Follow Cupid’s Arrow To The Wigwam For A Four-Day Romantic Rendezvous
Festivals, Markets, Sports and Charity Events Offer Out-of-the-Ordinary Treats for Sweethearts
Phoenix, Ariz. (January 28, 2011) – The Wigwam invites guests to fall in love and make some history of their own at the newly rejuvenated West Valley resort this Valentine’s Day with unique arts, dining and sports experiences for both couples and families.
Featuring 400 acres of endless recreation, The Wigwam will celebrate Valentine’s Day with four days of sweetheart fun for all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of fine art on The Wigwam’s front lawn while listening to the captivating sounds of live musicians or meet up with friends for a game of doubles at the Matchmaker’s Tennis Tournament. Guests who want to test their culinary skills can whip up dishes enhanced with aphrodisiacs at the Sweetheart Cooking Class inside Litchfield’s, the resort’s new signature restaurant. A family brunch, golf specials, the opportunity to win a free Valentine’s Day giveaway, and more will also be offered.
Open to the public, The Wigwam is hosting the following Valentine’s Day experiences:
Valentine’s Getaway Contest: Contest ends Friday, Feb. 4 at 12 p.m.
Surprise your sweetheart by entering The Wigwam’s Valentine’s Getaway Contest. The winner receives a romantic overnight Valentine’s Day weekend package, which includes Cerreta chocolates and champagne upon arrival, dinner for two at Litchfield’s and breakfast in bed for two. Each entry also receives a complimentary dessert for two at Litchfield’s (valid after Feb. 14). To enter, send 100 words or less describing why your sweetheart deserves an evening of romance to Cupid’s mailbox at WigwamCupid@destinationhotels.com or post your entry to our Facebook page at facebook.com/WigwamResort.
Wigwam Festival of Fine Arts: Friday, Feb.11 through Sunday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free event.
Discover the extraordinary talents of the Southwest’s most accomplished fine artists and craftsmen in a stunning outdoor gallery on The Wigwam’s expansive front lawn featuring award-winning Western and Native American artists from across the Southwest. Festival highlights include live musical performances, wine tasting, al fresco dining and spectacular art. Daily performances will feature "One Tribe, Many Fires" by internationally acclaimed Native American Flute Player/Violinist Arvel Bird and four-time world champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan and the Yellow Bird Dancers.
Cocktails & Chocolates: Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 13, 6. to 9 p.m. $20 per person.
Stop by all weekend long to savor the Valley’s finest start or end to any meal with a unique array of libations and chocolates at the new ultra-hip Wigwam Bar. Sample two signature Valentine’s Day cocktails such as a “Chocolate Rose” made with strawberry and chocolate liqueurs or “Cupid’s Arrow” mixed with vanilla vodka and cream de cocoa each served with homemade chocolate truffles.
Sweetheart Cooking Class: Saturday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. $55 per person.
Join new Chef de Cuisine Brian Cooper as he heats things up in the kitchen at Litchfield’s, The Wigwam’s new signature restaurant. During this interactive cooking lesson, guests will prepare a three-course meal with aphrodisiac ingredients. Class includes three-course tasting, drink pairings and recipes. Reservations are required.
Forever Yours Family Brunch: Sunday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $29 for adults, $14 for children.
Gather loved ones for a decadent family brunch at Red Allen’s, overlooking The Wigwam’s three dazzling golf courses. The brunch features grilled lamb chops, herb-crusted New York strip loin, a chef’s omelet station and refreshing fruit martinis. Top it off with a selection of Cupid’s indulgences for dessert.
Matchmaker’s Tennis Tournament: Saturday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $20 per person.
Enjoy a round-robin mixed doubles tournament at The Wigwam’s nine-court tennis facility. Following the tournament, mix and mingle with fellow players at a reception featuring appetizers and refreshments. Entry fee includes tournament, tennis balls and access to the reception. Reservations are required.
Two for One Tee Times: Saturday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 14. $99 per couple.
Ladies golf for free when they play a round with the special man in their life. Choose from the resort’s three parkland-style courses that each deliver a unique experience for players of all skill levels. Price includes cart, greens fees, access to the driving range and range balls. Tee times are available after 10 a.m. each day. Tee times are expected to fill up fast. Reservations recommended.
The Red Ball: Saturday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. $50 per person
The Buckeye Woman’s Club presents the second annual Red Ball, an evening of elegant dining, fine art and authentic mariachi music. The event raises funds for Tomorrow’s Winners, an empowerment program for female teens in the West Valley. If you are looking for a meaningful experience this Valentine’s Day, you will enjoy this event. For ticket information contact Doris 623-512-9725.
The Wigwam Farmer’s Market: Sunday, Feb. 13, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free Admission
Each Sunday, the Wigwam front lawn transforms to an authentic farmer’s market for Valley residents and hotel guests alike, featuring Arizona’s finest farmers, growers and artisans. Taste fresh honey and preserves, buy fresh-picked produce or take home unique homemade pastas and local meats.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Red Allen’s: Monday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $39 per person.
With stunning views of The Wigwam golf courses and live music, Red Allen’s is the perfect setting for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The three-course menu starts with succulent Maine Lobster Cake followed by Lavender-marinated Lamb and Midnight Chocolate Cake.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Litchfield’s: Monday, Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $45 per person.
With a farm-to-table menu, live entertainment and a traditional candlelit dinner, Litchfield’s is the place to be. Dinner will feature four delectable courses starting with fire-roasted, prosciutto-wrapped dates followed by seared scallops and Spanish chorizo. Enjoy the Rancher’s Duet with a Talus Wind Ranch Lamb Rack and Cedar River Farm Petit Filet for the main course and finish the evening with White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse with a crème anglaise.
Bed of Roses Package: $395 per night.
Pamper the special someone in your life with an evening of romance in one of The Wigwam’s historic suites. Begin your evening with a romantic candlelit dinner for two at Litchfield’s. While at dinner, The Wigwam’s Director of Roses will create a floral heart on your guestroom bed using rose petals picked fresh from among the 8,000 rose bushes that grow at The Wigwam, along with homemade truffles bedside to be enjoyed. Sleep in and enjoy breakfast in bed the next morning. For more information or to make reservations, call (623) 935-3811.
About The Wigwam
A designated "Historic Hotel of America,” The Wigwam is one of Arizona's iconic landmarks. With over 80 years of history, a new era began in early 2011 as The Wigwam unveiled a $7 million renovation to include a new pool complex with both adult and family areas, new restaurants and bars featuring al fresco dining and entertaining areas, and a variety of new social areas and event lawns. Situated on an estate-like setting, The Wigwam spans over 440 acres and features 331 guest casitas, including 72 suites, crafted from distinctive adobe architecture. The Wigwam is also the Southwest's only hotel with 54 holes of championship golf, and features a 25,000 square-foot Red Door Spa, four pools, and seven restaurants and bars. The Wigwam invites guests to create new traditions and lasting memories of their own by participating in a variety of daily activities from morning nature walks and Native American campfires to cooking classes, weekly farmer's markets and more. A flagship resort among the Destinations Hotels & Resorts collection, The Wigwam is located in the affluent community of Litchfield Park, Ariz. in the West Valley of greater Phoenix. For more information, visit www.wigwamarizona.com or call (623) 935-3811 or (800) 327-0396.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
The Wigwam is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts - the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.