While sitting at the Oasis Pool at the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa throughout the end of the week, I was perusing an article in Conde Nast Traveler on 2009 Spa Poll Results. A few Scottsdale and Paradise Valley resorts had made the cut, yet I took specific notice at the 96.1 offices score for Sanctuary Spa (Sanctuary Camelback Mountain). I have a specific weakness for extraordinary spa offices. Haven was only a couple of miles from where I was staying – I realized it was the ideal opportunity for a field trip.

My planning was incredible – it was early Sunday evening and the spa traffic was slowing down for the afternoon. I gave my business card to the spa work area and inquired as to whether I could have a visit. I was given a warm welcome by Daphne, a spa specialist who demonstrated me around with energy and pride as though the spot were her own. Clearly Daphne is a most loved of the spa visitors. A few features of my visit:

The spas mark shading, chartreuse green, was elegantly sprinkled all through the spa – most eminently the shower robes

Mascioni cloths on the treatment tables that felt like glossy silk (and in the visitor rooms)

The private Watsu pool, encompassed by bamboo

The Sanctum – A private, concealed outside suite for a couple of individuals. Highlighting stone-dividers, downpour shower, essentialness pool, treatment tables and day bed

A couple’s suite with chimney and Asian structure

An open air lap pool

Contemplation garden and reflecting lake

Perspectives from pretty much all over the place

You need to stroll outside to get to the 12 treatment rooms. The treatment rooms are housed in independent structures. Each room opens up to the outside, so you can encounter indoor haven with open air breezes. Extremely interesting spa engineering.

After my voyage through the spa, the Spa Operations Manager (Selene) orchestrated a voyage through the spa casitas. A lively youngster from the ringer work area gave me an amazing voyage through the retreat on a golf truck. Much like Daphne from the spa, the inn representative had such a great amount of pride as he demonstrated me around.

I visited within the spa casita rooms and the spa casita suites – which are the closest housing to the spa and remainder the look and feel of the spa to the visitor room understanding. My impressions:

By and large impressions

Everything is very good quality and rich. Materials (Mascioni), (Tea Forte), candlelight turndown administration with lavender, spa items in the shower.

Spa casita rooms

650 square feet

Contemporary goods

Floor to roof windows

Yard with sensational view

Stroll in wardrobe

Restroom highlights two sinks, curiously large bath and separate shower

Spa casita suites

1200 square feet

Separate family room with chimney and wet bar

Concealed open air splashing sub (so cool!)

Enormous stroll in wardrobe

Yard that expands the length of the living room and room with emotional perspectives

After my voyage through the visitor rooms, I was demonstrated the hall, eatery (Elements) , bar (Jade), open air patio bar (Edge), and unendingness edged principle pool. The retreat has a hip vibe and a cool vibe to it.

The staff who indicated me around couldn’t have given me a hotter welcome. Amazing, considering I wasn’t yet a visitor at Sanctuary. In any case, they have the correct thought – on the grounds that sometime in the future, I might conceivably be!