The Scotch Library Announces Autumn Master Tasting Schedule

Continuing its celebration of the important contributions that Scottish immigrants made to early Arizona, The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa provides both aficionados and those new to Scotch with the opportunity to select from more than 150 different labels.

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As a part of its ongoing Scotch program, the Resort hosts both Friday evening tastings as well as Master Tastings, hour-long events that feature entertaining, subject matter experts representing leading Scotch producers. Each Master Tasting event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $50 per person, which includes light food pairings.
October 16
John Trainer
Glenmorangie 18 year, La Santa, Nectar d’Or, Quinta Ruban

November 13
Mitch Bechard
Glenfiddich 12 year, 15 year, 18 year, Cask of Dreams

December 12
Tom Turner
Oban 14 year, 18 year, Talisker Distillers Edition, Talisker 18 year

The Scotch Library is open from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly. Plus, at 6 p.m. on Friday evenings, the Resort hosts “An Evening of Scotches,” a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch. Guests will learn about the differences between labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland and various ways to drink Scotch. “An Evening of Scotches” is priced at $45 per person.

Reservations are required for all Scotch tastings and can be made by calling 480-624-1202 or emailing dining@kierlandresort.com.

Limited Time Offer – Save 10%

Plan your next getaway to Scottsdale by August 17, 2014 and enjoy:

  • Up to 10% off your stay
  • Valid for travel through October 15, 2014

Make your reservations ONLINE or call 800-354-5892 and mention rate plan CCCR.
 

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Terms & Conditions

Offer is fully prepaid and non-refundable. Offer is valid at participating Starwood Resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, French Polynesia and the Caribbean. Offer is valid for stays booked between August 7 and 17, 2014, and completed between August 8 and October 15, 2014; Advanced reservations are required and may be made online or by calling 800-354-5892 and mentioning rate plan CCCR. Advance purchase required. Credit card will be charged at time of booking. Reservations cannot be changed, are pre-paid and non-refundable. if cancellation takes place, guests forfeit total room charge plus tax; Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per room, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes; A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates; Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply; Offer not applicable to groups; Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change; Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors; Void where prohibited by law; Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time; Starpoints, SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

Introducing the Scotch Vaults at The Scotch Library

People say if you leave something behind, it means you will eventually come back. The same holds true for a good bottle of Scotch.

The Westin Kierland’s Scotch Library proudly introduces the perfect place for that whisky – its new Scotch Vaults. Located in the Scotch Library, each vault can hold up to six bottles of Scotch providing the ideal way to entertain clients, celebrate a special event or just relax after a day on the course.

scotch-library-headerTo own a vault at The Scotch Library, simply purchase a bottle from our extensive collection of labels priced from $500. In addition to being able to store your own bottle, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount off of all scotch drams, 20% off our scotch tasting events and a $50 Epicurean Loyal Card that can be used at any restaurant on property.

To inquire about purchasing a Scotch Vault, please contact Senior Food and Beverage Manager Michael Winata at 480-624-1009 or Michael.winata@westin.com.

Warm Up Your Appetite with Alaskan Brewing Company Dinner

View the Alaskan Beer Dinner Menu 2014

Kick off the Phoenix Cooks! weekend in style with a special beer dinner featuring the Alaskan Brewing Company on Aug. 29. Join us for a four-course dinner with beer pairings, joined by a brew master from the Alaskan Brewing Company. Executive Chef Chris Masco has created an exceptional menu with courses inspired by the flavors of each complimenting beer.

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The evening will begin with a welcome reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Menu highlights include Grilled Swordfish paired with Alaskan White Ale, Heirloom Tomato Salad paired with Alaskan Summer Ale, Dry Aged Beef Tenderloin paired with Alaskan Amber and the perfect finish – an Espresso Chocolate Torte paired with Alaskan Smoked Porter.

Tickets for each event are priced at $55 (tax and gratuity additional) per person. Reservations are required and can be PURCHASED ONLINE or by calling  480-624-1202 or emailing dining@kierlandresort.com.

 

Even better, make it a weekend with this special package to Phoenix Cooks – August 29 – 31, 2014. Treat yourself to an irresistible culinary experience and enjoy a relaxing getaway for this annual event:

      • Entrance to Phoenix Cooks! Main Event
      • Two-night stay (Friday, 8/29 and Saturday, 8/30)
      • Rates from $279 for Single Occupancy (includes one ticket)
      • Rates from $339 for Double Occupancy (includes two tickets)
      • Minimum two-night stay, August 29-31, 2014 required.

 

Book Now, or call 800-354-5892 and reference promotion code PHXCOOK.

