Luxury Resort and Travel Guide

Resort Roundup: Labor Day Weekend 2018

Hotel Valley Ho (Photo: Delight in the Desert)

From pool parties to spa specials, get your last bit of summer fun in during the long Labor Day (Sep. 3) weekend. For more details on reservations, booking rooms and pricing, be sure to visit the resort’s website.

Omni Montelucia is celebrating the long weekend from Friday through Monday. Enjoy happy hour, live music, poolside eats, daily Joya Spa specials, and culinary events. At Prado, take a Tapas Tour on Saturday evening or indulge in a four-course Sunday Family Dinner. Work it all off with a Monday morning Tabata Bootcamp class. Make the holiday even sweeter by booking the Bed & Breakfast Package which includes 20% off your stay plus breakfast daily. Choose from room service or savor the flavors of Prado by enjoying the daily breakfast menu or feasting on the weekends during the Art of Breakfast Buffet.

Spend your entire Labor Day weekend at The Wigwam with an enticing deal that includes $150 in resort credits when staying three nights or more. Use promo code LABORDAY when booking. Valid Aug. 29 through Sep. 5.

Splash into summer’s last holiday weekend at the remodeled, mountainside Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, with Labor Day rates from $112 per night with advanced Hilton Honors purchase. Guests can enjoy Labor Day dining specials and seasonal poolside cocktails while hourly activities will keep the youngest guests active and entertained. Guests of all ages can learn about wildlife while interacting with animals, birds and reptiles during the resort’s Wildlife World Zoo visits. Additional activities include Mermaid classes, splash pool parties, movies at the pool, Hula Hooopalooza, salsa challenges, scavenger hunts and more. Plus, Different Pointe of View is offering a three-course dinner for just $44, available now through the end of Labor Day.

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is gearing up for a family-friendly Labor Day Weekend with a slew of activities at River Ranch. Kids can enjoy scavenger hunts, water games, mini golf, hula hoop fun, dive-in movies and more. Adults can sip on summer cocktails and light bites at multiple dining outlets or satisfy their sweet tooth with Frappuccino and Dippin Dot deals on select days. Unwind at Tocasierra Spa & Salon with summer specials like $89 facials, $99 sunshine Swedish Massage, $49 Toca-Signature Sugar Butter Pedicure or 20% off the entire spa menu (Tues-Thurs only). Enjoy newly redesigned Agave suites with summer rates from $159 per suite, per night.

The Boulders Resort & Spa is offering irresistible Labor Day deals. Book the Truly Boulders package for a stay in a private casita, dining credit, 20% off spa services and more (starting at $240 per night). The BOGO At The Boulders package offers guests the choice of one buy one, get one free deal for each nightly room booking (starting at $194 per night). Choose from spa treatments, meals or golf. Or take advantage of all the relaxing deals at the spa. With the License to Spa special, Arizona residents can receive 20% off all spa services. Plus, all spa guests can cash in on complimentary fitness classes.

Spend the holiday at The Phoenician, with daily activities all Labor Day weekend. Enjoy a dive-in movie showing of Zootopia on Friday, August 31 at 7:45 p.m. And on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. the resort is hosting an “On the Boardwalk” carnival. Other fun activities include live music, food, games, inflatables, entertainment and more. Rates for The Phoenician start at just $148 per night. The Canyon Suites start at $351 per night.

The iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale is celebrating Labor Day weekend by kicking things off early with Vinyl Thursdays (tip: bring your own record for the DJ to spin), followed by live music in the lounge on Friday. When the weekend hits, enjoy DJs spinning beats poolside and brunch at ZuZu complete with a build-your-own Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar. Enjoy one of the popular “Show Stopper” Shakes or treat yourself to The Painkiller, a 90-minute massage and exfoliation plus a cocktail on special for $160. Make the most of the weekend with the 3rd Night Free special which includes a free consecutive third night when booking two. A guest room, cabana or daybed reservation is required for pool admittance on Saturday and Sunday.

Proof, An American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is celebrating Labor Day weekend with a variety of culinary events including the popular Seafood Shack menu with locally crafted beers on Friday and Saturday. The party continues on Sunday with a showcase of Italian dishes during Sunday Sauce. And on Monday, guests can enjoy an extended Breakfast & Brunch buffet. Labor Day Weekend activities will include a kids’ bounce house, dive-in movie, back-to-school craft activities, a life-size Candyland game and more. Book the “Experience More” package and enjoy a $100 credit for every two paid consecutive nights.

This Labor Day, enjoy “WET Weekends” pool parties from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday at W Scottsdale. There will be no cover charge for non-hotel guests on Monday, Sept. 3. and in addition to resident DJs each day, there will also be a pong tournament for guests to partake in. Stay all weekend with the Labor Day package that includes two WET Deck wristbands per bed, two cocktails, a W Scottsdale tumbler and a 4 p.m. late check-out on Monday.

The Camby is offering locals and Arizona travelers a great Labor Day Package to check out its urban playground for a discounted rate. Enjoy the Labor Day Summer Escape, with nightly rates starting at $159 plus a $25 food and beverage credit. Use promo code SUM. Book through Sept. 8 for weekend stays up until Labor Day Weekend.

