The scenic high-desert destination in Marana, Arizona is located north of Tucson and south of Phoenix, offering cooler summer temperatures than those found at many Southwestern destinations. Resort highlights include three swimming pools, one with a 235-foot water slide and splash pad, multiple dining outlets including the top-ranked CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and Cayton’s Burger Bistro, one of the top-ranked spas in the United States complete with its own infinity pool and tanning island, adjacency to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, and the acclaimed Ritz Kids program, presenting children’s adventure, cultural and nature days inspired by the flora, fauna and unparalleled Southwestern heritage of the region.
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Next, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced two overnight vacation packages for summer 2014, with each featuring resort credits valid for dining, recreation or spa at the 850-acre high-desert playground north of Tucson, Arizona. Offered between May 23 and September 11, both packages allow guests to customize their summer getaway with a daily credit of either $50 or $100.
The award-winning luxury resort has also announced several outdoor and spa delights for the season, many of which showcase the property’s balmy summer evenings as well as its acclaimed destination resort spa, three swimming pools and clear, starlit skies. Highlights of the summer’s merriment at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain will include Cosmic Slide parties, astronomer-led Stargazing, Night Hikes and Dive-In Movies at the spa pool.
Two family Geocaching Experiences are offered as well, allowing adult and younger guests to use GPS units to locate hidden treasure chests in which messages will invite them to participate in environmental experiments, pop culture questions and interpretation of ancient petroglyphs such as those which surround the Sonoran Desert resort. The geo-caching experience supplements a broad, all-ages adventure menu offered by family-friendly resort, with the acclaimed Ritz Kids program a very special draw for young guests aged five to 12.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain New Poolside Technology Butler
New this summer as well, the resort’s Poolside Technology Butler will be on hand at the popular Turquesa Pool, providing cell phone charging and screen cleaning assistance for connected guests. For those seeking pure relaxation, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dove Mountainhas also introduced $100 USD pricing for four Healthy Glow indulgences offered from June through August. The Healthy Glow Swedish Massage, Body Wrap, Facial, and Leg and Foot Ritual are each priced at $100 per 50-minute treatment and are highlighted by the use of a refreshing aromatherapy blend of grapefruit and bergamot to energize, rebalance and restore radiance. Hotel and local guests aged 18 years and above experiencing any treatment will receive complete access to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, including use of its luxurious relaxation facilities, as well as entry to the spa’s private, infinity-edged serenity pool and tanning island.
Following are select summer vacation packages presented by the Arizona luxury resort.
Summer Returns Package
From $214 USD per night
~$50 hotel credit per night
Summer Fun Package
From $239 USD per night
~$100 hotel credit per night
–Cosmic Slide Parties, Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m.
–Astronomer-Led Stargazing, Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m.
–Dive-In Movies at the Spa Pool, Saturdays at 8 p.m.
–Night Hikes. See the desert come alive every evening under the stars
–Kids’ Zone, holiday and select added weekends, featuring Wii and other games, foosball, air hockey and more
Reservations for the Summer Returns and Summer Fun packages may be made by dialing 1-800-241-3333, by visiting www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain or through a travel professional. For spa reservations, call 520-572-3030.