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The 8 Most Beautiful Desert Spa Destinations in America

Desert travel is on the rise as more savvy travelers seek out spectacular vistas, remote stillness, and you-can-bet-on-it good weather

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ

The natural beauty of the dramatic Sonoran Desert in Arizona is celebrated across the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, with an architectural style reflective of the American Southwest. Elegant casitas made from straw-flecked stucco, clay tile, and native stone embrace the feel and allure of the stunning desert surroundings. Ancient therapeutic rituals define the spa experience, which features holistic treatments using indigenous materials, like the gemstone healing massage. A striking outdoor fountain adorned in turquoise greets spa-goers at the treatment room terrace. ritzcarlton.com.

Gifford, Erin, Architectural Digest, November 22, 2018