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Arizona's best Halloween party, the annual Haunted Hotel Ball, was founded in 2008 by the hotel’s infamous innkeeper and party host Mr. Franklin Bates. The hotel’s staff had been quietly and mysteriously disappearing until only Franklin and his zombie staff remained. Being a social creature at heart, Franklin craved more human interaction. He missed the liveliness of the hotel and longed for fresh blood to pass through the hotel’s door. So Franklin thought, “what better occasion to liven things up than his favorite holiday, Halloween?”

Mr. Franklin Bates set out to organize the most epic Halloween party anyone had ever experienced. He wanted to make it a night to remember for all and should it be a success, he hoped to do it every year inviting new victims, uh-ehm, guests, to experience the best Halloween costume party in the country. Franklin took great care in booking top DJ talent and making over the hotel from head to toe into a spooky Halloween paradise. The first annual Haunted Hotel Ball was held in Chicago at the W Hotel. The event sold out and was a great success. Soon Franklin had his sights set on expanding the party to other cities. The Haunted Hotel Ball over the next six years would also take place at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Hilton Chicago and Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

This year, however, Franklin has decided to devote his entire attention to the people of Arizona and organize the first-ever Haunted Hotel Ball two-day festival. Why not extend our favorite holiday and make it more than just one night to lose yourself in an evening of fantasy and Halloween fun?

We couldn’t think of a better way to spend your Halloween weekend. We look forward to you being our guest this pivotal year.

We leave you with inspiring word from our dear Mr. Franklin Bates:

“Fun and fear is what we hold dear at the Haunted Hotel Ball this year!

You have been to the nightclub party and the haunted street fest, now it’s time to give those things a rest.

From beautiful zombies to premium drinks, the ball is the best for a night on the brink.

Book a room for the night, as driving is a fright.

In your room you will prep for what the night will become; Costume ready, sexy, scary, fantasy and then some.

A night of costumed debauchery and dancing awaits as you make your way through the Haunted Hotel Ball’s gates.

With your fiendish friends you wander the hall on your way to the Haunted Hotel Ball.

Big time DJs dropping beats in rooms decked with fear and your favorite nightmare.

When it is all over and it’s time for you to get off your feet, your very own peaceful and luxurious room will be quiet a treat.

So don’t delay, book your tickets today!”


"I've been to Haunted Hotel Ball each of the last 5 years. Every year it seems to get better and better. I'll never go to a club or street fest for Halloween again."
- Laura A (Chandler, AZ)