Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Host Hotel, SuperConference 2013
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The much-anticipated $50 million renovation of Camelback Inn, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona has been unveiled.
An enchanting haven of AAA Five-diamond hospitality and Southwestern charm is yours to rediscover: the hacienda-style entry and lobby, spectacular new restaurants, grand courtyard and the all new
20,000 square foot Arizona Ballroom await.
Experience Scottsdale's most celebrated Spa, Camelback Inn or challenge your game on 36-holes of championship Arizona golf. Guests will enjoy endless Arizona recreation including swimming, hiking, shopping, biking and more.
It's easy to understand why families, business luminaries and leaders alike return to Camelback Inn year after year.
Accommodations here are everything you'd expect and more. 453 comfortable, spacious, Pueblo-style casitas with thoughtful touches everywhere. Included are 18 suites that range from grand to grandiose, some with private swimming pools. But no matter where our guests retire for the evening, they enter a luxurious, amenity-rich guestroom with French doors leading to a private patio or balcony and the glorious vistas of Camelback Inn.
Each richly-appointed guest room is equipped with each of the following items
Private patio or balcony
Kitchenettes with "stove-top" or microwave
Refrigerator and mini-bar
iHome clock/radio/mp3 player
Private label amenities
Complimentary in-room and laptop safes
Fax and computer hook-up/high-speed internet
About Camelback Golf Club
Located a short three miles from the resort at 7847 North Mockingbird Lane, Camelback Golf Club,
one of Arizona's original gems, features 36 holes of championship golf located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.
From the mind of world-renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills comes a course that promises an enjoyable and unforgettable golf adventure. The Padre Course features towering trees, subtle landforms and impressive bunkering to sharpen your game. This 6,903-yard, par 72 design is known for its strategic layout, challenging water holes, and had its 18th hole voted the best water hole in the state by Arizona Golf Magazine.
Indian Bend Course
This traditional American links-style course has been created in a breathtaking setting with magnificent mountain backdrops, lush palm and eucalyptus-lined fairways, and scenic water holes. The 7,014-yard, par 72 course is a dynamic layout that will be sure to test your skills while offering a friendly golf experience.
Scottsdale's Architecture & Arts
Scottsdale is a hot spot for inspiring architecture and world-class art offerings; even American Style has voted it one of the “Top 25 Arts Destinations” five times over. And with so much on the cultural to-do list, navigating Scottsdale's arts scene takes time and dedication. Here are some highlights you won't want to miss.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Taliesin West was built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices in the 1930s and was constantly expanded and modified by the architect until his death in 1959. Wright and his apprentices literally created Taliesin West out of the desert by gathering rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to keep the design in balance with the surrounding environment. The site, considered one of the Wright's greatest masterpieces, was designed to serve as Wright's personal home, studio and architectural laboratory. Today, visitors can choose from a broad range of tours that showcase Wright's brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor space.
Web site: franklloydwright
Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona is the residence and sculpture studio of Paolo Soleri and his staff. Soleri (later joined by his students) began work on the experimental buildings in the mid 1950’s. Designated as an Arizona Historic Site, Cosanti presents a unique bio-climatic architectural environment. Its structures feature many imaginative design elements, reflecting innovative construction techniques.
Web site: arcosanti.org
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in Scottsdale's popular Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's five-gallery minimalist building (an ingenious renovation of a former movie theater) includes a public "skyspace" by the acclaimed artist James Turrell (one of only a handful in the world), where visitors can experience the ever-changing light of the desert sky. SMoCA also presents a wide variety of changing exhibitions, educational programs, including docent-led tours and cell phone audio guides, and special events for adults and families.
Web site: smoca.org
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the Western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is recognized for its diverse, high-quality presentations of classical and world music, dance, jazz and theater, educational programs and festivals, which serve more than 200,000 people annually.
The Center is located on a lush, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts. Nearby attractions include Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE and Louise Nevelson’s Windows to the West sculptures as well as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art with James Turrell’s Knight Rise skyspace.
