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Desert Glory


Valley travelers are in their element at this Southwestern resort and spa.

Where: FireSky Resort & Spa. 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. 480-945-7666; www.fireskyresort.com

What’s special: FiresSky Resort & Spa is a garden oasis nestled in the heart of Scottsdale. A boutique hotel, it plays on four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. The hotel lobby living room showcases a stone fireplace and airy cathedral ceilings. The grounds of the hotel feature two pools, a hot tub, a Mediterranean-lagoon surrounded by poolside cabanas and secluded fire pits. Hanging lanterns and fiery torches atop poolside fountains turn the night into a magical setting. Dine alfresco or indoors. The resort has a 3,500 square-foot full-service spa with products based on natural, plant-derived ingredients.

taggia barFireSky’s Taggia bar

The deal: The “Green Getaway Package” includes a bottle of Arizona wine, discount coupons on bike rentals, two Desert Botanical Garden tickets, a tree planted in honor of the guests with American Forests, and rides in a hybrid Escalade within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Mention Hudson Valley Magazine and receive a complimentary appetizer. Prices start at $189 (a savings of about $130). Use rate code: PGRN

When: Through March 31

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