The Ultra Chic Scottsdale Lifestyle

Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer Love the Nightlife? Downtown Scottsdale sizzles with late-night diversions, including more than 80 sophisticated lounges, neighborhood pubs, high-energy dance clubs—and fleets of pedi-cabs and taxis to whisk you back to your car or resort. Fuel for the City With more than 600 restaurants, Scottsdale has the perfect recipe for any … Read more

Tucson Lodging: Authentic and Luxurious

Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer Owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Nation, the 215-room Casino Del Sol Resort (pictured above) ranks as the only Arizona casino resort to have earned a Forbes Four Star award and a AAA Four Diamond award. A superb combination of gourmet fare, championship golf, elegant décor, live music and … Read more

Where to Stay in Phoenix and Scottsdale

With so many luxurious choices, which one will you choose? Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer You can’t swing a club around Scottsdale and Phoenix without hitting a sumptuous resort, many of which boast more than 18 holes of golf. The JW Marriotts at Desert Ridge and Camelback have 36, as do Talking Stick, the Fairmont … Read more

Tucson: Lifestyle in the Old Pueblo

Take in the art, culture and food of southern Arizona Jon Rizzi | Colorado AvidGolfer Art Pilgrimage Located on 10 acres in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a National Historic District devoted to the thousands of paintings, mosaics, sculptures and structures created by Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia. … Read more

Unique Holiday Attractions: Phoenix

The perfect addition to your Phoenix travel plans Trish Hendrickson | Visit Phoenix Spending the holidays in Phoenix? A Phoenix winter provides opportunities for fun outdoor activities during the holiday season! Residents and visitors can enjoy the Phoenix Zoo in Christmas glory, experience a Butterfly Winter Wonderland, and stroll through the lit up Desert Botanical … Read more

Arizona Resort News

Trish Hendrickson The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is planning 10 extravagant epicurean evenings – of innovative gourmet dining, acclaimed wines, winemakers talking about their wines, and after-dinner drinks and cigars – for the resort’s 24th season of “Winemaker Dinners”. Each Winemaker Dinner will feature an original multi-course menu, prepared by Executive Chef Gordon … Read more

Resort Roundup: The Old Pueblo

Colorado AvidGolfer Put the sprawling 398-room Loews Ventana Canyon together with the intimate 50-suite Lodge at Ventana Canyon. What do you have? The only lodging options in Tucson with exclusive access to the two Tom Fazio-designed courses—the Mountain and Canyon—at Ventana Canyon.   A Sure Bet Owned and operated by Tucson’s Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the … Read more

Luxury Lodging: Scottsdale, Phoenix and Beyond

Colorado AvidGolfer Talk the Talk… Talking Stick Resort’s appropriately named Orange Sky—the most elegant of its six restaurants— perches atop the 15th floor, with floor-to-ceiling views of the McDowell Mountains and the 36 holes designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The floor directly below Orange Sky houses Talking Stick’s 13,000-square-foot, open-air spa.   … Read more