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    “MAHALO”! Arizona Residents who book an August Stay Receive Triple SPG® Reward Points

“MAHALO”! Arizona Residents who book an August Stay Receive Triple SPG® Reward Points

Bring your family out for surf, sun and fun this summer with Kierland FlowRider wave simulator and all the excitement that Kierland Resort has to offer. Arizona residents who book the Resort’s “Mahalo” package for a stay between Aug. 1-31, 2014 will receive all of the amenities of our popular summer Aloha package plus triple Starwood Preferred Guest member Starpoints®!

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  • Rates from $149 per night
  • Triple Starwood Preferred Guest member Starpoints®
  • Buy one, get one free Kierland FlowRider sessions ($30 value)
  • Daily $50 dining credit, per room
  • Aloha Package welcome amenity
  • Advanced Kierland FlowRider ride reservations (regularly same-day only)
  • Valid for stays August 1-31, 2014

BOOK NOW or call 800-354-5892 and mention rate plan MAHALO.

 

Terms & Conditions

Kierland FlowRider one-time registration fee ($15/guest) not included. Kierland FlowRider rides must be consumed during package visit. No cash value; any ride credits remaining after check-out will be void. Limited to one free ride redeemed per day. Advanced reservations for Kierland FlowRider based on availability: valid only for guests registered under the Mahalo Package. Food and Beverage credit excludes J. Swilling’s Pool Bar & Grill and In-Room Dining. Limit one welcome amenity per room, per stay. Registered SPG members will earn triple Starpoints on eligible stays during the promotion period. Elite-level extra Starpoint earnings and other bonuses will not be tripled. Only the base Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are tripled.  Gift Card purchases are not eligible for triple points.  Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts. The points will be awarded on stays up to 7 nights maximum. Bonus Starpoints are available to Arizona residents only. Reservation holder must show valid Arizona identification at check-in.

Tangent™ at Westin

Streamline your work experience with smart technology and intuitive design that helps you connect with colleagues around the table or across the globe. Available by the hour, for small groups of up to four people, Tangent™ allows you to be your best from the moment you walk up and plug in.

Tangent™ at Westin Features:

  • media:scape by Steelcase technology that allows participants to access and share digital information quickly and seamlessly. Video conferencing is also available at a four person seated workspace.
  • HD LCD televisions, printer, sound system, Xbox 360® for games or DVDs.
  • Wired and wireless internet for no additional fee.
  • Floor-to-ceiling white boards and fully stocked office supplies offer convenience and promote collaboration.
  • Small refrigerator that features refreshments and light snacks at no additional cost
  • Flexible outlets located throughout the space allowing devices to power up regardless of location.
  • Privacy for groups of up to four to conduct small group meetings or hold calls and teleconferences.

To book Tangent at Westin, please call the Kierland Mining Company at 480-624-1268.

To learn more about Tangent at Westin, view our Tangent at Westin Information Sheet or visit the Tangent at Westin Official Website.

Phoenix Cooks Package

Satisfy the foodie in you with this special package to Phoenix Cooks – August 29 – 31, 2014. Treat yourself to an irresistible culinary experience and enjoy a relaxing getaway for this annual event:

  • Entrance to Phoenix Cooks! Main Event
  • Two-night stay (Friday, 8/29 and Saturday, 8/30)
  • Rates from $279 for Single Occupancy (includes one ticket)
  • Rates from $339 for Double Occupancy (includes two tickets)

Minimum two-night stay, August 29-31, 2014 required.

Book Now, or call 800-354-5892 and reference promotion code PHXCOOK.

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Say ALOHA SUMMER at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Bring your family out for surf, sun and fun this summer with Kierland FlowRider wave simulator and all the excitement that Kierland Resort has to offer:
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  • Rates from $149 per night
  • Buy one, get one free Kierland FlowRider sessions ($30 value)
  • Daily $50 dining credit, per room
  • Aloha Package welcome amenity
  • Advanced Kierland FlowRider ride reservations (regularly same-day only)
  • Valid for stays May 26 – September 1, 2014

BOOK NOW or call 800-354-5892 and mention rate plan ALOHA.

Terms & Conditions

Kierland FlowRider one-time registration fee ($15/guest) not included. Kierland FlowRider Rides must be consumed during package visit. No cash value; any ride credits remaining after check-out will be void. Limited to one free ride redeemed per day. Advanced reservations for Kierland FlowRider based on availability: valid only for guests registered under the ALOHA Package. Food and Beverage credit excludes J. Swilling’s Pool Bar & Grill and In-Room Dining. Limit one welcome amenity per room, per stay.

Aloha Summer Central

(This page will be updated throughout the summer with everything going on at The Westin Kierland Resort. Aloha!)

