Camelback Inn nears completion of Paradise Ballroom

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is nearing completion of its new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom. The project includes an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and pre-function space, bringing the award-winning resort’s total meeting and event space to 95,000 square feet, according to a release. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, which will provide […]

Nirvana food festival returns to Paradise Valley

Once again, Nirvana will transform Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa into culinary heaven with four days of food-related fun whipped up by world-acclaimed chefs, mixologists, and California winemakers. Held April 19-22, the food event is back for a second year of tastings, themed parties, fine dining and opportunities to get up close and […]

Town council has eyes for hillside preservation in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace got the blessing of the local governing board to reinvigorate the Mummy Mountain Preserve Trust — and explore preserving additional acreage on all town hillsides. During a Thursday, Oct. 12 study session, Paradise Valley Town Council discussed hillside preservation options, with Ms. Pace leading the charge on the efforts. The […]

Pace: The ins and outs of Camelback Mountain air rescues

How many helicopter rescues occur on Camelback Mountain, and how close can helicopters fly over houses? In 2016, there were 84 rescue responses with 86 individuals rescued at Camelback Mountain. The helicopter hoist was used 41 times, and there were 28 two-skid landings. Helicopter lights also were used to assist lost hikers off the mountain […]

Music, mountains and memory event supports The Phoenix Symphony

Paradise Valley Town Council member Julie Pace and her husband David Selden, along with residents Sheila and Michael Zuieback hosted 150 guests at the Zuieback home, featuring picturesque views of Camelback Mountain. The event was held April 20 in support of the Phoenix Symphony’s community engagement programs, specifically the B-Sharp Music Wellness, a WONDER Project, Music and Alzheimer’s Memory Research Initiative, according to a press release. Guests were entertained as they arrived by a Phoenix Symphony brass quintet and sipped on the signature cocktail featured that evening, the Camelback Sunset.

Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment upholds San Miguel zoning appeal

The Paradise Valley Board of Adjustment Wednesday, April 12 voted unanimously to honor an appeal halting the development process of a home atop Camelback Mountain that has drawn the ire of neighboring residents. The hearing comes on the heels of the town’s zoning administrator — in this case Community Development Director Eva Cutro — decision to allow the development process to proceed despite pending litigation at Maricopa County Superior Court. The property is located at 5507 E. San Miguel Ave. and is owned by TMS Ventures LLC. Board members Hope Ozer and Emily Kile were absent for the vote.

Joy of life in the Town of Paradise Valley abounds

The irony of living in a place called Paradise Valley, is not lost on those who have been planning, creating and shaping an identification for the affluent enclave in the Valley of the Sun. Nestled amongst some of Arizona’s premier landscape, sits the Town of Paradise Valley where no industrial parks exist and most there believe they are free from the hustle and bustle of busy thoroughfares in nearby municipalities. While a community in this area could have been swallowed up by its behemoth neighbors — the city of Phoenix and the city of Scottsdale — the leaders of the Town of Paradise Valley found a way to carve out its own niche of luxury lifestyles.

279 rescues: the perils of the quest to conquer Camelback Mountain

What might be Phoenix’s most iconic landmark is also one of the Valley’s most sought after activities for local residents and tourists alike: hiking Camelback Mountain. Proper hiking boots, sunscreen, plenty of water and a hat is the minimum preparation someone set out to hike any of Phoenix’s mountains should be armed with. Unfortunately, many tourists and local residents find themselves unprepared and in a dangerous situation as they sit defeated atop a rock somewhere along Camelback Mountain’s 1.5-mile Cholla Trail.

Police: Hiker returns from Camelback Mountain to find car stolen

The Paradise Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a 2011 Hyundai Elantra, with a Tennessee license plate, after it was stolen from the Camelback Mountain area on Wednesday, March 22, officials say. At 2:16 p.m. March 22, Paradise Valley Police Department officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of north Invergordon, in the area of Camelback Mountain Cholla Trailhead, in reference to a stolen vehicle. A hiker had hid their keys in their vehicle and sometime over the last hour an unknown suspect took her 2011 Hyundai Elantra bearing Tennessee license plate, P8963L without her permission, police say.

Spa renovations top off renovations at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in the Town of Paradise Valley unveiled $2 million worth in renovations to its Spa Casitas and Spa Suites as part of a two-year capital investment. The three-stage campaign also saw the 2016 introduction of Spa House, a mountain enclave for small groups, and a complete redesign of the resort’s […]