Scottsdale, AZ (2010) – Arizona possesses 5 AAA Five-Diamond resorts, and they all happen to be in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the months of May and June we were invited to come sample each of these beautiful resorts. We slept in their rooms, enjoyed their fine cuisine, swam in their pools, luxuriated in their spas, and [...]
Today, with our visit to Scottsdale’s Camelback Inn, we mark the fifth and final stop on our Arizona AAA Five-Diamond Resort Tour. The Camelback Inn was created in 1936, and became Scottsdale, Arizona’s very first luxury resort. The original resort cost $75,000 to build and accommodated 75 guests. The resort immediately attracted wealthy travelers who [...]
This is the fourth stop on our Arizona AAA Five-Diamond Resort Tour, and today we are experiencing the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is perched high above the city for spectacular city lights, and is surrounded by the renowned granite formations of North Scottsdale. When you study the [...]
The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona – Second Stop in our Arizona AAA Five-Diamond Resort Tour
This is the second installment of our Arizona AAA Five-Diamond Resort Tour. It is also our third installment as The Phoenician Resort also has a boutique resort within a resort called The Canyon Suites, which is also a AAA Five-Diamond Winner. Scottsdale, Arizona’s Phoenician Resort sits on 250 picturesque acres at the base of Camelback [...]
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the first stop on our Arizona AAA Five-Diamond Resort Tour. The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort has a very special place in our hearts. It was here, a little over ten years ago, that a love affair began between us and the Sonoran desert. It was the Fairmont Scottsdale [...]
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Little did we know that a decade later we would sell our business, and move a few short miles down the street from this venerable resort. The memories of “Dive-in Movies” in the pool, fabulous restaurants, and of course 19 consecutive years worth of AAA Five-Diamond Awards make this resort a must stay place in our minds.