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November 8, 2022updated Nov 14, 2022

Experience Pure Vacation Inspiration in Scottsdale

This sunny Southwest destination offers opulence and inspiration at every turn.

By Elite Traveler

If a luxe winter getaway is on your wish list, look no further than Scottsdale, Arizona. This sunny Southwest destination offers opulence and inspiration at every turn, from its five-diamond resorts and award-winning spas to its magical Sonoran Desert landscape.

Stay in Style

Scottsdale’s roster of outstanding accommodations includes full-service luxury resorts, secluded desert hideaways and hip urban hotels in the heart of Old Town. Surrounded by the natural desert beauty of North Scottsdale, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale welcomes guests with territorial-style architecture, plush poolside cabanas and two spectacular golf courses at the adjacent Troon North Golf Club.

Also in North Scottsdale, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is renowned for its spacious Well & Being Spa, inspired fare at Bourbon Steak and La Hacienda, and new boutique accommodations at the on-property Privado Villas. And for an opulent stay closer to the city center, check into The Phoenician, where fine dining at J&G Steakhouse and the Forbes Five-Star Phoenician Spa are complemented by dazzling Camelback Mountain views.

The pool at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess / Courtesy of Experience Scottsdale

Play Your Way

Scottsdale’s boundless blue skies and idyllic winter temperatures set the stage for outdoor pursuits of all kinds. Greet the morning with a sunrise hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a hot-air balloon flight over stands of majestic saguaro cacti, or the round of a lifetime on one of the area’s 200 area golf courses.

After a morning of adventure, head for Old Town Scottsdale where one-off local boutiques, fine art galleries, contemporary museums and tasting rooms from Arizona’s best wineries offer plenty of options for exploring. For a special treat, browse premier brands like Dior, Christian Louboutin, Coach and Neiman Marcus at Scottdale Fashion Square’s new Luxury Wing.

Revel in Desert-inspired Pampering

For centuries, Native Americans have used indigenous Sonoran Desert botanicals for their healing properties. Today, you’ll find these same ingredients used in a variety of soothing treatments at Scottsdale’s renowned spas.

Try the Moisture Bound Body Wrap at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ Well & Being Spa, which includes a creamy jojoba scrub exfoliation followed by an application of hydrating prickly pear cactus gel, or The Phoenician Spa’s Sonoran Wellness Scrub, Massage & Wrap, a three-part ritual featuring a salt crystal scrub made with desert sage and wild lavender, a healing aloe bath and acupressure massage.

Contact Adam Haught, +1 480 421 1004, or visit for a complimentary destination planning guide and get ready to experience pure vacation inspiration today.

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