Rediscover a Blissful Summer Vacation at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Arizona’s Extraordinary Hideaway Offers $99 Rates, Pampering Spa Treatments and an Array of Summer Amenities and Programs
September, Scottsdale Arizona may be the “best value” in the U.S. Yes, the temperatures are high, but the resort rates drop over 70% from the current rates. Everything is air-conditioned; even the swimming pools are aerated (they actually run cold water into the pools so they remain a perfect temperature!)
This summer, The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, beckons travelers to the “cool side of the desert” on higher ground where temperatures are typically10 degrees cooler than in the valley. Besides escaping the heat, great savings will be available on spa, golf and vacation packages. Seasonal rates dip as low as $99 per night – almost 70 percent below winter and spring rates. Adding to the “chill factor” are personal touches such as complimentary iced treats, lemon-scented chilled towels offered poolside, and refreshing citrus and soothing aloe-infused treatments at the world-class Waldorf Astoria Spa.
TRULY BOULDERS PACKAGE starts at $159/night based upon double occupancy beginning May 26, 2014. It includes:
· Nightly accommodations in a private Casita
· A daily $15 per adult breakfast credit
· Parking – Complimentary valet or self-parking
· 20% off spa services at the Waldorf Astoria Spa and unlimited access to the facility and fitness classes
· Complimentary golf club rentals/shoes
· Complimentary tennis racket rental
FAMILY VACATION GETAWAYS
The Boulders’ Haciendas and Villas offer great space and value for summer getaways. Families enjoy a high-end vacation home experience without the hassle or expense of owning a vacation home. These one- to five-bedroom residences offer all the comforts of a fully-equipped and beautifully styled kitchen, fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, high speed internet, full laundry room, doorstep parking and private entrances—even a swimming pool reserved exclusively for villa guests. Private patios feature barbeque grills ideal for outdoor gatherings. The residences are secluded yet accessible to all resort amenities. Special services, such as personalized grocery delivery are also available. Summer rates for a 2-bedroom Villa (2,000 sq. ft.) start at $399/night.
Sports-oriented families enjoy two championship golf courses or the new shorter version “pebble tees.” The Boulders Golf Academy offers private or family golf instruction classes. The Boulders Tennis Gardens include eight tennis courts; three classic clay courts, and five premier cushion courts. Junior Tennis lessons, private lessons and weekly clinics are also available.
The Boulders 1,300 acres offers extraordinary outdoor activities such as the new night hikes, moonlight bicycle tours, desert fly fishing, stargazing, and even rock climbing clinics on the crystalline granite and metamorphic rock. Learning adventures include the “Rock the Walk” tour that takes guests on a guided walk-about through the prehistoric Sonoran Desert providing fascinating background on the topography, flora, fauna and especially the 12-million-year-old boulders that are the resort’s namesake. The “Desert Photography Tour” takes families to the desert’s most pristine scenic areas on a two-hour guided adventure led by an accomplished Nature Photographer, Linda Covey. Guests can capture the stunning flora and fauna with up-close-and-personal encounters with the desert animals.
Summer Green Fees Weekdays (Sun-Thurs) green fees are offered at $65/person (before 9am) and only $55 (after 9am) compared to winter green fees that are $225/person. About The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort An extraordinary desert hideaway, The Boulders features 160 guest casitas and 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, seven restaurants and a lounge, two championship Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, eight tennis courts including three classic clay surfaces, five premier cushion courts and a full-service Waldorf Astoria Spa. For more information/reservations about The Boulders Resort call 866-397-6520 or 480-488-9009 or visit the website.