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Tangent

Need a High-Tech Remote Office?

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa introduces an innovative new workspace concept designed to offer a place to work efficiently and comfortably. Modeled to support today’s mobile business person, Tangent™ at Westin is an interconnected workspace that features video conferencing, seamless connectivity and collaboration areas. A part of a Westin brand-wide initiative, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa invites guests to utilize Tangent for small impromptu meetings that can be booked by the hour, at a moment’s notice.

The new flexible workspace reinvents the small meetings model and has proven highly successful – receiving rave reviews and high usage from both guests and neighboring businesses in pilot hotel locations. With a small footprint of 300 square feet or less, Tangent is a turn-key business and meeting solution that features:

· “media:scape by Steelcase” technology that offers an interactive space for participants to access and share digital information quickly and seamlessly. Video conferencing is also available at a four person seated workspace.
· HD LCD television, printer, sound system and Xbox 360® for games or DVDs
· Floor-to-ceiling white boards and fully stocked office supplies offer convenience and promote collaboration. Also features refreshments and light snacks.
· Wired and wireless internet for no additional fee. Flexible outlets are also located throughout the space allowing devices to power up regardless of location.
· Privacy for groups of up to four to conduct small group meetings or hold calls and teleconferences.
· Quick, impromptu online bookings from anywhere at www.westin.com/tangent

The Tangent can be reserved hourly for $50 per hour and can also be reserved for a 24-hour period for $500. For more information or to book a reservation visit kierlandresort.com/tangent or call 480-624-1268.

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

Top 5: Scottsdale Accommodations, Large (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Scottsdale Accommodations, Large — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Scottsdale Accommodations, Large: 300 or more rooms

 

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 E. Greenway Pkwy.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 624-1000
kierlandresort.com
Come wander the groups of this desert oasis. Explore its hidden corners. Discover its intimate treasures. Enjoy desert-inspired treatments at Agave, The Arizona Spa, 27 holes of championship golf, waterpark, award-winning dining and nearby upscale shopping.


The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 941-8200
thephoenician.com
This AAA 5 Diamond award-winning property offers luxurious casitas, suites and guest rooms; one of America’s best resort golf courses; The Centre for Well-Being spa; tennis complex; nine swimming pools and elegant dining venues.


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(800) 233-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com
Discover your own perfect hotel stay with championship golf, Spa Avania, a water playground or Camp Hyatt Kachina. Expansive meeting facilities are just minutes away from the area’s major attractions.


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E. Princess Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 585-4848
scottsdaleprincess.com
Offering one of the best spas in North America, two award-winning restaurants, meeting facilities and two 18-hole championship golf courses — one of which is home to the Annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly the FBR Open).


Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa

5402 E. Lincoln Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-1700
camelbackinn.com
An enchanting haven of AAA Five-diamond hospitality and Southwestern charm is yours to rediscover: the hacienda-style entry and lobby, spectacular new restaurants, grand courtyard and the all new 20,000-square-foot Arizona Ballroom await. Experience Scottsdale’s most celebrated Spa Camelback Inn or challenge your game on 36-holes of championship Arizona golf.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

Phoenix Cooks Winemakers

Phoenix Cooks Winemakers: Concha y Toro & Sledgehammer

Leading up to Phoenix Cooks — which is a colorful landscape of ingredients, products, talents and passions designed to intrigue the palette and zest for culinary experiences put on to support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale — we are pleased to bring you interviews with two of the specialty winemakers planning to pour at the event:

Phoenix Cooks: Concha y Toro Marques de Concha

How did the winery make its mark? What is your story?

Concha y Toro is one of Chile’s most respected producers with a wide array of offerings. In addition to wines at different price tiers, Concha y Toro is a leading “green” producer. Concha y Toro believes that minimizing environmental impact and having sustainable production processes is key to new generations of wine growers. Marques de Concha wines are of premium quality and price and regularly receive scores above 90 points from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits and others. The 2009 Marques de Concha Chardonnay was rated 90 points from Wine Spectator.

Where is it currently available in Scottsdale?

You can currently find us at the Westin Kierland, Sportsman’s Fine Wines, Total Wine and Bashas’. The wines can also be special ordered from Safeway at the Phoenix Cooks event.

What is the best Scottsdale-area event the winery has participated in?

For us, Phoenix Cooks is far and away the biggest wine event we have been a part of in all of Arizona. This is our second year!

How would you describe some of your best-selling varietals?

Concha y Toro Marques wines are world class wines within reach in a bold yet balanced style. The wines are elegant and intense and always true representations of the varietals. The Chardonnay is fermented on the lees and aged for 11 months in French oak barrels. It has aromas of pear, fig and toasty hazelnut, layers of ripe fruit and mineral flavors and a long, vibrant finish.

