Summertime Safety in Arizona

Arizona is well-known for its beautiful mountain ranges, stunning sunsets, and gorgeous Sonoran Desert landscape. However, it is also known for heat waves and summer temperatures over 100 degrees F. Before your visit, brush up on a few summer safety tips that will help you stay cool and healthy during your stay.

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Enjoy a Taste of Tucson at The Westin La Paloma

The Old Pueblo is officially a foodie’s destination. Recently awarded membership into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Gastronomy, Tucson can now claim its title as the only U.S. city to be given the honor. The award recognizes what native Tucsonans have bragged about for years: Tucson food is some of the best in the world. At The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, we aim to serve the best cuisine the city has to offer. Eight different dining possibilities offer every guest at The Westin La Paloma a chance to find the dish which best suits their palate. We offer everything […]

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Summer Spa Specials at the Red Door Salon & Spa

With temperatures steadily rising, there’s no better way to beat the Tucson heat than a relaxing spa retreat at the Red Door Salon & Spa. This summer, along with regular daily specials, guests can also rejuvenate and renew with seasonally inspired services and specials.

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Tucson’s Local Shopping Gems

Part of the excitement of traveling is seeing what is trending in other cities. Tucson is a retail hub brimming with eclectic shops offering everything from traditional western wear to high-end fashion. As you may imagine, Tucson is known for sandals, shorts, and don’t forget cowboy boots! Here is a list of the top shopping centers in town to make navigating Tucson retail a bit easier.

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Kid-Friendly Destinations in Tucson

While Tucson can be an easygoing town with a slow pace suitable for adults seeking leisure or play, it can also be a wondrous destination that engages the imagination of children. The desert setting with mountain backdrops, open skies, unique cacti and plants, plus our Old West history, can ignite their sense of adventure for a vacation getaway they’ll never forget. Tucson has plenty of kid-friendly attractions that let them get up close and personal with the unique aspects of the region.

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Get Out and Explore Tucson

The balmy April weather of Tucson is ideal for exploring some of the city’s outdoor wonders. While you’re staying at The Westin La Paloma, visit the attractions that continually rank among the best of Southern Arizona and bask in the average April temperatures reaching the 80s.

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Easter Spectacular at The Westin

Join The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa all Easter weekend, March 25-27, for an unforgettable holiday in an elegant setting. Planned and organized activities, along with thoughtful gourmet menus, leave more time for you to relax and destress with friends and family without having to worry about hosting and cleanup duties.

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Enchanting Weddings at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Congratulations to you and your fiancé on your upcoming nuptials! At the iconic Westin La Paloma, we feature stunning views, delectable food, and top-rated service that is sure to be exactly what you are looking for when it comes to choosing your wedding venue. Part of the beauty of a La Paloma wedding is the multitude of versatile spaces that can transform and adapt to any theme, style, or concept. We provide ceremony sites that feature a breathtaking view of the majestic Catalina Mountains and endless Arizona blue skies, as well as customizable indoor venues, which accommodate your number of […]

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Tucson’s Great Outdoors

We are fortunate here in Tucson the middle of February is already springtime. The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa covers 64,000 square feet, offering plenty of spaces to explore the outdoors or enjoy viewing them from a cool room. Tucson has so many diverse parks and areas to hike, stroll, or observe the great outdoors you just have to get out and experience it.

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Outdoor Winter Events in Tucson

Winter is slowly but surely settling in here in the Old Pueblo—our version of it at least—but thanks to the temperate climate of the Sonoran Desert, it’s still very much possible to get outside and experience the beauty of Tucson’s warmth without having to bundle up for a winter storm. While staying with us at The Westin La Paloma, you can take advantage of so many outdoor activities Tucson has to offer. Our daytime weather averages in the mid-60s in December, and the festive month presents opportunities to experience some of the city’s cherished annual events that take advantage of […]

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Mark Your Calendar for Seasonal Happenings at The Westin La Paloma

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is gearing up for holidays with fun fall and winter events and offers which will have you rejoicing in the beautiful weather of the Old Pueblo. So forget the heavy winter coats, ice scrapers, and snow tires and escape the harsh cold of winters elsewhere at the Westin La Paloma – where the sun is always in style and in attendance. Upcoming Seasonal Events Dance with Us Thrill The World will kick off the autumn with a song on October 24, when the resort will host dancers as they contribute toward breaking the […]

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WLP featured as 1 of 2 ‘Great Golf Getaways in Paradise’ recently featured Two Great Golf Stay & Play Packages in Paradise – with our Resort included as a “Country Club in the Desert.”. The article describes in detail our Golf Stay packages, and references our “magnificent 27-hole (course) layout designed by the master himself, Jack Nicklaus… ” “The Westin La Paloma’s Nicklaus Signature layout provides three distinct nines of immaculately landscaped golf features a challenging experience set against the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains and the beautiful Sonoran desert. Yes, this is indeed paradise. And here’s the Package: Take a break from the daily grind and head to Tucson and spend a few days […]

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Sabinos’ Swim Up Bar ranked #1 on Yahoo Food

