Unique Offerings at Award-Winning Desert Oasis
Scottsdale, AZ " Spring 2008 " Spring brings many new and exciting changes to the AAA Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. From a multi-million dollar makeover to enhancements at Troon North Golf Club, below is sampling of some of the latest happenings:
RESORT ENHANCEMENTS COMPLETE
The Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North completed a multi-million dollar makeover in January 2008. The scope of the approximately $17 million project " spearheaded by Dallas-based Paul Duesing Partners " included a full-scale enhancement to all 210 guest rooms and suites as well as the transformation of the lobby and debut of the new Talavera restaurant and Onyx Bar & Lounge.
Highlights of the project include:
- Upgraded technology in all guest rooms and suites, including 42 flat-screen televisions, MP3 docking stations and electronic thermostats
- Custom furniture, linens, drapery and colors inspired by the desert in full bloom throughout guest rooms and suites, much handcrafted and sourced locally and regionally
- Local and regional art in guest rooms, suites and throughout lobby
- New Talavera contemporary American restaurant, highlighted by dramatic central fire element framed by a wall of glass to showcase views of Pinnacle Peak and Valley below
- Wine cellar, seating 10 for a private function, set with a tapas-style raised table and showcasing the Resorts extensive Australian wine collection
- Private dining room providing seating for 10 in an intimate atmosphere
- New Onyx Bar & Lounge, featuring back-lit, amber onyx bar and specialty drinks utilizing fresh sweet and savory ingredients
- Lobby featuring hip new seating elements and furniture, art and dcor accents reminiscent of a private high-end home
NEW HAPPENINGS AT TROON NORTH GOLF CLUB
Troon North Golf Club, known for setting the standard by which all other desert courses are measured, this spring debuted a new club fitting and swing analysis center that will measure vital aspects of a golfers swing with remarkable accuracy. The facility, called the Callaway Golf Performance Center, is one of only 10 in the entire country and the first to open in Arizona.
The Callaway Golf Performance Center at Troon North is one of the most advanced club fitting and analytic tools in golf, providing golfers the same club fitting technology used to fit the worlds top touring professionals like Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, and Annika Sorenstam. The facility combines computerized analysis with the expertise of certified professionals, resulting in a superior fitting experience to provide golfers of all abilities custom specifications.
In fall 2007, Troon North Golf Club also completed a multi-step renovation project led by Tom Weiskopf, the original designer of the Pinnacle course and co-designer of the Monument course. Under Weiskopfs direction, the 36-hole facility was reconfigured by blending the two courses together and changing the sequence in which the holes are played.
Players now will experience two new layouts with improved playability. Both courses will feature shorter distances between the front and back nines, as well as shorter distances between greens and tees and a more walkable Pinnacle course. Guests of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale have priority use of both the Monument and Pinnacle championship golf courses at Troon North Golf Club, as well as guest privileges at the Troon North Clubhouse.
HELP PRESERVE THE DESERT, ONE HIKE AT A TIME
Combine fitness and environmental stewardship with Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale's new Desert Preservation Hike. The hike begins at the Resort, where guests embark on a short walk to adjacent Pinnacle Peak Park. There, a guide leads an interpretive hike where guests learn about the unique flora and fauna that populate Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Concluding the experience, participants have the opportunity to plant a cactus or native plant, thereby helping ensure the sustainability of this unique ecosystem. The hike is offered on a rotating, seasonal basis; the experience is complimentary, with an optional, tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Pinnacle Peak.
GIRLS GOLF GETAWAY
Take a time out with the new Ladies Lunch and Links program at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. Begin the day with a leisurely lunch in Crescent Moon. A complimentary shuttle then takes the group to the renowned courses of Troon North Golf Club for nine holes of golf on either The Monument or The Pinnacle courses. Arrive back at the Resort in time for a pampering margarita and manicure in The Salon, ideal for recapping the days with the girls.
Prices available upon request. To make a reservation for the Ladies Lunch and Links package, please call the Concierge at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at (480) 513-5075.
CUSTOMIZED SHOPPING EXCURSION
Getaway with the girls this spring and shop in style at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The new Shopping For All Seasons package combines a customized shopping excursion with relaxation and pampering for the ultimate Sonoran Desert retreat.
The Shopping For All Seasons package includes:
A customized shopping excursion with Spree! The Art of Shopping, complete with round-trip limousine transportation, champagne and personalized service at every stop along the way
Four Seasons logo bag welcome amenity
Pomegranate pedicures and mojitos in the Salon
Luxurious casita guest room accommodations
The package is based on a two-night stay, double occupancy, with rates starting at $955 (per night) Jan. 18 to May 10, 2008 and $595 June 1 " Sept. 6, 2008. For reservations or more information, please call (480) 513-5039.
POMEGRANATE INDULGENCE IN THE SPA
This spring, the Spa introduces the Pomegranate Indulgence treatment. Experience the healing power of pomegranate while nourishing the body in with the ultimate spa indulgence. Guests will enjoy an application of pomegranate lotion and then be comforted by a soothing herbal wrap, concluded by a 50-minute massage. The treatment ends with a refreshing and revitalizing pomegranate tonic.
The 80-minute Pomegranate Indulgence therapy is offered at a cost of $210 (not inclusive of tax or gratuity) or $420 when enjoyed as a couples treatment. For reservations, please call the Spa at (480) 513-5145.
Kim Cole, Dir. Of Public Relations