Can’t Beat the Retreat
May 31 2013 by Michael Gelfand
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Scottsdale, AZ
General description: This unique, 53-acre luxury Scottsdale boutique resort property got put on the map by Hollywood luminaries and tennis greats back in the 1950s for obvious reasons. Located high up on Arizona’s Camelback Mountain, overlooking the vast desert of Paradise Valley below, Sanctuary offers award-winning dining by Iron Chef America winner Beau MacMillan, an Asian-inspired spa, as well as tennis, hiking and a glorious infinity pool. All of these features will focus your team and render their work-related stress powerless. Flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces are abundant—there’s a ballroom, boardrooms, private mountainside estates and distinctive outdoor venues—and the on-site business center and ubiquitous wireless Internet access will help you and your team move seamlessly back and forth between serious work and serious relaxation, as needed.
Unique feature: How do you spell “relax?” Figure it out in the 12,000-square-foot Sanctuary Spa, which features a Watsu pool, 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a movement studio, a 25-yard lap pool and a fitness center.