Summer Brings Classic Value to The Phoenician

Car lovers: Cruise over in your classic this summer to the AAA Five Diamond Phoenician resort for luxury rooms and food at seasonally low prices.

The 583-room/suite destination resort offers the finest accommodations, amenities and restaurants — and it’s just the next stoplight down the road for Valley Highline readers.

“Our 2011 summer offers feature the legendary luxury of The Phoenician at the year’s best value,” says Director of Public Relations Denise Seomin. Room rates, she adds, start at just $199 per night, through Sept. 10. 

Signature programs at the resort include The Phoenician Audio Art Tour, a self-guided complimentary auditory tour featuring select items in The Phoenician’s $25 million collection, and The Phoenician Cactus Garden — a two-acre retreat featuring approximately 250 varieties of cacti at the base of Camelback Mountain.

The Family Activity Center features a play room with board games, foosball and air hockey, surround-sound theater with complimentary movies, an interactive game room with Nintendo Wii, a playground and basketball court, and The Grape & Grain offers the resort’s award-winning luxury beverage collection for purchase. 

Summer packages include Family Treasures, with guestroom, a $50 daily resort credit, an option to buy an SPG Kids Pass, a dining program for children 12 and younger, guaranteed connecting rooms or complimentary rollaway/crib, based on availability. Rates start from $229 per room/night, through Sept. 10.

The Fairways to Luxury summer package includes accommodations, unlimited golf per day (after completion of first round, based on availability) per registered adult on the package. Rates start from $219 per night, based on double occupancy, through Sept. 30. The acclaimed Phoenician Golf Club comprises 27 holes of three nines. 

Summer Splendors includes guestroom, breakfast daily at the Il Terrazzo restaurant (up to a $65 value), a $100 credit (per stay, not per person) at the Four Star Centre for Well-Being spa, with recently completed renovations and upgrades. Rates start from $379 per night, based on double occupancy, through Sept. 10.

Il Terrazzo is one of the resort’s fine food venues, focusing on American-Italian cuisine as well as a hand-crafted bread service featuring artisan loaves baked daily on property. The restaurant also houses an award-winning wine collection presented by Master Sommelier Greg Tresner, who was Arizona’s first and now is one of only two Master Sommeliers. He and his staff are available for summer wine-pairing suggestions.

Also on property is J&G Steakhouse from James Beard-award-winning Celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This summer, guests can enjoy a three-course “Neighborhood Menu” daily from 5–7 p.m. for $38 per person. 

For lighter meals and a more casual atmosphere, Relish Burger Bistro, in The Phoenician Golf Clubhouse, serves lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy starters such as the BBQ Chicken Nachos and Crab Cake Sliders, 12 gourmet burgers, buttermilk fried chicken with sweet potato waffles and St. Louis pork ribs. 

The dessert menu includes make-your-own tableside s’mores and a chocolate cookie skillet. Relish Burger Bistro houses the largest tequila collection in the state of Arizona, with more than 300 labels, including The Phoenician’s private label.

Guests this summer may also book one of the resort’s 60 super-luxe accommodations at its AAA Five Diamond resort-within-a-resort, The Canyon Suites, with room rates from $309 for a standard room and $529 for a suite.

The boutique hotel’s Suite Escapes package includes accommodations and a $100 food and beverage credit per stay, with rates starting from $379 per night for a guestroom and $699 per night for a suite, through Sept, 10. A two-night minimum stay is required.

Says Seomin: “The diversity in signature guest experiences, combined with our award-winning service, make The Phoenician Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond resort destination.”

For nightly room rates or packages, reserve online at or call 480.941.8200 or 800.888.8234.

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