Luxury Hotels and Lodges in the American Southwest

Iconic, dazzling, and a total escape from reality: our favourite Las Vegas hotels take luxury to the absolute extreme, from the famous Bellagio to the Mandarin Oriental, while in the Grand Canyon and the southern national parks, you can stay in one of our hand-picked luxury lodges in the heart of the Grand Canyon, or relax at one of our favourite stunningly located and luxurious desert retreats, such as the beautiful and secluded Amangiri.

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Location: The American Southwest | USA

A one-of-a-kind hotel blissfully secluded in the heart of southern Utah’s arid landscape, a stay in Amangiri is not one you’re likely to forget – gorgeous suites serve as headquarters from which you can venture into the wilderness of the southern national parks and formidable countryside, then return to sumptuous spa treatments and prime seasonal cuisine to refuel and revive.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Seriously special, Chic Design, Honeymoon


Location: The American Southwest | USA

The Bellagio is an absolute institution on the Las Vegas Strip, and one of the most iconic hotels in the world. Arrive in time to see its legendary fountain and light show, marvel at the extravagant seasonal tableaux, and experience everything that the city stands for at Vegas’ ultimate symbol of decadence.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Under Canvas Zion

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Under Canvas Zion takes glamping to a whole new level, with its beautiful tents and sublime views of Zion's distinctive red rock landscapes.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Multi-activity, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

El Tovar

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A jewel in the crown of the Grand Canyon’s hotels, El Tovar has been welcoming discerning sightseers for over 100 years. Designed by its architect as a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian villa, today El Tovar continues to cross European refinement with an unmistakably American charm.

Best for: Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Honeymoon, Family-friendly

Goulding's Lodge

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Set amidst the fiery lunar landscape of Monument Valley, Goulding’s Lodge is a laidback retreat rich in Navajo history and culture. On-site it has an interesting museum, a movie theatre and a restaurant and shop, all run by the local Navajo community.

Best for: Setting & Views, Guiding, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

The Cosmopolitan

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Sleek, youthful, and sexy, The Cosmopolitan is a beacon of contemporary style amidst the old-school Vegas glitz: the place where the young and the fabulous come to lord it over the Strip.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

White Stallion Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

The family-run White Stallion Ranch is nestled among 3,000 acres of Arizona's Sonoran Desert. Bordering Saguaro National Park, this charming, Western-style dude (guest) ranch is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere, their very own rodeo, and a vast array of riding opportunities, as well as other activities.

Best for: Riding, Wildlife & Nature, Landscapes & Scenery, Adventure

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A haven of wellness perched on the side of the bronzed Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary is exactly as its name suggests– the place to breathe clean mountain air, get a dose of sunshine, relax in the hotel’s sumptuous spa and do as much, or as little, outdoor activity as you desire, to work up an appetite for dinner in the celebrated restaurant, Elements.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Enchantment Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Surrounded by the famous red rock formations of the majestic Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort is an oasis of luxury in the beautiful Arizona desert, secluded and exclusive but just a short drive from the vibrant, arty city of Sedona. Steeped in Native American history and culture and surrounded by some of the USA’s most iconic landscapes, Enchantment Resort offers something to appeal to all tastes.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Hideaway

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino

Location: The American Southwest | USA

For a luxurious hideaway on the shores of Lake Tahoe, look no further than the Hyatt Regency, a high-end hotel which combines a rustic, cosy feel with luxurious comfort. The menu of outdoor activities here is wide-ranging, from snowmobiling in the winter to hot air ballooning in the summer.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Adventure, Luxury Hotel, Water activities

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Tucked just away from the Strip, the Waldorf Astoria is an opulent oasis with impeccable service, an excellent French-inspired restaurant, two pools and cabanas on the 8th-floor deck and a blissful spa. With no casinos, this hotel offers a stylish reprieve from the round-the-clock Las Vegas buzz.

Best for: City Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Chic Design, Luxury Hotel

Encore Wynn Las Vegas

Location: The American Southwest | USA

The Encore Wynn Las Vegas has sophisticated decor, classic rooms and blooming flower bouquets, with distinctive luxe features such as a wall-mounted dragon made from 90,000 Swarovski crystals. Resplendently Las Vegas, with its own self-contained vibrant nightlife scene, this award-winning hotel is the perfect place for luxury-loving Vegas-goers. The Encore redefines the typical Vegas casino-resort experience with new levels of extravagance.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Spa & Wellness, City Hotel


Location: The American Southwest | USA

A sparkling addition to the towering cityscape, Aria has everything that comes to mind when Vegas is mentioned– excellent dining, a happening pool scene, buzzing bars and of course, a casino. For a true Sin City experience, Aria offers a plush, comfortable seat on the Vegas rollercoaster.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

The Delano Las Vegas

Location: The American Southwest | USA

In contrast to some of its flashier neighbours, like the pseudo-Egyptian Luxor, The Delano showcases a restrained, tasteful side of Las Vegas. Boasting a superb location on the Strip, the hotel is home to luxurious, minimalist suites, a stylish spa and the superb Rivea restaurant, courtesy of legendary chef Alain Ducasse.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, City Hotel

Canyon Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

A bucket list locale for true spa seekers, it’s not just the amazing team of exercise, nutrition and life management experts that gives Canyon Ranch its fantastic reputation. Combine the emphasis on health and wellness with the beautiful Arizona desert surroundings, and you have the recipe for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday experience, for mind, body and spirit.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Desert Pearl Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Desert Pearl Inn is a luxurious riverside lodge in Springdale, Utah, with comfortable accommodations on the banks of the Virgin River and prime access to the rugged landscapes of Zion National Park. The hotel has a stop on a shuttle route which goes between the town and the park.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Under Canvas Grand Canyon is a luxury safari camp in Williams, Arizona, a short distance away from the Grand Canyon, one of the bona fide Wonders of the World. The comfortable tents are made of canvas and wood, with several featuring adjacent tipis for bigger groups, and feature fully equipped bathrooms with running water.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

Havasupai heli-trekking

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Havasu Falls Heli Backpacking is an incredible trekking experience which will see you taking in the majesty of the Havasu Falls and surrounding waterfalls, embarking on hikes led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, then setting up camp and sleeping beneath the stars.

