Taste and Travel International

Escape to Scottsdale

…This resort is one of the most private and tranquil retreats I have visited…

From Phoenix’s hectic Sky Harbor Airport, I head east towards Scottsdale, located in the ‘Valley of the Sun,’ in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert. As I’m driving through the arid, rust-hued mountains, tinted by the brilliance of the setting sun, the saguaros seem to move, bowing in their shadows as the sun slowly ebbs in the west.

A popular winter hub for the many Canadian snowbirds that flock to the warmer climes of Arizona, Scottsdale has been on the tourism radar since the 1950s when major developments started taking over the desert valley sprawl with luxurious resorts, tranquil spas and championship golf courses.

One of the original resorts, the Hotel Valley Ho, designed by Edward Varney, a student of Frank Lloyd-Wright, opened in 1956. It was known for its fashionable jet-age design and trendsetting guests, including movie stars and athletes. Placed on the Scottsdale Historic Register, the resort was saved from demolition in 2002 and restored to its original modernist design, with new-millennium touches. The Valley Ho still hosts fashionable guests and events, and is now considered one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the US.

In the foothills of

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von Taste and Travel International

Taste and Travel International2 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
Joe Patti’s, the largest fresh seafood market in the US, is something you have to see, and experience! But when the crazy crowds and get too much, head for the neighbourhood Navarre Seafood Market where the fish is still fresh and local and you can g
Taste and Travel International3 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Lovage Herbe De L’Amour
TE VARIOUS NAMES for this perennial herb attest to its history. The first and the official name levisticum officinale comes from the fact that it grew prolifically in Liguria, that storied part of northern Italy where the Cinque Terre, Portofino and
Taste and Travel International9 min gelesenRegional & Ethnic
CANADA’S Sweet Table
CANADA, IN ITS EARLY HISTOR Y, WAS A country where sweets tended to be regional, dependent on local ingredients and the origins of new arrivals. By the end of the nineteenth century, the huge nation was largely settled, and the increasing availabilit