The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a distinctive AAA Five Diamond Southwest resort in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, is announcing its next phase of expansion.
This award-winning resort currently features 648 guest rooms, and in the summer of 2016, will open an additional 102 new guest rooms for a total of 750. This expansion includes three luxury suites, a new pool, Great Lawn and new Western town event venue. The project, which breaks ground in June 2015 on the west side of the property, will be constructed where the tennis courts are presently. Working on the project are the resort’s original architects, Allen + Philp, along with contractor Balfour Beatty and designers, Whitespace Interiors.
The new guest room design will be consistent with the resort’s contemporary, Southwest décor reflecting its Sonoran Desert location. All rooms will feature patios or balconies with louvered sliding doors to encourage guests to enjoy the Scottsdale indoor/outdoor living experience.
An exciting element of the resort’s expansion is the addition of a new feature pool, Sunset Beach, which will be the largest of the six pools at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The new 6,900 square-foot pool will be entirely zero-edge entry with an expansive white sand beach, a swim-up bar and splash pad water experience. The new pool is designed to be a playful, new venue for group events while providing a fun setting for leisure guests to enjoy Scottsdale’s year round sunny climate in comfort.
“I have a vision of guests checking-in at the resort…then kicking off their shoes, rolling up their pant legs and wading in from the sand beach with beverage in hand. The only thing we didn’t have that may be on your travel checklist was a beach…now you can check that off too,” said Jack Miller, general manager at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.