Golden Spa Arizona joins Waldorf Astoria

27th Mar 2009

Hilton Hotels has added The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Carefree, Arizona to its Waldorf Astoria Collection.

The 33,000-square-foot spa offers 24 private spaces in which an array of treatments incorporating indigenous herbs and rituals.
The Golden Door Spa blends Eastern and Western influences in its architecture and healing methods, treatments and philosophies. Bamboo accents, hand-sculpted water fountains, aromatic candles and Japanese gardens reflect the Golden Door’s Asian influences while artworks by local artisans, accented by a palate of cool desert hues and indigenous plantings, pay homage to the Southwest.

The hotel joins the legendary Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, as the second Waldorf Astoria in the state.

This new desert hideaway is named after the imposing 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations. It offers 160 adobe style casitas and 60 one, two and three-bedroom luxury villas. The Boulders distinctive Southwestern architecture and accents, including massive entry doors crafted from hand rubbed woods, large fireplaces and glazed stone floors along with niches in the lobby walls showcasing Native American artwork, combine to create a relaxed yet sophisticated desert retreat.

Two Jay Morrish-designed championship golf courses provide 36 hole of challenging play. The Boulders offers eight tennis courts including three classic clay surfaces and five premier cushion courts.


Ross Klein, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Hotels Corporation commented: “Arizona is the premiere Southwestern destination for business and leisure travelers offering a chance to commune with a stunning natural setting - whether relaxing poolside or rock climbing in the Grand Canyon. We are excited to welcome the Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa to the Waldorf Astoria Collection which continues to offer authentic indigenous experiences to guests across the globe.”


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