What better way to spend Labor Day than lounging and enjoying a luxe poolside retreat? Mid-century modern desert destinations Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows are celebrating the best of the season with all the essentials and top-notch deals for a long weekend away from the office.
Chill out and cheers over frozen rosé with Frosé Friday specials starting at $8 per glass at the OH Pool. Dance into the weekend with a refreshing cocktail in hand as the DJ spins beats poolside on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. While you’re at it, be sure to soak up all that the long weekend has to offer with Recovery Sunday festivities from a build-your-own bloody mary bar at ZuZu to Bottles + Bites featuring a bottle of wine and two chef-crafted plates for $35. Care to add a little rest and relaxation to the mix? Indulge your summer senses with the Monsoon Massage + Exfoliation at VH Spa, a 90-minute massage and exfoliation treatment that incorporates a gentle sage misting, on special for $145. Stay, play and take advantage of a great deal with the Stay2Play Package, which includes an arrival amenity, welcome drinks, parking, $20 in nightly resort credit, and a room upgrade upon arrival (based on availability). A guest room, cabana or daybed reservation is required for pool admittance on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations for ZuZu, VH Spa, poolside cabanas, and rooms can be made at 480.376.2600. Hotel Valley Ho is located at 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale.
Slip into a cool poolside cabana retreat at The Citizens Club with weekend cabana specials featuring a bottle of rosé or six-pack of beer, a fresh fruit platter or bottled waters. Treat your palate to a trip around the world by experiencing a special global menu of rosés, from the hills of Napa to the vineyards of France and Italy. Clink Champagne glasses over Veuve Clicquot happy hour at the pool every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and kick-off the weekend in style with a Champagne sabering experience on Friday on the Hearth ’61 patio at 5:30 p.m. Staycate for a sweet deal and take advantage of the Arizona Fee-Free Staycation, where residents can enjoy a fee-free stay starting at $119. Feel like hitting the greens during your stay? Tee-off on The Short Course and enjoy a Round and Round including golf and two glasses of wine or beer for $44. A guestroom or cabana reservation is required for pool admittance. Mountain Shadows is located at 5445 E. Lincoln, Dr. in Paradise Valley and reservations can be made by calling 480.624.5400.
Looking for fun things to do while luxuriating in the desert? Gain a little musical knowledge by visiting the Musical Instrument Museum, catch up on the latest contemporary art exhibitions at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA) or soak up some underwater sea life at OdySea Aquarium.