If you’re looking for luxury, casino games, and food that rivals Las Vegas, look no further than the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Surrounded by breathtaking views of Scottsdale and the surrounding mountains, it embodies the quiet luxury coupled with the hottest nightlife that Scottsdale is known for. It’s the perfect place to do everything, or nothing at all. Of course, if you want to try a little bit of everything, you might find yourself visiting again and again.
When you first book your reservation on their site, you have several rooms to choose from. All of the rooms are sleek and modern, and start at 500 square feet. Choose from two queens or a king size bed. All of the rooms have great amenities like coffee makers, robes, slippers, high speed wireless internet, a rain down shower head, and more. Each room offers something a little different. The Signature has floor to ceiling windows perfect for looking out onto the Scottsdale scenery. The Executive room has oversized private balconies with unobstructed views of the mountains, while the Club level rooms offer complimentary amenities such as a shoe shine, beer and wine, and appetizer snacks. The two and three bay suites are perfect if you’ll be expecting guests or family of your own. These rooms offer meeting space away from the sleeping area to gather. It’s the perfect meeting space before the party, or a nice place to hang out afterward. One thing is for sure though, your room is probably the last place you’ll want to be once you see all the resort has to offer.
The main attraction at this award winning resort is the casino. Slots, blackjack, Keno, and poker are all available here. Stop in for a hand or two of Pai Gow, or Let It Ride. Pull the arm on the slot machines, and if you find you want to play frequently, join the Player’s Rewards Club which gives you a card you can earn points on for various things. Hit it big, and join the Winner’s Circle! If you prefer the game of golf, Talking Stick Golf Club is the place for you. With two distinctly different courses, 36 wonderful holes on the green await you. Visit the site to take advantage of the concierge and book your tee times, or a golf package. Talking Stick knows that the perfect thing to do after a round of golf is to relax. That’s why their Fairway to Heaven package ends with a spa treatment like a Swedish massage or Opulence facial.
The Spa at Talking Stick is a treat for any traveler or local over the age of 18. Located on the 14th floor of the resort, this 13,000 square foot open air space could not be any more perfect. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the mountains with floor to ceiling windows that can be opened during your treatment if you like. The two most relaxing things in the world have got to be a massage, and a soak in the tub. At The Spa, you get both. First, take a relaxing soak. Choose from Soft & Supple, After Sport, Jet Lag, Toxin Release, or Luxury of Lavender. Then, get ready for one of the best massages the valley has to offer. From the traditional Swedish, to the Four Winds (combining two therapists), Time For Two (couples massage,) to Special Delivery (pregnancy), and more, The Spa is bound to rub you the right way. There are facials for men and women, body treatments, and spa services. A trip up the elevator to The Spa is a must when visiting this resort. A fitness center with state of the art equipment is available as well to sweat out any extra tension you may be feeling.
Once you’re looking bikini ready, come sit by one of the two pools on property. The larger pool is perfect for taking a dip with your family, sipping a cocktail, or having a small bite from the grill in your cabana. The larger pool is also the site of the weekend Release Pool Party. Each weekend in the summer, DJ’s from all over are invited to come spin beats while you swim, drink, eat, lounge, and just have the time of your life with your friends. The smaller pool is quieter and offers a respite from the busy urban vibe if you just need a few moments away.
What would any casino or resort be without some fabulous places to eat? At Talking Stick, there’s no shortage of places to dine with varied cuisine options. The most posh restaurant is just a floor up from The Spa. Orange Sky sits atop the 15th floor and offers 360 degree views of the surrounding valley. Dress to impress, and get ready for your tastebuds to dance. This award winning restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week and offers sumptuous dishes like Pan seared Rib-eye, Lamb Chops, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Maine Lobster. Reservations are recommended. If you’d like a little spice in your life, Ocean Trail has some of the best cajun inspired seafood reminiscent of New Orleans. The restaurant itself is decorated in the most beautiful blue, you might feel as if you’re under the sea. For the early birds, The Coffee Garden is perfect for sipping a cup of coffee with a pastry. The garden feel of this restaurant is amazing with it’s indoor trees. Of course, what would a casino be without a buffet? The Wandering Horse Buffet offers food choices from around the world. Choose a weekend brunch, or go for all you can eat. If you find that you’re hungry at an odd hour and just want something quick, the Blue Coyote Cafe and Black Fig Bistro are open 24 hours a day and serve salads, sandwiches, pizza, and even sushi.
If you’re meeting friends for a couple of drinks, or a liquid lunch is more your style, step into the Shadows Lounge for an old school feel. Enjoy a martini and fine cigar while you listen to the sounds of Frank Sinatra or big bands. The Palo Verde lounge offers great views of the pool, and is a fine place to relax with a nice cocktail. If you’re up for some excitement, play Keno or watch sports on the plasma TV’s at the Player’s Sports Bar. Perfect for having a few cold ones while watching your favorite team on the screen.
While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by the Cultural Center. The casino is built on the tribal land of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The Cultural Center holds the largest collection of Native American art outside of a museum. It includes pottery, jewelry, and even a talking stick. Whether you’ve come to eat, drink, or play, this Scottsdale resort is the place for you.