Situated on 250 picturesque acres at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician is a recreational wonderland for discerning holidaymakers. From championship golf and tennis to pampering spa treatments, from art and garden tours to the simple pleasures of lounging poolside, the opportunities for world-class diversion are endless. Located just nine miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport the resort is close to Scottsdale’s finest shopping and dining venues, and is only a short drive from downtown Phoenix with its historic districts and attractions.
The Phoenician offers guests a choice of 643 spacious accommodations from guestrooms and luxury suites to casitas with private entrances. All of the accommodation have private balconies and are appointed with elegant furnishings, hand-selected artwork and crisp, white duvets and come with 40” LCD TV, mini bar, safe, hair dryer, Ipod Dock, and high speed internet access. Bathrooms are dressed in Italian marble and stocked with plush robes and The Phoenician’s signature, full-size toiletries.
The Phoenician offers a diverse range of dining options, among the nine restaurants is Il Terrazzo, featuring authentic American-Italian cuisine and J&G Steakhouse, featuring the finest cuts of meat and fresh fish. For a more casual experience head to the charming Café and Ice Cream Parlour where you’ll find tempting treats and light meals in a family-friendly atmosphere. For Poolside fare look no further than Oasis and Canyon Grills. For a more traditional experience, relax to the rich temptations of Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Tea Court.
Leisure activities at The Phoenician are boundless; the golf club offers 27 holes of championship play on three, nine-hole par 70 combinations, while the 11-court Tennis Garden is the only resort facility in the Southwest to offer four playing surfaces including a Wimbledon championship grass court, and the revolutionary Rebound Ace surface from Australia. There are seven sparkling swimming pools across the resort and youngsters (and the young at heart) will enjoy the thrill of a 165-foot water slide and the new interactive splash pad, SURGE. Water volleyball, basketball and aerobics are among the many activities on tap for the more active pool enthusiasts.
Other activities available on site include lawn bowling, basketball, croquet, ping-pong and volleyball with lessons available by appointment. Bike rentals (including electrically powered models) are also available, and come with helmet, bottled water and a bike trail map. Guest looking for something more adventurous can choose from a variety of hiking trails on Camelback Mountain.
After a day of activity, guests can chill out and unwind with an array of rejuvenating body treatments at The Centre for Well-Being, The Phoenician’s world-class spa. Fitness routines are easily maintained at the fully equipped fitness centre, offering state-of-the-art training and cardiovascular equipment, personal trainers, and a full range of daily fitness classes from spinning to Pilates.
Family travellers will appreciate the activity-filled Funician’s Kids Club for ages 5-12. The Activity Centre next to the Tennis Garden houses a theatre complete with a 72-inch-wide cinema screen and surround-sound speaker system. The centre also features a 60-inch plasma television and the popular Nintendo Wii game system for kids and teens to enjoy interactive play.
Across the wider Scottsdale area guest have easy access to a vast array of activities including: Hot Air Ballooning, Hiking, Desert 4×4 Hummer Tours, Biking Adventures in the Desert, Desert Horseback riding, Guided Tours, Grand Canyon Tours, Premier Shopping, Native American Life, and other Cultural Activities.
Set against the stunning beauty of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains the 250 acre Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s is a stunning resort with features that include 27-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Tennis and Health Centre, Children’s Lounge, 5 pools, swim-up bar and a 177-foot waterslide. A recent a $35 million resort wide refurbishment has added new levels of luxury to this popular Tuscon destination.
The Westin La Paloma offers guests a good choice of guest rooms and suites all of which come with Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath, Heavenly Rain Forest Showerhead and their own private terrace or patio. Standard room amenities include; RFID card lock, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee, Spa robes, 42” HDTV with Cable, safe, iron and ironing board, mini fridge and refreshment centre and broadband internet and wireless service. Upgrade to La Paloma Suite and enjoy a wood burning fireplace and stunning mountain views from your own private patio, complete with whirlpool spa.
The Westin La Paloma has a delightful array of dining options right on the grounds. Sabino’s the resort’s Pool Bar & Grill serves a tasty selection of fresh lunch and snack options including salads, wraps, hot dogs, burgers, grilled and deli sandwiches, plus a special kids’ menu. Grab an ice cold beer, cocktail or smoothie to accompany your meal. For a more upmarket experience head to Azul where menus features tantalizing entrees and a variety of small plates infused with Southwestern flavours.
There’s no shortage of entertainment at Westin La Paloma. The golf course offers 27-holes of play on three nine hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses with a driving range and putting greens for additional practice. PGA professionals are on hand for serious golfers looking to get their handicaps down. The 10 tennis courts at the resort include 8 lit courts for evening play. With 5 pools, 4 Jacuzzis, and the 177-foot “Slidewinder” waterslide means that there’s plenty of aquatic entertainment on hand.
Family groups will appreciate the Westin kids club where kids can access participate in a wide range of entertaining and educational activities with without their parents. Activities include; scavenger hunts, poolside games, cooking lessons and organised trips to local amusements parks and the zoo.
The recently refurbished fitness centre has separate weight and cardio rooms all with new equipment. The La Paloma Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers a wide range of spa and salon services including body, skincare and facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, makeup artistry, and just for men treatments. The spa also has a whirlpool-spa, steam rooms, saunas and hydrotherapy room.
The Westin La Paloma’s central Tuscon location gives resort guests convenient access to the region’s attractions, recreation, shopping, and entertainment. Complimentary shuttles are available to La Encantada, a luxury shopping and dining destination. Other regional attractions include Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Kitt Peak Observatory, Kartchner’s Caverns, Old Tucson Studios, Biosphere 2, Sabino Canyon and Tombstone. Call now for more details on this amazing trip to Scottsdale & Tucson.