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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Offers Estate Homes for Rent

July 20, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Sanctuary on Camelback MountainPlan the ultimate getaway in one of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain's Mountainside Estate Homes, nestled above the resort, just a short stroll from all Sanctuary has to offer. 

Terraced high on Camelback Mountain, the luxury vacation homes offer the pinnacle of privacy for Sanctuary guests. Each unique in style, these mountainside homes are the ultimate retreat for family vacations, social gatherings, and corporate retreats to Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. Enjoy dazzling vista views and comfortable, spacious seclusion in one of six luxury vacation homes. And with all the resort pleasures just a few steps away, these mountainside estates are the ideal choice for a Scottsdale vacation home, offering intriguing features like a private game room, secluded pools, private patios, and even a guest house. 

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Each of Sanctuary's distinctive private estates is available for the night, week or month. Casa del Sano: starting at $1,500 per night Gallery: starting at $2,000 per night Casa Montana: starting at $2,500 per night Hi Lob: $2,500 per night Casa Five: $4,000 per night Casa Nine: starting at $4,000 per night

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies. 

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Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Scottsdale Resort for a Family of Six?

April 9, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas Hotel
QUESTION: We are a family of 6 and looking to stay is Scottsdale, AZ. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?


ANSWER: Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas 

The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, within minutes of shopping, attractions, dining, world-class golf, and business districts. With breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, this AAA Four Diamond resort combines a relaxed ambience with decor inspired by the Sonoran Desert. Relax in your beautifully furnished, spacious guest room. Unique from other Scottsdale hotels are the spacious two-bedroom villas with wood-burning fireplaces. Enjoy beautiful views from a private balcony, or swim in the private pool dedicated solely to the villas.


For Your Needs, We Recommend:

Hilton Scottsdale

Two Bedroom Deluxe Villa: Just a short distance from the main Hilton hotel, you'll find a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere in the two-bedroom Scottsdale Villas. Stay removed from the hustle and bustle and take in the beauty of this secluded community. These luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom Villas range between 1,500 and 1,800 square feet. All of the Villas have identical guestroom configurations; the first bedroom offers a king bed, and the second guest room offers two double beds. Both bedrooms feature the exclusive Hilton Serenity Collection mattress to wrap you in comfort while you enjoy your favorite program on the 32-inch flat-screen plasma television. The spacious living room features a wood burning fireplace, queen sleeper sofa, wet bar, dining table and a 42-inch flat-screen plasma television with Bose stereo system. The kitchenette is stocked with ample cookware, cooking utensils and silverware. Other kitchenette amenities include: flat top range, refrigerator, toaster and plenty of cabinet storage. Additional villa amenities include: secure entrance, private pool, complimentary wireless internet, dual line telephones, washer and dryer, private patio and upscale bath amenities. All guests in the Villas have access to both the main Hilton pool and the private Villas pool, as well as the wellness center and spa. The private heated outdoor pool and whirlpool reserved solely for Villas Guests features a poolside bar, Oasis II Pool Bar at the Villa.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Posted in: Scottsdale, AZ

Image of the Day: The Saguaro Scottsdale

June 27, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

The Saguaro Scottsdale has two outdoor heated pools with cabanas.

Saguaro Scottsdale

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Your Questions Answered: What are the best accommodations for a family of six in Scottsdale, AZ?

March 7, 2013
By: Betsy LeTourneau

 Your Questions Answered: What are the best accommodations for a family of six in Scottsdale, AZ? 

We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs.  Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here.  Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.
 
QUESTION:  We are a family of 6 and looking to stay in Scottsdale, AZ.  What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?
 

The Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, within minutes of shopping, attractions, dining, world-class golf, and business districts. With breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, this AAA Four Diamond resort combines a relaxed ambience with decor inspired by the Sonoran Desert. Relax in your beautifully furnished, spacious guest room. Unique from other Scottsdale hotels are our spacious two-bedroom villas with wood-burning fireplaces which provide beautiful views from your private balcony, and a pool dedicated solely to the villas.

Two Bedroom Deluxe Villa Details: these luxurious two bedroom, two bathroom Villas range between 1,500 and 1,800 sq. ft. All of the Villas have identical guestroom configurations; the first bedroom offers a king bed, and the second guest room offers two double beds.  The spacious living room features a wood burning fireplace, queen sleeper sofa, wet bar, dining table and a 42-inch flat-screen plasma television with Bose stereo system. The kitchenette is stocked with ample cookware, cooking utensils and silverware. Other kitchenette amenities include: flat top range, refrigerator, toaster and plenty of cabinet storage. Additional villa amenities include: secure entrance, private pool, complimentary wireless internet, dual line telephones, washer and dryer, private patio and upscale bath amenities.

