Imagine a picturesque desert setting where sun-washed stone and bright green cottonwoods rise up to meet the pale-blue sky and majestic purple mountains.
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful McDowell Mountains and paying homage to Arizona’s Spanish Colonial heritage, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the gateway to everything Scottsdale has to offer. Minutes away from shopping centers and within a day’s drive from Sedona and the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale is a bustling cultural center home to the Phoenix Open, Spring Training Baseball, Arabian horse shows and more. From art walks and culinary festivals to hot air ballooning and jeep tours, guests travel from all over to vacation in style at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
The grounds at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess include a mystical landscape of lagoons, fountains, waterfalls, fire pits, date palms and other colorful desert plants, expansive green spaces, and present lush contrast to the desert surroundings. This magnificent 65-acre resort in the heart of the Sonoran desert offers world-class hospitality and is a proud recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award.
A favorite place to meet, play or simply relax, this breathtaking destination offers five award-winning restaurants and lounges, state-of-the art indoor and outdoor meeting facilities and wedding venues and all of the superb amenities you’d expect to find at a world-class resort. Enjoy the lavish Well & Being Spa at Willow Stream Spa, a modern fitness center, two championship-level TPC golf courses, five sparkling heated pools, as well as outstanding dining, entertainment and recreation for the whole family.
Kids can venture out to Trailblazers Kids Club, visit the desert tortoise habitat or swim in the Sonoran Splash Pool – a 6,000-foot complex with two 200-foot slides for the big kids and pop jets for the little ones. Families can also enjoy catch-and-release fishing in the stocked lagoons or even experience a taste of the 1800’s complete with Western gunslingers, working blacksmiths, happening bands and even tasty barbecues at Crown Coral, a fun private venue facility.
Adults looking to unwind can be pampered poolside, take in a yoga class, enjoy a massage and other lavish spa treatments, or dine in style at any of the award-winning eateries. Enjoy a cozy dinner for two at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, sample exotic potions mixed up by a certified Tequila Goddess at La Hacienda, take a romantic stroll around the waterfall oasis or even take an evening dip at the adult-only rooftop zero level pool at the spa. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess truly has something for everyone!
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
By: Kelly Taggart
Photos: Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts