An elaborate English tea, nestled among the thick, plush sofas and winged back chairs adorning the lobby of Scottsdale’s longtime five-star The Phoenician, establishes the elegant tone at this comfortable resort at the foot of Camelback Mountain. Patrons dip Reed and Barton spoons in clotted cream and lemon curd, as the expanding, loyal clientele checks in for an extended stay in this family-oriented property. While the lobby is the natural starting point, the luxury perks don’t end there – take the hotel’s walking art tour, for instance, and receive two free tickets to the Phoenix Art Museum. No wonder the Phoenician is considered a castle in the desert.

6000 E. Camelback Rd.
480-423-2530
www.thephoenician.com