Best for: Family-friendly, Setting & Views, Rustic, Wildlife & Nature

L'Auberge de Sedona

Location: The American Southwest | USA

L’Auberge is a luxury hotel in Sedona, on the banks of Oak Creek and with stunning views of the area’s famous red rock geological formations. Throw in a range of dining options, from world-class gourmet offerings to a vibrant Mexican restaurant, and an extensive menu of organic spa and wellness treatments, and this is a brilliant spot from which to explore the cinematic scenery of Arizona.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature

Lodge at Red River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Rooted in 2,000 acres of wilderness, the grand scale Lodge at Red River Ranch is an authentic southwestern gem, filled with antique furnishings, western artwork and cowboy memorabilia. If you’ve looking for a Wild West themed corner to refuel in after exploring the red-hued rocks of Capitol Reef National Park, then look no further.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Family-friendly, Lodge

Los Poblanos

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Immerse yourself in all things New Mexico at Los Poblanos, where you can experience traditional accommodation full of character and fabulous food full of flavour, within 25 acres of fragrant lavender fields, giant cottonwood trees and beautiful gardens

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Red Mountain Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Taking its cues from the rust-coloured cliffs and canyons of Utah’s legendary Red Rocks, the Red Mountain Resort is an earth-toned wellness retreat located at the base of Snow Canyon State Park, with a strong focus on physical and mental health.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Walking & Trekking, Riding, Wildlife & Nature

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

With a backdrop of flowering cacti and the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a remarkable resort with something for everyone, where you can enjoy desert adventures, learn about Native American culture, or simply relax in the hotel’s fantastic spa or on its own sand beach, indulge in some shopping, or enjoy some first-class cuisine.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Landscapes & Scenery, Cultural Immersion, Setting & Views

Slot Canyons Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Slot Canyons Inn is a luxury family-run Utah hotel in beautiful desert surroundings, with the Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks both within easy reach. Family-run and with a homely restaurant, this is a cosy and comfortable hotel from which to explore the rugged Southwest scenery, with guided hikes and horseback rides available.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Sundance Mountain Resort

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Sundance Mountain Resort is a luxury hotel in the ski resort of Sundance, on the slopes of Mount Timpanagos in Utah. Owned since 1968 by actor Robert Redford, the resort is beautiful year-round and provides luxurious accommodation in wooden alpine lodges.

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Walking & Trekking, Riding

Buckskin Gulch Wilderness Camping

Location: The American Southwest | USA

This five day, four night hike is a trekking and camping adventure that encompasses Paria Canyon, Buckskin Gulch – the longest slot canyon in the world – and the Boulder Jam. Covering 30 miles in total, you’ll be totally immersed in the red rock landscape which beguiles with its arches, amphitheatres, sandstone canyons and meandering rivers.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Walking & Trekking, Seriously special

Four Seasons Scottsdale

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Nestled in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak amid towering cacti and beautiful, rocky landscapes, Four Seasons Scottsdale is an oasis of comfort which reflects the magic and mystery of its desert setting.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Spa & Wellness, Family-friendly

Tanque Verde Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Offering the ultimate ‘dude ranch’ experience, Tanque Verde Ranch is the place to come for a truly immersive cowboy getaway, from courses in horsemanship to cattle herding, fishing, and hiking through the beautiful desert landscapes which surround the ranch. Adults and kids alike will be captivated by this window into life in the Old West.

Best for: Landscapes & Scenery, Off the Beaten Track, Riding, Wildlife & Nature

Inn of the Five Graces

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Regularly counted among the USA’s best hotels, Santa Fe’s  Inn of the Five Graces is bold, vibrant, and overflowing with character, with atmospheric décor evoking the Middle East and Latin America. You’ll never want to leave this charming, luxurious boutique hotel.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Grand America

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Grand by both name and nature, this hotel stands tall in the centre of Utah’s capital with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to its back. Whether you’re keen to get to know Salt Lake City or use it as a base for uncovering the rugged landscapes and startling natural beauty of the state’s national parks, Grand America is the quintessential introduction to Utah’s endearing small-town feel and friendly vibes.

Sunflower Hill Inn

Location: The American Southwest | USA

This charming boutique inn feels like a delightful desert oasis, with the dazzling Canyonlands of Utah right on its doorstep. It is a peaceful retreat with tranquil gardens, in a quiet area of Moab, which provides a lush contrast to the striking, stark landscapes of Utah's terracotta canyons.

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Family-friendly, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Sorrel River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Where the Colorado River weaves it way through the burnished, rocky Utah landscape, Sorrel River Ranch- simultaneously a rustic retreat and a base for epic adventures- stands on the water’s banks overlooking the imposing russet mountains.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Water activities

Zion Mountain Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Poised on the brink of Zion National Park are the rustic cabins and lodges of Zion Mountain Ranch, the starting point for a wealth of activities and adventures in Utah’s unrivalled countryside and national parkland. The closest place to the park itself to stay, the Ranch is a great base from which to explore the encircling mountains, meadows and forests, and wind down with s’mores around the campfire by night.

Best for: Family-friendly, Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track


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