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An April 2003 trip to Scottsdale by PDJ

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Quote: Scottsdale may be associated with golf and retirees. My visit there last time proved that the city thriving with new developments of homes and resorts had more to offer, even for young families or young couples.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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This hotel has awesome swimming pools, probably unmatched by any others in Phoenix/Scottsdale area. It is a wonder why they didn’t turn the hotel into a water park like the Knott’s Soak City. Dubbed the oasis of Sonoran Desert, Hyatt Regency of Gainey Ranch boasts of 2.5 acres of "water playground" with water falls, two-story high water slide and numerous swimming pools, including a sand beach pool. Bougainvillea trees with bright red, pink, and purple leaves decorate the pool area, reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Surrounding the pool area, a large man-made lake pervades the hotel ground and a 27-hole championship golf course. Some hotel units are right next to the lake...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2003

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch
7500 DOUBLETREE RANCH
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
480-991-3388

The Phoenician

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The Phoenician Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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The Phoenician at Scottsdale is rated as one of the best resort hotels in the world. A visit to the hotel and its website (thephoenician.com) made it very clear why. The five-star hotel is nestled at the slightly elevated base of the Camelback mountain in Scottsdale and overlooks the suburbs and mountains in the south. Beginning from the entrance, the hotel emanates luxury in a grand scale -- a half-mile road that leads to the hotel building, a magnificent chandelier and fountain in the reception hall, ten restaurants and bars, nine swimming pools, eleven tennis courts, a 27-hole golf course, a desert garden . . . Equally impressive are their recreation activities, which show that they are a r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 8, 2003

The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 941-8200

Scottsdale Camelback Resort

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Scottsdale Camelback Resort Photo, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Best Things Nearby:Scottsdale gave me an impression that it is a resort/retirement community with an easygoing lifestyle. Some of the best places for families to visit are the Old Town Shopping Center, the Desert Botanical Garden, Out-of-Africa Wildlife Park, Rawhide Old West Theme Park Museum, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Center. Also not to be missed, either for visit or stay, are some of the best-rated luxury hotels in the world like The Phoenician and Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch. If you love golf, search no longer for a paradise. Best Things About the Resort:The wilderness of Camelback Mountain is right at its backyard--yes, just behind its fence...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2003

Scottsdale Camelback Resort
6302 E Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 947-3300