Arizona’s Retro Paradise

The sun is still shining bright in most parts of the US , but eventually we are going to start to see the leaves change colors, the temperatures drop, and the feeling of summer slowly fade away.

frozen-gif5Some of you may look forward to the colder climate but as for the rest of you sun gods, I know you will be sad to see the surfing weather go.

giphyInstead of acting like a bunch of beach bums, perhaps you should embrace the change and end the sunshine season with a bang!

tumblr_mug898DCIc1rf67slo1_1280Whether that means planning a girls getaway, romantic rendezvous, or just a little R&R, a quick escape to somewhere warm is exactly how you should celebrate your last days of summer!

418_418_lps-celebrate-good-timesWhen I think the of the perfect hot spot destination, I picture laying by a sparkling pool at a gorgeous resort in the Arizona desert. That super quick flight from LA to Phoenix is a big plus too (and so affordable!).

tumblr_mcegzioT5J1rb3l0yo1_500For years, I remember hearing about this historic resort called The Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona ( Its futuristic, and trendsetting design not only got my attention but motivated me to book a “goodbye-summer-holiday!”

FullSizeRender copy 4Hotel Valley Ho’s  sleek look was originally designed by Edward L. Varney (a student of Frank Lloyd Wright), which quickly attracted some of Tinseltown’s biggest movie stars! From Natalie Wood, Humphrey Bogart, Frankie Avalon, Bette Davis, and Cary Grant, Hollywood’s most elite checked in, chilled out and lit up!

tumblr_n4cglnY9ed1s054wro2_500After opening its doors in 1956, the funky looking paradise was the go to resort for jet setters, business gatherings and fabulous events.

aa1ea9595219bbdeeebe74f39e360f0cHVH2-630x445In 2005, Hotel Valley Ho was renovated into a four star retro-chic masterpiece with groovy new decor and historic charm.

securedownloadI could not wait to kick back and get settled in at Arizona’s hippest hotel!

valley-ho-sign.jpgUntitledWith my man in tow, our first stop was checking out our room at the property’s main tower.

FullSizeRender-7 copyOf all the hotels I have stayed at throughout the state of Arizona, this by far is my all time favorite room! I was absolutely blown away by the amount of SPACE, amenities, and stunning views!!

926528_1565769626980354_30464744_nEach room has a mid-century/modern style and a private outdoor space and if you book a suite in their revamped tower, you get some of these kick-ass features…

gbh2A split living room big enough for a very fun party…

FullSizeRender copy 2…a stocked kitchen with silverware, appliances, oven, microwave, large refrigerator…

FullSizeRender copy 8FullSizeRender copy 5 FullSizeRender copy 4….the coziest bed you could ever want…

FullSizeRender copy 9…a walk-in closet, washer, dryer….

FullSizeRender-4 copy 2FullSizeRender-4 copy 3…and the most spacious hotel bathroom in town!

FullSizeRender copy 3FullSizeRender-4 copyI seriously want to move in here. Our room was like a dream apartment and perfect for travelers wanting to feel  at home!

FullSizeRender-4FullSizeRender-4 copy 4Did I also mention Hotel Valley Ho offers a full list of  spa treatments, a 24 hour fitness center, valet service, and  cabana rentals? Talk about a one stop shop!

weekdayspacabanapackageFullSizeRender-8 copy 7FullSizeRender-8 copy 2FullSizeRender-8 copy 6FullSizeRender-8 copy 8Later that night, we walked along Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale where you will find an array of art galleries, shops, pubs, and plenty of nightlife! You really don’t need a car if you stay at the hotel because you are just minutes away from all the action.

FullSizeRender-4 copy 3FullSizeRender-8FullSizeRender-8 copy 4FullSizeRender-8 copy 3FullSizeRender-8 copyFullSizeRender-4 copy 2Looking at all that “ART” strangely made us hungry, so we chowed down at the ZuZu Restaurant back at the hotel. I have to say that it was one of the most colorful, creative and fun menus I’ve ever seen. ZuZu is known to dish up classic American food entrées with a unique twist –  So, if you are in the mood for truffled grilled cheese, roasted spaghetti squash, and an orange frosty than this is the place for you!

l-1 FullSizeRender-8 copy 3 FullSizeRender-8Just make sure you scope out the dessert menu too, your taste buds will be in  sugar heaven!

FullSizeRender-8 copy After a deep sleep in our tubular room, we woke up the following day to the sound of Katy Perry rocking out from our balcony window. 

tumblr_m7oc90HDd81rc0xd0o1_500Well, maybe it was not actually Katy but the Valley Ho’s weekend DJ cranked out some wicked pool party music to get our fun in the sun  started!

paris2Before we jumped into our one-pieces, we had to take advantage of breakfast in bed! HELLLLLOO ROOM SERVICE!

FullSizeRender-7 copy FullSizeRender-7 We eventually made it down to Hotel Valley Ho’s glistening oasis!! Check out those palm trees and bright blue skies!

FullSizeRender-4 copy 4 FullSizeRender-7 copy 2 FullSizeRender-7 With cocktails in hand and fantastic people watching, chillin poolside was the highlight of our stay!

FullSizeRender-5FullSizeRender-5 copyAs the weekend came to an end, we had to say goodbye to our new favorite hotel. Our last hoorah of summer was beyond wonderful and we are so grateful to the friendly hotel staff who made us feel so welcome.

tumblr_lv2z3ujxzf1r5qrimo1_500-1So the next time you need a little escape or just want to turn back the clock, please book a room at Hotel Valley Ho!

FullSizeRender-8 copy 9It is the bee’s knees and will sure be an experience you will never forget!


Until next time.


The Other Hubby

One Comment Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s