The Art of Ice Cream Experience

Where else can you experience interactive, local art and delicious ice cream all in one? The Art of Ice Cream Experience pop-up is now open in Downtown Scottsdale. Themed rooms feature highly Instagrammable ice cream decor and interactive elements.

As you walk through each room, you’re invited to play and snap photos and videos. From the Banana Split Room to the …

Dining with a View at elements

elements has truly become an Arizona classic. Perched on the north side of Camelback Mountain inside the iconic Sanctuary Resort, this restaurant features ingredient-driven cuisine produced by award-winning  Chef Beau MacMillan. He and his talented culinary team transform some of the world’s best organic produce, hormone-free meats, and sustainably sourced seafood into beautifully indulgent works of art.

A few stars on the elements dinner menu include the daikon and honey crisp apple salad, blistered shishito …

Cloth & Flame Desert Dining

Cloth and Flame is an amazing local company that is changing the dining scene with special dinners and brunches held in different desert locations around the Valley. Their approach is completely sustainable; they pack everything in and out of each site to preserve natural spaces, and even donate a portion of proceeds to the Sonoran Institute. Their culinary team whips up incredible, multi-course meals paired with delicious drinks and amazing views.

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Zak’s Chocolate | A Sweet Retreat

Zak’s Chocolate is best described as a sweet little gem, as it embodies the essence of the world’s favorite confection, chocolate! They pride themselves on being the only chocolatier in Arizona that sources ethically sourced cocoa beans through direct trade from reputable farms. Not only does this award-winning, craft chocolate maker ensure that they use the best cocoa beans available, but they also roast and grind the beans on the premises to create their own unique blend.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Gets a Dose of Valley Ho Cool

As a locally owned hotel, we care about our community and were excited to form a new partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, which provides a home away from home for children and their families who travel to Phoenix to receive treatment for serious illnesses and injuries. We recently adopted a room through their “Designs from the Heart” program, taking it from outdated to Valley Ho cool.

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