Located on 250 acres with a view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this resort and spa offers the best of the desert with spectacular view and outstanding amenities. The grand scale of the resort starts with its three-story high window that affords a view of the Catalina Mountains framed by arches in the front lobby. Serious golfers will enjoy the Jack Niklaus-designed 27-hole golf course. Parents can lounge by one of its five swimming pools, while the kids squeal with delight on the water slide. The spacious rooms and suites are spread out over 27 low-rise buildings. The décor is standard Westin and not very exciting, but it's the surroundings and location that stand out. All rooms have private balconies, and you can ask for a mountain or golf course view for an extra charge. The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is open daily.