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Scottsdale, Arizona Hotels & Party Scene

Go-go dancers gyrate above the dance floor at Axis, one of the most popular nightclubs in downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. The evolving entertainment district now has more than 50 lounges and clubs. Along with Scottsdale’s burgeoning night life, the region is home to some of the nation’s finest resorts. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
Axis, which pumps house music, packs in partyers, as does its sister club, Radius, which caters to the hip-hop crowd. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
Gold-striped cabanas hug the pool at the luxurious Phoenician resort in Scottsdale. Rated Five Diamonds by AAA, the Phoenician is beautifully located at the base of Camelback Mountain. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
The mother-of-pearl inlay in the adults-only Mother Pool accentuates the tone of elegance at the Phoenician. A cabana can be rented there for $150 a day. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
The main lobby of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix invites lounging. Though water attractions are its dominant element, the Marriott also offers 36 holes of golf and Segway tours of the desert. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
Known as a hip party palace, the Mondrian in Scottsdale features some sculptural novelties. Its summer Play package includes room plus $25 daily bar credit at the pool and a 20% spa discount. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)
The Mondrian, which opened this year, is the latest incarnation of this urban hotel, once a Doubletree and a Holiday Inn. (Tom Tingle / For The Times)