Best Lobby Bar
The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
The Lobby Lounge Club Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix dishes up casual eats (think calamari or chicken wings) alongside classic cocktails (Tom Collins, anyone?) in a swanky setting. www.ritzcarlton.com/phoenix.
Best Party Resort Pool
Hotel Valley Ho-2011 Winner
During those hot summer days, Valley dwellers play it cool at Hotel Valley Ho’s happenin’ pool. The hotel has an endless calendar of pool-centric events (from parties to fashion shows), while a coveted cabana is a primo spot to see and be seen. www.hotelvalleyho.com.