Since it first opened its doors in 1988, The Phoenician has set the standard for luxury and service in the Sonoran Desert. The AAA Five Diamond resort is a visual masterpiece, spanning 250 acres of lush gardens and dramatic desert terrain against the spectacular backdrop of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here, the spirit and vitality of the Southwest are embodied throughout the resort’s landscaping, art and architecture.
But what truly sets The Phoenician apart is the remarkable diversity guests will find here, allowing them to create the travel experience of their dreams. Accommodations range from luxurious guestrooms to residential-style casitas. Dining can be a casually elegant affair, as found at the Italian-inspired Il Terrazzo; as informal as a refreshing salad enjoyed poolside; or as memorable as a romantic feast just for two under the stars. The world-class recreational offerings of The Phoenician’s golf, tennis and spa facilities are
balanced by the more unconventional pleasures of touring the resort’s fascinating Cactus Garden or exclusive $25 million art collection; or feeding Koi at Necklace Lake Lagoon.
Situated on 250 picturesque acres at the base of the southeast side of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician is just nine miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Airport. It is also within minutes of Scottsdale’s burgeoning shopping and cultural
areas, and a short drive in the opposite direction to downtown Phoenix, its historic
district and attractions.
The Phoenician offers guests a choice of 643 spacious accommodations from guest rooms and luxury suites to casitas with private entrances. In the main resort building, there are 450 beautifully decorated guest rooms averaging 600 square feet, plus 12 luxury suites and two expansive, 3,000 square-foot presidential suites. All offer private balconies and are appointed with elegant furnishings, hand-selected artwork and crisp, white duvets with Sealy Posturepedic Firm Pillow Top mattresses to induce the sweetest of sleep. Oversized bathrooms are dressed in Italian marble and stocked with plush robes and
The Phoenician’s signature, full-size toiletries.
There are 643 total accommodations, with 577 guestrooms, 62 suites, and four
presidential suites. Guestrooms and suites are available in a choice of three locations:
- The main building is centrally located near pools, restaurants and meeting rooms.
- The casitas are a short stroll from the main building and provide doorstep parking and private entrances.
- The Canyon Suites, nestled against Camelback Mountain, is a boutique resort within a resort and features its own secluded pool and cabanas.
Luxuriously appointed guestrooms are an expansive 600 square feet. Every piece of
art was hand-selected to blend with the warm, indigenous color schemes. Wheelchair accessible and non-smoking rooms are available upon request.
Suites feature one, two and three bedrooms (including five hospitality suites), averaging 1,200 square feet of space and offering magnificent views. Second-floor casita suites feature hand-carved travertine fireplaces.
Presidential Suites offer approximately 3,000 square feet of elegance and luxury. Located on the far end of the main building and The Canyon Suites, each features dramatic vistas, two bedrooms with separate bathing and dressing areas, oversized
living area with a Steinway baby grand piano, a dining room and a full-service kitchen with separate entrance. Amenities also include limousine transportation; unpacking and pressing service; choice of cotton or satin linens along with foam, feather or down pillows; reserved poolside cabana; daily selections of fruit, snacks and nuts; and a full bar with wine, beer and spirits. A personal butler is also available on a 24-hour basis.
THE CANYON SUITES
The Canyon Suites is a boutique hotel located on the resort property, offering a variety of enhanced, exclusive services, such as special welcome and turn down amenities. A personal Canyon Ambassador is also available to assist with any need or desire. On weekdays, guests are invited to a complimentary Afternoon Wine Tasting with a resident expert, such as Director of Wine Sean Marron or Master Sommelier Greg Tresner. Upon request, The Canyon Suites’ “Therapeutic Turn down” provides for a most relaxing end to the day, as the guest’s bathwater is drawn with a variety of soothing salts.
