Why Travel Matters in Fountain Hills, Arizona!

We pass popular tourist sites like our World Famous Fountain every day; we may not even think of how it supports our community. But our local hometown restaurants and others like our hiking trails, botanical gardens and special events are the backbone of Fountain Hills. These places define our community, provide our families with jobs and have given us and thousands of annual visitors a lifetime of memories.

Travel matters, and it improves Fountain Hills in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on local residents. Travel has an impact that we do not always see: travel can strengthen families, foster hometown pride, and build bridges that connect us with one another.

Travel Matters to America

At the national level, travel is critical to the U.S. economy and American jobs. As a leader in workforce development and career advancement–travel creates and supports 15.7 million jobs across the U.S.–making it the seventh-largest private sector employer. In 2018, traveler spending generated $171 billion in total tax revenue, including $78.6 billion in state and local revenue. That $78.6 billion can pay for a host of critical resources: it’s more than enough to pay all state and local police and firefighters, or the more than one million public high school teachers.

Think back to your first job. Maybe you worked at one of our local restaurants, hotels, spas or offices that has been around a while, or maybe your kids work there now. For many–one third of Americans to be exact–travel is the front door to a promising career. Americans whose first job in travel have an average career salary of $81,900, and two in 5 of those whose first job was in travel are now earning more than $100,000.

Think about how travel matters to local, well-loved small business IN Fountain Hills: travel-dependent leisure and hospitality is the largest small business employer in the U.S.

Those are only a few reasons why it’s so important to keep welcoming visitors to Fountain Hills—and why our industry is elevating the message of “Travel Matters” during National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)
May 5-11. We encourage you to join us in observing NTTW this year, and celebrate all that travel does for Fountain Hills, and for our country as a whole.

Get involved by:

  • Get social and engage with the #nttw19 hashtag on our Experience Fountain Hills Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Share how travel matters in your community.

For more information on tourism, please visit our official tourism website ExperienceFountainHills.org

Fox 10 News to Feature Fountain Hills in their “Zip Trips” series

On Friday October 28, 2016 Fountain Hills will be the first destination for the Fox 10 News “Zip Trips” series.  “Zip Trips” are a fun and creative series where the morning anchors of the Fox 10 Morning Show broadcast live from different destinations around the valley!  Fountain Hills will host a “Zip Trip” on our very own the Avenue of the Fountains Plaza facing Fountain Park.

Residents and business owners are welcome and encouraged to join the Fox 10 morning crew on the Avenue Plaza from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for the many exciting segments that will be featured on the morning show.  With Halloween right around the corner you never know what kind of tricks and treats may pop up during the show.


Segments to be featured include:

  • Mayor Kavanagh
  • A look at our World Famous Fountain
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Wild animal demonstration
  • Showcasing the Musical Instrument Park
  • McDowell Mountain Elementary
  • CopperWynd Pro Tennis Tournament highlight
  • Fountain Hills as a Pet Friendly community
  • Disc Golf Lessons

Let’s gather as a community to show Arizona just how wonderful the Town of Fountain Hills is!

Color me Amethyst this Valentine’s Day!

Fountain Hills’ Spas feature high-end amethyst spa services for you and your love!


Forget the roses and chocolate; cover me in amethyst colored serenity!  Valentine’s Day, the day of love is right around the corner and whether you are looking to delight your special someone or you just want to treat yourself, Fountain Hills’ spas have just what the doctor ordered!

What is so special about amethyst?  Amethyst, the gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.  Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures.  English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the middle ages to symbolize royalty.

Does it really relate to my spa day?  Amethyst – Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.

Sign me up!  Where can I indulge in a little purple themed rest and relaxation?


Inn at Eagle Mountain – Scottsdale Spa and Holistic Massage Therapy

Enlightenment ~ Amethyst Mind and Body Renewal Treatment, designed exclusively for the person with change and transition in mind! Amethyst has come to be known as a power crystal with prolific healing powers that can be characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional. Amethyst is also known to calm the mind, absorb negative energy, and convert it to positive energy.

Strengthen your immune system with a full body brushing while enjoying the total effect of our exfoliation rub, experience the calm of the warm regenerating Four Peaks amethyst body mask wrap followed with our hot stone lavender and amethyst infused massage oil. Glisten with the final amethyst infused body lotion and enjoy the total calm as you face change and transition with a renewed spirit. Royal purple Amethyst placed on the brow, crown, or throat chakras to stimulate and nurture their special functions. On the brow or crown, Amethyst opens spiritual awareness and awakens wisdom. On the throat, it empowers speech and helps the client speak with clarity and confidence

Valentine Specials available online with instant print gift certificates:

https://scottsdalespaandholisticmassagetherapy.com/valentines-day-spa-deals/

Un Conditional Love $249

Love you from your Head to Your Toes. This package includes Relief Massage, Prescription Facial, Quench Body Wrap, Spa Manicure, Spa Pedicure and Lunch.

