My husband and I just celebrated another year of marriage (yay!) and as a present to ourselves we wanted to ‘get away’ for a bit. Can you relate? We have 5 kiddos, so getting away anywhere can be problematic but we worked it out with family and friends and figured out a weekend that worked for everyone. The time frame we had was limited so we didn’t want to waste hours in the car or at the airport (plus flights aren’t cheap!). A local staycation was certainly our best option and I knew exactly where to go; Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might remember our amazing family staycation a couple years ago at Westin Kierland. I remembered how wonderful the staff was, the gorgeous view and how it was the perfect place for families AND couples.
My expectations were, of course, met (and exceeded). The experience was perfection. We relaxed, played, drank and explored. The ideal weekend away, for us. The view was phenomenal (as it was last time) and beds comfortable. A comfortable bed is a top priority for us, especially on a rare weekend without kids, where sleep and rest are actually attainable.
We booked the Mojito Madness class at the deseo bar just before the restaurant opened. It was fun to see how they make on of my favorite drinks with fresh ingredients. The class came with an appetizer and the bartender was wonderful and made suggestions (which were spot on, we loved the shrimp and kobe choices). We had dinner at deseo, one of the restaurants in the resort. I’d consider it ‘fancy’ and perfect for an anniversary, whether you are staying on the property or not.
This time around I did not make it to Agave Spa but I did see the amazing treatments being offered and might have to make a special trip one day in the near future for a Salted Lime & Tequila Body Glow or The Tequila Lime Refresh Facial. Or maybe both?! Right now, you can grab a great deal on spa treatments!
This summer Westin Kierland has some really affordable offers. You can opt for dinning credit or FlowRider sessions on top of a great nightly rate with the Say Aloha Summer deal.
If you are looking locally or if you are traveling to Scottsdale, I highly recommend Westin Kierland Resort and Spa for families and couples. What amenities do you look for when booking a romantic weekend away?