Local Escapes 3

When the temperature heats up, these Valley resorts offer a cool getaway

The Phoenician Resort

The Phoenician has wrapped up an extensive and gorgeous multi-year renovation—the largest undertaken since the property opened in 1988. Everything but the golf course has been completely updated and ready for guests to enjoy fun in the sun and some much deserved indoor pampering, too.

Rates at The Phoenician start at $169 per night and include complimentary parking. The sparkling and centrally located pool now includes reserved seating areas for families and adults-only, a new water slide, children’s tree house and poolside restaurant, Kalio Kabobery. New restaurants on property include The Marketplace and Mowry & Cotton, which boasts soaring ceilings, impeccable interior design and a creative farm-to-table menu.  

Relax at the Phoenician Spa with a special offer! Purchase one spa treatment from the new menu and receiving another at equal or lesser value for 50 percent off. Or, try the ultimate in relaxation in the tranquility suite inside the spa.

The Phoenician Resort
6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale


The Hermosa Inn

A AAA Four Diamond boutique getaway, Hermosa Inn is steeped in local lore and used to be the personal ranch retreat of famed cowboy artist Lon Megargee. The rooms are orchestrated as haciendas and reflect luxurious style, furnishings and artwork, including many of Megargee’s originals. The Paradise Valley getaway is only minutes from Sky Harbor Airport, upscale shopping and dining.

The Summer in Paradise Getaway runs through September 30 for $149 per night, plus tax and a resort fee of $30 which includes valet parking. The special also includes two drink tickets upon arrival per room, $25 daily food and beverage credit, daily poolside treats and upgrade upon arrival, based on availability.

The property’s award-winning restaurant, LON’s at the Hermosa, includes world-class farm-to-table dining. For something different, book a weekend dining reservation in LON’s private wine cellar where the 57-degree Fahrenheit temperature is the perfect way to beat the heat!

The Hermosa Inn
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley

The Scott Resort

A mission-inspired boutique resort in the heart of Scottsdale, The Scott Resort will have you basking the days away in a dreamy paradise reminiscent of a bygone era. From the moment guests enter the resort, they are instantly greeted with an easy breezy ambiance and a tropical style getaway that exists nowhere else in the Valley of the Sun. The resort wraps around a lush courtyard that includes several pools, intimate seating areas and enough beautiful foliage to whisk you away from your cares.

A jewel in the crown of The Scott is its signature restaurant, The Canal Club. The restaurant recently unveiled a new brunch menu, reflecting a diversity of culinary delights. Signature dishes include the Peruvian hash, Castro’s Cubano and the tantalizing Caribbean Benedict.

Arizona residents get 5-20 percent off regular retail rates at the Scott all summer long. Guests must show Arizona ID at check-in to take advantage of the deal.

The Scott Resort
4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale



Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

Arizona Grand is a gorgeous desert oasis nestled at the base of the South Mountain Preserve. It is also Arizona’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite resort with spacious one- and two-bedroom suites. In late 2017, the resort completed a $13 million renovation of all 744 guest suites and villas.

The resort includes a seven-acre Oasis Water Park that is a perfect play place during a family summer getaway. It was voted by Travel Channel as one of the country’s Top 10 Water Parks. Perfect for kids or kids-at-heart, guests can escape the heat in the wave pool, lazy river, eight-story slides and private cabanas.

Six on-site dining options include American cuisine at Lobby Grill, authentic Mexican flavors at Aunt Chilada’s and a Western dining experience at Rustler’s Rooste. The resort, spanning nearly 164 acres, includes a 20,000-square-foot full-service athletic club and spa, 18-hole champion golf course and six resort-style swimming pools.

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix