Travel Classics Writers Conference October 2009 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Travel Classics West 2009
Pre- and Post-Conference Familiarization Tours

Rest and Relaxation in a Spa Oasis

Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland is designed to rejuvenate and renew the mind, body and spirit. Serving as the spa's main inspiration, the indigenous agave plant is used in many of the treatments offered. The spa also showcases exclusive services developed by its own therapists as well as rare ancient treatments infused with the essence of the Far East.

Restore your mind, body and spirit with Belen Stoneman, Native American Healer, at Mobil Four-Star Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. Utilizing a sacred holistic approach, Stoneman approaches each treatment with purposeful soul. The spa also features a full menu of authentic or Native American-inspired experiences.

Amidst the enchanting pathways winding through private gardens and citrus groves rests Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort. Celebrating the revitalizing benefits of the herbs, flowers, oils and minerals found in the Mediterranean, Alvadora takes on the same romantic undertones as the rest of the property.

Guests who are conscious and concerned about both the environment and what they put on their bodies are delighted by Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa's green experience. Signature treatments are infused with organic products and practices and the chemical-free, organic products work with the body and are eco-friendly to address physical, mental and spiritual health.

Treat more than just your skin at the new Bliss Spa at W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences. The spa's signature brownie buffet will delight your taste buds as you indulge in Bliss' trademark menu of services. Signature treatments include the Quadruple Thighpass, Youth As We Know It Facial and Thinny Thin Chin.

The 33,000-square-foot Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort features treatments created more than 50 years ago at the original Golden Door that are infused with elements from the rich desert landscape. Specialties include Watsu underwater treatments, acupuncture, asbiatsu and the signature Shamanic Journeys.

Named after the Spanish word for jewel, Joya Spa at the Montelucia Resort is a Sylvia Sepielli-designed destination spa that takes you away to the exotic worlds of Morocco and Southern Spain. Known for its unique Jewels of Discovery rituals, Joya also is home to a modern interpretation of the Hammam, a traditional Moroccan treatment that prepares the mind and body for the spa experience.

Mii amo at the Enchantment Resort is a luxury destination spa specializing in Native American and Ayurvedic treatments. In addition to facials and massage therapy, the spa also offers spiritual healing programs, aquatic bodywork and psychic massage.

The world-renowned Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at the Wigwam Golf Resort is a contemporary spa concentrating on the health benefits resonating from the newest formulated Arden beauty products and signature body treatments, many of which date back to the original Red Door Spa started by Arden nearly a century ago.

An intimate retreat, Sanctuary Spa offers a menu of Asian-inspired treatments in 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. Enhanced by modern architecture and the breathtaking setting, the Spa's relaxing meditation garden, reflecting pond and Watsu pool provide a tranquil experience.

The Spa at Camelback Inn is a 32,000-square-foot facility that has a list of services that includes a collection of Sonoran Desert-inspired treatments, fitness programs and a lifestyle-enhancing wellness program. Facilities include 32 massage treatment rooms, natural sunbathing terraces, and separate Turkish steam rooms and Finnish saunas.

The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is known for a menu of treatments and services inspired by the resort's Sonoran Desert setting. Try the Jojoba and Prickly Pear Polish that uses the rich antioxidant characteristics of the Jojoba plant and the exfoliating powers of the Prickly Pear cactus to uncover you skin's natural glow.

Stop by The Spa at Los Caballeros after a trail ride and enjoy a treatment featuring ingredients grown right on the ranch. Put your boots up and enjoy a Home Sweet Home Milk Bath while reclining in a classic claw-foot tub soaked with grape, rose and vanilla-scented milk, or refreshing Desert Pearl Facial with lemon, mulberry and licorice extracts.
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