Category: Arizona

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa […]

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, Arizona

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa lies just south of Tucson and is home to some of the best of Arizona’s lush green spaces and serene deserts. The resort houses a cutting edge golf course complete with 27 holes and it boasts the claim to fame that “Tin Cup” was filmed there. The first-class spa is […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume – are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Helicopter collides with vulture

Helicopter collides with vulture

Spare a thought for the helicopter pilot who this week had a collision with a vulture.  At the time of the incident, the medical helicopter was just two miles from Nogales airport in Arizona.  The pilot managed to land the helicopter and he and his passengers survived the incident without injury. Spare a thought also […]

New opening: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

New opening: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Yesterday marked the highly-anticipated opening of Southern Arizona’s newest luxury property, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Situated northwest of Tucson, in the scenic town of Marana, the picturesque 250-room resort is spread out over 850 acres of lush Sonoran Desert in the Tortolita Foothills. The resort is offering introductory rates starting from $259.

Multiple openings for aloft in October

Multiple openings for aloft in October

aloft is gaining momentum this month with plans to open one hotel each week in North America – double the pace of previous months. The surge in aloft openings is helping move Starwood Hotels & Resorts closer to its goal of opening its 1,000th hotel or resort worldwide. Offering high style at a steal, aloft […]

Enjoy Arizona’s natural wonders

The Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona, is having a special travel package which allows guests to enjoy two natural wonders of Arizona – Sedona Red Rocks and The Grand Canyon –   for the price of one. The Amara Grand Canyon Adventure package includes two nights’ accommodations, breakfast for two each morning at […]

The Authentic Remedy from Miraval Arizona

Miraval Arizona, located on 400 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, offers the luxury, relaxation and intimate environment one would expect from Arizona’s premier destination spa and resort. “Life in Balance” is Miraval Arizona’s simple but powerful mission.     It’s rooted in the belief that when our physical, emotional and   […]

New 'Explorers Camp' for kids from Fairmont Scottsdale and National Geographic

New ‘Explorers Camp’ for kids from Fairmont Scottsdale and National Geographic

Navigating a GPS to discover desert creatures, going on a photo safari or meeting real-life explorers, the Fairmont Scottsdale is making this summer an adventure. The luxury resort in Arizona is partnering with National Geographic for the first National Geographic Explorers Camp, exclusively for its overnight guests. From 22nd May to 7th September 2009, the […]

El Tovar's restaurant overlooking the Grand Canyon

El Tovar’s restaurant overlooking the Grand Canyon

Set close to the edge of the Grand Canyon’s southern rim, the El Tovar Hotel has a restaurant where the views are to die for. Here, Southwestern flavours prevail throughout the menu, whether it be buffalo carpaccio on roasted crostini or wild Alaskan salmon tostada with a tequila vinaigrette. The best tables go quickly on […]

Another $99 offer, this time in Arizona

Another $99 offer, this time in Arizona

Whether this is a sign of tough times ahead for the luxury travel industry, I don’t know, but there’s been a glut of $99 offers lately.   The latest I’ve noticed comes courtesy of The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.   Stay a little longer and you can even also earn […]

Agave The Arizona Spa, Westin Kierland Resort

Enjoy a relaxing day at Agave The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale Arizona.

Winter Sale from Westward Look Resort, Tucson

Winter Sale from Westward Look Resort, Tucson

The snow can’t find you at Westward Look Resort. Go to the desert to take advantage of their Winter Sale.   Winter doesn’t have to be associated with cold weather and slippery roads.  In Tucson, they’re basking in mid 60 degree Celsius temperatures and soaking up the surrounding serenity. After nearly two months of home […]

2007 Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of […]

The most romantic and creative places to propose

The most romantic and creative places to propose

Apparently one of the latest trends in travel is the ‘proposal vacation’ which, as its name suggests, is when you go on a trip with the sole purpose of popping the question. MoonRings, Inc. believe they have identified the ten most romantic and creative places. “Choosing a location is not always as easy as it […]