Photo courtesy of The Hermosa Inn

In a nod to Arizona’s luxury hospitality sector, five hotels In the state have earned spots on “Travel + Leisure’s” 2024 T+L 500 List, celebrating the best in global hotel offerings. The list, published April 24, derived from “Travel + Leisure” reader votes, represents 500 leading hotels and resorts known for their iconic locations, outstanding architecture, and superior service.

This coveted selection highlights establishments that promise and deliver exceptional experiences, earning a spot in the travel itineraries of T+L’s discerning readers. Of the Arizona hotels recognized, three are in the Scottsdale or Paradise Valley areas, known for their upscale resorts and spas.

Arizona hotels on the 2024 T+L 500 List:
• The Hermosa Inn
• Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale
• Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa
• Castle Hot Springs
• Tanque Verde Ranch
Located in the Sonoran Desert, Castle Hot Springs offers a secluded oasis, while Scottsdale’s Mountain Shadows Resort and Paradise Valley’s The Hermosa Inn and Sanctuary Camelback Mountain present luxury combined with desert tranquility. The Tanque Verde Ranch in the Tucson area completes the list with its high-end all-inclusive ranch experience.

Receiving such accolades not only enhances these hotels’ reputations but also bolsters employee morale and has the potential to draw industry-leading talent to these venues.

The T+L 500 selection stems from the broader World’s Best Awards, with readers weighing in on their travel experiences. Hotels are rated across a variety of categories, from the comfort of their rooms to the quality of their service and the overall value they provide.

This year’s honored hotels from Arizona are no strangers to acclaim, with Castle Hot Springs and The Hermosa Inn having been previously voted as the best in the state. All the named hotels, except Tanque Verde Ranch, were featured in last year’s list of Arizona’s top 10 hotels.
As showcased in “Travel + Leisure’s” May issue, these Arizona hotels have not only put the state on the map for luxury travel but have also highlighted Scottsdale and Paradise Valley as premier destinations for discerning travelers from around the globe.