Greater Phoenix is home to many of the nation’s finest resorts, including several Four Star and Five Diamond properties, as defined by the Forbes Travel Guide and the American Automobile Association, respectively.
Multiple Greater Phoenix properties have earned AAA’s Five Diamond rating: The Phoenician Resort; The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician; The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess; and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The AAA’s Four Diamond rating is held by thirty resorts in the Valley of the Sun.
The Forbes Travel Guide awarded the coveted Five Star status to The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician and the Four Star status to four Greater Phoenix hotels: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, The Phoenician, Royal Palms Resort, and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Forbes Travel Guide’s Recommended Hotel is Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.
In terms of style and character, Greater Phoenix’s resorts span a broad spectrum. The most historic resorts date to 1929 (Arizona Biltmore, The Wigwam), while the newest was built in 2008 (Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia). Aesthetic influences range from cowboy chic (Hermosa Inn) to mid-century modernism (Hotel Valley Ho) to Mediterranean romance (Royal Palms Resort) to Native American authenticity (Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass).
Some resorts cater to family fun with on-site water parks (Arizona Grand Resort, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort), while others are famous for their championship golf courses (Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, The Boulders, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center).
Interesting facts about a few of Greater Phoenix’s resorts:
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