Be ready for something invigorating and rejuvenating to transpire on a visit to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The combination of a luxury hotel experience with all the amenities and services you’d expect from a Loews property, renowned spa services and outstanding dining options intertwines ideally with the warm Sonoran Desert air, deep blue skies and almost guaranteed sunshine to provide what really feels like an escape from the real world. I get the impression that was the intent for the resort but it’s not often a property can actually pull it off this well.
One of the more impressive aspects about the resort was how it provides such an array of opportunities to make your stay as relaxing and low key as you want, but if you want activities, and the chance to play golf on a world class track, or work up a sweat hitting a tennis ball under the lights at night or under the sun in the afternoon, you can do both at a very high level.
A great spa experience occurs when unique and inviting ambience meets a menu of services that is customized for a particular part of the world, and performed by a world-class staff that knows how to cater to luxury travelers. Panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains provide a soothing and calming natural effect at Lakeside Spa on the property, and the elaborate spa offerings cover the gamut from Therapeutic, Swedish and Sports massages, to Native and Deep Hot Stone techniques that work wonders on tight and sore muscles. The spa menu is as creative and ambitious as you’ll see anywhere, and does a phenomenal job of really encapsulating the mystique and powers of the desert environment that surrounds the resort and the spa.
There are a total of eight treatment rooms, along with an adult-only serenity pool, fitness studio and four lighted tennis courts. A short walk from the lobby of the resort are two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses that weave through the scenic canyons and provide a fun and challenging test for golfers. For some reason the greens and fairways in the Arizona desert just seem richer, more lush and robust, and you’ll find that on these impressive desert courses.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort features 26 luxury suites. The suites provide ample room to spread out and relax. The Canyon Suites have a villa-like quality and feel, with two full bathrooms, a dining area and full-size living room, as well as a furnished balcony that allows you to truly unwind and chill. The Presidential Suite provides waterfall, golf course and Tucson skyline views, and comes with a private hot tub on the patio.
The dining options are diverse and distinct, and place a real emphasis on locally grown products in the creative menu items that are fitting for the desert Southwest. The Blues, Brews and BBQ brunch on the weekend has earned legendary status in Tucson, with locals lining up to partake in one of the more elaborate and delicious brunches you will ever experience. The selection and quality of food the award-winning chefs have perfected is one of the reasons the resort sees affluent lifestyle visitors checking in from all over the US.
The combination of luxury and adventure and sunshine is good for the soul. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson rolls out the red carpet and offers all three of those in a very lush and lavish way. It’s up to you to take it from there!