There’s so much to do in Scottsdale for Valentine’s Day, but when it comes to treating your sweetheart to the great time they deserve, how can you choose? Here are some ideas to make this year truly unforgettable.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has several options to choose from whether you and your valentine are looking for a formal night, or just kicking back and relaxing with a few beers. If you love sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains, dress to impress, and make a reservation at Deseo. Spanish for “desire” this Valentine’s weekend enjoy a four course prix fixe dinner with Arizona wines from 5 – 10 p.m. on the 14th, and 6 – 10p.m. on the 13th, 15th, and 16th.
If you’re looking for something a little more on the naughty side, Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club Café has discovered the link between food and love. Get ready for a sensual meal that incorporates modern day aphrodisiacs with wines that will make your tastebuds blush. If craft beer is more your style, sit back at Brittlebush Bar for a four course meal with beer pairings from local brewery Four Peaks.
If it all sounds just too delicious, and you’d rather relax, take a break from the food, and enjoy Agave, The Arizona Spa. This exquisite couple’s package begins with an 80 minute couples massage, use of the spa’s jacuzzi, sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room and romantic candle-lit lounge. When you’re done being pampered, return to your room for chilled champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and rose petal turndown service. You’ll even get to take home a spa robe in your choice of ivory or chocolate brown to remind you of your special evening. Reservations are required for dinners and the spa package, so be sure to contact them soon!
Why wish upon a star, when at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, you can send a wish to the stars with a paper lantern? This Valentine’s Day, the resort with the new T. Cook’s restaurant is offering a special package called Sealed With A Wish. Enjoy two nights in luxury accommodations, two 50 minute treatments at the Alvadora Spa, a $100 food and beverage credit, rose petal turndown service, and a private “wish lantern” ceremony. With a night like this, we’re sure you won’t have to wish for anything better.
It has been said that a true gentleman never kisses and tells, but that won’t stop the Hermosa Inn! Come enjoy the sights and tastes of this boutique resort with their Kiss & Tell package. You can take advantage of this special package all month long this February. It includes 10% off their best available rate, chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in your room, and a list of the best places to share a smooch on the property, and even around the valley!
For a delicious evening, LON’s at the Hermosa is hosting a five course Sweetheart’s Dinner with wine pairings from the 13th through the 16th. If you’d rather take in delicious smells and skip the calories, a chocolate mint facial at the Blue Door Spa Suite could be just the thing to feel completely pampered. This 60 minute treatment includes a raspberry enzyme and a dark chocolate mint mask.
For an intimate, candle lit dinner, head to the historic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town. ZuZu Café will be serving special items alongside their regular menu featuring: Tempura Shrimp and Lobster with meyer lemon aioli ($16), Pan Seared Halibut with heirloom cauliflower, baby beets, Peruvian potatoes, and ginger essence ($29); a Dessert Trio for Two with chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate gelato, and mini red velvet cupcakes ($12); and several cocktail and Champagne specials. For the spa experience, VH Spa is offering a 60 minute Aromatherapy massage with a glass of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries on the spa deck for one, or two.
For varied options you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has fun times for everyone on this romantic day. Start the morning early with Zennis! Stretch and strengthen your body from 9 – 10:30 a.m. with yoga based stretches and the principals of tennis. After that great workout, take in a four course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan at Elements restaurant. For the ultimate experience though, take advantage of the Sweethearts’ Sanctuary Package. This package includes two nights accommodation in a casita with a private patio, a 60 minute couple’s massage, or other 60 minute treatment of your choice, along with dinner for two on Friday night. This special package available for love birds from Thursday the 13th through Sunday the 16th.
If you’re a single lady this Valentine’s Day, no need to fret! Get yourself and all your independent women together at the Omni Montelucia for the Stupid Cupid package. You’ll never even think about what’s-his-face with a whole night of pampering including room accommodations, two Valentine themed cocktails at Mbar, $50 Joya Terrace food and beverage credit per room per stay, and $50 Joya Spa credit per registered adult. Besides the regular services, there are special treatments at the spa just for the occasion! Indulge in a Chocolate Antioxidant Body Wrap to leave your skin feeling decadent, a Diamond Facial to firm and hydrate, or an XOXO Pedicure using all natural Lalicious Sugar Kiss products. If you do happen to find someone to cuddle with that night, you can take part in a Lover’s Couple Massage which includes a relaxing massage for two in a couples suite, and a glass of champagne in the couple’s relaxation lounge.
With all these delicious, decadent, and luxurious choices, you’re bound to find at least one that will create memories to last a lifetime without having to travel far. Happy Valentine’s Day from Scottsdale One!