It is no secret that we absolutely ADORE the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the perfect destination for a family vacation, bachelor/bachelorette party, or even a romantic getaway. The resort offers so many activities and has such great dining options that each time we have traveled there we have not left the resort for DAYS.
This time was a “girls only” trip and what made it special was that it was me (age 37), my daughter (age 10) and my mom (age 66). With my mom feeling safe (Covid numbers declining) and ITCHING to get out of Ohio this was the first place I thought to take her so we ditched our husbands and hopped on the plane. We spent four glorious days and three relaxing nights and can’t wait to return. You will see images that we took while we stayed there (what we did, saw, ate, etc) BUT…
The reason for this second blog post about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is to detail my experience at the Well & Being Spa located at the resort…and what an EXPERIENCE it was! This is more than just a place to receive a facial or massage…this place is EVERYTHING. I arrived about an hour before my massage to enjoy the facilities and was met by a staff member who showed me “the ropes” and explained each detail.
I quickly changed into my swimsuit and put on the luxurious robe and slippers provided and made my way to enjoy the experiences before me. I am a full time working mom and my biggest struggle is finding the balance with all the different hats I wear daily. This was the perfect reset that my body and mind were craving!
What I Did:
Wet Steam Room
As I sat there, I could feel my body relaxing and my circulation improving.
Eucalyptus Inhalation Room
I was not congested but WOW, I could feel my sinuses opening right up.
Swedish Dry Sauna
The ultimate experience in relaxation and sweating at the same time.
Hot Therapeutic Whirlpool
Just sat there and relaxed
Cold Plunge Pool
SO cold but I knew it was good for any inflammation in my joints! Quickly went back to the whirlpool LOL
Nozzles, nozzles and more nozzles spraying water from every direction = AWESOME.
Co-ed Grotto Waterfall
Five waterfalls that feel like a back massage when you sit under them.
**I spent the hour before my treatment going back and forth between all these areas. They are free to enjoy for the entire day if you have a spa service OR you can purchase a daily spa access fee.
BUT THEN IT WAS TIME FOR MY ACTUAL SERVICE…
I booked a 60 minute Signature Journey Massage ($205) and it was outstanding. The massage therapist listened to my areas of concern (shoulders, neck and lower back) and made it his goal to make sure that I was completely relaxed. The lighting, music, and smell of the oils made me so calm and comfortable that I literally fell asleep during the scalp massage. I would highly recommend it!
BUT THERE IS MORE!
After my service, I went up to the rooftop deck where I ordered lunch and a delicious spicy margarita. The spa is 18 and over (left Granny at the pool with my daughter) and I had the best time just being by myself for a few hours relaxing.
I showered up (using the spa shampoo and conditioner…heavenly!) and went back to my locker to change. There were new hair brushes, lotions, and those crazy expensive Dyson hair dryers everywhere…don’t mind if I do LOL. I spent a solid 45 minutes at the end there just taking in the last moments of my precious “me time.” All you other full time working mamas out there…I know you get me!
I experienced SO much at the Well & Being Spa but there was so much more I wanted to do! I could not get over the amount and type of fitness classes that were offered. From pilates to TRX to aerial yoga to even Surfset Fitness there is something for everyone. I see a girls trip in my future!
**Images of the Well & Being Spa used in this post were provided to us from the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. There were signs posted to respect the spa environment and guests and photography was prohibited. If you have any questions about our experience, please contact us…we are happy to help!
Check out our first article about Fairmont Scottsdale Princess if you haven’t already