The Southwest

A patchwork of extreme desert landscapes and iconic National Parks such as Zion and Bryce Canyon, America’s southwest is the perfect backdrop to many a road-trip. Gaze across Utah’s giant rock arches and vertiginous canyons, the cactus lands of Arizona and Navajo cliff dwellings, New Mexico’s stark white sand dunes and caves, all peppered with old west towns and the endless sagebrush of Nevada.

Everything is just a little bit hotter in America’s Southwest; summer temperatures in the desert regularly top 100 degrees and the local cuisine is spiced with plenty of fiery chillies. Mornings and late afternoons are the ideal time to appreciate the staggering beauty of the landscapes. From the chiselled peaks and river bends of Texas to the Grand Canyon and endless sagebrush of Nevada, the Southwest is never less than thrilling. You can experience all of this by saddle or paddle, bike or hike, on skis or on the breeze. When the sun dips below the horizon, head for the bright lights of Vegas for blackjack or a show, or relax around the glowing embers of a desert campfire.

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Lake Powell, The Southwest, United States of America

Emerging organically out of the wind-carved mesas, canyons and deserts of southern Utah, Amangiri is the ultimate contemporary hideaway close to Lake Powell, and offers a serious wow-factor with all the pampering and adventure you might care to seek.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Sorrel River Ranch

Moab, The Southwest, United States of America

Idyllically set on the banks of the Colorado River beneath weathered red rock mesas in an area made famous by John Wayne, Sorrel River Ranch is a spectacular place to experience the countless adventure opportunities of Utah’s rivers, canyons and desert.

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism

Zion National Park Glamping

Zion National Park, The Southwest, United States of America

Moments from Zion National Park, sits an exceptional glamping site offering luxurious accommodation and adventurous activities. Admire spectacular views and experience the finest glamping tents amidst prickly cacti and dusty red rock canyons.

Best for: Adventure, Family, Couples, Off the beaten track

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas, The Southwest, United States of America

The luxury Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas offers a sophisticated resort experience. The hotel is non-gaming but adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Resort and just steps away from the city's signature nightlife should you be seeking the full Las Vegas experience.

Best for: Couples, Family, Road trip

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Scottsdale, The Southwest, United States of America

Perched above the Arizona desert north of sun-drenched Scottsdale and next to legendary Troon North golf course, the Four Seasons is both a family-friendly resort and a superb place to unwind, with some of the most lavish facilities in the Southwest.

Best for: Family, Golf, Spa & health, Adventure

L'Auberge de Sedona

Sedona, The Southwest, United States of America

Nestled alongside an idyllic babbling creek yet within the heart of the red rock landscape of Sedona, the charming L’Auberge de Sedona offers a beautiful setting in an oasis of calm and relaxation within easy reach of some of Arizona’s most stunning scene

Best for: Adventure, Honeymoon

Lake Powell Houseboats

Lake Powell, The Southwest, United States of America

Spending a few nights aboard a houseboat on the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Powell is a magical way to stay in stay in the desert. With more shoreline than the entire west coast, there are slot canyons to explore, fishing and an abundance of watersports

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Fishing

Moab Glamping

Moab, The Southwest, United States of America

Embrace your inner-adventurer at this luxury glamping site in the heart of the Moab desert. Explore two of Utah’s most fascinating National Parks whilst staying in a luxurious tent, offering you the opportunity to enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert.

Best for: Adventure, Couples, Teenagers, Honeymoon

Sundance Mountain Resort - Summer

Utah, The Southwest, United States of America

Sundance, Robert Redford’s rustic-chic Utah lodge, offers in season a heavenly wilderness retreat in summer for horse riding, trekking and releasing your creative spirit, and an exclusive winter playground sought out by jet set powder hounds.

Best for: Adventure, Family, Riding, Road trip

The Grand Hotel

Grand Canyon, The Southwest, United States of America

A sprawling chalet-style hotel where rustic charm meets modern amenities, the Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon is located under two-kilometers from the Canyon’s South Rim Entrance, offering spacious rooms, indoor pool and Canyon Star Steakhouse and Saloon.

Best for: Adventure, Couples

The Inn of the Five Graces

Santa Fe, The Southwest, United States of America

Tucked away in a quiet, ancient neighborhood in Santa Fe, the Inn of the Five Graces is a sumptuous yet relaxed inn with an unmistakable East-meets-West feel. The gardens abound with flowering plants, gurgling fountains and cosy nooks to relax into.

Best for: Couples, Culture

Encore at Wynn

Las Vegas, The Southwest, United States of America

Las Vegas’ ultimate casino resort, Encore at Wynn makes no concessions. If you want to impress, play the tables or just allow yourself to be swallowed up in total luxury, then Encore at Wynn is the hottest joint in town.

Best for: Parties & events, Honeymoon, Short Break, Spa & health

White Stallion Ranch

Tucson, The Southwest, United States of America

Located just north of the Saguaro National Park within the dusty Sonoran Desert, White Stallion is the ideal place for guests to reconnect with nature by riding through unspoiled desert, rugged mountains and towering cactus fit for Hollywood movie sets.

Best for: Family, Riding, Adventure

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