THE PHOENICIAN RESIDENCES
In addition to its 643 guestrooms, The Phoenician offers an alternative resort experience in The Phoenician Residences, a fractional ownership community located near the property’s main entrance. As part of The Luxury Collection Residence Club, these two- and three- bedroom villas feature uncommon style, comfort and beauty, highlighted by rich, hardwood floors, natural stone fireplaces, private plunge pools and spas, and outdoor summer kitchens with gas grills. While enjoying added privacy, owners also have access to all resort services and amenities. The Phoenician Residences are also offered on a nightly basis, when available.
CULINARY PLEASURES ABOUND AT THE PHOENICIAN
Dining at The Phoenician is as diverse as it is inspired. From mouthwatering Italian fare served at Il Terrazzo to the old-fashioned charm of the Café and Ice Cream Parlor to a rare opportunity to dine under the stars with a tuxedoed waiter at tee box eight, Arizona’s most luxurious resort offers seemingly end less opportunities to satisfy guests’ appetites for fine food and spirits. At the helm is world-renowned Executive Chef Paul Carter, who seamlessly guides a staff of more than 150 culinary professionals, as well as the
resort’s extensive kitchen operations.
Contemporary Fare Presented in Casual Elegance
Il Terrazzo represents the best in authentic Italian cuisine, capturing the rich and indigenous flavors of this Southern European country. Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Kyle Lipetzky, the distinct yet assorted menu is highlighted by a hand-crafted bread service showcasing numerous artisan loaves, baked everyday on property. Il Terrazzo Di Luce (Terrace “Light”), located on the restaurant’s upper level, provides a
more casual dining atmosphere for an “on the go” experience, offering a convenient continental breakfast and a variety of specialty coffees, along with a full menu throughout the day.
J&G Steakhouse features a timeless and sophisticated bill of fare, as interpreted by world-renowned chef and restaurateur, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. An individually-designed, customizable menu is built around the finest cuts of meat and a global selection of fresh fish – all complemented by a distinctive collection of appetizers and side dishes, as well as specially chosen sauces and condiments from around the world.
Integrating the stunning Valley views into its inviting, soft modern design, the restaurant features an interior dominated by warm, natural materials and a rich, full palate of colors inspired by steak and wine.
Just off the main lobby, The Thirsty Camel Lounge is an inviting retreat with spectacular panoramic views. Complementing an intermezzo menu is a luxury collection of wine and spirits — including an extensive selection of premier vodkas and gins — and a humidor that includes rare, pre-embargo Cuban cigars. Classical piano or jazz provide a relaxing interlude to the day.
Quick Bites with Phoenician Flair
The Phoenician’s signature homemade ice cream takes center stage at the Café and Ice Cream Parlor, a lively, family-oriented spot that also serves up freshly baked pastries, cappuccino, deli salads and sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and bottles of interesting wine are available for take-out.
Other casual dining options include the Oasis and Canyon Grills, offering poolside menus of salads, sandwiches, snacks and refreshing beverages; and Relish Burger Bistro, the perfect venue for after-golf refreshments, featuring premier Phoenician burgers and the largest tequila collection in the state of Arizona.
Private Dining under the Stars
Guests seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience can arrange an intimate al fresco dinner for the ultimate romantic indulgence. Couples can enjoy a candlelight experience in a secluded outdoor nook at one of the resort’s private garden retreats or tee box eight – the highest point of The Phoenician’s Desert Golf Course, nestled on Camelback Mountain. Guests can select a menu from any of the resort’s restaurants, and wine from its expansive cellars. Dinner is formally served on the finest linens, crystal and china by a tuxedoed waiter. A musical serenade can be arranged to heighten the mood. After dining, the twosome can settle into lounge chairs for after-dinner cordials.
Treasured Vintages, Renaissance-Inspired Dining and a Proper Tea
Greg Tresner, one of Arizona’s two master sommeliers, presides over The Phoenician’s two wine cellars, whose extraordinary selection of vintages has earned international recognition. The Phoenician is home to many of the country’s most knowledgeable wine professionals, including Tresner, who is one of only 75 Master Sommeliers in the country. These sommeliers are able to recommend exceptional pairings of wine to complement any meal based on taste preference, food pairings and budget parameters.
