On November 4, the highly-anticipated InterContinental Montelucia Resort
will open its doors in Paradise Valley nestled at the foot of picturesque Camelback Mountain, adjacent to Scottsdale and Phoenix. Evoking the soul of southern Spain with architecture reminiscent of the Alhambra, the $300 million resort is the first InterContinental
property in this area. The whole resort was designed as a whitewashed village so that the arrival plaza is similar to a town square, the guest rooms are like homes and villas, and the fountains and walkways are like cobblestoned streets. What's more: The signature restaurant was inspired by Michelangelo's Villa San Michele in Tuscany
and the wedding chapel representative of the ballroom at Hotel Cipriani in Venice
. The hotel also boasts residences, so guests can own a little piece of paradise if they can't get enough of the resort. There are beautiful pools, a luxurious 31,000 square foot spa, contemporary art gallery, fine dining, a destination bar, and nearby golf. You'll even find hammocks throughout the gorgeous gardens. For the Grand Opening, the resort has slashed their rates.
You can grab a room for $199 a night on November 4th, and Nov. 9-29th, and December 10-30th. Rooms are $295 on January 1-13th, 30th and 31st. After that, rooms will cost a pretty penny ($495 per night). If you book for opening night, you'll also get a $50 resort credit and a room upgrade.