Spend Labor Day weekend at Mountain Shadows by swinging into a round of golf with the Labor Day Rusty’s Way which offers a round of par-3 golf, a cold beer and The Famous Rusty Clubs Burger. The package is $45 per person and available September 1-3. Additionally, guests can take advantage of the resort’s 3rd Night Free offer, with nightly rates starting at $113 with promo code 3RDFREE. Book and extend a visit to Paradise (Valley) with a third consecutive night complimentary when booking two nights for stays through September 30.

Escape to a Hawaiian paradise without ever having to leave the Valley. This Labor Day weekend, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will transform into a tropical getaway for its 8th Annual Labor Day Dreamcation from Aug. 31 to Sep. 3. Kids can enjoy fun activities like Hawaiian craft making, swimming with Moon Mermaid at Mermaid University, fishing derbies with Ranger Rick, watermelon eating contests, foam parties at the pool and limbo. Adults can enjoy Hawaiian cocktails and Polynesian eats or pamper themselves with a coconut pedicure at Well & Being Spa. Other events include live entertainment, a glow party, summer fireworks and even a chance to take part in vow renewals. Vacation packages include Best. Summer. Ever. which includes a daily $50 resort credit and a complimentary session with the Instagram concierge. Starting at $179 per night. The Gold Deck VIP Package (available Aug. 31-Sep 3.) includes a stay in the Fairmont Gold Jr. Suites with all the amenities of the Fairmont Gold Lounge, a tropical welcome amenity, and portrait session with professional photographers. Starting at $329. 

With the Endless Summer promotion, save an extra 20% off your next stay at the newly renovated Embassy Suites Phoenix Downtown North. Enjoy the hotel’s two-room suites, complimentary drinks at evening reception and free, made-to-order breakfast!

Bring the whole family to Embassy Suites Scottsdale Resort where kids and parents alike can join in on the fun with the Suite Summer Escape Package. Fill up on savory eats with a barbecue menu at the pool on Saturday and Sunday, from 12 to 4 p.m. and then top off the night with a dive-in movie. Labor Day Weekend rates start at just $89, one of the lowest rates of the summer.

See, do and explore more this summer with the Ultimate Escape Package at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North. Savor daily breakfast (up to two guests per room), and enjoy premium wi-fi and a 2 p.m. late checkout.

SPLASH into summer at JW Desert Ridge where you can stay with rates starting from $169 per night and score a $50 resort credit nightly. The special package benefits the Children’s Miracle Network and is available through Sep. 30. Fill up on good eats from Aug. 25 through Sep. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m., when both MERITAGE and twenty6 will be offering 50-cent wings, $10 loaded nachos and $5 draft beers to celebrate the kickoff of college football.

LUSTRE at Hotel Palomar Phoenix will offer a special Labor Day menu and rooftop barbecue Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3 from 12 to 9 p.m. The pool opens at 11 a.m. with a DJ spinning daily throughout the weekend. There is no cover. Hotel Palomar Phoenix is also offering the “100 Days of Summer” package with room rates starting from $120 per night. The package includes a $25 daily dining credit at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails and LUSTRE Rooftop Bar and no resort fees.

Enjoy a three-day yacht-themed “Overboard Pool Party” at FOUND:RE Phoenix this Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, a DJ will be spinning poolside, while guests can enjoy a specialty Yacht Club vodka cocktail plus an authentic clambake during brunch. Weekend brunch will be extended through Monday, with the clambake available all three days.

End the summer at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona with their Escape the Heat package which includes nightly rates from $209 per night, a daily $20 resort credit, a special spa treatment and a seasonal menu at SaltRock Kitchen. The resort is also continuing its “Stargazing & S’Mores” programming.

All Labor Day weekend resort guests of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa can enjoy free, unlimited FlowRider sessions Saturday through Monday. Plus, stay cool on Saturday and Sunday with all of the Saturday Big Chill arctic adventures and activities including the all-new Polar Plunge, a larger-than-life 300-pound ice cube drop into the resort’s Adventure Pool; choreographed FlowRider shows; and wintery igloo-inspired cabanas. Round out the fun with Lazy River floating, rides down the 110-foot waterslide, poolside tunes, games, activities, unlimited s’mores and savory Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ. For even more fun, book the Big Chill Package, with rates starting at $159, with a $50 per room, per night dining credit.

Have a “chillin” Labor Day weekend at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. Cool down at the 2.5-acre water playground, indulge in special summer spa treatments or enjoy virtual adventures, dive-in movies, icy water balloon tosses, mermaid classes, bubble soccer, xtreme laser tag, a cosmic night, “snowball” fights and plenty more. During Labor Day weekend, the Center Stage Bar will host live entertainment from J. Forte, Shining Star and Jeff Ocheltree. Rates start at $169 with a $50 resort credit per room, per night through September 4.

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa will be serving up its Casitas & Ritas summer package with rates from $179. The package is available through Sep. 7 and includes overnight accommodations in a resort casita; two specialty, hand-crafted margaritas per night; and a $50 resort credit per night. Use promo code ES7 when booking.

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