The scoop: The Hermosa Inn, in Arizona’s Paradise Valley, has just undergone a $2 million remodeling, providing a refreshed new venue for your Southwestern faring VIPs.
Built by cowboy artist Lon Megargee in the 1930s, the resort has 34 uniquely furnished casitas. Of those, the four Grand Casitas are the premium option. Why? They’re 800 square feet in size, each with one large bedroom, living space, two private patios, a king-sized bed and newly renovated bathrooms. Tip: Reserve an adjacent connecting Deluxe Casita with the Grand Casita to create a three-room residence.
Where to dine: Once home to clandestine cowboy parties and scandalous Prohibition-era antics, Lon’s at The Hermosa is now a AAA four-diamond restaurant and home to a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, where guests can hold private dinners for 12 or stand-up receptions for up to 25. Menus are customizable and a sommelier is on hand to pair wine selections for special events. Note: Lon’s features artist-in-residence dinners and Sunday brunches with artists, actors, authors and fashion designers.
During the day, enjoy spa treatments in-room or by the pool in private cabanas. The Inn is near a few golf courses as well as hiking trails. Horseback riding, jeep tours and high-end shopping are also available in the vicinity.
Getting There: The Hermosa Inn is a short hop from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Luxury travel advisors can contact Director of Sales and Marketing Nicole Plehn ([email protected]; 602-955-8614) with queries.