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Hermosa inn wins USA Today Reader’s Choice Award

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August 14, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

After four weeks of voting, the luxury boutique resort The Hermosa Inn won the title of Best Romantic Boutique Hotel in 10Best’s Reader’s Choice Awards sponsored by USA TODAY. The 34-­‐casita historic property beat out nineteen other boutique resorts across the nation and was the only Arizona resort nominated. Nominees were chosen by a panel… Read More →

Wave goodbye to summer at Fairmont’s ‘S.S. Princess’

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August 4, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Landlocked for Labor Day? As the last days of summer sail into the sunset, stay-cationers can say bon voyage on the S.S. Princess, a.k.a. the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The resort’s 5th Annual Labor Day Dream-cation sets sail September 4–7, 2015, with South Seas cruise ship themed activities, limbo contests on the lido deck, fire dancers… Read More →

Talking Stick offers chair massages in poker room

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Poker players can relax while playing Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud at Talking Stick Resort. The Scottsdale, Arizona casino-resort has added seated chair massages to the menu of amenities available in The ARENA Poker Room, which also includes round-the-clock food and beverage offerings. Licensed massage therapists from The Spa at Talking Stick… Read More →

Royal Palms introduces ‘Babymoon’ package

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Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is introducing a new package – Babymoon Bliss – for expecting parents-to-be to take a well-deserved vacation before baby arrives. Babymoons, a pre-baby getaway, have gained in popularity as expectant parents seek out a stress-free, romantic trip before the sleeplessness nights begin. Couples in need of a… Read More →

Sanctuary will host Satori Meditation Retreat

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Back by popular demand, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain will host its second Satori Meditation Retreat Oct. 4-7, 2015. Led by master meditation instructor Sarah McLean, who has directed programs for Deepak Chopra and Byron Katie, among other notable figures, the exclusive retreat will rejuvenate, inspire, and guide guests to a peaceful and more fulfilling life. The… Read More →

Wine Spectator honors Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is celebrating new recognition by Wine Spectator magazine, as the publication has awarded its prestigious 2015 Best Award of Excellence to CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar. Receiving the award for the second year in a row, CORE is among only 13 Arizona establishments to be so honored. “We are truly grateful… Read More →

Snow and ‘Frozen’ cool things off at CityScape

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It may be hot in the Valley but things are cooling way down in the heart of downtown Phoenix during Cool Summer Nights at CityScape with snow, a snow slide, movies and more! As a part of Summer in the City from CityScape, Cool Summer Nights will offer guests two opportunities to gather in Patriots Park to watch a… Read More →

Sedona and Northern Arizona serve up wine trails

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Arizona’s wine history goes back for hundreds of years – all the way to the Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century who planted grape vines to make wine for their ceremonies.  Much more recently, Arizona has gained recognition from wine experts for how its high desert climate, similar to that of California, can produce grapes… Read More →

Shula’s Steak House earns Wine Spectator award

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For the fourth consecutive year, Shula’s Steak House located inside Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino has been honored by Wine Spectator Magazine with their Award of Excellence.  The 2015 Restaurant Wine List Award winners span all 51 states in addition to international restaurants. This year, 2,563 restaurants earned the Award of Excellence. These winners… Read More →

Four Points picks up Arizona comedy troupe for show run

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The Four Points Sheraton (I-10 and Elliot) has partnered with Arizona’s Best Bet for Comedy, The Improvisors, for two weekend stints of improv comedy shows Friday and Saturday July 24 & 25 at 8:00 p.m. as well as Friday and Saturday August 14 & 15. There is a full dinner and bar menu available, doors… Read More →

Wigwam launches Cardinals training camp deal

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With football season right around the corner, The Wigwam will be offering exclusive rates during the Arizona Cardinals Training Camp from July 31 – August 30. As the closest resort to the stadium, The Wigwam is an ideal location for fans to attend open practice sessions. Discounted rates will begin at $89 plus tax for Monday –… Read More →

Flagstaff banks on Valley residents trying to beat heat

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Compared to the Valley’s 100-plus degree days and stifling summer nights, Northern Arizona is an oasis of mild weather and cool temperatures. It’s no surprise that Flagstaff, the hub of the high country, is a popular tourist destination for Phoenicians in the hot summer months. Indeed, 40 percent of Flagstaff’s annual visitors are traveling from… Read More →

Boulders announces multi-million dollar renovations

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The Boulders Resort & Spa has begun a significant renovation project with plans for completion by December 2015. Nestled in the lush high Sonoran Desert, this luxury hideaway is world-renowned for its dramatic and innovative architecture that blends seamlessly with the surrounding ancient rock formations. Now, a multi-million dollar restoration revives the luster of this… Read More →

Scottsdale resorts offer hot discounts that beat the heat

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When you envision Scottsdale during the summer, do you see a dry, barren desert, where weather-worn locals proclaim through parched lips, “At least it’s a dry heat”? Well, think again. Locals have a secret weapon that helps them survive May, June, July and August. We’ll let you in on the secret. Scottsdale’s 70 hotels and… Read More →