One Of The Most Iconic Resorts In Arizona Promises An Unforgettable Getaway

There's no denying that Arizona is a dreamy destination. The state is beautiful beyond belief; the red stone sand beneath the plentiful cacti makes for one of the most picturesque getaways in the United States. But even the most magnificent places on earth are only amplified when they have accommodations to match. For a hotel that stands up to the jaw-dropping scenery of Arizona, fewer resorts in the state do it as well as The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale.

The Phoenician is far more than just a place to sleep: the resort is home to some seriously luxurious amenities, exquisite dining, a pristine spa, and even family-friendly and pet-friendly accommodations. This Marriott hotel, which is part of The Luxury Collection, is one of the most iconic resorts in the entire country. If you're not convinced that traveling just for a hotel is worth it, we have a feeling you'll change your mind after one night at The Phoenician.

Rooms and amenities galore

There are 645 rooms in total to choose from at The Phoenician. The rooms range from guest rooms at 600 square feet to a massive presidential suite at 4,000 square feet. Enjoying the great Arizonan outdoors is easy when at The Phoenician. Head to The Phoenician Golf Course, encapsulated by the majestic Sonoran Desert. Learn a new skill or perfect an old one with a tennis or pickleball lesson. If the weather is unforgiving or you're healing from southwestern sunburn, head indoors to the game room, which spans over 2,100 square feet.

Arguably, the best amenities at the resort are the pools. At The Phoenician, there's a rooftop pool and multi-tiered Phoenician Pools, which are only available to guests of the resort. Are you planning a family vacation? There's even a designated Kids Zone, including waterslides, spray guns, and giant buckets of water to keep the kids on their toes.

Luxury in every detail, from wellness to dining

The natural setting of the Sonoran Desert contributes to the tranquil atmosphere of the resort. At The Phoenician, wellness is a priority, and the spa makes for a relaxing vacation on its own. You can choose from full body treatments like a mineral salt glow, facial treatments like a hydrafacial, or massage treatments like a Himalayan salt stone ritual. There is also a spa movement studio for yoga and meditation, as well as a spa fitness center and workout classes, which are complimentary if taken on the same day as a 50-minute spa treatment.

When it comes to dining, The Phoenician has a plethora of options suitable for all palates. For the best the resort has to offer, head to J&G Steakhouse. For a Modern American taste in an elegant setting, Mowry & Cotton offers comforting bites like wild mushroom flatbread and a seriously decadent burger. Arizona remains an underrated wine destination, and you can try locally-produced wine: Phoenician Tavern or Thirsty Camel. Kalio Kabobery is your best bet if you don't want to leave the pool area but find your tummy grumbling with their convenient poolside eatery.