InterContinental Montelucia Named a Top 50 Resort in US

I’d like to congratulate our phenomenal InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa as it has been named one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s “2010 Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada!”

InterContinental Montelucia is ranked #13 in this 2010 World’s Best Awards category by Travel + Leisure, and is the highest rated property in our great state of Arizona.

The annual poll names the very best in travel, from hotels to cities to islands, along with all of the operators and outfitters who make the journey possible. This year marks the first time InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa has achieved this distinction.

“Achieving this outstanding recognition from the readers of Travel + Leisure is something we have aspired to since opening in 2008,” said Managing Director Valeriano Antonioli. “This honor exemplifies the commitment to providing our guests exceptional service in a setting unlike any other in the world.”

The list, comprised of the fifty best resorts in the U.S. and Canada, names three other Arizona properties, L’Auberge de Sedona, Royal Palms Resort & Spa and The Phoenician. The results of the World’ Best Awards are compiled through a questionnaire created by the editors of Travel + Leisure magazine and completed by its readers. To protect the integrity of the data respondents were screened by Travel + Leisure and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals who completed the survey were eliminated from the final tally. Respondents were asked to rate hotels on five characteristics. For each characteristic, respondents were asked to rate a candidate on a scale of 1 to 5, where “5” means excellent and “1” means poor. Required component ratings were then averaged, creating an overall score. A minimum number of responses were necessary for a candidate to be eligible for inclusion in the World’s Best Awards listings.

To view the exclusive list, click here.

Set in the breathtaking foothills of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa features 293 guest rooms including 39 suites and 2 presidential suites, as well as 34 multi-million dollar privately-owned villas on 34 acres of lush desert landscape. Taking luxury to a new level, the resort offers 24-hour concierge service, five pools, six unique dining venues including the signature restaurant Prado, four bars, the 31,000 square foot opulent Joya spa, boutique shopping, wedding chapel and 27,000 square-feet of meeting space including multiple ballrooms and other luxuries for use by resort guests and villa owners. InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa opened November 4, 2008 as a signature property for the InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms.

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

For additional information on InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa or for reservations, please call 480.627.3200 or visit

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