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The Camby Hotel, Phoenix’s newest lifestyle hotel

The Camby Hotel, Phoenix’s newest lifestyle hotel is the first in Arizona to be a part of Autograph Collection Hotels – Marriott International’s portfolio of hotels recognized for their individuality. The Camby is offering summer packages for travelers looking to enjoy the city’s urban playground and the festivities offered at the hotel. 

 The Uptown Dine Around Escape package (starts at $229 per night), including accommodations, valet parking, two cocktails, and dinner in the Biltmore neighborhood. Choose from The Gladly, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge or Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar, or The Camby’s signature restaurant ($75 value). Enjoy live music at Artizen from 5:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Stay two nights with the same perks for a romantic getaway or friendly celebration with The Double Take Escape (starts at $299 for two nights).

 The Camby is right across the street from the stylish Biltmore Fashion Park for luxury shopping retailers. And, you can catch a classic movie on weekend nights on the rooftop SkyWall, and then take advantage of a relaxing treatment at Zest Spa. In-room amenities offered include “Get Pumped” with a custom Artizen drawstring bag filled with PowerAde, protein bars, bananas, and a hiking trail map to conquer the nearby Camelback Mountain, the inspiration for the hotel’s name. Or unwind with the “Classic Game Night” featuring traditional board games such as Scrabble and Snakes & Ladders with house made tortilla chips and salsa, beer cheese dip, and local craft beers. Artizen 2 U in-room amenity pricing starts at $15.for active travelers or “Classic Game Night.” 

 *Summer escapes are available Thursday – Sunday nights and valid for stay dates through Sep. 18, 2016. Promo code is D60. Restrictions apply. All escapes are subject to change. Tax not included in package rate. For more information on The Camby Hotel, visit or call

2401 E Camelback Road in Phoenix. 602.468.0700. 

Fitness and Well Being at Marriott Marquis San Diego

Fitness and travel don’t always work well together. But, thanks to hotels like the Marriott Marquis San Diego, they’re making health and wellness a priority. The great high-rise hotel on the San Diego Marina isn’t just situated in a perfect location---within walking distance to the Gaslamp District, Petco Park and adjacent the San Diego Convention Center—it’s making wellness effortless with a new in room program, and extensive fitness classes at the resort.

On a recent trip to the Marriott Marquis San Diego we were introduced to their new in-room yoga program—you can easily do yoga in the privacy of your room thanks to the hotel’s onsite yoga instructor, Hella Neumann who is committed to well being and strives for self-awareness, balance, and peace during her yoga practices. Hella’s classes are streamed on TV, and you can choose from six workouts: sunrise yoga, morning flow, sun salutations, meditation, core session and cool down. There’s no need to bring yoga mats, they can be delivered to your room. 

And, you also have the option to participate in complimentary classes with their extensive fitness offerings such as Zumba, FIT Camp, spinning as well as a self-guided running map. The fitness center also offers cardio equipment, free weights, and Universal weight machines. There’s also a resort-style pool for relaxing or swim. The Hideaway, is for your ultimate wellness experience, you can indulge in any of their massage, facials or body treatments. You can view the entire selection of rejuvenating and pampering treatments here.

Marquis also offers healthy food and drink options at the all day Marina Kitchen from signature cocktails to honey-infused recipes from the hotel’s very own beehives. There’s also a Roy’s San Diego Waterfront, and Baja-influenced Tequila Bar & Grille with an option to rent a private poolside Cabana, and a Starbucks.

Spacious and modern rooms feature city, striking San Diego bay views or Coronado Island views, plus flat-screen TVs with premium channels, desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms offer access to a concierge lounge with free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites include living areas with pull-out sofas and balconies.

333 West Harbor Drive in San Diego. 619.234.1500.

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