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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Escape the summer heat at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa offers several savory ways to chill out this summer in Scottsdale. Whether you’re a foodie, fitness fanatic, an entertainment seeker or simply looking for some cool sips, summertime at Sanctuary fits the bill:

For wellbeing:

· Paddle Board Yoga

Elevate your yoga experience with Paddle Board Yoga. Classes are held in the Infinity pool at 7 a.m. every Thursday through Sunday for just $55 per person.

· Spa Steals

Guests can escape the heat at the Sanctuary Spa. The 60-minute Swedish Massage and Sanctuary Jewel Facial drop to $119 midweek and $139 weekend (regularly $175/$185). Post treatment, guests can relax in the new Women’s Quiet Room – a windowless, cocoon-like escape designed for tranquility that opened this year. And day guests that enjoy a Monday-Thursday spa treatment receive access to the spa and amenities—including the infinity pool, lap pool, steam room, whirlpools, relaxation lounges and fitness center—for the entire day.

For foodies:

· Summer in Paradise

Simmer down to a three-course meal by Food Network favorite Executive Chef Beau MacMillan at elements restaurant. Available for $49 per person (plus 50 percent off select wine bottles), not including tax and gratuity from Sunday to Wednesday, June 3 through Aug. 30.

· Lunch and Learn

Impress friends with new skills after a culinary lesson from Chef Carl Ruiz, Master Mixologist Tony AbouGanim and Chef Danny Grant. Lunch and dinner events will be Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1.

· Brunch at elements

End the weekend on a high note with Sunday brunch at elements from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A must-try on the a la carte menu: black truffle benedict on English muffin with breakfast potatoes, nueske’s bacon, grilled asparagus and foie gras hollandaise.

For cool sips:

· Summer Pour

Cool off at jade bar during The Pour (a very happy two hours) with refreshing drink specials every Monday through Friday between 4 and 6 p.m.

· Live music and Jaded Nights

The sounds of jazz, pop and R&B vocalists take hold at jade bar on Friday evenings from 8 to 11 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. When the sun sets, Jaded Nights begins (9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 13-Aug. 26). Choose from food and drink specials like $9 craft cocktails, $8 Korean Wings, $10 Jade Burger or the $2.50 oyster special.

· Saturday Mixology 101

Perfect for a sleepy Saturday afternoon pick-me-up, Mixology 101 features Sanctuary mixologists sharing techniques and tastings of four innovative cocktail creations. Courses are held at noon each Saturday except Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1. Reservations required and first timers will receive 15% off food during their class.

· Sunday Bar Brawl

The heat is on for the region’s best bartenders. Sanctuary’s Bar Brawl is back for its fourth season with new additions and surprises on Sundays, July 15-Aug. 26 – more details coming soon. I can tell you there will be a new chef pop-up experience, with a special happy hour menu crafted by a local celebrity chef at each Bar Brawl event. Also, each week’s Lunch & Learn celebrity will serve as a guest judge. On Friday’s, guest bartenders will create Red Bull specialty cocktails from 9 to 10:30 p.m., with the guest favorite featured at Sunday’s Bar Brawl.

For reservations, visit or call 888-318-2246.

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