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Scottsdale sizzles with summertime specials

Scottsdale desert skies
Scottsdale desert skies
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Don’t let Arizona’s summertime temperatures deter you from taking advantage of sizzling seasonal specials and the opportunity to enjoy luxury in the sun with resort rates at bargain discounts as high as 60 percent.
Here are some outstanding offers for summer escapades so inspiring you will want to round up bathing suits, sun glasses and sun block and dive in to the fun.

Family specials at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch include free golf for kids with a paying adult and free dinner in the SWB Bistro for each child accompanied by an adult. Also included are daily pool-side activities, 50-percent discounts at Camp Hyatt each day for kids ages 3 to 12 and free self-parking. With its 2.5 acre water playground, 3-story waterslide and beach, free meals and golf for kids, you have the makings of a memorable family summer getaway. This special also includes the opportunity to receive a 50 percent discount on a second deluxe room if you want quiet time for Mom and Dad. With all these extras, room rates start at a deeply discounted $169 to $179. For details: or call 1 480 444 1234 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Stay two nights at the romantic Moroccan-themed Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia with its “Turn up the Heat” package this summer and receive the third night free. You will also receive a $50 poolside dining credit. Enjoy views of Camelback Mountain while stargazing. Laze in the serenity of the resort’s adults-only pool. Rates start at $199 but only through August 15. Montelucia Resort & Spa 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-627-3141.

The list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The resort has created many new nighttime activities that emphasize the grandeur of the desert in summer. During a guided night walking excursion, guests use hiking headlamps and light weight monoculars for a planetarium-like view of the desert sky overhead and the sight of vividly colored night blooming cacti. The adventurous can choose the same night time excursion via the resort’s moonlight bicycling option. Precede the night time excursion with a Sunset Yoga class held at Promise Rock with its panoramic vistas of the valley below and you will really get your “om” on. Totally unwind with a moonlight massage in the privacy of your casita followed by a Celestial Spa Wine Dinner in the spa’s Organic Garden. Here are some summer packages for you to consider:
Love at the Boulders: Includes two night accommodations in a spacious Casita; three hours in the Couples Sun Suite at the Waldorf Astoria Spa; a chilled bottle of champagne and fruit platter in the Sun Suite or in your Casita; two Spa Treatments per person; one Champagne Scrub Treatment per person; $100 Dining Credit; complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa Facilities and unlimited fitness classes.
Truly Boulders: Guests receive a daily $25 Food & Beverage credit for goodies at Palo Verde, The Bakery, The Spa Café, The Grill or In Room dining; 20% discount on spa treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa; access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa fitness facilities and unlimited fitness classes; valet parking.
Spa Daze Away: Nightly accommodations in a Casita; a 50-minute Massage per person, per night; $25 per person dining credit; complimentary access to the Waldorf Astoria Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes. In addition to golf and spa faculties, guests can also enjoy four swimming pools, tennis and nearby boutique shopping. For details, contact: Phone:Resort:1-480-488-9009 Reservations:1-888-579-2631

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