Category: Arizona

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 […]

Ritz-Carlton's second project in Arizona

Ritz-Carlton’s second project in Arizona

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teamed up with Arizona-based Cottonwood Properties and Greenbrier Southwest Corporation to open a 250-room Ritz-Carlton resort hotel and spa, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature courses, and a Ritz-Carlton branded residential community in northwest Tucson. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and The Residences at The  Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will […]

Scottsdale AZ video

Scottsdale is home to world-class resorts, golf courses, spas, restaurants and meeting spaces. Celebrities love Scottsdale… see why!

Grand Canyon Skywalk video

A new perspective on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Hidden Meadow Ranch receiving increased media attention

Hidden Meadow Ranch receiving increased media attention

Arizona’s luxury guest ranch, Hidden Meadow Ranch, was ranked the #3 romantic getaway in  the United States  by Sunset Magazine last month, garnering national recognition for its incredible beauty, cuisine and accommodations. In addition, it was also recently featured in the New York Times; it’s perhaps no surprise that it’s receiving national attention as this […]

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opened just a few hours ago.  This horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed  structure juts out 70 feet beyond the canyon rim, offering superb views of the Grand Canyon, not to mention a 4,000-foot drop below. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the first to walk out on to the platform and declared it a “magnificent […]

Spring Spa Rejuvenation Package from the Westward Look Resort, Tucson AZ

Spring Spa Rejuvenation Package from the Westward Look Resort, Tucson AZ

Spring is just around the corner so why not go and relax and enjoy the warm sunshine and the wonders of the Sonoran desert? Rejuvenate with their revitalizing package which includes relaxing spa treatments with all-natural botanicals and the Executive Chef Jamie West’s signature AAA Four Diamond cuisine infused with regional ingredients from the Westward […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

El Portal, Sedona’s luxury hacienda

A video insight into Sedona’s luxury hacienda, El Portal, voted Grand Award Winner in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report in 2004.

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from now through to 24th  February 2007, with select Kimpton Hotels.  Participating hotels are in Alexandria, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle,  Silicon Valley, Vancouver  and Washington DC.

Scottsdale Spas

Destination host Erik Hastings travels to Scottsdale, Arizona to experience a few of the world-famous spas and resorts there.

Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The global spa resource, Spa Finder, has announced its 2006 Readers’ Choice Awards. The crème de la crème of the awards are the six Crystal Award winners, which has one honoree on each continent. And the 6 winners  of these hotly-contested awards are: Africa: Santé Winelands Wellness Centre, Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, South Africa Asia: Chiva-Som, Hua […]

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

A new  InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Arizona’s Paradise Valley is expected in early 2008. Nestled at the foot of Camelback Mountain, this  $250 million development will be InterContinental’s first property in Scottsdale. It will have 292 rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, wedding chapel, boutiques, an espresso bar and a 30,000-square-foot spa created […]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, […]