Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comSanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa  |  Paradise Valley, United States  |   Update from my last stay OCT 2013.!!!! if you dine at Elements, know that the kitchen closes at 9PM (yes does not make much sense but it is what it is) Elements is a FAB restaurant. You MUST ask for table #41. I think that one of the best views from the rooms is from Room # 229. Now carry on reading my previous post. Enjoy. !!!

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain along with the Four Seasons Scottsdale, where both my favorite stays during my week exploring Scottsdale and Phoenix in Arizona. I felt that both properties offer exactly what I envisioned my experience would be, away from the urban areas, surrounded by the iconic Arizona desert. Perched on Camelback Mountain in an exhilarating blend of serenity and vitality. One of the most coveted retreats in Paradise Valley, Sanctuary a AAA Four Diamond Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. With trend-setting architecture, copious modern luxuries, and culinary delights, our boutique resort will draw you back, time and time again.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comSanctuary on Camelback Mountain enjoys a legendary history filled with Hollywood celebrities and international tennis stars.  The story begins in the early 1950s when the unique mountainside property was bought by a group of prominent investors including Hollywood stars John Ireland, Joanne Dru and Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin’s son.


I was hosted at one of their Spa Suites, one of the largest Scottsdale suites, offers 1200 sq. ft. of vibrant décor and contemporary amenities, including a lava rock fireplace and a wet bar in the spacious living area. These Scottsdale suites feature an airy patio that surrounds the living room and bedroom. Large walk-in closets and a vessel sink enhance the spacious bathrooms, which include a separate shower and vanity, two sinks, and an outdoor soaking tub. My suite was the Topaz Suite, since all are named after a gemstone.
Elements Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne of the highlights of my stay at the Sanctuary, was dinner at Elements overlooking the sunset over Paradise Valley. You can read my post here. But the breakfast the following morning was as equally spectacular or even more beautiful, this time overlooking the dawn.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comI am sure you will agree looking at the photos I did while enjoying a healthy breakfast. Either if you are staying at the Sanctuary or not, Elements by Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan is a must.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne of my favorites was to spend the afternoon laying at their infinity-edge pool overlooking Camelback Mountain, the palm trees and breathtaking views over Paradise Valley. FYI their pool is open 24 hours, so feel free to jump at any time.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comUnfortunately timing did not allow me to experience their Spa, which features a menu of Asian–inspired services in twelve indoor & outdoor treatment rooms, so I wont be commenting on that. But I did have time to enjoy their state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including Pilates, meditation, Yoga, fitness & nutrition consultations by certified instructors and Personal Trainers. Arizona is very popular among professional athletes for its year round fantastic weather, and the Sanctuary is one of the favorite spots for those coming out of state. If you enjoy swimming, there is a special program at their outdoors lap pool taught by Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman. Recognized as the Paradise Valley Racquet Club throughout the 1950’s and renamed John Gardiner’s Tennis Ranch in 1965, our property continues a legacy of championship courts and professional coaches.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe hotel was undergoing some renovations and expansions during my visit, a multi-million dollar renovation that will yield an exciting new experience this Fall.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain by www.carlosmeliablog.comSituated 8 miles north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and 5 minutes from downtown Scottsdale. Sanctuary is conveniently located for Arizona travel, while still offering a serene hideaway to guests. In terms of location, Sanctuary has a true advantage over the Four Seasons Scottsdale, for those in Arizona for business, but still looking to unwind after office. Literary and Oasis in the desert. When booking by CarlosMeliaBlog.com you will get the following extra amenities: Continental Breakfast for two Daily. Also available with Room Service + One 30 Minutes Spa Treatment or 50% off 60 Minutes Treatment, per Room, Once During Stay + Subject to availability at time of reservation Upgrade on Mountain Vista Casitas and Spa Casitas. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale

Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comSushi Roku and W Scottsdale  |  Scottsdale, United States  |  During my last visit to Scottsdale, I was invited by the W Scottsdale to come and do a site inspection of their property. For those not in the Tourism Industry, a “Site Inspection” is when you visit a hotel for a quick tour of the property and usually have breakfast or lunch. Yes I know, the perks of being a Travel Agent/Blogger. So this are some of the images I captured during my visit. I wont say much more about the hotel, since I did not spend the night with them, and I only review based on my own experiences, but yes I can tell more about my lunch at Sushi Roku, which was lovely.

Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comSushi Roku is the main restaurant of the W Scottsdale, a pioneer of contemporary sushi, incorporating diverse, non-traditional ingredients from Latin America (e.g. jalapeños) and Europe (e.g. olive oil) into its edible works of art. Modern Asian cuisine with a dazzling array of fresh sushi, luscious salads, thoughtful appetizers, and an extensive selection of hot entrees.
Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comSome of the dishes we tried were: Edamame. Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi with diced Chilies. Tuna Tartar with Yuzu Guacamole. Salmon Carpaccio with Truffle Soy Vinaigrette. Free Range Chicken “Ji-Dori” Ginger Teriyaki Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, Mashed PotatoesBaked. Cod “Saikyo-yaki” in Sweet Miso. Sushi/Sashimi Assortment. All along some great Ginjo Sake by the glass.
Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Sushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe W Scottsdale, follows the same design and concept of most W Hotels and Retreats I have stayed before in Europe and Asia. Not so much what many expect here in the United States from a classic W property. Located in the center of it all! Near Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and walking distance to the Entertainment District. You will find all your favorite Bliss, Sweat and Wet, classics of W Hotels worldwide. The Living Room lounge offers innovative drinks and signature cocktails. Mix and mingle at Shade Lounge, their sophisticated indoor/outdoor bar, while listening to a DJ spin the hottest beats, or spend a day poolside at WET. Unfortunately the hotel was sold out during my visit, so I was only able to see two room types, the standard entry level and the Spa Suite (photo below). Definitely a complete different experience of Scottsdale, from the classic Mission / Casitas style resorts, targeting a younger and coolest demographic. When booking through CarlosMeliaBlog.com, you will get the extra VIP Amenities: Full Breakfast for two Daily ($40 Maximum Credit, per Room, per Day) + $50 Sushi Roku Gift Card and the following subject to availability at the time of check in/departure: Upgrade + Late Check-Out. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

Photo Jul 17, 3 05 20 PM Photo Jul 17, 1 11 27 PM Photo Jul 17, 2 46 51 PM Photo Jul 17, 2 53 19 PM Photo Jul 17, 2 57 49 PMSushi Roku and W Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Photo Jul 17, 2 57 31 PM Photo Jul 17, 2 56 51 PM (*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of MLGTPP, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.

 

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Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam

Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comArizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam  |  Phoenix, Arizona  |  They call themselves “The Jewel of the Desert”, I rather refer to them as a piece of heritage from the old, longed, Hollywood Glamour, setting the standard for elegance and style. Arizona Biltmore became world renowned as the preferred luxury oasis for celebrities, heads of state, captains of industry and other famous travelers. One of the only existing luxury hotels in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced design, and if you know who he is, you will understand my excitement. I mean, to this hotel, I gave a pass on any minor details or issues, this property cannot be seen or judged as a regular resort, but as for its iconic architecture, and legacy of elegance and opulent luxury for nearly a century.
Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comDifferently to what many assume, this resort was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a Harvard graduate, who had studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. Reason why I mentioned “influenced by”. One of the many things I learnt, after taking one of their History Tour (signature service by Waldorf properties worldwide).

Biltmore Block by www.carlosmeliablog.comAmong other things I learnt, including some juicy gossips of that time, was the nature of the “Biltmore Block” (see photo above), which is the DNA and structure of this hotel. The Biltmore Block features a geometric pattern that is said to represent a freshly cut palm tree, made out off indigenous materials, pre-cast concrete blocks were molded on-site and used in the total construction of the resort.

Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe pools at the Arizona Biltmore have many interesting stories to tell and share, perhaps Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pool is the one to top. Did you know that the famed song composer Irving Berlin penned many tunes, including “White Christmas” while sitting poolside at the Arizona Biltmore?
Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Arizona Biltmore boasts 740 guest rooms and is one of the largest hotels in Arizona. 78 one-and two-bedroom villas. Eight swimming pools. Seven tennis courts. A full-service resort spa, salon and fitness center. Five dining options. The adjacent Arizona Biltmore Country Club boasts two of the best 18-hole PGA golf courses in Phoenix: The Links and The Adobe. The resort is managed by the Waldorf Astoria group. Yes I do agree that most rooms in need of a facelift, process that has started at the Ocatilla Wing and will continue throughout the entire property next.
Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe resort is divided and structured by Wings. I was hosted at their premium wings called Ocatilla at a Club Deluxe Room. This is a retreat and private sanctuary within the resort itself, where a dedicated concierge attends to individual needs in a well-appointed, relaxed lounge environment and continuous culinary offerings are showcased throughout the day.

The resort has undergone major renovations, and my Club Deluxe Room (which you can see above), is a clear example of the  new concept and style the rest of the hotel will be going for within the next year and so. Ocatilla has access to its own private pool.
Wright's Restaurant at Arizona Biltmore by www.carlosmeliablog.comWright's Restaurant at Arizona Biltmore by www.carlosmeliablog.comDining at Wright’s Restaurant, was an outstanding culinary experience. Signature dining venue at the resort offering fresh cuisine that reflects an innovative culinary style characterized by fresh, local ingredients that are hearty, yet simply elegant. You can read my full post here. Unfortunately I was not able to try any of the other restaurants.
Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe Wright’s Bar, features a Piano and lots to stories to tell. Birthplace of the Original Tequila Sunrise, was not strange gathering for celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., hiding from the glitz of Hollywood.
Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comOne of my favorite rooms at the Main Building of the resort is the legendary “Mystery Room” which opened in the midst of Prohibition. A club masqueraded as a “Men’s Smoking Room” requiring a secret password for entry and accessible only through a secret passage that started behind the resort and traveled up a hidden staircase from the kitchen. The striking stained glass ceiling, was the key for the gentleman in the room, to return to their rooms and the booze to be tucked back into the room’s hidden bookshelf. Their was a spotlight, out in the roof, that was officially known to guide guests at night, and unofficially used to search the desert for police raids. Whenever a raid approached, the spotlight would shine through the Mystery Room’s stained glass roof warning the guests. There are plans and rumors of the soon return of this Speakeasy Glory to the resort.

Arizona Biltmore signature Hollywood Glam by www.carlosmeliablog.comArizona’s historic Grand Dame radiates an undeniable mystique of refinement and splendor. I will say this in a very positive and constructive way, which I openly shared with the management and marketing team… I so wish they would further embrace and revive the heritage and glamour of their time. What else can I say, other than, I would have need more time to connect and explore this incredible property. I look forward for a soon return. For those of you interested to experience the Arizona Biltmore, know that when booking through me, you will get other than advantageous deals, the following extra amenities: Continental Breakfast for two Daily + $100 Food and Beverage Credit Voucher for Frank & Albert’s, per Room, per Stay + subject to availability at the time of check-in: Upgrade. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Carlos Melia True Four Seasons Ambassador

Carlos Melia True Four Seasons AmbassadorCarlos Melia True Four Seasons Ambassador  |  Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts  |  Thank you Four Seasons Preferred Partners Communique for featuring my review on Four Seasons Punta Mita on their last July 2013 eNewsletter. “… Click here to read a recent review of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita from Carlos Melia, a Preferred Partner Travel Consultant…” they said on their last issue. Also I got some comments of appreciation and recognition by the Four Seasons Scottsdale on my last review on them after my stay during last week. Finally, the comments that honors and fills me with pride was the mention by Four Seasons Punta Mita “… great feature Carlos! @carlosmeliablog we can’t thank you enough! You are a true @FourSeasons Ambassador!…”. I have stayed and reviewed multiple Four Seasons Hotels and Resort around the globe and I look forward to grow my list in the near future. Read all my Four Seasons Posts and Reviews Worldwide. Curating the world of Luxury Travel and Lifestyle. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Four Seasons Scottsdale

Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale  |  Scottsdale, United States  |  So the last night and day of my stay while in Phoenix/Scottsdale, I chose to spend it at on of my favorite hotel groups in the world, which never disappoints me, and on top of that was close to the pick up point of my Hot Air Ballooning experience I took the following morning, and offered the real Arizona experience I was looking to have before the end of my trip, away from the urban center of Phoenix/Scottsdale.  An area rich with Native American art and an equally impressive dining and nightlife scene. Even closer are the unique rock formations of Pinnacle Peak and the highly acclaimed golf mecca at Troon North.

Photos and Videos property and credits to CM by Carlos Melia / www.carlosmeliablog.com / www.carlosmelia.com. Full usage of this media is allowed only and exclusively when including full credits as mentioned above. Carlos MeliaLocated inn the high Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, only 40 minutes drive from downtown Phoenix/Scottsdale, is a place of western lore and cosmopolitan culture, a place of awe-inspiring beauty and spectacular golf, a place unlike any other.  Nestled into the foothills of Pinnacle Peak – amid towering, multi-armed saguaro cacti – the adobe casitas of Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona embody the desert’s magic through thoughtful design and the outstanding talent of regional artists and craftspeople.

Unfortunately I was there only for an overnight, as the saying goes …” Great things, come in small amounts…”. But since I got to awake quite early upon return from my tour and the time I had to head off to the airport, I got to explore and enjoy the resort, a lovely breakfast at their new Western Canteen PROOF and the comfort and views of my Premier King Casita Room. Step onto your private patio or balcony for dramatic views of serrated mountain peaks, the valley alive with sparkling city lights, the nature-inspired outdoor pool or the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Great open bathrooms to linger in the hot waters of a deep soaking tub, or reinvigorate with a brisk shower in the separate glass-enclosed stall. A double-sink vanity, L’Occitane bath products and separate WC add to the luxury of conveniences. Full complimentary WiFi access.

Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comEmbark, like I did for my breakfast, on a culinary road trip, by Sous Chef Jesse Hansen through the main street of America at PROOF American Canteen, a restaurant that draws inspiration from the area’s history as a stagecoach hitching post, the frontier spirit of the Wild West and the days of Route 66. Stunning outdoors views of Pinnacle Peak. Featuring homestyle comfort fare sourced exclusively from the 50 states, this relaxed restaurant is a casual neighbourhood hang-out, perfect for an easy dinner, an evening with friends. A railroad track runs through the dining room, while televisions, games and a bustling bar bring buzzing energy to the restaurant on a nightly basis.
Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale, is also home to the acclaimed Talavera Steakhouse. Whether you dine alfresco or indoors, take in dramatic vistas of the desert valley at Talavera, a modern take on the classic steakhouse. Menu focuses on locally and regionally sourced cuisine, emphasising prime cuts of meat, poultry and game from boutique purveyors, as well as a wide variety of seafood. To highlight the restaurant’s authenticity and sense of place, Executive Chef Mel Mecinas seeks out fresh heirloom tomatoes and vegetables from local farms, olive oil sourced from a nearby mill and Arizona ranch-raised meats

Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comOf all our complimentary Scottsdale resort services and amenities, this are perhaps their finest, 2 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, 24 hours state-of-the-art Fitness Center (including sauna, steam room, weight training, studio classes and personal trainers) once again featuring majestic views overlooking Pinnacle Peak. Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comTiming was not on my side, therefore I was not able to experience their Spa Facilities, but I can share this with you: 14 treatment rooms, 10 massages, 9 body treatments, 8 facials, 6 spa packages and 5 signature treatments, all inspired by the spirit and the ingredients of the desert.
Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.com Four Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comFour Seasons Scottsdale by www.carlosmeliablog.comAn abundance of natural and man-made wonders define Scottsdale and its surrounding region. Find the Resort ideally located near desert attractions, cultural institutions and sporting activities. Hike the scenic trails of Pinnacle Peak or view the stars through a professional telescope. Or even better, follow my path to Salt River Kayaking or Sonoran Desert Hot Air Ballooning. Not for nothing Four Seasons Scottsdale has ranked as one of the World’s Best Continental US Resort Awards 2013 by Travel + Leisure. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comRoyal Palms Resort & Spa  |  Phoenix, Arizona  |  So yesterday after approximately a four hours flight from New York City, I arrived to Phoenix, in Arizona, where I will be staying till next Saturday, invited by Visit Phoenix. My first stop was to spend a full afternoon at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, where I had lunch and took a nice spa treatment, perfect to relax after my flight. The hotel is located on a few minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (only 7 miles), over Camelback Road. Set amidst lush courtyards and blooming gardens, our 119 beautifully appointed casitas, hotel rooms, and villas surround as an oasis for guests seeking tranquility and solitude. The Royal Palms Resort and Spa is one of two Phoenix, Arizona hotels that is a proud member of the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comEntering the mansion through mahogany and iron double doors, the atmosphere is that of a lavish private residence. I met with the Director of Sales, and she defined the style of the hotel in just two words, Mission Style, which I thought it was the perfect definition for this property. Enchanting stone walkways curve throughout the property, fragrant citrus groves and exotic foliage, with a mix of Mediterranean, Spanish, Tuscan feel, with central tiny squares, pale terra cotta palette, fountains surrounding room, casitas and suites.

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comOriginally built in 1929 as a summer retreat for Cunard Steamship executive and financier Delos Cooke, the resort underwent a multimillion dollar restoration, re-opening in the summer of 1997.

I was hosted for the day at one of their four Montavista Suites, steps away from the main central pool, and the Alavadora Spa. I took this suite as a day-use to freshen up from my flight, and take my spa treatments. I cannot say much more other than showing you this video, since I always like to speak by experience, and the truth is that I only was there for a few hours. The four Montavista Suites overlook the lush courtyard and offer breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain from the patio or balcony. These one-bedroom corner suites stand at 800 square feet and feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living room with a writing desk and pull-out sleeper sofa. The master bathroom offers a large deep soaking bathtub and separate walk-in shower.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comRoyal Palms Resort and Spa features 119 beautifully decorated guest rooms, casitas and villas set among the lush landscaping of the historic property. Built in classic estate style, all rooms are appointed with plush Desert Dream pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions and hand selected European furnishings.

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comI enjoyed a brief lunch indoors at the Cervantes Bistro, which had a very succinct menu, and not the most charming space to be fully honest, but food was quite good. The hotel is undergoing reconstruction of their main restaurant, which will be announced and opening doors with a full new concept and style, next September.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comAlvadora Spa, is a small basic quaint spa which provides an array of services that indulge the senses. Discover signature treatments including the Royal Body Polish, Orange Blossom Body Buff, Citrus Grove Facial and more. Acqua Dolce, our signature Villa for two, provides several water therapies including a Watsu pool for special in-water massages. I was treated to a 50 minutes massage which was quite relaxing. There is also a full-service Fitness Centre, 24-hour workout facility featuring Cybex training equipment.

Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comSet in the Valley of the Sun, the resort is located in the beautiful Phoenix-Scottsdale resort community, with the majestic Camelback Mountain providing a striking visual backdrop. The resort managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has received over the years, multiple awards and accolades, like #01 Resort in Phoenix by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2012, and Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s 2013. The average age of their clientele is 40+, and the number of nights people stay is in between a week during high season and 3 days during low season, a great way to combine Phoenix, and a visit to the Red Canyon.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa by www.carlosmeliablog.comReady to book this resort? well let me know since I can offer your other than great deals, some extra VIP amenities such as:  Daily Breakfast for two Daily (Up to $30 per day) + $100 Resort Credit per Room, per Stay + Upgrade to the next room type subject to availability. A Mission Style type of luxury, set away from most of the other resorts in the Phoenix-Scottsdale, to unwind and relax. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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