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Private Homes Perfect for a Group Get-Together at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain!

October 3, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Arizona is a luxury hideaway overlooking the beautiful views of Paradise Valley. Voted on Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘World’s Best Places to Stay,’ this luxury resort is perfect for trips of all kinds and for folks of all ages. A few key amenities include an indoor infinity edge pool, an outdoor infinity pool, 5 tennis courts, a luxurious spa, and opportunities to partake in horseback riding, hot air ballooning, and much more.

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers seven Private Homes that are perfect for a get together with friends or a family vacation. Today’s feature is the Casa Montana which is a warm private home embellished with Spanish-inspired décor. This 3,500 square foot home offers four large bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three wood-burning fire places, and a billiard room with a spacious bar and pool table. The Casa Montana also features a private pool, whirlpool spa, and a gorgeous patio. The room types include a Master Bedroom with an adjacent private study, a king size bedroom, and 2 bedrooms with double beds, each featuring its own private bathroom and walk-in closet.

 

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Buzzworthy: Special Intro Rates at the Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale

November 29, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Saguaro

There's a new hotel on the Scottsdale scene and it's causing quite the stir. Inspired by the contemporary architecture of Mexico and the Arizona desert, The Saguaro is the place to go to "stay cool in the desert." Awash in vivid color, the hotel is the first property for a new brand developed by Sydell Group, and Joie de Vivre-- famed for fun hotels across Cali (like Hotel Vitale in San Francisco)-- has been tapped to manage it. To quote the Los Angeles Times: "So what does this new translation of the desert look like in a hotel motif? Forget cool beiges and browns; the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale takes its cue from bright yellows, oranges and pinks derived from the flowers that bloom there." Smack dab in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the hotel has a spa featuring indigenous treatments; two outdoor, heated pools with cabanas; and a large fitness center. Snag the "Centennial Rate" to celebrate Arizona's 100th year of statehood, and you'll be living large for just $100 per night. That's a savings of 50 percent. This rate is available for the first 100 rooms booked each week, ending March 1, 2012.


The Buzz in Scottsdale: The Tanning Concierge at the W Hotel

July 22, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

W Hotel ScottsdaleYup, you heard that right. The W Hotel Scottsdale has upped its signature "Whatever/Whenever" service-- with a new tanning concierge available 24/7. Sun-savvy staff members can hook you up with access to the best sunscreens and after-sun care. What's more- they can arrange quick, no-mess airbrush tan in your very own room. Each appointment includes a consultation to customize the tan to each guest’s skin tone, followed by a quick 10-minute application. W Scottsdale's complimentary Tanning Concierge Service is just another reason to hit up this happening desert oasis this summer. With daybeds and cabanas draped with white linen, the WET rooftop pool deck attracts quite the crowd. And when it's time to cool down, the pool-- with underwater music-- and two poolside bars (Shade and sunset.beach) await.


Win a Celebrity Trip: Join Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain on Facebook and Twitter

June 23, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

Sanctuary on Camelback MountainThis just in. One of our favorite hotels, The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, just announced a swell contest. Follow the hotel on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to "win the trip of a lifetime and receive real celebrity treatment." Details: They'll fly you and a guest to Phoenix where you'll spend two days living it up like celebs in one of the hotel's exclusive homes. You can invite up to six peeps to join you as part of our "Entourage." And you'll get to enjoy an interactive dining experience with Celebrity Chef and Food Network star, Beau MacMillan. You can earn up to five entries by: 1) Liking the hotel on Facebook, commenting on the post, and sharing. 2) Follow the hotel on Twitter and tweet the following "Follow @sanctuaryaz for your chance to win the trip of a lifetime! http://fb.me/SanctuaryCamelbackMountain."


Book Now: $169 Rates at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

April 20, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

It's not often we see deals like this come along. The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain- the ultra-luxe destination resort in the shadow of Scottsdale's Camelback Mountain- is offering an exclusive special rate for early birds who reserve a June, July or August getaway in advance. We're talking rates from $169 in a mountain casita, from where you'll have access to Arizona's largest infinity pool, farm-fresh cuisine by Iron Chef America winner Beau MacMillan, fab cocktails ("elevated mixology") at edge bar, rejuvenating massages at the destination spa, outdoor adventure classes, tennis and more. Hurry, you must book the "Seek Sanctuary" escape by May 1. (Non-cancelable, non-refundable offer; subject to availability.)