Wigwam (Phoenix, AZ)
What began in 1918 as a corporate gathering place for Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber executives who realized that Phoenix's West Valley was a great place to grow cotton for rubber production has morphed into one of the area's most treasured hotels. And it has come a long way since the days when guests were given a horse and room key upon check-in (though we don't deny that it would still be pretty cool). Especially following its recent $16 million renovation, which added new interior décor (including historic photos of the property and Arizona artifacts), a new pool complex with separate adult and family areas, additional al fresco dining (with an onsite garden from which executive chef Richard Hinojosa can use as his inspiration for dinner), plus spaces for congregating throughout the property's 440 acres. In addition to its 331 adobe-adorned, casita-style rooms and suites, some of Wigwam's key amenities are 54 holes of championship golf, a quartet of pools, a 26,000-square-foot Red Door Spa, and the area's only seasonal outdoor ice skating rink.