When summer sizzles the cool beach beckons. Though counter intuitive, turning to the (desert) heat has its advantages, especially when travelers are looking to refresh body and soul without depleting the summer slush fund.
Scottsdale, Arizona’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is a favorite among movers-and-shakers year-round. Its favorable off-season pricing is matched by some fantastic spa-centric events and offers, making it a great choice for a summer fling:
- Top wellness expert Bizzie Gold will lead a three-day IGNITE retreat, July 17-20. It will be an opportunity to get toned for summer (both inside and out) via a journey of complete personal transformation. The program will entail daily yoga, personal development sessions to target unhealthy emotional patterns and destructive behaviors, and simple nutritional solutions based on a healthy paleo diet, after which participants will receive a personalized nutrition plan. Guests will also enjoy two spa treatments at the award-winning Sanctuary Spa. The all-inclusive package starts at $2,266.
- Sanctuary’s recently unveiled Spa House is the ideal summer enclave for groups. The 3,500-square-foot masterpiece features an in-home massage therapy room, fitness studio with all the bells and whistles, a private pool for cooling off from the summer heat, and other outstanding amenities at a favorable summer price (starting at $1,900 per night, compared to $2,400 in-season for up to eight guests, with the ability to expand the group to 16 thanks to neighboring Terrace Suites).
- For a complete Zen experience, Sanctuary Spa is offering tempting summer specials through Aug. 31. The 60-minute Swedish Massage, Emperor Facial or Sanctuary Jewel Facial cost just $125 midweek, or $135 weekend (normally $165/$175, respectively). Those who book any 60-minute spa treatment at full price midweek will receive 50% off a second treatment of equal or lesser value.
- Pools are in abundance at Sanctuary, from its signature infinity-edged oasis to the Spa’s lap pool. Those seeking a total body workout with minimal joint impact should take advantage of private swim sessions with Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty Hyman. Guests can improve stroke techniques, racing skills and general know-how through proven drills and sets. Misty caters to every swim level and interest, including triathletes, competitive swimmers, and everyday fitness enthusiasts. A single session rate is $150.
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