Spring-forward to the desert oasis of Arizona shining bright with properties from Scottsdale to Sedona offering new packages & programming. Travelers chasing the sunlight in the destination can experience sleep packages, Instagram-worthy milkshakes, pickleball, guided hikes and much more!
Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
A desert icon, Mountain Shadows marks the spot for a perfect spring escape almost too good to dream up. Speaking of dreams, the resort is celebrating National Sleep Awareness Month with a Moon & Stars Sleep Package offering a silk stars eye mask, stardust pillow mist, sleep journal and golden moon milky (priced at $155). Once awake from a good night’s sleep, begin the morning with an artistic lens at The Gallery which rotates museum-quality exhibitions from local artists every two months. Explore “The Abstract Athlete” on display through March 31 featuring artists represented by The Abstract Athlete, an organization that showcases artists who are former and star athletes and military veterans. From April 13-May 31, check out the "Heart of Stone'' exhibit by Phoenix artists, Lena Klett and Christy Wittmer, who will present their singular visions and a collaborative installation reflecting their combined interests in themes of impermanence, architecture and nature. By the power of (delicious!) vegan and plant-based meals, the resort’s signature restaurant, Hearth ’61, serves up a Vegan Harvest Tasting Menu (Friday-Sunday) for a spring-forward four-course meal. Designed by Chef de Cuisine Alfred Muro, the menu includes Celeriac Salad dressed with agrodolce vinaigrette; Parsnip Confit as a health-conscious mix of curry chickpea, Granny Smith apple and fennel; Roasted Portobello Mushroom with eggplant couscous, asparagus, toasted pine nut and romesco; and Strawberry Lemon Tart. Roll into The Living Room for a good read and special iced coffee with the Library Coffee Cart!
Spring Starting Rate: $499/night
Hotel Valley Ho | Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale’s chicest hideaway is the place to marvel in sunshine and colorful enhancements this Spring. Indulge in a spring-forward and caffeinated spa treatment at VH Spa like the Café Au Lait Facial or Coffee CBD Scrub + Massage. Continue the pampering party with the Bubbles & No Sleep Troubles Package celebrating National Sleep Awareness Month with a cozy bundle of a flamingo eye mask, Sleep, Plz. Wellness Patch, aromatherapy rollerball, sleep meditation book, and a LUSH Sleepy Bubble Bar (priced at $155). Cap off the evening with dinner at ZuZu and an unforgettable. “Show Stopper Shake.” ZuZu creates over-the-top shakes with house-made ingredients each month and for March, it’s Holy Cannoli inspired by The Godfather’s 50th anniversary! The chocolate cannoli filling milkshake base is topped with a chocolate cannoli, chocolate horse head, strawberry sauce, a fondant rose, milk chocolate cigar, chocolate casino coins, biscotti crumble + whipped cream. And in April, the Easter Bunny Shake will blossom as a vanilla pretzel marshmallow milkshake topped with a pretzel marshmallow nest, Peep birds and bunnies, Easter jelly beans, chocolate eggs, white chocolate milk crumb, whipped cream, and coconut “grass.”
Spring Starting Rate: $469/night
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (pictured)
Enjoy a peaceful desert setting, private grounds for hiking and meditation and more at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, located in affluent Paradise Valley surrounded by views of the Sonoran Desert, with the resort’s Distanced in the Desert Package, featuring a private, spacious casita-style room with your own HVAC system, mobile key for contactless entry and a $100 resort credit. Furry four-legged pups are welcome, too, with no pet fee!
Escape to serenity at The Spa at Camelback Inn and invigorate yourself this spring with the following spa treatments, available from March 1 to May 31 (*reserve both services and receive a complimentary spa gift and 15% spa retail or skincare purchases the day of your treatment):
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Indulge in all things luxury, recreation and rejuvenation this spring at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, set on 316 acres of sweeping Sonoran Desert. Spring savings are in bloom – relax and elevate your spring travel with a complimentary room upgrade or discounted suite (based on availability) with the resort’s Countdown to Spring Break Package, or save up to 15% on three nights or more with the Fun in the Sun Package. Guests can also pickleball in paradise on the resort’s 17 new pickleball courts, including a center court for tournament play, with the Pickleball Package, complete with $50 daily resort credit, unlimited pickleball with a complimentary paddle rental and a 6-day supply of Pickleball Cocktail by Jigsaw Health to keep you hydrated.
Enchantment Resort, Sedona
With access to more than 400 miles of scenic and iconic hiking and biking trails, Enchantment Resort serves as the ideal base camp for exploration and uncovering trails throughout the destination’s soaring sandstone cliffs. Inside the Trail House, expert guides help families uncover which nearby trails are ideal for them based on skill level, terrain, scenery and elevation gains for guided hiking and mountain biking excursions. Additionally, the property is home to a variety of on-site activities ideal for all ages, including pickleball and tennis, Camp Coyote kids club and spa experiences for mom and dad’s much needed downtime. Spanning 70 acres, families can stay in spacious accommodations such as the Hacienda Suite that caters to groups of up to ten people, and comes complete with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, a private deck, oversized living room and full kitchen.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa is one of the destination’s most treasured resorts and so much to offer travelers experiencing the destination this season. Highlights include: