Monday, March 22, 2010

A Weekend In... Phoenix

I have found the perfect romantic retreat in the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Camelback mountain provides the backdrop to this tranquil resort conducive to romance and quality time spent together. The cozy rooms are decorated with a Southwestern flair. The casitas and bungalows are scattered throughout the property, which feel like a world away, with its Spanish Colonial architecture, tucked behind high walls. The Montevista spa suites include your very own steam shower and overlook a lovely courtyard filled with flowers and fountains. Many of the rooms have fireplaces and private patios. Take advantage of the fabulous spa while having a massage from a treatment room with views of the desert vistas.
It's no wonder that the Royal Palms is a very popular venue for weddings and other special events!
Book with us and receive these VIP amenities: an upgrade upon arrival based on availability, complimentary breakfast daily, $100 resort credit, and late checkout

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is a terrific destination for couples or a getaway with a group of friends! Set on the north side of Camelback mountain in Paradise Valley, this resort has magnificent views from its mountain and spa casitas. I loved the private patios and the floor to ceiling windows in the spa suites. The re-vamped restaurant, Elements, is highly acclaimed by locals and visitors alike. The menu has an Asian flair with many healthful dining options. However, I couldn't help but be intrigued by the Kobe beef hot dog with creamy cheese sauce, in a pretzel bun. Luckily the fully-equipped fitness center offers every option to help you work off that lunch. A variety of complimentary fitness classes, hikes and activities are included in your stay. Don't feel like exerting yourself too much? Head for the spa and try one of their signature treatments. This retreat offers the ultimate in relaxation.
Your VIP amenities include: complimentary upgrade, continental breakfast daily, and a complimentary 30 minute massage!

The Phoenician is one of my favorite resorts in Scottsdale. Multiple pools, a waterslide, children's program, championship golf course, tennis and spa round out this playground for kids and adults alike. The newly refurbished Canyon suites offer an oasis of solitude and a bit more privacy than the main resort. Here, you have private check-in, concierge, and a whole host of complimentary services: high speed internet access, transportation to nearby shopping, access to the fitness center, valet parking and wine tastings in the lobby each afternoon!
The Centre for Well-being provides the latest in cardiovascular fitness equipment and classes. The spa has a skylit meditation room for relaxing before or after a body or skincare treatment.

When booking with us, you will receive these VIP amenities: an upgrade upon arrival based on availability, full breakfast daily, welcome amenity of fresh fruit, $50.00 food and beverage credit and complimentary access to the fitness center ($20 value per person per day!)

Call us to book your next getaway!
248-288-9600 or toll-free 1-800-284-5258

Summer vacation

Spring is here and it's time to start making those summer vacation plans. Ideas? Barging through France, Bicycling through Italy, Whale-watching in Alaska, Swimming with the sea lions in the Galapagos.

Shari and Mark Kalt will be your Virtuoso Voyager Club hosts on the Seabourn Odyssey sailing July 10 - 17, 2010. We invite you to join us aboard! This all-inclusive, luxury ship holds only 450 passengers, but offers amenities of larger ships such as four restaurants, six open bars and lounges, and two outdoor pools. Our itinerary sails from Istanbul to Athens, giving you the chance to explore the important historical sites of ancient Turkey and the beautiful islands of Greece. The ship has a watersports marina, from which you can waterski, kayak, swim or take a banana boat ride! Cap off the afternoon with champagne and caviar, not served poolside, but served IN the pool by your waiters in full uniform! It doesn't get more decadent than that!

Our clients will receive the Voyager Club amenities of a complimentary cocktail party and a complimentary shore excursion in the port of Bodrum, Turkey. Call us for the latest specials and 2-for-1 pricing!

Call our travel specialists to book your summer vacation today!