Love Me Stress Me Not $109

This package includes 80 minute Relief Massage or Prescription Facial

Romantic Love Valentines Couples Suite for 2 $249

Guys – can we talk?

Forget giving just candy – she wants a couple’s massage! Book this romantic Valentine’s encounter with your other half and we’ll provide the quintessential Valentine’s Day chocolate and sparkling beverage! Share the joy and relaxation of unwinding bodies and minds together this Valentine’s Day.

This February 14th give the gift of a romantic couples’ massage. Don’t give the same predictable present, but one that will unite you in a moment of relaxation and tranquility. Not only will it be different, but a perfect gift for you both to enjoy. Imagine the ambiance: candles illuminating your space, romance in the air and above all, the pleasure of knowing you’re next to the person you love.

Calling All Singles!

For Love of Self $139

This package includes 50 minute Diamond Facial and Essence Massage. 


CopperWynd Resort & Club – Spa

Amethyst- Signature Swedish Massage

The beautiful, purple amethyst is said to have a calming and spiritual quality.  Amethyst infused oil is used to release tension and stress from the body and mind, inviting a peaceful mindset.  This soothing, full-body massage uses light to medium pressure to calm and relax the nervous system.  The treatment concludes with a series of soothing and nurturing stillness holds to draw you into a state of deep peace and relaxation.

60 minutes $120  /  90 minutes $165

Signature Amethyst Facial

Tap into the calming and spiritual nature of the Amethyst.  This unique facial uses the purple tones and energy of the amethyst to enhance your skin.  It is ideal for all skin types.  The antioxidants of blueberry, acai berry and plum refresh and revitalize while the plant peptides awaken your cells and leave your skin radiant and glowing.

60 minutes $120  /  90 minutes $165

The Spa at CopperWynd features Valentine’s Day “Meltaways”

No need for chocolate this Valentine’s Day when you can enjoy a “Meltaway” Day at The Spa at CopperWynd.  Each massage features a scented body massage candle that, when lit, melts into a beautiful warm lotion for therapists to soothe and smooth away tension.  Choose from three different packages:

Single Melt ($89 per person)*Champagne Facial featuring oxygen infusion

OR  Aromatherapy Massage

Mini-Meltaway ($99 per person)* Available 2.13-2.28.16

30 minute aromatic massage followed by 30 minute refresh facial

Glass of Champagne or Spa Elixir & Aromatic candle to-go

Couples Meltaway Day ($395 per couple)* Available 2.13-2.28.16

Private yoga for two or couples stretch class

Couples aromatherapy massage (60 minutes)

Ladies Oxygen Facial & Men’s Scalp Massage with Foot Reflexology

Champagne Toast & Aromatic candle to-go

Gift Cards for packages are available now through February 29th. Based upon availability, advanced reservation strongly suggested.

Spa reservations 480-333-1841


Amethyst Events & Activities

Retie the Knot All Over Again In Fountain Hills on Valentine’s Day

There is no better place to say ‘I do’, again, than Sami Fine Jewelry’s “Love in the Hills” happening on Valentine’s Day. For the fourth year in a row, hundreds of couples will gather on the grounds of Fountain Park on the most romantic day of the year. The massive outdoor ceremony takes place in front of the “World Famous Fountain”, surrounded by the beautiful grounds and stunning scenery; making event photos very memorable. The free event will take place from 2:00pm – 6:30pm, complete with food trucks, live music, vendor booths, Newlywed Game beginning at 4:00pm and the official vow renewal beginning at 4:15pm.

The festivities begin at 2:00pm at the amphitheater at Fountain Park and the entire family is welcome to attend. Come hungry because food trucks, will be whipping up some gourmet food including filet mignon sliders, crispy duck sliders, and more.

Enjoy live music from 2:00-4:00pm by The Kniffin Project, a local Fountain Hills band performing at the amphitheater at Fountain Park. Professional photographers will be on site to take complimentary photos of you and your loved ones. Other local businesses will also be setting up booths, and entertainment for all attendees.

AZ Four Peaks Amethyst

Did you know that Arizona is home to the only commercially run Amethyst mine in the United States?

In fact the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst mine is believed to be the only precious stone mine in the United States that requires a helicopter to transport tools and remove the amethyst rough from the mine. The location of the mine is remote and is located in the most rugged parts of the Matatzal Mountains (46 miles from Phoenix).

Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Mine Tour – Sami’s Fine Jewelry

April 2016 & October 2016

Sami’s Fine Jewelry is offering the trip of a lifetime! Be one of the few to tour the Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst Mine. Located in the rugged desert terrain of the Matazal Mountains, this Arizona mine is one of Arizona’s true treasures. Your day will begin at Sami Fine Jewelry, in Fountain Hills. Provided transportation will escort you to the helicopter take-off point. Not only will the helicopter fly over the breathtaking views of Four Peaks, but it will also be dropping guests off at the Amethyst mine. The mine is not open to the public; however it will be for this special event! During the time there, the miners and owner will take people on a private tour around and inside of the mine. Every guest that takes part in this once in a lifetime experience will have an opportunity to mine for their own treasure and keep their own authentic Four Peaks amethyst souvenir stone. We currently offer this tour twice per year and space is very limited.


Are you green with envy over all of these opportunities to indulge yourself in Amethyst?  Not to worry, you can still catch this very violet phenomenon!  Call now to make your reservations for any and all of these incredible services and opportunities!


Scottsdale Spa at the Inn at Eagle Mountain

The Inn at Eagle Mountain Resort is a boutique hotel, nestled in the foothills above the eighteenth green of the Golf Club at Eagle Mountain in Scottsdale. Guests will enjoy panoramic views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Red Mountain, and the Sonora Desert canyon.

9800 N Summer Hill Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85268

480.351. SPA 1 / 480.522.1041

Open By Appointment Only


 CopperWynd Resort and Club

13225 North Eagle Ridge Drive

Fountain Hills, Arizona, 85268, United States

info@copperwynd.com  +1.480.333.1900


Sami Fine Jewelry

16704 Ave of the Fountains, Suite 100

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Toll-Free: 1-877-376-6323

Tel: 480.837.8168

A Look Back

A Look Back

The holiday season is in full swing and the New Year quickly approaches, and as with many others this time of year, we too are reflecting on what the past 365 days have meant to us.

2014.  In a word; WOW!  The Fountain Hills Office of Tourism has many incredible things to reflect on this year.  First thing is first, 2014 has brought the tourism program under Town direction and with that the creation of our dynamic duo!  Where would I be without my other half, Rachael?  Well I can tell you one thing for sure; Tourism Thursdays would be very boring without her!  Over the past year Rachael and I have been working hard to bring excitement and exposure to Fountain Hills.  From this program we have launched a successful social media campaign, redesigned our tourism look and launched a major marketing campaign with one goal in mind; we want more visitors!  However, this past year has not just been a journey for the tourism program; it has been a journey for us as well.

 

We’ve gone to statewide conferences, farmers markets, recreation classes, and special events.  We’ve gorged ourselves on town staples like Senor Taco, Dj’s Bagel Café, and Chocofin.  We have found our fresh, found our food, found our festivals, found our family, and found our fun, but most importantly we have met some incredible people around town and that means that we have found it all!

 

We may be the team who are charged with bringing this town to visitor’s attention, but in all honesty Fountain Hills has brought itself to our attention.  We have experienced Fountain Hills and now it’s your turn!  We hope this blog inspires you to get out there, try something new, experience something unique that only this incredible town can offer, and find what Fountain Hills means to you.  Here’s to 2015 an everything it has in store for us, see you next year!

 

The Tourism Team

Intern Adventures

Many interns, who are less fortunate than myself, do not get to boast they are told to spend their work hours experiencing town events and getting to know the many local businesses around the area. Instead they are stuck inside an office building staring out the window as they count down the hours to closing time. While I am no stranger to a long work day, I have been happily consumed by today’s work, before I even notice that it is already time for lunch.Intern Photo

Every now and then I get to spend a little time in town but today’s trip outside the office was special because, for the first time in my three months at the Office of Tourism, I got to dine at Dj’s Bagel Cafe with none other than my own boss. I mean who could possibly say no to a bagel sandwich?

Needless to say I had an incredible BLT on a Jalapeño bagel that was almost as big as me, which really isn’t that hard to find for someone who is only 5’ 2”. So after a great lunch, my supervisor took me up to Lake Overlook Trail, just in time to see the Fountain go off.  It was quite the sight and I must admit I had never seen Fountain Hills look so incredible. The park below us was an incredible sea off green surrounding the sky-high geyser shooting out from the Fountain. It’s no wonder so many visitors travel from far and wide to spend a little time here.

I guess what I am really trying to say is that this internship has already become more than I could have imagined. I dare another intern to say they enjoyed a hike with their boss for lunch. I have yet to have a typical day at the office and I hope I never do.

Here’s to many more intern adventures!

Grace