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The resort framed by Camelback Mountain
The desert spa, tiled in
A romantic, shady, hidden waterside enclave?
Chef de Cuisine James Boyce
Nestled in a majestic setting, where the sun's passing is a light show of rich desert hues and dramatic shadows over Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona is as luxurious as the views are fantastic.

This refined world-class luxury resort, a recipient of the coveted Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star award, is located on 250 acres of handsomely landscaped lush desert terrain. The Phoenician has so much to offer that if the surroundings don't overwhelm you, the choices of recreation and relaxation will! Offerings include golf, tennis, nine swimming pools, first-class spa services at The Center For Well-Being, walking, jogging and hiking trails, daily planned guest activities, and more. Dining choices are abound at the resort with the Five Diamond and Five Star award-winner Mary Elaine’s bringing additional acclaim to the resort.

The sprawling grandeur of the resort is accented with a museum-quality art collection of rare antiques; Persian rugs, luxurious tapestries, and many fine Southwestern pieces. Hummingbirds grace the expansive and surreal landscape of the 2.5 acre cactus garden which features species from around the world and rivals any botanical garden. An oasis is an apt description of the sprawling desert-sand colored buildings spread across the vast grounds.

The resort is richly decorated, muted, and refined in warm natural tones that incorporate the surrounding landscape as part of the interior design; stunning vistas are present in the wide range of accommodations the resort offers. The Canyon building is a unique "boutique hotel" within the resort and has its own secluded pool with cabanas, offering stunning picture-window views of the mountainside or the resort grounds.

The "boutique hotel" feeling is evident through out the resort. The finely appointed rooms, superb amenities, acute guest services, and a hyper-attentive staff combine to make guests feel like the resort is all theirs. The resort will also serve "room service" to guests anywhere on the property including poolside, golf side, or at a romantic shady hidden waterside enclave.

James Boyce, Chef de Cuisine, has channeled divine intervention through Mary Elaine's, Arizona's premium award winning fine-dining restaurant located at the resort. Service that is refined, unobtrusive, informative, and friendly enhances the adoration for the restaurant. The chef brilliantly uses exotic ingredients from around the globe in designing modern French cuisine. The stellar Chef's Tasting Menu provides a virtual out-of-body experience for the diner! The restaurant houses one of the most extensive wine lists in the country and a staff of highly trained sommeliers, who, under the direction of Master Sommelier Greg Tresner, offer the palate a perfect compliment to your dining experience.

The picturesque 10th green
Rich, warm tone interiors
Award-winning Mary Elaine’s
View into the cactus garden

Connoisseurs will find much to admire at The Phoenician, and the resort continually evolves to meet the changing desires of sophisticated travelers. For more information on this extraordinary resort, The Phoenician, click here.

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