Sheltered in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak amid huge saguaro cacti, this is classic Four Seasons luxury – Scottsdale-style. Surrounded by expansive desert, the views from your room alone will have you hooked. But this lux oasis has so much more to offer than location: from the complimentary wine tasting at Talavera restaurant to the decadent gold-infused facials in the spa, it’s the little touches that make the Four Seasons so special.
The Sonoran Desert is the lushest and most diverse of all the world’s deserts, and the Four Seasons couldn’t be more perfectly situated for exploring this veritable playground. With the mountainous Tonto National Forest on one side, it’s an adventurer’s paradise. Culture vultures will also be well cared for with the option to visit destinations such as Montezuma Castle National Monument: a well-preserved ancient Sinaguan cliff dwelling, built more than six centuries ago by the Sinagua people. And all this within 45 minutes of Scottsdale’s city center and the neighboring Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. We can’t think of a better placed spot.
Capturing the vibrant tones of the desert in bloom and the purples, pinks and oranges of a Sonoran sunset, accommodations interiors feature custom furnishings – many sourced from Mexican artisans and handmade art by Huichol Indians. Step out onto your private balcony however and you’ll meet with the overwhelming beauty of the Sonoran Desert. We like the little touches here too like the L’Occitane products, your own concierge and the extra-soft bath robes. Plus, if you opt for the Pinnacle Suite you’ll have your very own plunge pool and outdoor log burner. There’s no better way to enjoy a starry Scottsdale night..
WHY WE LIKE IT
We love the combination of adventurous activities and pure relaxation. We can assure you, after a day of experiencing all that Scottsdale has to offer, the treatments at the hotel’s Sonoran Spa will become even more inviting. When you know you’re coming back to a full body massage, you can really throw yourself into that morning of horseback-riding through the desert. Of course, we’re not saying that hitting the spa requires an excuse.