I spent the weekend with my wife at the Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa. While I will publish a detailed review in the days ahead, I’ll offer some observations about my stay here.
1. The Miraval is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in the Tucson area of Arizona.
This property is part of the World of Hyatt portfolio and all meals are included. Guests also receive at least $175/day in resort credit to be used for a host of activities ranging from massages to facials, from horseback riding to cooking classes. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style while dinner includes a four-course meal. The resort has embraced the farm-to-table concept and most food is organic and/or free range.
Overall, I thought the food was excellent…though fair warning: the food is full of fiber. Full of it…if you get where I’m going with this.
2. My room was secluded and had a beautiful terrace.
By virtue of my Globalist status, I was upgraded to a Sunrise King Room that featured a private terrace, outdoor shower, and Roman soaking tub.
I loved the privacy of this room.
3. When Miraval says to unplug, they mean it.
Two areas of the hotel are designated for mobile phone usage: a courtyard near the lobby and your guest room. If you use your phone in other places, expect to receive evil stares or friendly verbal reprimands from hotel staff.
4. This is a very esoteric property.
Let me just refer you to this page and leave out the commentary. Not my cup of tea.
5. I enjoyed an amazing massage.
The massage technicians are excellent and I received a superb massage from Nick.
6. The coffee is horrible.
The hotel has a coffee and juice bar, which I love in theory. Unfortunately, the coffee (espresso, cappuccino, just plain brewed) was horrible. Horrible. Almost as bad as the Keurig machine in the room. Bring your own…
It is currently shoulder season at the hotel as the weather starts to cool down. I used my last two remaining Chase free night certs (sign-up bonus) to book my stay, meaning I paid zero out of pocket. Normal rates tend to run about $700/night per-person this time of year (not per room or per couple). You can also use 45,000 for single occupancy of 65,000 points for double occupancy. Stay tuned for the full review.