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The Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa Hotel Review: Located on the far west side of Metro Phoenix, the resort owes its existence to the motorcar. When Goodyear Tire & Rubber discovered that cotton extended the life of automobile tires, the company came to Arizona to grow the high-quality fiber for its tires. By 1929 this once-intended property for company execs opened to the public. Today, the resort enjoys an international reputation for seamlessly melding the past with the present to provide guests with the ultimate resort experience. Seventy luxury suites and more than 300 adobe casitas are spread over grounds luxuriantly landscaped with palms, orange trees and colorful beds of flowers. The original 1919 wood-beamed main lodge, now the Fireplace Room, welcomes guests with crackling logs in an adobe fireplace, classic Native American carpets and walls of Western art. The property is also a golfer’s mecca, with two of three championship courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Elizabeth Arden’s famed Red Door Spa offers lavish services that include a Desert Sage Aroma Massage and a Sea Spa Pedicure for needy feet.