Zen-like luxury spa with a menu of Asian-inspired services
Nestled into Camelback Mountain, it’s stunningly obvious why Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale has long been a renowned escape for jet setters and the celeb set—and the spa perfectly follows suit. A sanctuary within a sanctuary, the spa is an oasis and a world unto itself characterized by Asian-inspired design and exceptional views. The centerpiece is the Zen Meditation Garden, a place of serenity where guests start their spa journey. The meditation garden is bordered by the spa’s 12 indoor/outdoor treatment room, a private Watsu immersion pool for hydro treatments, and Sanctum, the spa’s private, stone-walled outdoor treatment room. There’s also a couples suite, fitness center and movement studio, 25-yard outdoor lap pool, spa boutique and foliage-filled courtyard. The setting is beyond stunning, but it’s the treatments and level of service that will truly take your breath away. Just reading the decadent descriptions of the balancing body rituals, tension-easing massages and exotic Asian-inspired treatments will cue the relaxation response. Take Luk Pra Kope, a treatment unique to Sanctuary where healing herbs are rolled, massaged and pressed into the body to treat tight muscles and open energy pathways. Not only have many of the therapists trained across the globe, some are trained as Sensei Therapists, a select group of world-class licensed therapists who capture a mind, body, spirit approach specifically for guests who’ve been affected by major life change, whether it be serious illness or losing a loved one; further testament that the spa truly lives up to its name.
- Infinity pool reserved for adults on weekends
- Named a top resort in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best 2014 Awards for its four-star amenities
- 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms