SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – We know. Scottsdale summers are H-O-T. But, while temperatures climb to triple digits,

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – We know. Scottsdale summers are H-O-T. But, while temperatures climb to triple digits, resort rates dip to as much as 60 percent off, DJs heat up the pool party scene, kids splash around to their hearts’ content, and the spa deals beckon for relaxation, making Scottsdale the ultimate summer vacation spot. ItsThatHot.com is a one-stop shop for trip planning; whether that means fun for the whole family, resetting with rest and rejuvenation or letting loose as the life of the party. Read on for the desert’s hottest deals. FAMILY TIMEHyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch: Rates start at $139 at this kid-friendly resort. The 2.5-acre water playground, waterslide, sandy beach and rock-climbing wall will keep the whole family busy this summer vacation. Valid May 28 to Aug. 29. REST & RELAXATIONBoulders Resort & Spa: Rates start at $139 at this peaceful hideaway surrounded by the Sonoran Desert with endless amenities, including a world-class spa, delectable dining, 36 holes of scenic golf and outdoor adventure right outside your casita. Valid June 1 to Aug. 31. LIFE OF THE PARTYHotel Valley Ho: Located right in the heart of Old Town Scotts...

Forty-five years ago, luxury hotel living came into Bataan in the form of the Bataan Hilltop

Forty-five years ago, luxury hotel living came into Bataan in the form of the Bataan Hilltop Hotel. Located within the Bataan Export Processing Zone (established in 1969, it is the first export processing zone in the country), now the Freeport Area in Bataan (FAB), it was designed by the late National Artist for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin and was inaugurated on September 28, 1974, by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.  It operated for over a decade until it was abandoned around the time of the Edsa Revolution.  After being neglected for almost 30 years, the hotel was acquired by the LKY Property Group (part of the LKY Group of Cos. headed by COO Wilbert Lee), was redeveloped as a luxury businessman’s hotel and reopened on December 2014. Today, the four-story (two upper floors and two basement), four-star Oriental Bataan, under the guidance of General Manager Joseph R. Ong, is a member of The Oriental Hotels and Resorts, a well-recognized hotel group in the Philippines. During the redevelopment, the dated Brutalist architecture of Locsin on the exterior of this building was retained but this was complemented by very elegant, vivid and classy modern Asian Thai interior de...