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Photo: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

Top 5: Beauty & Day Spas (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Beauty & Day Spas — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Spa Avania At Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com
Personalized treatments, mineral water therapy, synchronized music, YogaAway, diet and the antioxidants of fine teas are blended for an awakening experience at Spa Avania.


Alvadora Spa At The Royal Palms Resort & Spa

5200 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 977-6400
royalpalmshotel.com
Old World ambiance melds with contemporary amenities, including a fitness center, professional massage therapy, pools, golf, biking and nearby hiking trails.


The Spa At Camelback Inn

5402 E. Lincoln Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(800) 922-2635
camelbackspa.com
With a variety of massages, facials, body treatments, packages and specials available, including farm to treatment table experiences, the Spa at Camelback Inn allows you experience complete rejuvenation and relaxation.


Mii Amo At Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(888) 749-2137
miiamo.com
This destination spa at Enchantment Resort offers a wide range of treatments, from facials to massages and spiritual readings, as well as fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and outdoor adventures.


Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(800) 742-9000
canyonranch.com
For more than 30 years, Canyon Ranch has been empowering people to live healthier, longer, more joyful lives through fitness, nutrition, stress-management and integrative wellness.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Photo: L’Auberge de Sedona

Top 5: Northern Arizona Accommodations (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 826-4180
enchantmentresort.com
This resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks.


El Tovar Hotel

10 Albright St.,
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(888) 29-PARKS (72757)
grandcanyonlodges.com
The premier lodging facility at the Grand Canyon, El Tovar Hotel opened in 1905 and recently renovated in 2005. With 78 rooms and suits, this hotel is located on the Canyon rim and offers a fine dining room, a lounge, shop and more.


L’Auberge de Sedona

301 L’Auberge Ln.,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 905-5745
lauberge.com
L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Conde Nast. AAA Four-Diamond luxury accommodations in 89 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages in distinctive settings, including creekside, hillside, spa and garden cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Enjoy creekside dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.


Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

2250 W. Hwy. 89A,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 203-4111
sedonarouge.com
Guests will immediately appreciate the influence of Spanish and Mediterranean motifs, exotic decor and rich furnishings decorating the 77 rooms.


Poco Diablo Hotel and Resort

1752 State Route 179,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(877) 282-5755
pocodiablo.com
With breathtaking views of Sedona’s Red Rocks and location near Oak Creek Canyon, Poco Diablo is the perfect retreat and getaway for both couples and families. This pet-friendly resort offers 137 rooms with Simmons EverNu Beauty Rest beds, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and much more.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Northern Arizona Accommodations (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Northern Arizona Accommodations — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Enchantment Resort

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336
800-826-4180
enchantmentresort.com
This resort combines luxury with rugged grandeur inspired by Native American culture. The adobe casita-style accommodations offer world-class comforts amid the Sedona red rocks.


Hassayampa Inn

122 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301
800-322-1927
hassayampainn.com
For nearly a century, the Hassayampa Inn has been a place to escape the stresses of busy urban life, a place for a romantic getaway, and an oasis dedicated to restoring balance within the picturesque setting of Northern Arizona.


Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St., Jerome, AZ 86331
888-817-6788
jeromegrandhotel.net
As the highest public building in the Verde Valley, the views from the hotel are breathtaking. The Jerome Grand Hotel was featured on “Zak Bagans Paranormal Challenge” on the Travel Channel in 2011.


L’Auberge de Sedona

301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336
800-905-5745
lauberge.com
L’Auberge is rated one of the Top 50 Hotels in the U.S. by Conde Nast. AAA Four-Diamond luxury accommodations in 89 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages in distinctive settings, including creekside, hillside, spa and garden cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Enjoy creekside dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek.


Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

2250 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
928-203-4111
sedonarouge.com
Guests will immediately appreciate the influence of Spanish and Mediterranean motifs, exotic decor and rich furnishings decorating the 77 rooms.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort Completes Final Phase Of $25M Renovation

Enchantment Resort in Sedona has completed the third and final phase of a $25M property-wide renovation with enhancements to heighten the resort’s sense of place amid the red rocks of Boynton Canyon.

Enchantment Resort PoolClosely following the completion of an $11M refurbishment of all 218 guestrooms and a $4M expansion of the resort’s onsite Meeting Village, Enchantment Resort now boasts a completely transformed Clubhouse with new and redesigned restaurants; a larger pool area with 360-degree views of the canyon; new retail boutique and outdoor spaces.

General contractor for the project was Enchantment Resort (meeting space and rooms) and Schaller Construction (Clubhouse) of Sedona. Architect was Doug Fredrickson Architects. Subcontractors include Shasta Commercial Pools, Phoenix Meyer and Lundahl Manufacturing Company, Phoenix; Loewen Design Group, Scottsdale; Prescott Valley Nursery, Prescott; Antonio Miguel LLC, Phoenix; Jarmer Electric Arizona, Inc.; and DC Sales.

“We’re pleased to debut the final phase of this resort-wide renovation, which showcases our deep commitment to our guests, the natural environment and Native American traditions,” said Mark Grenoble, president of Enchantment Group. “The concept behind the design is to bring the outdoors in and create open-air spaces while reshaping the resort guest experience to better meet the needs of today’s sophisticated guests.”

Within the redesigned Clubhouse facilities, guests will encounter a new arrival experience, three distinct dining experiences, and a larger main pool area. Integrated into the design of the new Clubhouse are historic elements from the original private residence that once sat onsite and still serves as the building’s foundation which include: 14-inch thick adobe brick from San Luis, Mexico, which mirror the shade of red found in the sandstone cliffs of the canyon; ceiling beams made of Douglas Fir featured throughout the space; and sliding glass walls which offer unobstructed views of the surrounding area.

