SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (February 19, 2013) – This spring, The Phoenician reveals some of the breathtaking secrets of the Southwest with an exclusive offer designed to captivate the senses and satisfy the quest for exploration within us all.

Created in conjunction with Desert Splash Adventures, the unique discovery package shatters the dry and dusty desert stereotype with a luscious look at the area’s indigenous treasures. Available February 22 through March 31, 2013, the Sonoran Adventure package includes:

  • AAA Five Diamond accommodations
  • “Apache Air Trail” tour for two by seaplane, with water landing on Lake Roosevelt
  • Island picnic lunch for two with wine, prepared by The Phoenician’s award-winning culinary team
  • Complimentary transportation to/from Scottsdale Airport (where seaplane departs)

The sightseeing tour of the “Apache Air Trail” features spectacular views of the Sonoran Desert and Tonto Basin, including Salt River Canyon and the Roosevelt Dam and Bridge.  Guests will experience it all within the $2 million, nine-passenger plane, which offers all window seats and headsets for listening to pilot narration.  For more information on Desert Splash Adventures and the “Apache Air Trail,” please visit

Rates for the Sonoran Adventure package start at $749 per night at The Phoenician.  For those interested in a more intimate, personalized experience, The Canyon Suites awaits.  The AAA Five Diamond boutique hotel located on the resort grounds is also extending the Sonoran Adventure offer, starting at $879 per night.   A two-night minimum stay is required. For details and reservations, visit or; or call (800) 888-8234 and ask for rate plan:  SEAPLANE.

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences – a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort hotel and an exclusive Five Diamond boutique hotel, The Canyon Suites — at one magnificent destination.  The property features elegant, residential-style accommodations, distinctive and tantalizing cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, nine swimming pools, The Centre for Well-Being and Salon Mila spa complex, an activities program for all ages and interests, numerous boutique shops, a $25 million art collection and the premier 15,000 square-foot Camelback Ballroom.  In addition to these offerings, the stylish 60-room Canyon Suites provides more intimate surroundings and enhanced services, creating an atmosphere of uncompromising splendor.  Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites are owned and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., as part of The Luxury Collection. For additional information, please call (480) 941-8200; (800) 888-8234 or visit and