SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a AAA Five Diamond Southwest resort, has announced its next phase of expansion that will occur by summer of 2016. Currently with 648 guest rooms, the Princess 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, 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 decor 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.
In addition, the Princess’ 1880s Western town is being relocated and expanded with new facilities for private events that can accommodate large groups. Re-named Copper Canyon, the town will have saloons, a stage, dance floor, blacksmith shop, jail and other facades giving the spirit of the Old West.
The expansion includes a new group venue, the Great Lawn, a large, landscaped grass lawn offering 35,000 square feet of space for outdoor dining events, receptions, team building experiences and creative break-out sessions.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess expansion will be completed by May 2016, with guest rooms being bookable by July 1, 2016. Guests and groups in the resort during the build-out are not expected to be impacted, as work is located on the west side of the resort, not adjacent to current guest rooms, lobby, meeting space or outlets.
Recent renovations underscore the resort’s owners’, Strategic Hotels and Resorts, commitment to the continual evolution of the 27-year-old Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, keeping the property vibrant with contemporary enhancements which complement the resort’s iconic status.