Hidden Luxury in Scottsdale – The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician

“Beauty appears when something is completely and absolutely and openly itself.” – Deena Metzger

One of the most rewarding parts of writing about luxury travel is that I learn about properties that I most likely would never have discovered without my blog, and then having the ability to share these properties with my readers and followers.

There is perhaps no better example of my discovering a luxury property than learning about The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. The vast majority of my readers and followers have long known The Phoenician – and for good reason. It’s one of the most luxurious properties in the Southwest, and I chronicled one of my many visits in a past article, which you can read by clicking here: The Phoenician

Yet, what I consider to be the most luxurious hotel in Arizona, The Canyon Suites, is also the state’s best kept secret.

The Canyon Suites

The Canyon Suites is best described as a boutique hotel on the grounds of The Phoenician, but entirely its own property – a luxurious adjunct that offers an entirely distinct resort experience.

The Canyon Suites was once again listed as a 2017 Forbes Five Star Hotel, one of only two in Arizona, and is also a member hotel of The Luxury Collection.


The Canyon Suites features sixty rooms in four categories: Canyon Guest Room, One Bedroom, Two Bedroom, or Three Bedroom Canyon Suite; in addition to the resplendent Presidential Suite. We enjoyed a One-Bedroom Canyon Suite, and it’s one of the most luxurious suites I’ve experienced anywhere.

Click Here to view a brief video tour of our Suite.


In addition to the variety of dining options at The Phoenician, The Canyon Suites features the Canyon Lounge and the Canyon Grill for poolside dining. The Canyon Lounge offers an extravagant daily breakfast, which we enjoyed.

The Canyon Pool

The Canyon Suites features an exclusive and distinctly luxurious private pool and resort area, replete with surrounding cabanas and sumptuous mountain views.

It was perhaps the serenity of The Canyon Suites that I most enjoyed during our visit. Guests are afforded the benefit of experiencing The Phoenician, including its many pools, bars, restaurants, spa, and other spaces. Afterward, the Canyon Suites offers a quiet seclusion that feels like a soft hand to your forehead.

Closing Thoughts

The thrill of discovering beauty is one of life’s purest joys. Without knowing, I’d passed by The Canyon Suites dozens of times, eagerly anticipating a visit to The Phoenician. In visiting The Canyon Suites, I lamented that I had missed many opportunities to experience its special beauty, but also thankful that I had discovered it in plenty of time for future visits.

I urge you to discover The Canyon Suites for yourself. It is a jewel in Arizona’s rich tradition of unique luxury resorts, and the only five star property in the Valley of the Sun. So book a suite, open the back doors that overlook the desert landscape and golf course, and pour yourself a cocktail. And when someone tells you that they’re staying at The Phoenician, you’ll ask them: “Have you stayed at The Canyon Suites?”

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician – Location and Social

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician (Website): 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ USA 85251 (Google Maps)

Click on the links below to further learn about and connect with The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician:





Click Here to read the reviews on Trip Advisor

More Pictures!

Thanks so very much to everyone at the resort, for the use of the high resolution images, and especially to Denise for making this visit possible! We loved our time on property, and can’t wait to return!

Please take note that the resort welcomed me as a special media guest, but that my opinions are, as always, entirely my own.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this article, and happy dining and traveling!