, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp and Swift Transportation Co. Some other companies having offices in Phoenix are; UPS, Boeing, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Qwest Communications, Wal-Mart, Motorola and Cox Communications. Hotels in Phoenix are regarded as some of the most accommodating and friendly in the industry. Here are a few; Hilton Phoenix East, Radisson Resort & Spa, Residence Inn Phoenix, Sheraton Phoenix East, Crowne Plaza Downtown, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Marriott Scottsdale at McDowell Mountain and Hyatt Regency at Civic. The restaurants in phoenix are; Acqua e Sale, Barmouche, Christopher's Fermier Brasserie, Coup Des Tartes, The Farm Kitchen, Gourmet House of Hong Kong, Harris' Restaurant, Mary Elaine's, Lombardi's and RoxSand. Phoenix is one of thirteen metropolitan areas that have four of the major sports franchises based in the city. They are; Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball), Phoenix Coyotes (National Hockey League), Arizona Cardinals (National Football League) and the Phoenix Suns (National Basketball Association). The Other sports franchises are; Phoenix Mercury (Women's National Basketball Association), Arizona Sting (National Lacrosse League) and the Arizona Rattlers (Arena Football League).
Phoenix ranks at number one in term of population and area in the United States in the category of capital cities. The city boasts of one of the fastest thriving hotel industry in the country. Here you have a choice of the best Phoenix hotels. They are; Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale, Renaissance Scottsdale Resort, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Phoenix, Clarendon Hotel and Suites and Pointe South Mountain Resort.