Pack your bags. Here are the winners for the best in Luxury Resorts & Travel in the Valley.
Mondrian Scottsdale pictured above
Best Party Resort Pool
Open to the public (well, the 21 and older crowd), this pool party scene rocks out to notable guest DJs every weekend of the summer. And even through the winter, drink specials, fashion shows and bikini contests keep things hot. www.mondrianscottsdale.com.
Best Party Resort Pool (Runner Up)
InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
With five gorgeous Moroccan-inspired pools to chose from, it’s easy to see why people love to party at Montelucia. The Kasbah Pool is the most social gathering spot, with a loungelike vibe, cool tunes, hot bodies and cold drinks served at the Kasbah bar. Any day of the week, the vibrant pool scene is something to behold. www.icmontelucia.com.
Best Relaxing Resort Pool
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
The North Scottsdale locale offers pool-goers a truly relaxing backdrop of birds chirping and gentle winds blowing over Pinnacle Peak. Soak up some sun and silence at the 6,000-sq.-ft. pool oasis, heated perfectly between 80 and 85 degrees. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.
Best Travel Web Site
It’s easy to navigate, it offers a wide selection of travel options (from flights to rental cars) and it even gives you the option to name your own price, which often secures buyers a cheaper deal on travel than any other Web site. With William Shatner as its spokesman, Priceline also promises no-change fees or booking fees, which is surely why it won this category by a landslide. www.priceline.com.
Best Limo & Sweet Rides
Owned by a very young man in Mesa (think under 21), Lexani Limousines offers a fleet of 27 top-notch luxury vehicles for your chauffeuring needs. In operation since 2004, the company has doubled its revenue every year due to the excellent service that Lexani stands for. Pick from sedans, limos and motor coaches, and Lexani will put a quality driver behind the wheel to safely take you anywhere from a wedding to the airport. www.lexanilimo.com.