Escape to the Desert
Posted Friday, February 17, 2012, 02:05PM
Not into baseball? Send your significant other to spring training. You hit the spa.
At the foot of Cambelback Mountain, Scottsdale’s Montelucia Resort & Spa has a Triple Play Spring Training Package, which requires three nights’ stay, but you get a $300 voucher to eat at Prado or get a treatment at Joya Spa, a 31,000-square-foot Moroccan-inspired oasis. Try the 80-minute Joyambrosia signature massage (it’s cheaper Monday through Thursday), which includes the use of Morocco’s “liquid gold” argan oil. Sounds rich, doesn’t it? ($349/night through April 30, montelucia.com/springtraining)
FireSky Resort & Spa is part of the beloved Kimpton family of hotels, and this one is within walking distance of great restaurants and Fashion Square, a giant mall with some real gems that we don’t have in San Diego, such as a Barneys New York (not the Co-Op, but the full department store!), Cartier, David Yurman, and Prada. Not a huge luxury buyer? Madewell, a more vintagey-looking J. Crew, is opening April 3 if you’ll still be in town. Back to FireSky: it’s pet-friendly and they have a hosted wine hour every evening. Enough said. ($299/night for the Play Ball Spring Training Package, March 1-31, fireskyresort.com)
Also near Fashion Square is the W Scottsdale. For the sports fan, the W stay includes a box of Cracker Jacks and bag of peanuts, buy-one-get-a-second-free spring training tix, and, most appealing, two complimentary cocktails per person per day. For Bliss devotees, W Scottsdale’s got a Bliss Spa with its “Legendary Brownie Buffet.” Why sit out in the hot sun watching ball when there’s Bliss and brownies? (From $339/night, February 24 - March 31, wscottsdalehotel.com)