The Arizona Desert may not sound like a place for vacation, but it is now one of the top destinations for travelers. The state of Arizona is geographically diverse, with hot, dry areas to the south and mountains, forests, and canyons in the cooler north.
Arizona also has several national parks, including the Grand Canyon Park with the mile-deep, 277 river-miles-long canyons, attracting visitors worldwide. Additionally, the Wild West legendary city of Tombstone and the Devil’s Bridge in the Sedona Desert are other great reasons to visit.
Furthermore, the most famous desert area is the ecologically important Sonoran Desert. It contains several significant towns/cities and prime tourist centers like Phoenix and Scottsdale. Moreover, great food and mild weather add to the attractions of this US state.
Below are five top-class hotels in Arizona that are trending at the moment.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Scottsdale is an urban oasis community in the Sonoran Desert. It’s also notable for high-end hotels, top-notch dining, and first-rate golfing facilities.
The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort and part of the Hyatt global chain of luxury boutique accommodations. 201 bungalows, golfing casitas, and deluxe villas sprawl delightfully in 23 acres of desert scenery under the picturesque granite and sandstone Camelback Mountain.
Sleek and mid-century in design, the resort features colorful local art and cultural themes throughout. Amenities include The Turquoise Pool with a health bar, pool deck, padded sun loungers, and swish cabanas. Moreover, a serene Palo Verde Spa offers luxury face and body treatments using natural botanical Sonoran Desert products and a 24/7 fully-equipped fitness center.
Accommodation is spread out over the complex in private sanctuaries of increasing luxury. Locally sourced ingredients also form the basis of inspired and innovative fun menus. Not to mention crafted cocktails in the Weft and Warp bar, plus a poolside bar that offers tasty snacks and drinks all day.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa also has plenty of event space for all private meetings and celebrations.
Enchantment Resort Sedona
Sedona is in the red rock country of the Coconino National Park. Enchantment is an upscale resort set on 70 acres at the foot of the spectacular Boynton Canyon. It has beautiful scenery made for hiking, biking, painting, and stargazing. Golfers staying at the resort can also tee-off at an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf championship course at the Seven Canyons Golf Club nearby.
Moreover, the 218 rooms, suites, and casitas have been recently revamped in southwestern style. All accommodations have deep comfortable beds, sofas, and a furnished private deck. Some even have a patio area with a magnificent canyon and red rock mountain views. Other in-room amenities include Wi-Fi, coffee makers, flat-screen TV, and mini-bars.
Furthermore, suites and larger rooms add kitchens, private plunge pools, ultra-plush seating, fireplaces, and dining areas. Spacious, luxurious bathrooms feature showers and tubs, double vanities, courtesy bath toiletries, robes, and slippers. The spiritual beliefs of the Native American population inspire the luxurious treatments in the spa suites to benefit mind, body, and spirit.
The Cardio Studio offers top techno exercise equipment and fitness lessons. There is also an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts, kid’s activity club, and pets allowed policy. Besides, there is award-winning American cuisine using local seasonal natural ingredients.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Tucson is an area with abundant all-year-round sunshine. It is within the Sonoran Desert, famed for its Saguaro cacti, wildlife, and magnificent scenery. The award-winning Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, dedicated to creating overall wellness/balance, sit there. It rests in 400 acres of ruggedly beautiful land at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The range of treatments and therapies plus mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing programs seem endless. There are also three pools and a comprehensive fitness center. Accommodation comprises 118 extraordinarily spacious and luxurious rooms, suites, casita retreats, and villas that provide every facility for complete comfort and relaxation.
Moreover, plush beds/bedding, Native American art, delicate fabrics, and expensive bathrooms with huge rainfall showers, tubs, and stone vanities augment the deluxe in-room amenities. Besides, suites add character wooden beams, extra living space, private pools, Jacuzzis, and terraces. Gourmet health-giving cuisine completes the picture.
Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain
A secluded and sublime 5-star hotel complex in the Sonoran Desert and one of the Ritz Carlton brands of global luxury resorts. Ringed by the magnificent Tortolita Mountain Range, Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain offers opulent accommodation. There are also top-notch facilities/services within a peaceful desert location among the famous Saguaro cacti.
Amenities include three swimming pools, one with a water chute, and a world-class full-service spa. Additionally, there is a fitness center plus a Ritz-Kids club, and pets welcome policy. Guests can also enjoy guided desert tours, hike, play tennis, or practice on the three great championship golfing facilities nearby.
Dining options abound for all tastes and occasions, from gourmet cuisine to tasty poolside snacks and craft cocktails. Accommodation covers 253 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites spread across the complex.
Furthermore, décor is the southwestern style featuring a lot of leather and local mesquite wood. Room amenities include Wi-Fi, TV and entertainment systems, and Nespresso coffee machines. There are also deep soft downy beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, and viewing balconies.
Besides, substantial marble bathrooms have generous-sized showers and tubs. Plus, there are complimentary Asprey toiletries, robes, and slippers.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Built as a private residence in 1929, this living landmark resort in Scottsdale near Camelback Mountain is a genuine ‘manor of taste.’ The grand Spanish Colonial style architecture, adorned with fine art and period furnishings, blends romance and sophistication with rustic charm in a desert oasis setting.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa has been updated to offer every modern amenity while preserving its historic beauty. 119 elegant rooms and lavishly appointed villas provide stunning views from private balconies or patios.
All accommodations have a raft of modern amenities and luxury bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep tubs. Moreover, several dining options include upscale Mediterranean menus based on the farm-to-table principle of using local seasonal fresh produce.
Additionally, there are deluxe spa therapies and fitness facilities, an outdoor pool, and gardens. Also, pretty courtyards and terraces add to the many benefits of this opulent resort.
For visitors to Arizona who want to experience a short stay at these luxury accommodations, the resorts often feature several offers and promotions. Phoenix and Tucson International Airports are the best flight options.
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