Highlights of the new Clubhouse:

Virtual Check-In and Arrival Experience: Enchantment Resort’s newly launched virtual check-in process will use new technology to provide guests with a seamless arrival experience. Guests will be welcomed curbside by resort attendants who instantly check them in on electronic tablets. An informative concierge corner will be located inside the entrance as well as an expanded retail space leading to a scenic patio. As the central gathering place for guests, the Clubhouse includes a fireplace, relaxing lounge spaces where guests can unwind or socialize, and the resort’s collection of original works of southwestern art displayed throughout.

Signature Restaurant: A new signature restaurant will complement its environment with finely appointed wood finishes, tile, neutral tones and custom lighting to create a space that is contemporary and quietly seductive. The split level dining layout and glass doors open on to a verandah that showcases the scenic views from this elevated setting. A stylish new wine bar and lounge displays a wine cellar with over 2,000 bottles. The versatility of the restaurant allows for outdoor as well as indoor seating, ideal for tapas and cocktails, or dessert and an after-dinner drink while taking in Sedona’s unsurpassed surroundings.

Enchantment Resort DiningTastes of the Southwest at Tii Gavo: While Enchantment Resort’s casual dining restaurant still serves inspired Southwestern fare, it features a cozy indoor fireplace as well as a blend of seating styles of a traditional restaurant and lounge. Beyond the fireplace a small bar serves a variety of margaritas, a signature collection of tequilas, cocktails, regional beers and wine. The casual atmosphere marries a traditional western tavern with the comfort of a residential southwest desert theme. Most notable is Tii Gavo’s exterior circular patio and fire pit, where guests can dine by the warmth of an outdoor fireplace with striking views of the resort and the stunning red rock surroundings.

Renovated Pool Area and New Activities Center: Enchantment Resort’s pool area has been elevated to a whole new level – literally – with the existing pool and seating more than doubling in size and raised by 10 feet for 360-degree views of Boynton Canyon. The new main pool features an expanded deck and terrace area with chaise lounges, umbrellas, and private cabanas for individuals and small groups. A whirlpool spa, a well-stocked pool bar with small bites and an adjacent game room will keep things lively for both couples and families. Meanwhile, a new Activities Center will provide guests with a multitude of offerings to complement any vacation including tennis, croquet, biking, guided hikes, Native American programs and many more.

For more information on Enchantment Resort or to make reservations visit enchantmentresort.com or call (800) 826.4180.

Summer Spaaah Series, Willow Stream

Arizona Spa Girls Hosts 6th Annual Summer Spaaah Series

Summer Spaaah Series Event, Smartwater

For those interested in having a unique spa experience this summer, Arizona Spa Girls is soon hosting their 6th annual Summer Spaaah Series from May 6th to August 12th. The event series has six separate events to choose from, one of which spans two days at the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

Lisa Kasanicky, the founder of AZSpaGirls.com, stated that they’re more than just a website.

“Arizona Spa Girls is a portal to all the salons in Arizona, and over the last decade or so we have also been providing beauty and wellness information and spa recipes,” Kasanicky says.

AZ Spa Girls founded the Summer Spaaah Series in the summer of 2006.

“One thing led to another and it became a way to stir up business for the day spas and resort spas during the summer when it’s just so dead,” Kasanicky says. “They could really bond with the local communities.”

Agave LoungeEvent-goers can expect several exciting and de-stressing experiences at every destination. Goody bags – which are the same bags that Oprah used for one of her VIP events – are given to everyone, as well as a “Spaaah” gift certificate that can be used for one full spa treatment at that spa destination within 30 days following the event. Guests can then enjoy the spa and sample treatments in a party-like atmosphere.

“The party is one thing, and it’s really lovely, but having that spa experience is what I’m really trying to get people to ‘get,’” Kasanicky says. “It’s just so awesome; it’s so good for mental health and physical too.”

This year, the Summer Spaaah Series has new spas in their line-up — including Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, the last destination option in the event series, joining them for the first time this year. But Kasanicky is excited about one spa in particular.

“I’m really excited about the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Wigwam,” Kasanicky says. “We’ve never had an event there before, and it’s just this beautiful place, kind of hidden.”

Wigwam Tranquility Room

Aside from the Summer Spaaah Series being an opportunity to pamper and de-stress, it also provides a way to give to a great cause. The Fresh Start Women Foundation, an Arizona-based non-profit for women, has been a part of the event series from the start.

“We’ve been working with Fresh Start from the very first event,” Kasanicky says. “It’s just a great fit; it’s a good organization. They’re dedicated to empowering women, and I’m all about that.”

Companies such as smartwater, 44 North Vodka, Girlfriend University, Ganem Jewelers, popchips, Beringer Vineyards, NewBeauty Magazine and So Scottsdale! Magazine are sponsoring the event this year, and many of them have been there in the past.

“Ganem…one of our sponsors…provide[s] a beautiful jewelry piece for the raffle, usually about a $1,000 ring, necklace or bracelet,” Kasanicky says.

Five percent of the ticket price and 100 percent of raffles and funds raised during the events will go to Fresh Start, as well as a percentage of any sponsorship for the event. Each event, with the exception of the destination spa, is $125. Those interested in joining the Mii amo destination spa experience can purchase a ticket for $295, for a full two days with accommodations and activities.

“What I want people to understand is that these events are really value-packed, and we give people so much more than just a spa service,” Kasanicky says. “We educate them, we give them the opportunity to donate to a wonderful organization, and we expose them to all these sponsors and their wonderful products.”

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit the event website or AZ Spa Girls.