Aching for a spa getaway? One of the world’s best spa destinations is closer than you think and in a surprising location. Scottsdale boasts one of the highest concentrations of luxury spas in the country, making it a true oasis in the desert, and we’ve asked travel agents to reveal a few of their favorites.
Well & Being Spa
Go home feeling energized, enlightened, and empowered. This is the promise the Well & Being Spa of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess makes to all its guests, and it certainly aims to deliver with luxurious Himalayan Salt Massages, Champagne Pedicures, and Sound Therapy. This USA Today “Top 10 Reader’s Choice” winner elevates your experience with health and wellness services such as personal fitness regimes and healthy onsite dining. They also recommend you arrive 45 minutes prior to your treatment to familiarize yourself with its massive, beautifully-designed grounds. With features like a waterfall grotto, rooftop pool, and a eucalyptus inhalation room, it’s easy to see how you could “get lost” and never want to be found.
The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Spa Avania enchants guests by embracing its unique and stunning surrounding desert scenery. The spa’s sprawling grounds boast both outdoor and indoor treatment facilities where, even when inside, guests feel connected to nature with glass walls opening out onto private patios and gardens with outdoor showers. Inside your private room, treat yourself to lux treatments such as Thai massages, Citrus Drench body wraps, or the spa’s patented HydraFacial™, a hydra-dermabrasion technique that cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and provides antioxidants to the skin all at once. Once you’ve reached a zen-like state of relaxation, refresh by taking a dip in Spa Avania’s French-Celtic mineral pool.
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Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary
This brand-new spa has already caused quite a stir in Scottsdale as a top retreat for relaxation seekers. Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary of the equally new Andaz Scottsdale Resort believes in the healing power of nature and channels the spirit of the surrounding Sonoran Desert in its design and treatments. Even all the scrubs, lotions, oils, and soaps feature all-natural, locally-grown ingredients from a Sedona botanist. Guests are pampered on a whole new level thanks to Apothecary consultants, who craft a regimen just for you with treatment recommendations based on your needs and preferences for a completely unique spa experience.
Do these luxurious spas have you aching for a relaxing retreat in Scottsdale? Travel agents are the experts on unwinding. Whether you’re looking for a spa weekend with friends or a romantic getaway for two, they’ll be able to recommend and plan the perfect pampering vacation you crave.