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Resort Roundup: Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Splash into summer at these cool resorts offering up fun activities, specials and more.

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Get Fired Up at the Pho this Memorial Day Weekend as The Phoenician kicks off summer with family friendly fun including scavenger hunts, frozen t-shirt contest, pool games, junk food bingo and more. The Fired Up at the Pho event will be the highlight of the weekend. Taking place Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature giant inflatable slides with an 80-foot slip & slide, face painters, a balloon artist, craft station, hot eats and cool treats.

Omni Montelucia is offering a fun lineup of weekend activities for Memorial Day Weekend including a delicious brunch at Prado on Saturday and Sunday; a Saturday poolside grill at the Oasis Pool, complete with cocktails, fish tacos, shrimp wraps, burgers and more; a make-your-own-margarita bar on Sunday at Taqueria Centro; live music and happy hour at MBar; and a Monday Happy Hour at Joya Spa where you can get a discounted rate on a Classic Massage or Transformation Facial. Stay the weekend with the Fee Free Summer deal with rates starting at just $135 per night. Click here for the full weekend lineup.

Kick off summer at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess with a slew of activities for the whole family. Kids can partake in superhero meet-and-greets, a zip line flight school, Mermaid University and more. There will also be a watermelon eating contest, special fitness classes, weekend brunch and more. And to top it off, each night Friday – Sunday, there will be family friendly dive-in movies and fireworks. Click here for the full weekend lineup.

As the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend is packed with fun festivities at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel from May 25 – 27. On Saturday, the hotel’s signature RE:FRESH Pool Party series returns. From 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the hotel is partnering with MrPoolParty to take this bash to the next level (while keeping guests protected from the sun) including a super-hero theme, food and drink specials, giveaways and a DJ cranking tunes throughout the day. Sunday, May 26 calls for guests to RE:LAX poolside from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with soothing tunes and food and drinks from the hotel’s signature dining establishment, Match Restaurant and Lounge. Alas, on Monday, May 27 it’s time for some RE:COVERY so Match Restaurant and Lounge is offering its weekend brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is celebrating with four days of outdoor fun including pool parties, a cookout and dive-in movie. From Friday, May 24 through Memorial Day, Turquoise Pool is hosting a Bacardi Lime launch party complete with a Bacardi booth and cocktail specials. On Saturday, May 25, dig into a cookout on the Studio Lawn from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. complete with burgers, hot dogs and refreshments. Round out the night with a showing of Top Gun at 8 p.m. at Turquoise Pool. Bring your favorite floatie! Those not staying at the resort can purchase a day pass here.

Perched on the third-floor pool deck of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is saying hello to summer alfresco on Saturday May 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. as guests enjoy a dip in the pool, private cabanas, specialty cocktails, live music and grilled BBQ dishes all afternoon long. There is no cover and this event is open to the public. For those looking to make a weekend stay out of it, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is also offering the Fast Forward to Summer package offering the best flexible rate from $99 per night, 20-percent off overnight accommodations and 20-percent off on all food and beverage. 

The 2019 RELEASE pool party season at Talking Stick Resort is continuing the weekend revelry with a two-day event during Memorial Day weekend. DJ Yellow Claw and Steve Aoki will headline the parties on May 25 and 26, respectively. Opening acts for the weekend include Toronto-based DJ and producer Grandtheft, who will take the stage prior to Yellow Claw. Opening for Aoki is Lost Kings, an American DJ duo consisting of Robert Abisi and Nick Shanholtz.

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