Resort Roundup: Easter Weekend 2018

From extravagant egg hunts and visits from the bunny himself to decadent brunches and special room deals, these resorts are hosting a fun-filled Easter weekend for everyone. For more details on reservations, booking rooms and pricing, visit the resort’s website.

Take advantage of The Scottsdale Plaza’s Easter Brunch Package offer which includes brunch for two in the ballroom for its buffet on Easter Sunday along with special room rates when staying a minimum of one night over the Easter holiday: $373 for a villa or king suite, $383 for a patio suite, $403 for a bi-level suite. Resort fee waived. Available March 30 through April 2.

Savor Easter flavors and fun at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale on Sunday, April 1 for their annual Easter buffet at Talavera from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with an enhanced breakfast and brunch buffet at Proof from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Easter Sunday Sauce Dinner special will also be served at Proof at 5:30 p.m. For the youngsters there will be a bouncy house and Easter-themed crafts and activities like egg decorating and face-painting and two egg hunts will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., plus the Easter Bunny will make special appearances throughout the day. The resort will also offer Easter baskets for purchase for both resort and local guests. The baskets will be available Easter week and will be personalized with the child’s name and filled with goodies. Available for pre-order, the baskets are $64 each excluding tax and service charge and can be picked up starting March 30 for local residents, or will be delivered to the guest room on either March 31 or April 1.

Spend Easter at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, where the weekend’s activities include kid’s Easter crafts on Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, April 1, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar will present a brunch buffet with dessert and mimosas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will also feature an egg decorating station from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., two Easter egg hunts at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., pictures with Mr. Ritz Bunny and Easter games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an Easter Geocaching Hunt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Easter at Omni Montelucia is providing fun for kids and adults alike. Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., enjoy brunch and a visit from the Easter Bunny with photo opportunities, plus cookie decorating, Easter-themed arts and crafts and an egg hunt. On Easter Sunday, Prado is hosting a traditional brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with made-to-order items, live music and patio seating. And for those seeking a relaxing day, guests who partake in spa treatments on Easter Sunday will receive a jewel egg which holds a special offer towards a future service. One lucky winner will receive a complimentary spa service to use later. The resort is also offering up to 30% off rates with a Sunday arrival and a Spring sale that’s gifting 20% off through April 1.

The Westgate Hotel invites locals and weekend visitors to hop on down for a weekend full of Easter festivities. The hotel will be full of joy at its Easter-themed afternoon teas and Easter Champagne brunch where a cotton-tailed guest is scheduled to hop in and say hello. On Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, the Westgate will host its annual Easter Bunny Teas and families can take part in an Easter egg hunt, watch a magic show and meet the Easter Bunny. Events will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. both days. On Sunday enjoy the Easter Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., complete with a children’s face painting artist and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Come Easter Sunday, enjoy a delectable brunch at Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at The Camby that includes live music and a photographer taking complimentary family photos. Executive Chef, Dushyant Singh will cook up culinary perfection in a buffet-style spread.

Bring the family to celebrate Easter at Hearth ’61 with a scenic Easter egg hunt complete with games, mimosas and Bloody Marys on the Mountain Shadows Lawn from 9 to 10 a.m. After soaking up the views of Camelback Mountain, indulge in a full brunch buffet at Hearth ’61 available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Head north to celebrate Easter the Sedona way at L’Auberge de Sedona, where the resort is hosting a brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Etch Kitchen + Bar, including the signature Etch Signature Buffet and the option to add bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas.

For stunning views this Easter, visit Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain for two elegant brunches by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, at elements from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and The Views Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A festive Easter egg hunt will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and is open for hotel guests and Sanctuary members.

Weft & Warp at Andaz Scottsdale is serving Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. served buffet style with a Bloody Mary cart offering tableside build-your-own Bloody Mary creations. There will also be live music and an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. plus an Easter egg spin artist from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both activities are complimentary to hotel and brunch guests.

The Scott Resort & Spa is serving up its regular menu at The Canal Club plus a special menu available on Easter Sunday only from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The spread includes breakfast specialties, egg specialties and sweets.

