Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
With its graceful plazas and arcaded walkways, this 35-acre retreat so resembles an Andalusian pueblo blanco that you’ll forget you’re in Arizona. To set apart its North American flagship in resort-rich Scottsdale, InterContinental created a $325 million Spanish hideaway made up of four “villages” featuring fountain-filled courtyards, garden terraces, and vistas of Camelback Mountain from the outsize suites. Unexpected flourishes, such as live flamenco music at the Prado restaurant, complete the picture.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.