This visually breathtaking place was the Valley’s first hip resort, and I still like the contemporary rooms here better than those at other hip hotels around town—and so do the celebrities who stay here. Located high on the back (i.e., northern) flanks of Camelback Mountain, the lushly landscaped property has unforgettable views across Paradise Valley, especially from its restaurant and two bars. The extremely spacious guest rooms are divided between conservative deluxe casitas and boldly contemporary spa casitas, which are absolutely stunning, with dyed-cement floors, L-shaped couches, and streamline-modern cabinetry. Bathrooms are huge, and some have private outdoor soaking tubs. The resort’s spa is gorgeous.