JW Marriot Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa
The dramatic red rock formation known as Camelback Mountain rises above the Arizona desertscape providing the scenic backdrop for the historically acclaimed JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. It embodies the spirit of the Southwest with its peaceful desert setting, private hiking trails and bountiful floral courtyards and indigenous plant life. Set on 125 acres, the casita-style, AAA Four Diamond resort, is a charming, picturesque oasis showcasing dramatic architecture and interior design, 453 oversized guest rooms and suites, a 32,000 square foot spa, seven restaurants, two championship golf courses, sparkling pools, tennis and a myriad of outdoor hiking and biking activities.
The historic property opened in December 1936, and was purchased in 1967 by the Marriott Corporation. Prior to Marriott purchasing the property, J. Willard Marriott Sr., and his wife Alice, vacationed there every year with their family and were said to be so enchanted with Camelback Inn, decided to purchase the beloved property. Maintaining a legacy and standard of excellence in Arizona for more than 82 years, Camelback Inn Resort & Spa has served as a playground for many U.S. Presidents and iconic Hollywood celebrities including Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. The resort’s storied past combined with its Western heritage and Arizona charm has been the underlying cornerstone and success of its award-winning legacy.
With its inspiring desert surroundings, landscaped courtyards and unique Southwestern style, guests will find a truly authentic resort experience at Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, lending itself to a perfect getaway for couples, family reunions, destination weddings, high-end corporate business travelers or large groups. In June of 2018, the resort will be unveiling its new 15,000 square foot Paradise Ballroom which will be accompanied by an additional 20,000 additional square feet of outdoor and pre-function space, expanding the award-winning resort’s impressive event facilities to 95,000 square feet. One of the Paradise Ballroom’s most notable features will be its floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides, radiating natural light and providing guests with breathtaking views of Mummy Mountain. The other, will be the debut of the Marriott Art Wall, the only one of its kind in the company’s portfolio worldwide, that will showcase hand-selected pieces of artwork from the private collection of Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board J. Willard “Bill” Marriott Jr.
Located just on the border of nearby Scottsdale, resort guests are within minutes of the city’s revered cultural and art districts, world-class shopping, dining, recreation and main attractions. Furthermore, the property is a short 20 minute drive to the heart of downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For optimal relaxation and rejuvenation, blissful pampering and holistic wellness treatments for body, mind, and spirit, the critically acclaimed Spa at Camelback offers an extensive menu of treatments for men and women including a variety of desert-inspired massages, body wraps, nature inspired scrubs, hydrating and anti-aging facials. Incorporating the healing properties of indigenous plants and herbs, and Native American rituals, any treatment can be customized to meet the guest’s specific needs. The Spa at Camelback also features its own private pool and private cabanas with picturesque views overlooking Paradise Valley and the city of Phoenix in the distance. Sprouts Restaurant at The Spa offers indoor and outdoor patio seating, a full breakfast and lunch menu, juice bar, organic liquors and herbs for classic cocktails, and non-alcoholic herbal elixirs.
The culinary spirit of Camelback Inn Resort & Spa has been enticing guests since its opening in 1936. Celebrating that rich history begins with the legendary Bar 1936, its reputation for social hours, top notch libations and its exclusive views of Camelback Mountain remains unchallenged. For premier steakhouse fare and ignited by the searing success of the JW Steakhouse in London, Lincoln, is only one of two in the world, and the first of its kind in the U.S. A modern American steakhouse, the menu boasts hand-cut Prime and Wagyu butcher’s steaks, add-on sauces, sublime seafood options flown in fresh daily, innovative sides and a delectable and delightful range of of options that will satisfy carnivores, vegans and foodies alike.
For the best tequila selection and fabulous margaritas and sangrias, R Bar provides a lively gathering spot with an outdoor patio that rivals any other in Scottsdale with views of Mummy Mountain. R Bar offers a variety of locally-inspired beers, in addition to craft cocktails that utilizing a variety of seasonal herbs from the resort’s own Chefs Garden. Rita’s Kitchen takes Southwest cuisine, with Mexican influences, to a new level with traditional and nuanced favorites in a rustic setting. It’s Sunday Brunch, a beloved Camelback tradition dating back almost 40 years, is favored by guests and locals year round. Acacia, located at Camelback Golf Club, is the after golf favorite hangout for craft beers, specialty cocktails, appetizers and small plates with a Southwestern twist, punctuated with top bragging rights or tall tales. Poolside dining and a full-service onsite Starbucks offers Instagram-worthy views.
Camelback Inn remains true to its roots which can be seen through its 453 casita-style accommodations and suites, all of which are pet friendly and have private patios or balconies, some with private pools and all with spectacular views. Guestrooms are well-appointed with modern Southwestern decor, luxury bedding and all of the amenities of a world-class resort.
There’s something for everyone at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.