Celebración Navideña: The Holiday Season Arrives November 28 at Omni Montelucia

Spanish-inspired Festivities include Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa Series, Holiday Hike & More

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (November 17, 2017) – This season, celebrate the holidays surrounded by the lavish splendor of a Spanish village at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

Inspired by the locales of Morocco and Andalusia, Omni Montelucia comes alive during the winter months with a series of events, celebrations and specialty dining experiences. Extend the festivities with the “Home Away From Home” package available from $269 per night, which includes 25 percent off the best available rate, a $30 daily breakfast credit per registered adult per day and a $25 voucher towards a future stay. To book, request code PKGHAB when making reservations online.

The following events are on tap for the 2017 holiday season at Omni Montelucia:

Celebración Navideña – Ninth Annual Tree Lighting
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5-8 p.m.
Cortijo Plaza, Free and open to the public
Celebrate the annual tradition of the lighting of the 20-foot Christmas tree and new this year, the unveiling of the resort’s 85 pound Moravian star piñata that will adorn Kasbah Plaza. Enjoy Spanish tapas, cookie decorating for the kids and complimentary photos with Santa. Bring your furry loved ones for specialty boutique shopping in support of the Arizona Animal Welfare, along with onsite pet adoptions.

Fireside Cocktails
Nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.
Prado, $15 each
Enjoy an evening sitting beside the fire and sip on signature cocktails designed for the season, including the Brandy Ferdinand, a brandy Alexander with a Spanish twist made with Torres brandy, saffron-infused cream and white creme de cacao; Rioja Toddy, featuring Makers Mark bourbon, lemon, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg simple syrup; Spanish Coffee, featuring fresh pressed coffee blended with Tia Maria, Grand Marnier and garnished with coco powder; and The Mbar, featuring Templeton rye, Antica vermouth and Angostura bitters.

Merry Montelucia Ho Ho Ho Hike
Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8 a.m.
Joya Spa, $25 per person
Come one, come all to the merriest hike of them all! Don't be a Grinch, throw on your best holiday inspired costume for the hike as the "most spirited" hiker will win a 50–minute massage at Joya Spa. Led by Santa himself, this hike is the perfect opportunity to get on the nice list! For reservations, call (480) 627-3015.

Yappy Hour Howl’day Party
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Crave Café, $15 per guest
Dress your pooch in their holiday best because Santa will be at Yappy Hour for photo opportunities. The most festive dressed will win a special box filled with Harry Barker treats, toys and picture frames. Mom or Dad of the winning pet will receive a complimentary bottle of Montelucia wine. Each guest will also receive a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturdays in December (2, 9, 16 and 23), 8 to 11 a.m.
Valencia Lawn, $45 per adult and $30 per child ages 6-12 (ages 5 and under are complimentary)
Experience a Spanish Christmas feast with a full breakfast buffet loaded with delicious fruits, breads, scrambled eggs, French toast, smoked bacon and crispy hash browns. The crown jewel will be a full array of traditional Spanish holiday sweets including Pestinos, Turron, Marzipan and Polvorones. Children will be able to join Santa for cookie decorating and creating their own Moravian Star ornament before departing with Spanish candies and new holiday stories. For reservations, call (480) 627-3111.

Christmas Day Brunch
Monday, Dec. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prado, $60 per adult and $35 per child ages 6-12 (ages 5 and under are complimentary)
Celebrate the season with a traditional brunch which includes an omelet station, waffles, fresh sliced fruit and smoked salmon. Includes choice of small plate options comprised of signature tapas, New York strip steak and eggs benedict. Partake in a 19th century Spanish tradition and add a chef-inspired paella to the mix—the perfect pairing to any dish. Live music and patio seating with stunning views of Camelback Mountain complete the experience. For reservations, call (480) 627-3111.

Christmas Dinner
Monday, Dec. 25, 3 to 8:30 p.m.
Prado, $95 per adult and $35 per child ages 6-12 (5 and under are complimentary)
Select from a four-course, prix-fixe menu featuring filet mignon, seafood paella and roasted sea bass. House-made desserts include eggnog tiramisu and chocolate bomba. Festive holiday music will complement your dining experience. For reservations, call (480) 627-3111.

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 31, at 6 p.m.
Prado, $95 per person for 6 p.m. seating and $125 per person for 9 p.m. seating
Toast to the New Year at Prado with a four-course, prix-fixe menu along with live music and dancing. A special surprise awaits at midnight to ring in the New Year. After dinner, drinks available at Mbar until 2 a.m. The 9 p.m. seating includes a champagne toast per person. For reservations, call (480) 627-3111.

New Year’s Day Brunch
Monday, Jan. 1, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prado, $60 per adult and $35 per child ages 6-12 (ages 5 and under are complimentary)
Enjoy a brunch buffet complete with waffles and smoked salmon. Live action stations include omelets, filet mignon, pinchos and shrimp cazuela. Small plate options consist of signature tapas, New York strip steak and eggs benedict. Partake in a 19th century Spanish tradition and add a chef-inspired paella
to the mix—the perfect pairing to any dish. Enjoy live music and patio seating with views of Camelback Mountain. For reservations, call (480) 627-3111.

Omni Montelucia is located at 4949 E Lincoln Dr. in Scottsdale. For more information on holidays events, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/scottsdale-montelucia/things-to-do/upcoming-events/holidays.

About Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Ranked 6th on Travel + Leisure's 500 "Best U.S. Hotels List" and one of Condé Nast Traveler's "Best Spas" in 2014, Omni Scottsdale Resort is an exclusive oasis inspired by the exotic locales of Morocco and Andalusia in Southern Spain. Nestled at the base of picturesque Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the resort boasts 293 spacious guest rooms, including 38 luxury suites and two presidential suites, and award-winning culinary experiences including the critically-acclaimed Prado restaurant. Omni Scottsdale Resort’s crown jewel - Joya Spa is home to Scottsdale's only Hammam treatment spa – a rejuvenating Moroccan-inspired hot and cold bathing ritual. Located just 15 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), the resort’s meeting facilities include more than 100,000 square-feet of modern luxury banquet and event space, including 27,000 square-feet of indoor meeting space, along with eight outdoor gardens, courtyards, and lawns perfect for conventions, board meetings and weddings. A member of the Omni Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Omni Scottsdale Resort is a privately owned and debt-free legacy purchase. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit www.omnimontelucia.com or call 1-480-627-3200.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotel.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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