Web site: scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Attractions & Activities
When it comes to unique experiences, Scottsdale has you covered with boredom-busting options that run the gamut from world-class museums and a renowned botanical garden to guided city tours, architectural wonders and the nation's largest wilderness preserve.
You'll also find culinary attractions like a working olive mill and a winery where you can create your own special blend. Amusement parks, an award-winning zoo and a railroad museum appeal to kids of all ages. And for those hankering for a taste of Scottsdale's frontier roots, the state's largest remake of an 1880s Western town is just minutes away.
Desert Botanical Garden
At the Desert Botanical Garden, you’ll see more than 20,000 individual plants from deserts around the world while learning about desert living, colorful wildflowers, and the diverse plants and people of the Sonoran Desert. Home to several lush trails, the Garden also offers guided tours, seasonal exhibits such as the Butterfly Pavilion, live concerts under the starry skies, fun family activities such as the Summer Flashlight Tours, an outdoor café, and a gift and plant shop. Admission: Adults $15, Seniors (60+) $13.50, Students (13-18) $7.50, Children (3-12) $5, Children (under 3) Free.
Web site: dbg.org
The Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, including more than 200 endangered or threatened species. Designed around four distinct trails – Africa, Tropics, Children’s and Arizona – the zoo offers daily activities such as the Safari Train, Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounters, Wild About Animals Show and a petting zoo. Be sure to stop by Monkey Village, where you become part of a family of squirrel monkeys as they play around you. Admission: Adults $18, Children (3-12) $9, Children (under 3) Free.
Web site: phoenixzoo.org
Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park
You’ll be taken back 1,500 years at the Pueblo Grande Museum where you’ll experience the ruins of an ancient Hohokam Indian village, including an excavated prehistoric ball court and two full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam dwellings. Kids will “dig it” as they explore archaeological clues from ancient and historic sites to identify artifacts. Changing galleries showcase exhibits on archaeology, Southwestern cultures and contemporary American Indian arts. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Children (6-17) $3, Children (under 6) Free.
Web site: Pueblo Grande Museum
K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing Park - (4 miles)
Do you have a lead foot and the need for speed? If you do, bring out your racing gloves and head over to K1 Speed for some exhilarating indoor kart racing. A great perk about K1 Speed is that upon stepping onto the racetrack there are no signs of gas fumes because their karts are 100% electric! Good for the environment AND for your health! These 20hp DC electric motors are just as good, if not better, than a traditional gas powered motor capable of incredible torque instantaneously and speeds of more than 45 miles per hour!
Kart racing is great for all ages and experience levels. Just about anyone can drive from newbies to experienced, short (minimum 4 feet) or tall! Gas on the right, brake on the left; it’s quite easy! K1 Speed is a short drive from Scottsdale and minutes away from Sky Harbor International Airport. If you’re planning a vacation to Scottsdale, add this attraction on your list of things to do.
Web site: k1speed.com
World Class Shopping
If shopping was a sport, making it to Scottsdale would be like earning a spot at the Olympics. Only in this game of couture, everyone's a winner with sun-drenched outdoor promenades and upscale fashion parks offering a mix of notable national retailers and exclusive treasures available only in Arizona.
Uncover the latest trends at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Southwest's largest shopping destination. Next, head to downtown for a shop-till-you-drop selection of art galleries, quaint boutiques and luxury jewelers. Continue your retail therapy in north Scottsdale with open-air settings that elevate the sport of browsing and buying to haute new heights. Don't forget to bring an extra bag to carry home your gold medal ... or ring, or shoes or belt.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
The largest shopping destination in the Southwest, Scottsdale Fashion Square offers more than 225 stores, many of which can be found nowhere else in the state.
The Borgata of Scottsdale
Inspired by the Tuscan village of San Gimignano, The Borgata features upscale shops and restaurants, as well as cobblestone walkways, fountains and an open-air setting.
The Scottsdale Waterfront is a collection of upscale retail and dining establishments nestled on the northern bank of the Arizona Canal.
Native American Jewelry
Native American jewelry and art can be found at venues throughout the city, including the boutiques and galleries of the Downtown Scottsdale Arts, Shopping & Entertainment Districts.