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Starr Passresort & Spa Announces Spring Golf & Spa Package

Soothing and Rejuvenating Activities Offer

Spring Break Relaxation for Parents, Fun for Kids

JW Marriott® Starr Pass Resort & Spa, recently awarded the 2011 AAA Four Diamond Award, invites those searching for the ultimate in relaxation to experience a soothing spring escape with the resort’s Golf & Spa package. Golf & Spa is just one many of luxurious leisure getaways available now at Starr Pass, just in time for spring.

Set in the serene oasis of the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the breathtaking Tucson Mountains, Starr Pass provides a soothing atmosphere ideal for escaping the everyday. Recently nominated for the “Best Luxury Resort” category by Arizona Foothills magazine readers, Starr Pass offers guests luxurious accommodations, world-class dining, and unforgettable recreational opportunities for the whole family.

Golf & Spa Package: Experience a truly unique destination resort, complete with excellent spa facilities and a nationally acclaimed Arizona golf course. Our Golf & Spa package includes:
  • Deluxe guestroom
  • One round of golf for one person
  • One 50-minute spa treatment for one
  • Nightly $50 dining credit

Starr Pass features a 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility with a double-loaded driving range, 20,000-sq. ft. clubhouse and top-quality golf shop offering the latest in equipment, rentals, apparel and accessories. The Catalina Mountains form a breathtaking backdrop for the desert courses, which have hosted legends such as Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez, to name a few.

Hashani Spa: A Refreshing Desert Experience:
Named for the saguaro cactus (hashani is a Native American word for saguaro), Starr Pass’ Hashani Spa features treatments that incorporate elements of the Sonoran Desert with both the latest beauty and health technologies and ancient healing techniques. Guests can experience treatments indigenous to the area, such as the Arizona Copper Peptide Facial or the Awakening Citrus Scrub. The facility includes a fitness center, whirlpool, steam room and sauna and a movement studio that features a large outdoor terrace. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the spa's private pool.

Delectable Dining: Starr Pass boasts five incredible on-site restaurants. Primo, created by James Beard award-winning chef, Melissa Kelly, is the resort’s evening-only restaurant, featuring an inventive and robust menu of rustic favorites inspired by the cuisine of Italy, Spain and France. Signature Grill features “cowboy-inspired” cooking with savory steaks, chops and seafood, plus a plentiful breakfast buffet. Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar, located at the Starr Pass Golf Club, serves up competition-style barbeque, with specialty sauces and rubs made in-house. Salud offers light Southwestern fare, an extensive menu of tequilas and mouth-watering margaritas made from freshly squeezed juices. Plunge serves up freshly grilled burgers, sandwiches, salads, tropical drinks and more poolside. Starr Pass restaurants also feature kids’ menus.

Executive Chefs Melisa Kelly and Danny Perez utilize the resort’s on-site organic chef’s garden, which produces flavorful herbs and crisp vegetables. They also work with local growers and farmers to ensure the freshest ingredients enhance every meal.

Fun for the Kids:
The Rising Starr Kids’ Club offers kids a half or full day of activities, playing and outdoor time while parents relax and enjoy the spa or golfing. Older kids (and their parents) will enjoy Starr Pass’ refreshing Water Collection. They can lazily tube down the Starr Canyon River, brave the breathtaking Monsoon Falls Water Slide, lounge by the Reflection Pools or play in the Dancing Springs.

Each of the resort's plush and inviting guestrooms and suites feature a private patio or balcony showcasing magnificent Tucson views. All guest rooms boast high-speed Internet service, flat screen TVs, a complimentary in-room laptop safe, 300-thread-count, 100% cotton bed linens, a Marriott robe and more.

Spring break vacationers looking to experience the warmth of Tucson, the easy-going elegance of a desert oasis, and the refreshing recreation of swimming, spa treatments, dining and golf are invited to find out more about JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa online at Travelers can also book their Golf & Spa package or another spring escape online, or by calling (520) 792-3500.

About JW Marriott® Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Starr Pass is one of Arizona’s finest resorts, awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for the resort property and its Primo restaurant for six consecutive years, and named one of the top 100 large resorts in the mainland United States through Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. The largest resort in Southern Arizona, Starr Pass features 575 spacious guest rooms, 88,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, five restaurants, four separate pools, a lazy river and water slide, the Audubon Certified, 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf facility, two lit tennis courts and 888 underground and covered parking spaces. The resort’s eco-friendly efforts extend to Primo, which serves only organic and jet fresh fish, and the Hashani Spa, which uses natural desert plant oils. The resort incorporates the natural desert into its landscape design and features direct access to Tucson Mountain Park for memorable hiking and biking trails. To quote Bill Marriott, “you can build all types of amenities but it would be impossible to duplicate what Starr Pass has, the Tucson Mountain Park.” The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is located at 3800 W. Starr Pass and can be reached directly by calling (520) 792-3500. Please visit
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