Nestled at the foot of majestic Camelback Mountain, you can find your own little piece of Spain. Modeled after the Andalusia region of Spain, the Montelucia Resort and Spa awaits guests with open arms. Recently awarded the #9 in the Southwest by Conde’ Nast TOP 100 List for 2013, the resort is rich with many other awards as well. One of them being the AAA Four Diamond Prado restaurant. Prado is a Mediterranean restaurant incorporates Arizona’s fresh ingredients and elegant simplicity. All dishes are invented by Executive Chef Michael Cairns. Depending on your appetite, you can choose from a small or large plate. If you’re looking for something more exciting, the CENTRO lounge offers a nine panel media wall and great drinks to keep you entertained. In room dining is also available, or try the unique spa cuisine at Joya Terrace, part of the Joya Spa.
The Joya Spa is open seven days a week, and offers an experience like none other. Upon entering the spa, you will choose from five different jewels representing family, love, work, wealth, or health. This will set your intention for your stay and allow you to take a positive transformational journey in your life. The spa even has it’s own signature scent from the cactus flower of the Peniocereus greggii, commonly known as Arizona queen of the night which blooms very rarely. Sometimes only once every few years. The team’s organic alchemists have infused the cactus flower into all of the Joyambrosia signature products. The spa was designed by Sylvia Sepielli, an award-winning spa designer. When all these elements come together, you know you are in for a relaxing, rejuvenating treat!
After a relaxing day at the spa, or during a hot Arizona day, the pools are open and inviting. Choose from any of the three Joya Terrace, Kasbah or Oasis pool. Each is like an oasis in the desert with views of Camelback Mountain, palm trees, and citrus trees. If the sun proves a bit too hot, there are also cabanas available and a selection of food and drinks to keep you hydrated. The Joya Terrace pool is the private rooftop pool of Joya Spa promising a relaxing swim, while the Kasbah pool is at the center of the resort, and has a higher energy vibe. Finally, the Oasis pool is a little quieter and offers a relaxing experience from 7 a.m. to midnight.
If you’re visiting in the area, and want to get out into the city, Montelucia has Scottsdale Trolley service running back and forth so that you can go experience the rest of North Scottsdale or scenic Old Town with it’s many museums, art galleries, theatres, nightlife, and restaurants. There are many hiking trails available if you’d rather conquer Camelback rather than just admire it. The area is also famous for it’s shopping centers, and golf courses. The Montelucia also offers it’s own special events year round so check the website (http://www.montelucia.com/) frequently for updates.
After everything the resort has to offer, you’ll be ready to get a good night’s sleep in the guestrooms on the Divine Bed(s) by Joya Spa. The rooms are not like any other you’ve stayed in complete with luxury features like Layla & Qays by Joya Spa bath and beauty products, sunken tubs and separate shower, chaise lounge, 42-inch LCD screen HDTV, and an outdoor ceiling fan on your private balcony or patio for those hot Arizona nights. For those with more discerning tastes, a suite with stunning views of the property or surrounding landscape may be the perfect choice, or for a truly out of this world experience, choose either the Camelback Villa or Andalusian Presidential Suite.
The resort also has spaces available to reserve for meetings or weddings. With either indoor or outdoor meeting spaces, your next corporate event is bound to be a knock out with the beautiful upscale surroundings, and only 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. If you’re beginning your life together, there couldn’t be a more beautiful place to say I do than Montelucia. With space for the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon, the resort staff will make sure your every desire is catered to. Whether an expansive banquet or small intimate celebration is your style you’re sure to be wowed. Montelucia brides and grooms have exclusive access to photography packages.
With all the luxury surrounding you, Montelucia is one place you may never want to leave. The good news is, you never have to. The Montelucia Resort Villas are sold by Aragon Realty licensed in the State of Arizona. This allows you to live and experience the resort lifestyle year round. A Resort Lifestyle Membership allows you access to all of the amenities on the resort, and you can even order room service delivered right to your personal Villa. So whether you’re visiting for a night, or a more extended stay, this is one place you don’t want to count out.