Sanctuary Camelback Mountain a Gurney’s Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, Arizona

Sanctuary. The New Spirit of Luxury.

One of the most coveted boutique properties in the Valley of the Sun, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, clings to the rugged north slope of its namesake mountain. Intimate and sophisticated, as favored by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the hotel welcomes groups seeking a tranquil environment well above the day-to-day fray.

Sanctuary Spa is an indoor/outdoor Asian-inspired spa which offers 14 treatment rooms, a meditation garden, shaded 25-yard outdoor lap pool, therapeutic Watsu immersion pool, and a state-of-the art fitness centre with movement studio. Troon Golf provides our guests with the finest golf experiences in the valley. Troon North, We-Ko-Pa, Talking Stick, Eagle Mountain and Phoenician Golf Clubs are a few of our favorites. Several of the golf clubs are within 5 – 20 minutes from our resort. Elements’ sophisticated yet casual setting sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind experience.

As Executive Chef of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Beau MacMillan leads his staff with a singular passion for allowing the flavors of each ingredient in his Cuisine stand out. This philosophy is evident in his innovative seasonal menus that change monthly, focusing on fresh, local ingredients procured from a network of artisans and organic farmers. MacMillan has cooked at the James Beard house and for Bon Appetit Magazine in New York and has won national acclaim, as winning chef of the food network’s Iron Chef America television show.

Experience Wellness at your Next Meeting

  • Tranquil indoor and outdoor settings with spectacular mountain vistas ideal for private meetings and events
  • 109 luxurious casitas  &  suites and 8 spacious private villas for the ultimate relaxation and renewal
  • Award-winning spa with 12 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms – group special rates available
  • Fresh and healthy customized menus prepared by executive celebrity Chef Beau MacMillan’s culinary team
  • Movement studio offering daily classes lead by wellness specialists, state-of-the-art fitness center and refreshing lap pool
  • Unique group activities available such as sunrise hikes, paddleboard yoga, jeep tours and nearby Scottsdale attractions 

Accommodations + Meetings

Accommodations achieve their magic through Zen like simplicity, generous space, natural materials, and lofty views of the surrounding desert. Custom corporate activities range from wellness programs at the spa to cooking classes in the teaching kitchen, golf and tennis. Yet most groups spend the majority of their time at The Views, a secluded building with its own lobby and reception area. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace. Three boardrooms stand by for executive sessions, while the pool deck, patios, terraces, and lawns set the stage for unforgettable parties under the Arizona sun and stars.

Terraced high on Camelback Mountain, enhancing the beauty of its surroundings, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain offers 109 luxuriously appointed casitas and spa suites that capture the splendor of this inspiring setting. These tranquil casitas are secluded and offer panoramic views of Paradise Valley below.

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Nearest Major Airport:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Distance from Airport:  9 miles  /  15 minutes

Area Member DMC:  Southwest Conference Planners, Inc. – DMC Network