The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Photo taken in Tucson, Ariz., Friday Nov. 9, 2007
Despite nationwide gains of 8.2 percent per room, Tucson’s hospitality industry has seen a 2.2 percent increase in 2014. But luxury resorts like JW Marriott Starr Pass, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., have been faring much better.
Arizona forward D.J. Shumpert defends against forward Jordan Hill during the Red-Blue Game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2008.
Arizona guard Garland Judkins shoots over forward Fendi Onobun during the Red-Blue Game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2008.
Arizona guard Garland Judkins is covered by forward Fendi Onobun during the Red-Blue Game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2008.
Arizona forward Jordan Hill shoots around forward D.J. Shumpert during the Red-Blue Game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2008.
Tucson Sidewinders manager Chip Hale blows a bubble while coaching third base against the Portland Beavers at Tucson Electric Park in 2005.
Arizona linebacker Vuna Tuihalamaka, bottom left, gets help from safety Joe Perkins, center, and cornerback Robert Golden while tackling California's D.J. Holt Oct. 18, 2008.
Arizona wide receiver Mike Thomas is brought down by New Mexico linebacker Carmen Messina in front of Frankie Solomon as Arizona cornerback Robert Golden gets airborne on Sept. 13, 2008.
Arizona linebacker R.J. Young (51) and cornerback Robert Golden (1) take down Northern Arizona wide receiver Conrad Meadows on Sept. 12, 2009.
Arizona takes the field beneath cloudy skies at the start of their game against New Mexico on April 14, 2009. *Please note: This photo does not show Pat O'Brien or Gage O'Brien. The Star currently does not have photos of either in its archives.
Arizona head coach Lute Olson reacts to a foul against the Wildcats during the second half at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2006.
This vegan dinner prepared by Alec Laughlin (cq ALEC LAUGHLIN) consists of of curried lentils with butternut squash and yams, basmati rice with smoked paprika, roasted Brussels sprouts, and an avocado kale salad with apples. Photo taken at his guest house in Tucson, Ariz., on Friday April 22…
A full-face American flag in celebration of Labor Day.
Arizona fans cheer from the Zona Zoo student section in the first quarter of the Arizona Wildcats' home opener against the Citadel Bulldogs at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2010.
Robert Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel, watches as a modern commercial for Barbie plays on a screen behind him while he presents during the Global Retailing Conference at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., April 12, 2007.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger is fouled as he drives between Stanford forward Brook Lopez and forward Taj Finger Mar. 13, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger, center, and guard Kyle Fogg bump chests Jan. 10, 2009.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger shoots over West Virginia forward Joe Alexander Mar. 20, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger fights UNLV center Joel Anthony for a defensive rebound Nov. 28, 2006.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger hangs his head on the bench in front of guard Nic Wise Mar. 27, 2009.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger fights North Carolina forward Reyshawn Terry for a rebound Jan. 27, 2007.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger shoots under pressure Feb. 23, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger and guard Jerryd Bayless congratulate each other Feb. 23, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger and Washington forward Jon Brockman chase down a loose ball Jan. 4, 2007. Arizona won 96-87.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger comes up with a rebound against Washington Feb. 3, 2007.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger goes over Arizona State center Eric Boateng as Arizona forward Jordan Hill looks on Jan. 9, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger shoots over Oregon guard Bryce Taylor Mar. 8, 2007.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger celebrates a three-pointer against Stanford March 7, 2009.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger is covered by Texas A&M guard Derrick Roland Dec. 5, 2008.
Arizona forward Chase Budinger is fouled by Texas A&M forward/center Chinemelu Elonu Dec. 5, 2008.
Kristy Putman and Mike Iqbal laugh over beers at No Anchovies, 870 E. University, in 2005.
The U.S.-Mexico border wall stretches across the landscape east of Nogales, Ariz., on July 19, 2011.
Arizona quarterback Matt Scott gains some yardage on a quarterback sneak as he is taken down by Northern Arizona defensive back Brian Hunter Sept. 12, 2009.
Salpointe Catholic's Mitch McDaniels returns the ball during the boys 5A-I regional tennis tournament championships at Tucson Racquet Club in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday Apr. 15, 2009.
All-Star Blake Martinez - CDO's Blake Martinez, left, and Carson Martin, right, stop Cienega running back Willie Willis in the third quarter during the Class 4A-1 state semifinal game at Tucson High School, Friday Nov. 26, 2010 .
All-Star Willie Willis - Cienega running back Willie Willis slips away from CDO's Mikel Canoza in the third quarter during the Class 4A-1 state semifinal game at Tucson High School, Nov. 26, 2010.
Tucson's D'Andre Williams scores a touchdown against Sunnyside in the fourth quarter at Tucson High School on Oct. 15, 2010
An old military airplane rests in the airplane graveyard at sunset in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2005.
Old military airplanes rest in the airplane graveyard at sunset in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2005.
Tails of old military airplanes jut out from the horizon at sunset in the airplane graveyard in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2005.
The top of a Saguaro cactus is framed by colored clouds at sunset in Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2007.
The sun sets over downtown on the longest day of the year as seen from the La Placita parking garage in Tucson, Ariz., June 20, 2005.
Arizona pitcher Alicia Hollowell throws to Crystal Farley for an out at first in the eighth inning of the NCAA Women's College World Series at Don E. Porter Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 4, 2005.
Santa Rita head coach Jeff Scurran celebrates with his team after defeating Palo Verde in the 4A Gila Region championship game at Santa Rita High School in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2007.
Arizona's Danielle Steinberg returns the ball against Northern Arizona during the first matches of the season at Robson Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 19, 2008.
Families take in the lights during the first night of the annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson in 2010.
Garden of Gethsemane Statuary and Park.
Sabino head coach Jay Campos gets a cooler of ice water dumped on him by Max Baumann as the Saber Cats beat Scottsdale Chaparral in the Class 4A-I state semifinals at Tucson High School in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2006.
Salpointe Catholic and UA grad Jesse Mermuys, 34, the Raptors’ top assistant, is coaching Toronto in the NBA Summer League.