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Scottsdale Resorts

January 21, 2011 09:25 ET

Scottsdale Golf and Spa Resort Decorated Again With Awards, Honors

Travel + Leisure Magazine, AAA Recognize the Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 21, 2011) - The enchanted aura and Southwestern charm of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa has again garnered this remarkable hotel property headlines with awards from Travel + Leisure magazine and the American and Canadian Automobile Associations (AAA/CAA).

Located in Arizona's Paradise Valley and offering guests panoramic vistas of the sun-danced Camelback and Mummy Mountains, this premier Scottsdale resort has been decorated for the34th consecutive year with the Five Diamond Award from the AAA/CAA. A coveted symbol of excellence in the hospitality industry, the Five Diamond Award honors only 113 of the nearly 58,000 AAA Approved and Diamond rated hotel properties in North America.

As home to The Spa at Camelback Inn, and unrivaled among luxury resorts in Scottsdale, The Camelback Inn has also been named in Travel + Leisure magazine's 15th Annual World's Best Awards, which recognizes the excellence of the World's Best Spas for unique treatments and state-of-the-art facilities that continue to impress clients from around the world. Listed among the Top 25 Hotel Spas in the Continental U.S. and Canada, The Spa at Camelback Inn offers guests a one-of-a-kind spa experience inspired by the techniques and natural ingredients of indigenous Native American cultures. 

Although isolated amidst the native beauty of the red Arizona desert sands, The Camelback Inn Resort is located just minutes from Phoenix and offers unending recreational opportunities, including 36-holes of year-round championship golf at the magnificent Camelback Golf Club, just one of this Scottsdale golf resort's fine amenities. Mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and horseback riding are only a few more of the energetic nature sports found nearby to provide guests with an engaging Arizona experience. The resort offers a 3.8-mile power walk trail for an invigorating adventure without ever leaving the resort property and swimming, tennis, Sport Court games and fitness services are also available on-site. And with magnificent casitas sprawling over 125-acres of the Sonoran Desert landscape, guests are invited to sit back and relax.

Unique among spa resorts in Scottsdale, The Camelback Inn features 27 suites, some with private swimming pools and patio areas, among its offering of 453 spacious and well-appointed Pueblo-style guest accommodations. The resort also features home-style regional dining at its all new, Rita's Kitchen & R Bar, where seasonal house favorites are prepared with regional and sustainable products raised on local farms.

About JW Marriott Camelback Inn® Scottsdale Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa lies majestically on 125 acres of Arizona landscape and offers sophisticated amenities to provide travelers with an indulgent reprieve from their daily routine. Distinctive with its stylish cultural design, the resort is an excellent meeting or social destination whether planning an executive retreat, corporate conference or elegant social affair. Intimate or lavish, the hotel is fully staffed with professional event managers, Certified Marriott wedding planners and full-service caterers to compliment its state-of-the-art facilities and provide guests with unique and perfectly orchestrated gatherings.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at