| Fashion |

"Tanning Concierge" Service Now Available at W Scottsdale (Leather Ladies Rejoice)

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

If you've always wondered what the difference is between SPF 5 and 15, which leg to bend to appear as though you really do have skinny thighs, or just when to turn onto your back after you've singed three triangles onto the front of your body, please welcome the Tanning Concierge.

The group of friendly poolside messengers were introduced this week at the W Scottsdale -- just in time for the high of 113 degrees.

Clad in W gear, the crew now delivers helpful sun-protection information that you probably won't consider and offer in-room spray tanning sessions for when you just have to have those extra three shades and a roomful of chemicals.

Sure, the Wall Street Journal called this cabana boy's gig the "Best Summer Job in NYC" and our friends at the Village Voice spotted a few around the Big Apple.

Truth is, that job is probably great in New York City; the weather's often overcast and it's probably humid as shit, but Mr. New York Tanning Concierge doesn't have to worry about providing oily goodies and ignored advice to people in the second highest spot for skin cancer in the world. 

Nah, he can still wear long white pants and pass out chemical-free without an ounce of guilt.

In the meantime, if our local guy knows anything about the sun and is spending his days poolside, he's busy hording the SPF 90, collecting phone numbers of bikini-clad leather ladies, and attempting to find a bigger hat.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Twitter and Facebook.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.