Mr. Johnson created and built the El Conquistador Resort located in Oro Valley, Arizona and which opened in 1982.  It was built as a Sheraton and was given the honor of being named "The Best New Hotel".  It is now a Hilton Resort and has received the AAA Four Diamond award for 38 consecutive years.  The Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the world-renowned and only global rating system for luxury hotels recently gave the El Conquistador a STAR Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel award was also chosen as one of the Top 52 Hilton Hotels in the World.

Located on 500 acres of serene, colorful high Sonoran Desert terrain in the foothills of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, The El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers a magnificent setting, minutes from the city's renowned entertainment.

  • Amenities include five swimming pools, three championship golf courses, large tennis complex, hiking and biking trails, kids club and wellness center.
  • With more than 100,000 square feet of exceptional and versatile indoor and outdoor function space, it offers more meeting and event options than anywhere else in southern Arizona.