Kick off the weekend on Saturday, March 31 at the Arizona Biltmore for Easter egg coloring and cookie decorating sessions. Stick around on Sunday for the annual Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m., followed by a lively carnival that will include a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals and more. Guests are also able to pre-order an Arizona Biltmore Easter Basket filled with treats, an Easter bunny, bubbles and more. Dining options include Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea from Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m.; an Easter brunch buffet at Wright’s from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and a prix-fixe Easter dinner at Frank & Albert’s from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Arizona Grand Resort is hosting an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lobby Grill and will feature a cold station, a carving board, an iced seafood display, hot offerings and desserts.

The Wigwam is hosting a breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny at the Wigwam Ballroom on Saturday, March 31 from 8 to 11 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg-stravaganza from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. complete with Easter egg roll races, an Easter egg hunt train rides, egg dying, face painting, bounce houses, live entertainment and more. On Sunday, an Easter brunch buffet will be held in the Wigwam Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and Litchfield’s will host a four-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hop over to the Westin Kierland on Easter morning for family games, arts and crafts, face painting and access to a 27,000-egg hunt, plus a Tiny Tots Hunt for children under 4. The days festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. and the egg hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. after the Easter Bunny makes a grand entrance. A Champagne Easter brunch will feature live music and photo opps with the Easter Bunny.

Monarch Beach is hosting an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AVEO. A complimentary egg hunt will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. where kids can find and keep 10 custom bug-shaped Easter eggs, while also searching for a golden egg to win an additional prize. From 12 to 2 p.m. an Easter carnival will include opportunities to learn about farm animals, take photos with the Easter Bunny, play lawn games and enjoy classic carnival treats. Reptacular Ranch will offer unique experiences for children, including a 20-minute educational presentation and a petting zoo where they can meet a variety of animals.

For in-house guests of The Phoenician, a variety of activities will be available Easter morning from 9 to 11 a.m. including face painting, a caricaturist, balloon artist, Easter crafts, an egg hunt and picture with the Easter bunny. For those not staying at the resort, J&G Steakhouse will be hosting Easter dinner.

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms is offering two options for Easter brunch including a ballroom buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and another at T. Cook’s from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch and resorts guests can also take part in the Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each hunt will include one golden egg, the finder of which will receive a one-night stay for two, including breakfast.

Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn is serving a three-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. complete with LON’s famous fresh baked brioche ‘monkey bread’ plus a choice between six appetizers, six entrees and three desserts.

For an array of dining options, head to JW Marriott Desert Ridge on Easter day where guests can choose from two different brunch options. A sunrise breakfast buffet with sweet and savory options will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Wildflower Ballroom and Terrace and for a more decadent spread of selections, join stonegrill for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To cap off the day, MERITAGE is serving Easter dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Sheraton Adventure Team at The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is hosting an Easter Egg-stravaganza from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For $10 per child, resort, restaurant and local guests will be given wristbands to enter to enjoy a large-scale Easter egg hunt, action stations including egg dying, face painting, a balloon twisting artist, a bounce house and, of course, an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required by Monday, March 26 and can be secured through the Adventure Club at 480.393.6183. To dine, Ko’sin is serving a grand brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with sweet and savory selections from Chef de Cuisine Kit Tang.

The Boulders Resort & Spa will be celebrating the Easter Holiday with a Champagne brunch with live music on Sunday. Guests will be treated to a grand seafood display, fresh seasonal fruit and artisan cheese station, a salad station carving station with meats, a dessert display and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inspired by Alice In Wonderland and the Mad Tea Party, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is transforming into Bunnyland on Sunday, April 1 and will feature themed rides, games and character meet-and-greets and photo-opps. Hotel and brunch guests can take part in complimentary Easter egg hunts, every half hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch guests will also receive a complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny. The resort will also host brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving up popular selections from its four restaurants.

Easter is right around the corner! On Sunday families are invited to join in Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s “egg-cellent” Easter Celebration featuring a brunch buffet in SWB from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., live music, a larger-than-life Easter egg, home to a live bunny, a very special petting zoo and Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail as they host their 31st annual Easter Egg hunt, available to all resort and brunch guests.

Chef Sean Surrid from Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar is hosting a picnic-inspired buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring an array of Southern classics.

Jump into the holiday weekend at W Scottsdale with their Ignite Spring package, valid through April 4. The sweet deal includes a complimentary upgrade to the next room category (based on availability), two cocktails, a pair of bunny ears and complimentary wifi, with rates starting at $309 for Easter weekend. The hotel is also hosting an adult Easter egg hunt on Sunday, think drink tickets, SPG points and more!

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