Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on The Phoenician, who claimed the Valley’s Best Tea Spot and Best Lobby Bar. Congrats, The Phoenician!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about The Phoenician, specifically its tea experience and lobby bar at The Thirsty Camel.
The Phoenician: An AAA Five Diamond luxury resort, The Phoenician has recently transformed itself — the result of the most massive renovation undertaken since the property opened on October 1, 1988, nearly 30 years ago. The new, more intimate setting of The Phoenician Tea Room is complemented by the resort’s traditional three-course menu of delicate finger sandwiches; scones with imported Devonshire cream, lemon curd and fruit preserves; a variety of tempting pastries and a selection of premier teas, all accompanied by the stylings of the resident pianist. The redesigned Thirsty Camel captures the sweeping views of the resort and Valley beyond with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive outdoor terrace. A fresh, signature menu of cocktails and tastes is inspired by the Sonoran Desert.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
The Phoenician: It is a tremendous source of pride generating a true sense of accomplishment, coming from both this premier publication and its knowledgeable, discerning readers.
AFM: What’s your favorite part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best Tea Spot & Lobby Bar?
The Phoenician: It is a testament to our efforts to provide our community with the offerings and experiences it wants and needs.
AFM: Have you seen any benefits as a result of being a BOOV winner?
The Phoenician: It is a distinction that resonates with all of our guests, whether they are local or from out of town.
AFM: How does the Phoenician put its “best” foot forward every day?
The Phoenician: Through our resort-wide commitment to provide personalized, memorable service, with great attention to detail.
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!