A Land of Legend
Long before The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, two legendary Southwest retreats made history here. In 1930, two friends built the Jokake Inn, a pueblo-style retreat that seemed to rise naturally from the desert sands. Simple and beautiful, the Jokake Inn operated on The American Plan, open November through April. For decades, this quaint resort welcomed vacationing Easterners, titled foreigners, industrial titans and local friends alike. Its signature entrance towers still stand on The Phoenician grounds today, harkening to an uncomplicated time of gracious hospitality.
Inspired by its pristine location and ready source of high-powered clientele, cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden opened her world-renowned Maine Chance Spa in 1946 on the very spot where The Canyon Suites now nestle. Maine Chance pampered and preened over movie stars, royalty and society’s who’s who.
The Maine Chance and Jokake Inn are evocative of a gone-by era. In the spirit of their tradition, and from the ashes of their remembered glory, now rises a dramatic new classic. An oasis of glamour and grandeur. An enchanting resort within a resort. A rare, unrivalled, sun-drenched destination. The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician.