We recently returned from Scottsdale, Ariz., where we visited The Phoenician. Although the luxe Four-Star hotel is in the Sonoran Desert, lush green vegetation, soaring palm trees and colorful flowers welcome you upon arrival. The hotel also offers an oasis with nine pools spread throughout the grounds. Here’s a look at the upper level pool from a unique perspective, looking back at The Phoenician with Camelback Mountain as a backdrop. It was a great day to relax by the pool — the sun was shining, the weather was warm and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.