The Praying Monk’s barrel-vaulted ceilings and brick archways set a dramatic tone for upscale business and social gatherings. Named after a nearby rock formation, this Renaissance-inspired salon and working wine cellar offers private dining for 16 in a setting that showcases antiques, artifacts and richly tapestried furnishings.
Afternoon tea is served daily in classic English tradition in the Lobby Tea Court. Voted Best Afternoon Tea by New Times and Arizona Republic readers, it includes a lavish spread of delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, pastries and a selection of fine teas, accompanied by live classical music.
In-Room Dining with a Difference
Guests may also dine in-room – complete with fresh flowers and crisp linens – from a select menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items served by The Phoenician’s attentive room service staff. Hot tea is poured from specially designed pots that strain loose tea leaves, while bread is toasted on the spot to ensure it is piping hot and crisp. Gourmet homemade baby foods and a children’s menu are also available.
Throughout human history, those seeking enlightenment have been drawn to the solitude and stark beauty of the desert. Today, they continue to “follow their bliss” to The Centre for Well-Being, a trend-setting22,000-square-foot spa complex at The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier luxury resort, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert.
Recognized as one of the leading resort spas in the country, the world-class Centre for Well-Being takes its inspiration from the ancient legend of the mythical phoenix, which rose from the ashes of its past to be reborn. Here, guests are guided by the healing hands of a highly trained staff in revitalizing mind and body – and ultimately attaining a higher level of well-being and balanced living. The Centre offers an extensive array of massage treatments and the most progressive bodywork programs available today. It is also
known for its development of innovative new therapies, such as the Acussage™ and Table Thai™ Massage.
Spanning The Centre’s two levels are 24 private treatment rooms, a consultation room, weight training and cardiovascular studios (on the upper “active” level); a Waters Bar, and a Meditation Atrium (on the lower “quiet” level). This peaceful sanctuary, with soft filtered sunlight, leather chaise lounges, lush greenery and gently cascading fountains, offers an ideal environment for The Centre’s guided meditation classes and one-on-one sessions. The new Salon Mila, located across from the fitness center, offers the latest in salon and medi-spa services.
Treatments Inspired by the Desert and the World’s Far Reaches
Many of The Centre’s body treatments draw their restorative properties from desert plants and minerals — such as aloe vera, jojoba and chamomile — that have been prized for centuries by the native peoples of the Southwest. Spa-goers will find these in therapeutic treatments such as the Desert Serenity Scrub, Wrap and Massage.
International influences can also be found in treatments such as the Thermal Moor Mud Wrap, which uses organic Hungarian moor mud to detoxify and rejuvenate, and the Bindi, an herbal exfoliation, massage and body wrap based on the ancient Ayurvedic arts of India.
From Centuries-Old Techniques to Exclusive New Therapies
The spa also features a full array of massage and bodywork therapies, ranging from the classic Swedish massage to Shiatsu – using Japanese techniques to relieve tension – and Acussage, a signature treatment that combines traditional massage techniques with ancient Chinese acupuncture to alleviate pain and enhance energy levels. The Well-Being Stone Ritual honors the Native American custom of harnessing the power of warm basalt river stones and cool marble stones to melt stress away and induce a deep state of
relaxation. Table Thai is another treatment designed specifically for The Centre, which takes the time honoredThai massage, traditionally performed on the floor, and adapts it to the massage table.
One of the spa’s latest offerings is a series of Intraceutical Oxygen Infusions, which simultaneously introduce moisture, vitamins and anti-oxidants into the skin via topical hyperbaric oxygen. Popular with celebrities such as Madonna and Eva Longoria-Parker, the treatments produce luminous, hydrated skin with immediate age-defying results.
Fitness and Wellness Offerings for Every Body
For guests on the move, The Centre’s fully equipped, state-of-the-art weight room and aerobic studio showcase the latest from Lifetime Fitness: 6 treadmills, 2 stair-stepping machines, 4 ellipticals, two upright bikes, two recumbent bikes, and the Stott Pilates Reformer, along with Pre-core Cardio Equipment. The expansive aerobics room is mirrored, with a shock-absorbing, suspended wood floor and 10 spinning bikes.
