Three digit-temps and endless sweltering days can only mean one thing: The resort spa summer specials are back! Here’s what we dug up to keep you cool this summer.
Tropical Spa Getaways
You don’t have to go far to get a taste of a tropical vacay. A few ideas to curb you beach-side wanderlust:
Hawaiian Islands Escape at Spa Botanica at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, (480) 518-8099. Enjoy this West Valley hideaway with a tropical trio including a 30-minute Hawaiian Lei Scrub and Soak, 50-minute Massage, 50-minute Hawaiian Lei Pedicure and complimentary Mai Tai for $175 (save $50). Plus, use of the private spa pool cabanas are free with your visit on a first come, first serve basis.
Mojito Medley Package at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, (480) 515-5700. This tropical 80-minute journey includes a 30-minute Mojito Sugar Scrub, 50-minute Mango Mojito Oil Massage and a coupon for a complimentary Mango Mojito to be sipped poolside at Saguaro Blossom or at Onyx Bar & Lounge — all for just $155 (the regular price of a 50-minute treatment). Spa guests are welcome to use the resort pool on the day of their visit where cabanas are complimentary on a first come, first serve basis.
Paradise and Tranquility Cabana Packages at Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, (480) 293-3700. Steal away to the private adults-only spa pool at Revive where they offer packages for the private poolside cabanas. The Tranquility Package includes bottled water and a fruit plate to nibble on starting at $115 for up to four guests ($135 Friday and Saturday). The big daddy Paradise Package includes bottled water and fruit plate, welcome beverage, Aqueous Refreshing Towels, mini-cooler with an array of fun snacks and thought-provoking games starting at $165 for up to four guests ($185 Friday and Saturday).
TIP: Many local resort spas are offering discounts to Arizona residents and special summer deals during their off-season months so remember to call around before you book and don’t be shy about asking for current deals!
As for other spas with poolside cabanas, try the Oh Pool! outside the VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho (starting at $99 with water, fresh fruit, smoothies, games and more) or the adults-only spa pool at Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort ($65 full day/$32.50 half day on weekdays, $90 full day/$45 half day on Fri-Sun $90; cabana amenities include water and fresh fruit). The Westin also offers cabana rentals for families at the Adventure Water Park.
Red Rock Spa Getaways
Less than 2 hours north of Phoenix, Sedona offers respite from the heat and a scenic backdrop to boot. A few resort spa specials from red rock country:
Girlfriends Getaway Package at Sedona Rouge Hotel, (928) 203-4111. Located in the heart of West Sedona, the intimate hotel sits within the shadows of landmarks like Sugarloaf Mountain, Chimney Rock and Coffeepot Rock. The two-storied spa is hidden in a separate building, home also to spa guest rooms and suites with in-room soaking tubs. The package includes two nights accommodations, $200 spa credit and $100 dining credit for the on-site Reds Restaurant, starting at $700. Also, for day guests and hotel guests, the spa is offering their heavenly 2-hour Hamman full-body treatment for $200 (reg. $235).
Outer Radiance Spa Package at Amara Hotel & Spa, (928) 282-4828. Convenient to bustling uptown Sedona, Amara is a modern boutique property on the banks of Oak Creek. The freestanding spa is a light, airy fusion of Southeast Asian art and accents. The Outer Radiance Spa Package includes one night’s accommodations, a $260 spa credit, and a welcome amenity including a bottle of wine and fruit and cheese plate, starting at $405 per night.
TIP: To save a few bucks, stay at a more affordable hotel and visit the resort spas as a day guest. You’ll have access to the resort amenities for the day of your visit.
More Resort Spa Summer Specials
Yes, there are more! Contact the spas directly for details on these specials and make sure you mention Arizona SpaGirls when booking (thanks!).
Free Taste of Joya spa service at Joya Spa at InterContinental Montelucia Resort plus more than $2,000 in exclusive deals at luxury spas and salons Valley-wide with the SpaBound Summer Passport — a steal for $45 at spabound.net.
20% Off Friends & Family Discount at Bliss Scottsdale at the W, 877-TO-BLISS. Mention the Friends & Family discount when booking your appointment and on check-out and receive 20% off facial, massage or body treatment services as well as Bliss products.
60-60 90-90 Wednesdays and Thermometer Thursdays at VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho, (480) 421-7777. Every Wednesday this summer, all 60-minute services are $60 (regularly $130) and all 90-minute treatments are $90 (regularly $190). Every Thursday, book any 60-minute Massage or Facial on and the price for your service is the same as the temperature in Scottsdale at the time you check in at our spa reception desk (in other words, go early!).
Locals Only Discount at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch, (480) 483-5558. Present your Arizona ID and receive 20% off any service from their Menu of Services. Valid seven days a week through Sept. 30. Also, ask about their summer offering, which change monthly.
Pamper Passes at Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms, (602) 977-6400. Choose three 30-minute select spa services for $149 (a $250 value) or three 60-minute select spa services for $285 (a $435 value). Contact the spa for details.
Local Resident Special at Spa Botanica at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, (480) 518-8099. Book your service for Monday through Friday and receive 20% off any treatment $105 or greater. Also book yourself a second service the same day of equal or greater value and receive 35% off. Valid Arizona ID required.
80th Anniversary $80 Spa Treatments at Arizona Biltmore, (602) 381-7632. Select 50-minute spa treatment are just $80 to celebrate the resort’s 80th anniversary.
Special $99 Summer Spa Treatments at The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician, (480) 423-2452. The two treatments, each specially priced for the summer months at $99, include Face the Day — a 50-minute mango-infused facial — and Summer’s Back — a 50-minute tangerine and lavender back treatment that includes a sugar exfoliation and hydrating mask. Also, book a 50-minute spa service from the current menu and get 50% off a second treatment of equal or lesser value (cannot be used in combination with the $99 summer spa specials).
Locals Only Special at Agua Spa at the Mondrion Scottsdale Hotel, (480) 444-0547. Present your Arizona ID and get 30% off any 60-minute treatment or take advantage of specially priced $30 30-minute treatments.
Summer Savings Packages at Willow Stream at the Fairmont Scottsdale, (480) 585-2732. A trio of sweet deals! Summer Body Package: Book a 90-minute Balance Body or Revitalizer and receive a complimentary 45-minute Energizer Massage ($269-$279 plus gratuity). Summer Massage Package: Book any 90-minute Massages and receive a complimentary 45-minute Rejuvenating Facial ($239-$269 plus gratuity). Summer Facial Package: Book any 90-minute Facial and receive a complimentary 45-minute Express Paraffin Manicure or Pedicure ($259-$289 plus gratuity).