Hotels With Heat
The desert is the perfect place to escape this seemingly endless winter and Greater Phoenix is by far the hottest spot amid the cactus. The fifth largest city in the U.S. is a sizzling destination in every way. As I look out at the snow falling on Vancouver’s West End, I’m finding the Valley of the Sun’s 325 days of sunshine hard to resist.
My top choices for Scottsdale are Kimpton’s funky, intimate FireSky Resort & Spa and the decadent Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. In the heart of the city, the Wyndham Phoenix is surrounded by all the thrills of downtown Phoenix. It’s just round the corner from hip het haven Bar Smith and dance club Burn. In vibrant college town Tempe, the elegant and charming Tempe Mission Palms and The Buttes, with its poolside waterfalls and hot tubs carved right out of the mountainside, top my To Stay list.
Check out these shots to decide where to spend some days of sunshine this “spring.”