Yahoo food recently posted an article by Spoon University who reviewed 17 Swim Up Bars in America, because “who doesn’t want to be hanging out in a pool all day long?” And guess who came out on top? Yep! Sabino’s Bar & Grill, right here at the Westin La Paloma Resort. Please read on… “Swim-up bars exist everywhere in Mexico and every other tropical location around the world, but they’re hard to come by in the States. Here’s the low-down on where you CAN get your cocktails without getting out of the pool… If you’re looking for a place to cool down from […]

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National Run Day “Run With A View” 5K – June 3, 2015 @ 6pm

Join us for a FREE 5K “Run with a View” on National Run Day, Wednesday, June 3rd at 6 pm. Start at the Front Drive and finish at Poppy Kitchen’s patio for an amazing view of the city! Sign in starts at 5:30 pm and run begins at 6 pm. Enjoy fresh squeezed juice from Westin Fresh by The Juicery at the start and free nibbles from Poppy Kitchen at the finish! Free giveaways include Red Door Spa manis and pedis, gift certificates from Poppy Kitchen, Brunch for 2 from AZuL Restaurant & more! Sign up today at Or email for more […]

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Serenity Garden Grand Opening this Saturday, March 21, 2pm – 4pm!

Latest installations in our New Serenity Garden! Bubbling fountain with stone sculpture by Joe Brown. Bell by Everett Grondin, both of The Metal Arts Village Tucson. Ribbon cutting this Saturday from 2pm-4pm at the Resort. Stop by and mention this post for a free cocktail at the reception!

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Check out our Local AZ Brew Line Up in AZuL!

Check our Local AZ Brew Line up in AZuL! Barrio Tucson Blonde, Oak Creek Hefeweizen, Lumberyard IPA from Flagstaff and Four Peaks Kilt Lifter from Tempe. Join us for Happy Hour Mon – Fri, 3pm – 6pm. Majestic Mountain views included!

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Valentine’s Weekend at The Resort

CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE… FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th Complimentary rose sparkling wine toast with either of our Tasting Menus. Live Music in AZuL Lounge Tony Frank Jazz Trio, 6 pm – 9 pm. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th Five Course Dinner, $74++, $89++ with wine parings Seven Course Dinner, $95++, $125++ with wine parings Live Music in AZuL Lounge – Neamen Lyles Jazz, 6 pm – 9 pm. (++Does not include Tax & Gratuity) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15th Brunch in AZuL, 11 am – 2 pm Live harp music by Christine Vivona and featuring endless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Enjoy live music in the lounge […]

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When in Arizona…

We hope you find time to explore Tucson! Join us at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa for a relaxing stay with breathtaking sunsets and majestic mountain views. We are nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, minutes from hiking, biking, and running trails, and a stone’s throw away from the finest shopping, art galleries and dining that Tucson has to offer. Enjoy our AZuL Restaurant and Terrace for unique, locally sourced, Southwestern influenced cuisine. Or spend a Spring-like day on our Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. We are just a short 2-hour drive from Phoenix – […]

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Holiday Dining at The Resort

JOIN US IN AZuL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Christmas Eve, 5pm – 10pm Four Course Dinner in AZuL Restaurant (4 choices for main entree) $64.00++ Children’s menu available Christmas Day Buffet 11 am – 3 pm in AZuL Restaurant $54.95++ Children 6-12 $27.50++ New Year’s Eve, 5pm -10pm Dinner in AZuL Restaurant $98.00 includes tax & gratuity and one complimentary glass of sparkling wine Live entertainment from 6 pm to 1 am New Year’s Day Buffet, 8am – 1pm in AZuL Restaurant Adults $24.95++ Children 6-12 $12.50++ Bloody Mary Bar will be available ++ plus tax and gratuity Complimentary valet included, […]

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Westin La Paloma Barrel Cactus Tree on

At many hotels across the country, tinsel and Christmas trees just won’t do. Here at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, we have taken the idea of an ‘eco-friendly’ Tree to the next level! Come and see our one-of-a-kind Golden Barrel Cactus Tree this Holiday Season. It consists of 15 rows of cacti and is over 23 feet tall. It is lit at night by a beautiful rainbow of colorful lights reflecting upon the Tree and interior of the Resort entrance. As USA Today reports, many hotels are getting more elaborate with their holiday décor, even commissioning artists to curate […]

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Holiday Tree Lighting – November 21

The Westin La Paloma is partnering with TMC for Children, Children’s Miracle Network to raise funds that will help purchase life-saving medical equipment and support health and safety programs. Join us on Friday Nov. 21 at 5 pm – 6:30 pm when we host our annual tree lighting. You can help CMN by sponsoring a barrel cactus for as little as $25. Enjoy holiday music provided by The Sons of Orpheus and a ballet performance by Miss Cecily’s Arizona Ballet Theatre. Bring the kids to meet Santa, have their face painted and hear the story of a local Miracle child.Call (800)677-6338 to learn more.