What will you be pouring at Phoenix Cooks?

Marques Chardonnay will be sampled at the event as well as the following Concha y Toro Wines: Casillero Cabernet, Carmemere and Sauvignon Blanc as well as Concha Y Toro Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc.

What are some of your personal favorite wines and wineries – besides your own?

Any well-made wine that is true to its place of origin but also fresh and exciting is of interest. The Torrontes and Malbecs from Trivento, in Argentina, especially from Amado Sur are favorites.

Phoenix Cooks: Sledgehammer Wine

How did the winery make its mark? What is your story?

Sledgehammer is a bold wine, in flavor and personality. We make wine because we like drinking wine, not because we want to talk about it! Our motto is “No Sipping. No Swirling.”

Where is it currently available in Scottsdale?

Fine wine shops and smart restaurants that like to showcase good wines without all the muss and fuss. If you can’t find it in your favorite locale, ask for it by name!

How would you describe some of your best-selling varietals?

We have a Cab so big we had a hard time fitting it in a bottle. We are also proud of developing a new style of big Zin — bold and complex. Our winemaker took no prisoners.

What will you be pouring at Phoenix Cooks?

It’s only fair we offer our Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel!

What are some of your personal favorite wines and wineries – besides your own?

We love Etude Carneros Pinot Noir – sublime and elegant. We also like Emma Pearl Chardonnay.

For more information about the Phoenix Cooks event, visit phoenixcooks.com.

Spa Getaway - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

A Spa Getaway Is The Perfect Gift For Moms, Dads, Grads

One-day escape: A spa getaway is the perfect gift for moms, dads, grads


With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation ceremonies coming up this spring, give your loved one the most relaxing gift of all — a spa getaway.

A spa day is perfect for anyone looking to escape the day-to-day routine or need a little “me” time and pampering. As for those college grads, now is the time to refresh and rejuvenate before the job search in the real world commences.

And here in Scottsdale, spas are found everywhere; so you’ll find a spa package that fits the needs of all your loved ones.

Whether you are treating yourself or someone else, the hard work should pay off with a spa getaway and escape!

Spa Lamar

Services:

For all: Try the hot stone massage, followed by a steam sauna soak in the whirlpool and lunch by the pool.

5115 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 945-7066
thelamar.com


Dolce Salon and Spa

Services:

Mom: Customized Organic Facial
Dad: Steam Porter Shave
Grads: Swedish full-body massage

6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 722-0500
dolcesalonspa.com


Bliss Spa

Services:

Mom: Rookie Mom Rubdown
Dad: Extreme Sports Massage
Grads: Fabulous Facial

7277 E. Camelback Rd., W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences, Scottsdale
(480) 970-211
wscottsdalehotel.com/bliss-spa


Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Services:

Mom: Mother-to-Be Massage
Dad: FORE/MAX Massage
Grad: Organic Spray Tanning or Fresh Start Renewal

6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale
(480) 624-1000
kierlandresort.com


Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Services:

Mom: Biltmore Block Package
Dad: Sports Recovery Treatment
Grad: Essential Organic Facial

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
(602) 381-7632
arizonabiltmore.com/spa


Hawaiian Experience Spa

Services:

Mom: Lavender Scrub, Wrap, Massage
Dad: Lomi Lomi Massage
Grad: Classic Relaxation Facial

11300 E. Via Linda, #E, Scottsdale
(480) 661-2991
hawaiianexperiencespa.com


Body Beautiful Spa

Services:

Mom: Mini Break Away Day Spa Package
Dad: Men’s Escape Day Package
Grad: The Unwinder Day Spa Package

4449 N. 24th St., Phoenix
(602) 522-9222
bodybeautifulspa.net


Scottsdale Spa For One

Services:

Mom: Hot Stone Massage
Dad: Deep Tissue Massage
Grad: Therapeutic Massage

4227 N. Brown, #4, Scottsdale
(602) 418-2561
scottsdalespaforone.com


Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas

Services:

Mom: Signature Stress Melter Ritual
Dad: Deep Tissue Massage
Grad: Time Saver Facial

2502 E. Camelback Rd., #215, Phoenix
(602) 553-8800
reddoorspas.com


Aji Spa & Salon

Services:

Mom: SAS’HAICHU (Spa VIP Package – Very Important Pampering)
Dad: CHEOJ (Gentleman’s Facial Treatment)
Grad: OI VE’CHOTH (Organic Facial)

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler
(602) 385-5759
ajibrochure.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012