FUN

The island-themed activities continue with the Resort’s award-winning family FUN Program. In addition to its year-round activities including Kids in the Kitchen, Digital Kids’ Club, and s’mores roasting at the Kierland Kampfires, your whole family will enjoy daily poolside activities such as Pass the Coconut (the Hawaiian version of Hot Potato), Island Limbo, Hula Skirt Relay Racing and Grass Skirt Hula Hoops. Adults can get into the games, too with the Mai Tai Putting Challenge in which they putt a clementine orange and those who make a hole-in-one win a Mai Tai. Shaded from the Arizona sun, the FUN Team’s “OK Corral” is adjacent to the Resort’s Adventure Water Park and offers hours of fun with lawn chess, basketball, and outdoor game tables.

Dining

On Friday evenings, guests can enjoy live musical entertainment and the return of the Resort’s popular Food Truck Fridays. On Saturday evenings, the Resort will feature entertainment provided by the Resort’s own summer DJ and the Aloha Summer Barbecue served poolside featuring Pulled Luau Pork sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple and Mango Salsa and Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce on a Hawaiian Bun and served with Hawaiian Potato Chips.
Saturday Night BBQ Menu
J. Swilling’s Pool Bar & Grill Aloha Summer Menu

Food Truck Fridays Live Entertainment

While you delight in scrumptious offerings from the Food Trucks and indulge in some of our new summer cocktails, enjoy live music from the Chris Putrino Duo. Chris Putrino has become a well-known entertainer in the Phoenix-Scottsdale metropolitan area’s music scene. Audiences are attracted to night clubs to listen to his intuitive song writing and performance style, which is a blending of the spirited essence of Santana and moody blues, flavored with smooth country, wistful love ballads and Latin jazz. It all comes together as a remarkable mixture of sounds.

On piano/keyboard, Tony Putrino presents an eclectic mix of musical styles and idioms ranging from high-energy rhythms to soulful, passionate melodies to peaceful, meditative, healing soundscapes. He has been in the Phoenix area since 1987 and has performed at every major resort, on concert stages and in restaurants, nightclubs and private homes throughout the valley.

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Dreamweavers Canyon Live Entertainment

Cecile Hortensia at Westin Kierland
Each Friday and Saturday night this summer following our signature Bagpipes at Sunset Series, unwind from a FUN day at the pool with our live entertainment from Cécile Hortensia and Erick Hasbun. French Folk singer Cécile was born in Nancy, France and blends cultures and music styles from both countries. Cécile will perform:
May 23, 25, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Erick is an acoustic style singer and songwriter covering many genres from Country and Folk to Classic Rock and Pop. Guests can enjoy Erick on:
May 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 31.
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Coco-Luscious Spa

For those who might enjoy a bit of island-style rejuvenation, Agave, the Arizona Spa will feature “Coco-Luscious” treatments including the Coco-Luscious Body Wrap featuring raw sugar cane granules, rich coconut oil, and anti-aging mango enzyme followed by a mini-facial with a nourishing coconut cream masque. Guests can also customize their pampering with the Coco-Luscious “Head, Shoulder, Knees & Toes” Package, with a choice of three 25-minute services including: Luxurious Orange Blossom Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage, Coconut Cream Facial Therapy, Papaya Pineapple Body Scrub, Pineapple Melon Foot Therapy, Reflexology Treatment or a Scalp Treatment. The 80-minute Coco-Luscious Body Wrap is priced from $179. The Coco-Luscious Head, Shoulder, Knees & Toes package is priced from $169. Both treatments are available through Aug. 15, 2014. For more information or to book your treatment today, please call 480.624.1202 or email spa@kierlandresort.com.

Kierland Golf Club Puts New Spin On Game

Long known for its popular Segway golf, the innovative Kierland Golf Club at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has introduced yet another new way for golfers to enjoy the course – by bicycle.

Golf-Bike-webNew golf bikes allow golfers to enjoy the game while getting a workout. Designed to create minimal impact on the course and maximum fun and fitness for the golfer, the bicycles feature small-diameter wheels and wide rubber tires and have two custom-designed golf bags mounted to the rear of the bike to carry a full set of clubs.
Nancy Dickens, director of golf at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, believes that many golfers are looking for fun, new ways to enjoy the game through innovative programs and products. She estimates that it takes an average of one hour to play nine holes when playing on bikes.

For information about the new golf bikes at the Kierland Golf Club or to book a tee time, please call 480-922-9283 or visit www.kierlandresort.com/golf.

Kierland FlowRider Surf Camp

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa  will host an exclusive five-day Surf Camp to teach kids ages 8-12 (at least 52″ tall) to bodyboard, flowboard and even provide tips for all the latest tricks. The junior surfers will also enjoy daily surf-related activities, games, crafts and flowga (flowboard yoga). The week will conclude with a special Surf Show for parents to watch the junior surfers perform their new FlowRider skills and tricks.

The week-long camps, priced at $450 per child, run consecutively starting June 2 through July 28. Camp hours are 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

For detailed information, call 480-624-1000 or visit kierlandresort.com/kidscamp.