The Phoenician

The Phoenician

Where casual and luxury meet

A luxury experience doesn’t have to be stuffy and dull — The Phoenician is proof of that. Celebrating its 21st year, the local icon is defined by its casual elegance.

“[The Phoenician] has set the standard for the luxury resort experience,” says Denise Seomin, the resort’s director of public relations and marketing communications.

From a Family Activity Center that offers a surround-sound theater and an interactive game center to award-winning restaurants and an expansive wine collection, The Phoenician welcomes business and leisure travelers alike.

Nestled on 250 acres at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the AAA Five Diamond resort features 643 guestrooms, suites and casitas; nine restaurants; nine pools; a two-acre cactus garden; 11 tennis courts, 27 holes of championship golf; a $25 million art collection; and a 22,000-square foot spa.

Over the years, the resort has continued to deliver new experiences. Within the last 14 months, for example, Italian-themed Il Terrazzo and J&G Steakhouse have opened. These are just the beginning of The Phoenician’s dining options, which also include a casual golf course restaurant, daily afternoon tea, a Sunday brunch that features renowned trumpeter Jesse McGuire and private candlelit tee-box dining at the Desert Golf Course’s eighth tee.

Building onto its award-winning wine program, the resort’s Luxury Beverage Program now includes a popular Bellini menu and the state’s largest tequila collection, including The Phoenician’s own private label.

“When you look at these things as a whole, the idea is to have a casual elegance,” Seomin says. “We’re known for our service, and that’s a mainstay. Then, we combine that with a timeless sophistication.”

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