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Thanksgiving is for Sharing

Join us on Thanksgiving Day for Chef Russell Michel’s delectable Autumn inspired creations including Sage Brushed Turkey, Maple Glazed Ham, Pesto Crusted Prime Rib of Beef & Pan Roasted Salmon. We offer an elegant buffet with all of Chef’s favorites to accompany your entree selection… Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with roasted garlic &asiago, candied yams with marshmallows & raisins, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter & toasted walnuts. We willalso offer a selection of salads, artisan breads, cheeses and fruit, as well as Chef Marcos Castro’s indulgent desserts! Adults $46.95, Children 6-12 $19.95 plus tax & service charge. Children 5 […]

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Papa Didos arrives at the Westin La Paloma

September 23, 2014 – Dennis Yang, aka: Papa Didos, arrived at the Westin La Paloma Resort this Tuesday carrying his Mascot, Floffy Z and his message for children to discover the joy of reading. Yang is attempting to run the perimeter of the continental United States, sharing his children’s books which educate and enlighten. He is dedicated to bringing this gift to disadvantaged and at-risk youth, and will read from his books at hospitals and schools throughout his journey. He will read to the children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Tucson Medical Center today, Wednesday 9/24, at 1:30 pm. Dennis arrived […]

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Westin La Paloma Participates at La Encantada’s Bridal Soiree

Sept. 18, 2014  Our dynamic Sales and Catering team represented the Westin La Paloma Resort at La Encantada Shopping Center’s recent Bridal Soiree this past Thursday. The event included a lovely Bridal Fashion Show with breath taking dresses provided by GiGi Bridal. Food samplings, floral and cake displays, music and bridal accessories were all included in the event for guests to peruse. Attendees were also encouraged to enter a drawing to win a one night stay at The Westin La Paloma Resort… For information on holding your wedding at our Iconic Resort, please email Cherie Swanson or Ty Molo – and please accept our sincere Congratulations!

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Westin La Paloma on the TODAY Show

Sept. 5, 2014 – The Westin La Paloma Resort was featured on the TODAY Show in a segment hosted by Hoda and Kathy Lee Gifford offering Educational Vacations. Travel & Leisure’s Mark Orwoll began the feature by suggesting Tucson as a Top Pick, and presented attractions including Biosphere II and The Desert Museum, along with the iconic Westin La Paloma Resort as the perfect Foothills Hotel to bring the family. Want to learn more? Join us for your next Educational Adventure and enjoy outstanding weather at our 5 Pool Oasis with the Slidewinder Water Slide and Sabino’s Swim-up bar! Click on Read More to see the TODAY Show segment, and […]

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Poppy Kitchen receives its first review

Kathleen Allen of the Arizona Daily Star waxes nostalgic over the former Janos space that is now Poppy Kitchen, but offers Kudos on the Duck, the Fried Chicken and the views from the Patio… please go to Read More and click here:

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AZuL wins Bite Nite 2014!

  Congratulations to the AZuL Team for winning Bite Nite 2014! We are proud to have hosted this new event in Tucson and to be awarded the Best Bite of the Nite! The event was an overwhelming success, selling out and bringing over 400 guests to the Westin La Paloma Resort to taste and vote for the best Bite of the Nite and to help raise awareness in the battle against ALS. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides essential services and support to patients suffering from ALS, which has no known cause, cure, or effective treatment. They currently serve over 350 patients throughout the state, including 80 […]

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Bite Nite Tucson at the Westin La Paloma

This Saturday, September 6th, The ALS Association Arizona Chapter will host the First Bite Nite Tucson – its upscale tasting fundraising event, at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ.  Hosting over 400 attendees, Bite Nite showcases culinary creations from 10 of the Old Pueblo’s hottest and most respected gastronomic minds. The event also features a variety of donation opportunities, including silent auction, $50 mystery boxes and other innovative, mission-driven appeals.  This will be our first year bringing Bite Nite to Tucson. Time:  6PM – 10PM Location: Westin La Paloma, 3800 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718 Ticket Price: […]

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Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 Accepted!

TEAM WESTIN LA PALOMA ACCEPTS THE 2014 ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!                   (Tucson,AZ)  The Challenge was extended – not once, but twice – to our Leadership Team at the Westin La Paloma. The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass and The W Hotel Scottsdale both challenged the Westin La Paloma Leadership Team to take the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association of Arizona. And our team outdid themselves, by plunging into our cold dip pool after 2000 lbs.of ICE was added! Staff members and guests cheered as the Leadership Team responded to the Challenge given by W Hotel […]

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Opentable’s Diner Choice Award Recognizes The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s AZul Restaurant Lounge

TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 24, 2014) – OpenTable announces that AZuL, the restaurant and lounge at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, is a winner of the coveted 2014 Diner’s Choice Awards. This annual award identifies the country’s finest restaurants as voted by diners who book through OpenTable. “The most rewarding part of winning the Diner’s Choice Award is that we were nominated and selected by the people who experienced our culinary offerings firsthand,” said General Manager, Glenn Sampert. With a strong focus on SuperFoods Rx and local ingredients, Executive Chef, Russell Michel produces a dynamic menu of Southwestern-infused cuisine. […]

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