Tours, travels, hikes and journeys!

I used to work here in 1996-97, and enjoyed the job, doing massage and body treatements, along with other great therapists and a wonderful supportive massage therapist manager.  The spa left a lot to be desired decor and space wise but we had access to the fitness center, the pools and employee dining. We were treated very well.  I recently went on a tour of the resort again, in early 2013 and was impressed with all the re-decorating and newly redesigned spa, salon, fitness center and added water park.  The place has changed owners and been renamed from “The Pointe, south mountain” to “The Arizona Grand Resort and Spa.” What is unusual about the property is that it is nestled a midst the amazing 17,000 acre South Mountain preserve ( wonderful hiking), has a business park next to it, apartments for rent, along with villas that are available for purchase. This allows all these home owners and tenants to access the restaurants and facilities.

The 4 diamond resort has 740 redecorated rooms, now decorated with a southwestern motif, ranging in size from the 400 sq ft rooms, starting at $109 a night, to the 1980 sq foot 3 bdr. villas.  There is a  golf course; a full fitness center that also offers memberships to locals and 45 weekly classes; 6 dining venues,; meeting spaces;  and a spa and salon that offer various therapies, services, wraps, scrubs, body treatments and has a saline pool. There are several pools on the property including the 7 acre water park.  This looks like great fun for the family with an 8 story water slide , a 25 person hot tub, a large wave pool,  swimming pool, and a sweet floating “river” that you can float down.  During the summer the water park offers dive in movies for the family on Friday and Sat. nights , a dance on Friday and Sat. nights and pool side dining.

I like that even though it is a large facility it still feels warm and friendly, not corporate.

 

View 3 of water park with river  to float and tall slide tower Adult only saline pool by spa and fitness center with view of golf course Entrance to hotel rooms and villas View 2 of water park with fake boulders

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