Among the fitness classes are Power Yoga, an athletic, energetic exercise method that flows from one pose to another; Fitness Boot Camp, a great combination of cardio and muscle-strengthening exercises; and Cardio Tennis, which allows guests to challenge themselves with a complimentary racket and ball machine.
Fitness and Wellness consultations are available, as are seasonal classes in spinning, kickboxing, aerobics, water aerobics, Pilates, yoga, belly dancing – and an array of sculpting, toning and strengthening programs. Guests can take advantage of such services as Body Composition Analysis, the time saver Exercise Program, designed to achieve maximum results in minimum time, and one-on-one Personal Training.
For an even more customized experience, spa-goers are encouraged to meet one-on-one with The Centre’s Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Amy Whittington, for an exclusive Optimal Aging and Wellness Consultation, providing insights to anti-aging techniques and recommendations for lifestyle changes to help guests look and feel their best.
All-Day Amenities Included
The Centre for Well-Being is designed to inspire relaxation, fitness and overall health, so with the purchase of any 50-minute service, guests are invited to participate in fitness classes with unlimited use of spa facilities, including sauna, whirlpool, weight room and Meditation Atrium.
Crowning Touches: from Highlights to Insights
Whether preparing for a special occasion, or interested in creating a new you, Salon Mila has the answer! From make-up applications, hair cutting and styling, to manicures and ice cream pedicures, the salon provides a full menu of treatments designed to make you look and feel your best!
Spa-goers can also seek out The Centre’s Circle of Intuitive Guides, where they can gain personal insight through an astrology session, a tarot-card reading or guided visual meditation. Also offered is the golf meditation, which helps golfers to increase focus and improve their skills on the links.
The Waters Bar is a relaxing and welcoming lounge area for guests to utilize between spa treatments. Complimentary fresh fruits, teas and juices are served throughout the day. Lunch and other refreshments are available upon request. Guests can also browse The Centre’s spa boutique, where they’ll find the latest in fitness apparel, inspirational books, tapes and CDs, Gilchrist and Soames bath products, aromatic candles and de-stressing salts, plus four private-label bath and beauty product lines, all custom-blended
using the highest-quality natural ingredients.
The Phoenician’s 27-hole golf course offers the challenge and diversity golfers long for, plus the beauty and tranquility that makes the game even more enjoyable. Twenty-seven holes have been grouped into three distinctive nines – the Oasis, the Desert and the Canyon, each aptly named for capturing the many profiles of the resort’s acreage, offering several 18-hole combinations.
The Oasis and Desert courses original 18 holes were designed by Homer Flint. Golf course architect Ted Robinson, Sr. designed holes 1 through 7 of the Canyon nine, and redesigned the Desert nine.
Featuring 27,000 square feet of practice facilities, The Phoenician provides golfers with a variety of resources for improving their game. A full-service driving range, located in a secluded spot, is accentuated by the commanding presence of Camelback Mountain and offers unparalleled atmosphere for an invigorating warmup. Guests can also finesse their swing at the chipping green while enjoying the quiet inspiration of sunsplashed
surroundings. Then, the golf stroke can be further refined on the state-of-the-art putting green, which simulates a variety of putting challenges.
GOLF ACADEMY, LESSONS AND CLINICS
The Phoenician Golf Academy is a way for beginners to scratch golfers to advance their level of play in a personalized setting. A full day at The Phoenician Golf Academy begins with the latest computer-based video analysis, digitally capturing the player’s swing, measuring body motion, club head speed and launch angle. After lunch, the lesson is taken to the tee and students play nine holes of The Phoenician’s championship golf
course alongside the instructor. At the end of the day, participants take home a DVD with their recorded golf swing and a personal game plan for continued golf success.
Private lessons and clinics are led by trained PGA-certified staff, and available for individuals or groups.
Private lessons are customized and can include full swing, short game, club fitting and on-course tutorial.