HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA at GAINEY RANCH—Luxury on a Grand Scale

Framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch does luxury on a grand scale. It’s a total lifestyle destination where Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture mingles with Native American influences and bountiful desert landscaping. And the visitor experience is impeccable for leisure enthusiasts of all ranks.   The […]

Talking With: Mia Mackman, Founder, Arizona Spa and Wellness Association

Mia Mackman is founder of the Arizona Spa and Wellness Association, whose goal is to promote industry best practices, community utilization, wellness tourism and innovative spa-and-wellness integration. She is a global industry consultant who specializes in spa and wellness, strategic planning and business consulting. For more than a decade, she has predicted some of the […]

SHERATON GRAND WILD HORSE PASS RESORT & SPA, Chandler AZ

Wild horses still roam free here. That’s just one aspect of the unique visitor experience at this luxury resort on the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Arizona. The 500-room Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, opened in 2004, was designed to be an authentic representation of Native American heritage and culture. The […]

CRUISING THE FOODIE TRAIL IN GREATER PHOENIX: Restaurants

Culinary enthusiasts–or anyone who just likes to eat good and hearty, the Greater Phoenix metropolis an outstanding destination. Whether your quest is nouvelle creativity, Southwestern and Native American influences, farm-fresh sourcing, heart-healthy dining or comfort standards,  it’s here in the Sonoran Desert. During a recent media tour, Visit Phoenix and Visit Mesa kept me well-fed […]