Forbes recently announced the winners of its 2023 Travel Guide Star Awards, which include 12 Arizona resorts and hotels recognized for their exceptional luxury services and experiences. Of the 12, two received the highest award of five stars, five received four stars and the remaining were recognized as “Recommended” for their excellent properties.
“The hotels . . . on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest,” says President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide Amanda Frasier in a statement.
Representing the utmost luxury, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson were named among the 2023 Forbes 5-star resorts for their outstanding properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities.
Found tucked away in the inner sanctum of The Phoenican resort, the exclusive enclave of Canyon Suites offers a quiet place to unwind and relax in the beauty of the desert. The luxurious oasis features 60 earth-toned rooms with Western accents, a waterfall that cascades through a cactus garden, a private, palm-fringed pool and The Canyon Lounge that provides complete comfort with a roaring fire.
A one-of-a-kind Southwestern retreat, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is located at the foot of the Tortolita Mountains just outside Tucson, offering more than 20 miles of hiking trails, three pools, an idyllic spa and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. A recent $10 million renovation includes 14 brand-new, mountain-facing fire pit rooms; an arcade complete with video games and theater chairs; and a completely refreshed pool deck.
The five Arizona resorts awarded with four stars are recognized for their exceptional properties that offer high-quality service and facilities. They include Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, L’Auberge de Sedona and The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale.
Continuing the selection of excellence in Arizona, the Forbes 2023 Recommended hotels include Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix; El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort; JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa; Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix; and Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Reservation.
View the full list of Forbes 2023 Travel Guide Star Awards here.