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The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician - Spa Review

Find Your Center in the Desert

The Centre for Well-Being, a peaceful spa haven in Arizona
The Centre for Well-Being

The Phoenician resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., has long been renowned for its luxurious accommodations, top service and world-class spa and wellness facility. Now, The Centre for Well-Being is better than ever with a myriad of treatments designed with total relaxation in mind.

The 22,000-square-foot Centre for Well-Being houses 24 private treatment rooms, a meditation atrium, a consultation room, a weight training/cardiovascular studio, a full-service salon, a waters bar, an aerobics studio and men's and women's locker rooms with whirlpools, sauna and shower facilities. Special packages are available to combine a stay at the resort with spa services. Be sure to also check out the seasonal spa specials.

Massage and bodywork therapies at The Centre for Well-Being include acupuncture and acussage, a combination of healing acupuncture and therapeutic massage. Naturopathic Wellness, headed by Dr. Amy Whittington, features a number of integrative medical programs to help you look and feel your best. For other treatment options try the revolutionary Caviar Dreams Anti-Aging Facial ($240-$260 for 80 minutes), the Ayurvedic Bindi treatment, which balances the body's energy through herbal exfoliation and aromatherapy massage ($225-$245 for 80 minutes), or the Jojoba Body Polish with agave nectar and lavender jojoba oil ($145-$165 for 50 minutes). All in all, the Centre offers more than 75 spa treatments and services so that you may enjoy a personally-tailored spa experience. Guests of the spa are also encouraged to take advantage of the fitness consultants for personal assessment and training. The Centre suggests making spa reservations at least four weeks in advance.

A Vitamin C Facial at the Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician in Scottsdale Lounging poolside at The Phoenician in Scottsdale
A Vitamin C Facial
Lounging poolside

If relaxing in The Centre for Well-Being sounds a little too sedate for you, take advantage of the other luxuries the resort has to offer. The Phoenician boasts a park-like, two-acre cactus garden, eleven grand pianos, nine swimming pools, poolside cabanas that may be rented by the day and a $25-million art collection containing Old and New World works, such as French tapestries, bronze and marble sculpture, Navajo rugs, original water color and oil paintings, as well as monotype and contemporary art. Works by Allan Houser and David Kessler are featured, among others. Take the complimentary audio tour, and receive two free tickets to the Phoenix Art Museum. Be sure not to miss the championship golf course featuring the new and Arizona's only sand island green, the tennis garden, afternoon tea time with Rothschild china circa 1860, private dining at The Praying Monk, or a gourmet meal at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's highly-rated J&G Steakhouse.

The 643 accommodations include guest rooms, private casitas and luxury suites. The main building is centrally located, while The Canyon Suites — a boutique resort-within-a-resort, is situated against Camelback Mountain and features its own edgeless pool and cabanas. The casitas are located near the main building and provide doorstep parking and private entrances. Guests in all accommodations will enjoy Italian marble bathrooms, two telephones with two lines each, Sony CD player-clock radios, a 42-inch flat-screen color TV with stereo sound, in-room movie rental, express check-out from the room's TV screen, lanai decks, a mini-bar and signature resort amenities.

All of the resort's facilities are kept in immaculate shape and perfect functioning order by a super-qualified staff. Check in to The Phoenician and don't forget to make the climb up Camelback Mountain...you just might find yourself at the center of the world.

The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-941-8200
www.thephoenician.com

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(Updated: 10/27/10 SG)

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