Ranking Arizona: Top 10 resorts for 2019

Above: The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Lifestyle | 17 Apr |

Here are the Top 10 resorts with 450 rooms or more in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count in the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona, click here to vote.

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Here are the Top 10 resorts with 450 rooms or more in Arizona, as featured in the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Background: Set against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains, this AAA Five Diamond resort reflects its Southwestern setting with a mix of Spanish colonial and modern architecture, expansive plazas, lush gardens and lagoons. The resort has 750 guest rooms, including 102 new rooms at its Sunset Beach, six pools, Well & Being Spa and golf at the adjacent TPC Scottsdale. Dining includes Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda and Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval, Ironwood American Kitchen and The Plaza Bar. For groups, the resort has 315,000 square feet of meeting space, featuring the Palomino Conference Center and new Copper Canyon Western Town.

Surprising fact: “The resort’s beautifully landscaped acres have so many intimate areas for families and friends to relax, that guests are often amazed to learn the hotel is at full occupancy. On 65 acres, our six pools, five restaurants and lounges, lush lawns, plazas and 44,000-square-foot spa can accommodate a large number of guests without feeling crowded. The design of the resort enables guests to enjoy a spacious, warm and inviting residential experience.”

2. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

3. JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

4. Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

5. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6. The Phoenician

7. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

8. Talking Stick Resort

9. Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

10. Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

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