Arizona is the perfect destination for a holiday that celebrates the finer things in life. With superb luxury accommodation that combines the finest of dining and great activities with the best of stays, the following resorts are the perfect spot for a luxurious Arizona getaway.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Soak up the sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains from this boutique resort just outside Tucson which has long been a favourite with stars of the silver screen. With less than 60 guest rooms, you’ll enjoy personal service surrounded by the resort’s historic buildings and rustic yet luxe décor. Soak up the sun on a lounger beside the infinity pool or book a bespoke tour and explore some of the many attractions nearby. Highlights include the Tucson Museum of Art, Pima Air & Space Museum and hiking at Finger Rock Canyon. If you love art but would prefer not to leave your luxurious accommodation, you’ll find more than 100 unique pieces spread throughout the resort. When it’s time for dinner, the contemporary American dishes at The Grill restaurant are superb and rivalled only by the incredible view and award winning wine list.
The Phoenician in Scottsdale has more than 500 rooms but if you’re wanting a truly luxurious stay, it’s impossible to go past the resort’s 60 room hotel-within-a-hotel known as The Canyon Suites. Accommodation comes with luxurious extras such as a fully furnished private terrace with a large daybed, access to the private Canyon Suites infinity pool surrounded by glamorous cabanas and an elegant complimentary breakfast that’s only available to Canyon Suites guests. If you can tear yourself away from your spacious guest room, a stroll through the hotel’s two-acre cactus garden, hiking at Camelback Mountain and a treatment at The Phoenician Spa shouldn’t be missed. If you would prefer not to walk – this is a luxury getaway after all – a golf cart tour around the golf course is a convenient way to see the area’s local flora and fauna, majestic views, and diverse wildlife.
Castle Hot Springs
Immerse into an oasis where luxurious accommodations and exceptional culinary offerings are designed to provide guests the opportunity to emerge as their best selves. Historically significant this property was a prominent destination throughout the early 20th century serving, as the first territorial capital of Arizona, at times as a recuperative wellness sanctuary and as a favored retreat for affluent families and U.S. Presidents. Castle Hot Springs resort includes a thriving farm that provides a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for our restaurant and a curated selection of activities including yoga and horseback riding plus select daily offerings. Groups and social programs enjoy a beautiful indoor and outdoor event space. This unique property delivers wellness, romance, adventure, and unparalleled service in the Sonoran landscape. Located about an hour north of Phoenix at the base of the Bradshaw Mountains.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
If you want a luxurious stay with a dash of adventure, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is for you. Generously sized guestrooms housed in adobe casitas are reason enough to book a stay but it’s the additional facilities like a bi-level pool, excellent in-house dining and locally-inspired spa treatments which take this resort from good to great. Take a complimentary shuttle to one (or both) of the world-class golf courses nearby or sign up for the adventurous wine tour that is only available to Four Seasons guests and includes an aerial tour of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, a guided bike tour to Page Springs Cellars vineyards and winery and a nature walk in Red Rock State Park. When it comes to dining, you’re spoiled for choice with multiple restaurants including Talavera, the resort’s Spanish steakhouse, which serves traditional cuisine with a modern twist.