Category: Arizona

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,
Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!

Billed as Arizona’s premier culinary event, Phoenix Cooks! will showcase unique restaurants, world class resorts and nationally recognised chefs.   There is a reception this evening but the main event – a five-course extravaganza for $95 per person – begins tomorrow. If you want to really go to town, opt for the Arizona Biltmore‘s Phoenix
Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine opens in Tucson, Arizona

Stogie & Vine is a new wine and cigar bar that has been opened in Tucson,  Arizona by Camerone and Jeffrey Parker. Embracing a stylish and contemporary vibe, the bar has its own  1,000-bottle wine cellar and a 2,000 square foot lounge from which to enjoy the merchandise.   Facilities such as wireless internet, fax
AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Arizona

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Arizona

There were five lodging providers in Arizona that achieved top, Five Diamond  honours from  the AAA’s latest inspection. They were: The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa – Carefree The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Camelback Inn – Scottsdale The Phoenician – Scottsdale
Discounted rates at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door ® Spa in Arizona

Discounted rates at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door ® Spa in Arizona

The serenity of the Sonoran desert takes centre-stage at this Southwestern resort that gets its name from the 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations dotting the landscape. Whether you’re a golfer, rock climber, tennis player, hiker or into spending all day at the famous Golden Door Spa, The Boulders caters to your inner child and allows you
Paws and Spa Package at L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Paws and Spa Package at L'Auberge de Sedona, Arizona

Arizona’s L’Auberge de Sedona has taken guest pampering to the next level by opening its doors to guests’ dogs. Its Paws and Spa Package is  a luxury getaway that includes treats for both owner and pet. The package includes accommodation in one of the four-star resort’s Garden Side Cottages, a one hour massage for two
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a spectacular boutique hideaway with dramatic views of Paradise Valley. Arguably Phoenix’s hottest spa, The Sanctuary is an intimate retreat presenting Asian-inspired treatments, a relaxing meditation garden and stunning infinity pool. A renowned restaurant and bar complete the commitment to relaxation and rejuvenation.
Swing Into Summer at the Omni Tucscon National Golf Resort & Spa

Swing Into Summer at the Omni Tucscon National Golf Resort & Spa

The Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa is celebrating summer with three exciting travel packages — from spending an evening admiring the stars, to learning about Southwestern wildlife, to experiencing a luxurious spa treatment — that help guests get the most out of their vacations. The resort’s location at more than 2,300 feet of
Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Caleo Resort & Spa is the latest addition  to the Kimpton Hotels collection. Located minutes from Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona,  the Caleo offers guests style and tranquillity whether poolside or at the resort’s lovely Jurlique Spa.  They are currently running an  exclusive offer which includes complimentary wireless internet access, evening wine reception, and 15% off
New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

The Caleo Resort & Spa, recently acquired by Kimpton Hotels, has just opened Jurlique Spa, a distinctly organic, nature-based experience using Jurlique products, that is available to guests on a priority basis as well as the public, subject to availability. Try ‘The Travelers Tonic Bath’ which  is designed to encourage circulation and stimulate the mind
Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida
The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions,
Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York