Spa at Marriott Camelback Inn Undergoes $8 Million Transformation

The award-winning spa at the legendary Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona, plans to re-launch by the end of the year with an enhancement and upgrade project set to begin this month and culminating in a new facility opening on November 1, 2003.

Camelbackå‘s European Health Spa will begin a transformation of its own with an extensive $8 million reinvestment project, when virtually every area of the current spa, both interior and exterior, will be significantly enhanced and upgraded. The rebirth of the Camelback Spa will encompass 30,000 sq-ft, with 32 private treatment rooms, in a spa acclaimed for being located at one of the top 10 resort facilities in North America.

“We originally built the Spa at Camelback Inn for $5 million back in 1989 as the largest and most extensive resort spa in the Southwest and the first full-service spa of this magnitude in the Phoenix area,” explains general manager Wynn Tyner. “History is now being made again with $8 million being spent, primarily on upgrades and enhancements, the new spa will be very impactful and beautiful once it’s completed.”

The new Spa at Camelback Inn will include a Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art equipment including massage tables and facial steamers. The entire lobby and check-in areas will be expanded and all wet treatment rooms will be complete with their own private shower. Everything about the spa is set to be of the highest quality available, with the use of the finest of materials and an emphasis on Southwestern authenticity throughout the building.

During construction, Camelback guests will still be able to enjoy the facility’s temporary location and during this time, will receive a 50 percent discount on all treatments with full access to the facilities at no cost. Guestrooms will be converted into private treatment rooms with their own bathrooms, and on a daily basis, fourteen spa service rooms will be available for massages, facials and body treatments. A restaurant will be adding spa cuisine to its menu and a portion of the pool complex will be partially separated for resort spa guests.

Acquired by Marriott Corporation in 1967, the Marriott resort has maintained the same standard of excellence for more than 30 years and today is one of the most award-winning resorts in the country. In 1969, the resort received its first five-star rating and the Camelback Inn is also recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award for 24 consecutive years.


Set on 125 acres overlooking Camelback Mountain, the resort boasts oversized adobe-styled casita guest rooms and suites with private entrances, garden patios and balconies. Deluxe suites at Camelback Inn also include private swimming pools.
To continually enhance the property, Camelback Inn has undergone several renovation projects. In 1999 the resort finished a $35 million project which included the new Jackrabbit pool complex, 30 new rooms, and the Jackrabbit hospitality suite. Completed in 2000 was a $16 million renovation of Camelback Golf Club, which included a redesign by Arthur Hills of an existing 18-hole course, and new Club House, pro shop, and restaurant and a new practice range. The resort also completed a $10 million room renovation in 2001.


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