Phoenician Spa Awarded Forbes Five Star

Forbes Travel Guide has unveiled its 2020 Star Award Winners and we are thrilled to announce that The Phoenician’s spa has received the Five Star – accolades for the first time in the resort’s 31-year history.

Visitors to the new Phoenician Spa marvel at the exclusive design, featuring a stunning, high-ceilinged lobby entry with an oversized, custom-curated version of the resort’s logo; a granite wall waterfall and an exquisite chandelier with glass wings. Each architectural detail was thoughtfully created to reflect the story of the mythical Phoenix bird, with touches of soft whites and shades of gold.

Amenities include a movement studio, fitness area, quiet relaxation room and rooftop pool with private cabanas — all accessible with a spa appointment.

Of course, it is the attentive  and personalized service that is truly the gem of the spa, with signature treatments each starting with an energy balance ritual. Many associates have worked here for decades, beginning with the original Centre for Well-Being, which debuted when the resort first opened its doors in 1988. Our experienced staff represents some of the most talented, skilled and knowledgable members of the spa industry.

Curious what guests have to say about the spa? Just read some of the reviews from TripAdvisor and see why The Phoenician Spa is number one in the Valley of the Sun.



Leadership, Kristen Mather & Sheryl McCormick

Spa Nail Technicians

Spa Boutique

Abby Hakim & Shery McCormick

Spa Director, Sheryl McCormick

Locker Room Attendants

Spa Associates


Press Release


2020 Spa Honor the First in Resort’s 31-Year History

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (February 12, 2020) –  The Phoenician Spa, which opened in March 2018 replacing the original Centre for Well-Being, has received the coveted 2020 Forbes Five Star Award — one of just 24 spas worldwide receiving the honor for the very first time; and one of 85 overall.

Based on hundreds of objective criteria, the Five Star rating is presented for extraordinary facilities and design, while emphasizing uncompromising, virtually flawless service.  It is the highest of all Forbes rankings.

A three-story new build that took nearly a year to complete, the 37,000 square-foot Phoenician Spa features a rooftop pool, Drybar, 24 treatment rooms, a couple’s Tranquility Suite, a post-therapy Quiet Relaxation Room, locker rooms with hot tub, steam and sauna, a fitness center, movement studio, nail salon and retail boutique.  Its personalized service and transformative offerings are designed to nurture well beyond the spa experience.  For more information, visit

“We are thrilled to receive the Forbes Five Star Award,” said Phoenician General Manager Mark Vinciguerra.  “The Phoenician Spa exemplifies our resort’s culture — a commitment to providing rare and memorable moments for our guests that reach beyond expectation to deliver the exceptional.   This achievement is only possible through the incredible dedication and passion of our staff, complemented by our state-of-the-art facility.”

Added Director of Spa Sheryl McCormick: “Well before we first opened the doors to The Phoenician Spa, our goal was to set the highest standards in care and service, distinguishing our team and facility on both the national and international level.  I could not be more proud of what we have been able to accomplish together, and provide to our guests.”

Denise Seomin
Public Relations Director
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