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Pointe South Mountain Resort, a 220-acre mountainside property
near Phoenix, is offering special packages through December in its
recently renovated suites. For $299 per night, the Customer Choice
package offers one of the following for each night booked: one
round of golf at the Phantom Horse Golf Club, a one-hour massage at
the spa, a private tennis lesson or dinner at one of the resort’s
The Unlimited Golf package, at $109 per night, includes a suite
and unlimited golf at the Phantom Horse Golf Club.
The Occasions package, for $199 per night, includes romance
turndown service with champagne, automatic upgrade to the Concierge
Lounge with gourmet food samplings, including breakfast, lunch and
evening hors d’oeuvres.
The Guaranteed Hit tennis package, at $119 per night, includes
one tennis lesson each day, daily match play, unlimited court time
and a 20% discount on Pro Shop merchandise.
The Oasis, the resort’s recently installed 6-acre water park,
features one of the nation’s tallest water slides.
Call 877-800-4888 or 602-438-9000. Web site:
www.destinationhotels.com. High Desert
Golfers can tee it up on La Paloma’s 27-hole Jack Nicklaus
Signature golf course in Tucson, starting at $259 per night for one
player and $339 for two players. From Nov. 15 to Jan. 11, 2003, the
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is offering its Nicklaus Golf
Getaway, which includes a recently renovated guest room with a
private patio or a balcony and a Heavenly Bed. The resort includes
the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, three swimming pools, the Tennis
& Health Center and five diverse restaurants.
La Paloma’s Sonoran Escape is priced from $179 per night from
Nov. 15 through Jan. 11, 2003. Children stay free year-round.
Call 800-WESTIN. Web site: www.westin.com. Red Rock
L’Auberge de Sedona, considered to be one of the most romantic
properties in the red rock country, is offering a special Cottage
Celebration to introduce its recently refurbished cottages. The
$750 to $800 per night package includes two nights of
accommodations, a breakfast for two and a four-course dinner for
two in one of the L’Auberge restaurants.
The 33 intimate cottages, two restaurants and a 22-room lodge
are spread throughout 11 acres in a creekside canyon in Sedona.
Call 800-272-6777. Web site: www.lauberge.com. Tennis
From October through April 2003, the Lodge at Ventana Canyon, in
Tucson, is introducing new three-day Ralston Tennis Camps, designed
by Dennis Ralston, Wimbledon champion and former coach of Chris
Evert and Gabriela Sabatini. Camps include three nights of
accommodations in a suite and daily breakfast, eight hours of
instruction, three hours of supervised play and court time and
Rates start at $999 per person and $1,499, double.
Call 520-577-1400. Web site: www.wyndham.com. Fitness
The Canyon Ranch Tucson Anniversary Savings package gives a 10%
discount on stays of six nights or fewer and 15% for seven or more
nights. Recently voted the best spa for services in the world by
Travel & Leisure magazine, the resort, offers all-inclusive
healthy vacations in Southwest-style rooms. Included are gourmet
meals and more than 225 programs featuring fitness consultations,
hiking, biking, a 62,000-square-foot spa and workshops.
Rates start at $2,207, single, for a four-night package and
$3,653, single, for a seven-night package, all subject to the 10%
to 15% discount through December.
Several seven-night specialty programs are on the agenda,
including Journey Through Midlife: A Women’s Retreat (Nov. 3-10),
and Sex: Body & Soul (Nov. 13-17).
Rates are $5,365, single. Discounts are not offered on specialty
Call 800-742-9000. Web site: www.canyonranch.com.