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Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns in July

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As Hummingbirds make their pilgrimage to southern Mexico for the winter, the International Hummingbird society is hosting the fifth annual Hummingbird Festival in Sedona. The July 29-31 event will be hosted at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and at various spots around Sedona, featuring lectures from hummingbird experts from across the country. Tickets are available… Read More →

Ducey signs bill protecting Airbnb, VRBO renters

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Short-term home online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO have been restricted by some local governments in Arizona, and the state passed a law banning those restrictions. Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that stops local governments from turning property owners into outlaws simply because they allow paying guests to stay in their… Read More →

The 2016 guide to Easter brunch and deals

Easter Events

Easter is this Sunday, which means there are lots of eggs to hunt, and plenty of brunch deals. We’ve compiled some of the best brunch deals going on across the valley and the state for those who are looking to eat out this holiday. One thousand eggs to be found at the Chaparral Suites  The… Read More →

Enchantment Resort offers Grand Canyon flyovers

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Sedona-based Enchantment Resort will be launching a new adventure package for guests to explore the Grand Canyon in a unique manner, in honor of the Centennial Anniversary of National Parks taking place this August. The “Over-the-Top Grand Canyon Adventure Package” takes up to four guests on a once in a lifetime experience where they’ll embark on a breathtaking… Read More →

Amara offers Jingle Bell Red Rock package

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Celebrate the season with a professional photo in front of the picturesque red rocks of Sedona with the “Jingle Bell Red Rock” package at Kimpton’s Amara Resort and Spa. For one day only, the resort is offering guests the opportunity to take a free professional family photo (pets included!) overlooking the Cleopatra Red Rock Formation… Read More →

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Sedona Restaurant Week kicks off today and invites local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a taste of the Verde Valley with a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of restaurants, while enjoying the cooler temperatures and the picturesque red rock backdrop of Sedona. From Aug. 21 through Aug. 30, guests will… Read More →

Stelari — desert-inspired yoga wear — launches first collection

Photo courtesy of Stelari

Stelari, and eco-friendly yoga wear line, uses the Arizona desert and vintage tarot cards as inspiration for its first collection, “Tarot of the Bohemians.” Owner Kimberly Roach’s line of free flow tanks use Arizona spiritual center of Sedona for the background of a shirt titled “The Sun.” “For some people it may just be a… Read More →

Amara offers unique wedding options

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At Kimpton’s Amara Resort & Spa, intimate weddings and elopement ceremonies are considered a specialty with picturesque settings, adventurous outdoor excursions and traditional Native American touches that can only be found in Sedona.   Elopement ceremonies along Oak Creek with a red rock backdrop, horseback riding and Native American drummers are just a few of… Read More →

Scarlett Lanson brings artistry and style to beadwork

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“What is your proudest accomplishment?” Scarlett Lanson, otherwise known as “The Bead Maven,” was asked. She pursed her lips, pondered for a moment, and took a sip of her tea. She has won two International Swarovski Crystal Design Competitions, was named the youngest Contributing Editor at Beadwork Magazine, and is featured in various magazines, and… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

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Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

Sedona makes an idyllic getaway for couples

Nataliia Kelsheva

Romance is woven into the very fabric of Sedona. At the turn of the century, the first postmaster, T.C. Schnebly, struggled to come up with an appropriate name for the young community along the banks of Oak Creek. Finally, he did the most natural thing of all––he named it after his beautiful wife, Sedona. Now… Read More →

Karlin Real Estate Funds $96 Million in Senior Debt

In two separate financings, Karlin Real Estate has funded $96 million in first mortgage debt to refinance resort properties in Arizona and Colorado. Karlin Real Estate has provided affiliates of IMH Financial Corporation (IMH) with $50 million in senior debt to refinance the L’Auberge de Sedona (L’Auberge) and the Orchards Inn, two adjacent hotel properties… Read More →

Sedona offers world’s most scenic hiking trails

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There are plenty of reasons to make hiking part of a daily activity routine in 2015. With Sedona as the backdrop, visitors will rush to the illustrious trails spanning the red rock terrain, with jaw-dropping views of Sedona’s landscape and topography. Taking advantage of the backdrop, mountain-goers can bask in the sunshine while keeping their… Read More →