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The Scottsdale Resort & Spa Completes $40 Million Renovation


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Scottsdale, Ariz.– As one of the largest renovations to be completed in the Phoenix-metro area this year, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection Resort by Hilton emerges as a full-service luxury retreat, captivating both global travelers and Valley locals, with the completion of a $40 million renovation encompassing all guestrooms and public spaces, including Luna Spa and the introduction of four new distinct dining destinations.

Marking the largest renovation in the property’s 50-year history, The Scottsdale Resort’s new residential-style guestrooms take inspiration from the property’s historic charm by intertwining legacy with contemporary allure for a fusion of modern sophistication and signature Southwestern appeal. With room rates starting from $232 per night, every guest room boasts rich textures with leather accents, intricately embroidered headboards and hand-carved wood – all complemented with pops of modern Southwestern patterns. 

A notable standout of the resort’s transformation is the conversion of an existing building into The Stillman Villas, an enclave comprised of 12 two-story villas that offer high-end finishes, upgraded and enhanced amenities, expansive golf course views and a private pool exclusive to Stillman guests. Starting from $1,300 per night, these villas accommodate up to 14 guests and are ideal for parties, family gatherings and groups seeking the pinnacle of the resort’s offering. 

“With our redesign now complete, we’re thrilled to unveil an array of new outlets and rejuvenated experiences,” said Alan Klein, regional director of operations for Driftwood Hospitality Management. “The approach is not just about the impressive physical transformation but also creating a space where everyone feels at home and can make memories that last a lifetime. From upgraded dining options to recreational activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’re excited to welcome back familiar faces and introduce newcomers to the enhanced offerings.”

With all aspects of the resort’s renovation now on full display, resort guests will discover a range of exciting dining experiences featuring elevated Sonoran cuisine with global influences, a health-focused café, a hidden speakeasy and a family-friendly lounge with interactive games. The expansive fitness center and Luna Spa are equally impressive, which provide rejuvenation and serenity for the body, mind, and spirit. 

Culinary Experiences
Renowned Valley Chef Ken Arneson, who serves as the area executive chef for Driftwood Hospitality, leads The Scottdale Resort’s culinary evolution into a destination for all. 

La Fogata Kitchen and Bar: Situated against the backdrop of panoramic vistas of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain, La Fogata invites guests to delve into modern Sonoran cuisine married with a fusion of global influences. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, La Fogata’s menu is meticulously crafted utilizing locally sourced ingredients, including guajillo chiles, white beans, meats and seasonal produce, ensuring an authentic exploration of the region’s rich flavors.

The Madam: Step into the allure of a bygone era at The Madam, a speakeasy reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties and the prohibition era. The Madam invites guests on a clandestine journey where classic cocktails meet modern creations. Upon check-in, guests receive a secret password, ensuring an exclusive entry into this intimate space. For non-guests, acquiring the password becomes a delightful task, requiring interaction with the attentive staff or the resort’s social media pages to find out where The Madam keeps a watchful eye. 

The Social Boardroom: Adjacent to The Madam, The Social Boardroom awaits, offering a casual and welcoming lounge-style atmosphere for all ages. This space invites guests to unwind with various entertainment options, including pool, shuffleboard, board games and a golf simulator. Bartenders and servers stand ready to serve an array of cocktails and casual small bites, including sliders, naked wings with dipping sauces, nachos and more. 

Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar: The day unfolds seamlessly from sunrise to sunset at Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar with its curated collection of grab-and-go options. The morning hours welcome guests with a coffee bar and a selection of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches featuring meats from the in-house butcher, vegan items and a variety of teas, espressos and coffee blends. Throughout the day, Barnaby’s effortlessly transitions into a fast-casual lunch spot with paninis and salads tailored to midday cravings. As the sun begins to retire for the evening, Barnaby’s Wine Bar comes alive, featuring Arizona and regional wines to be enjoyed within the café or out in the Spanish-style courtyard. 

Wellness & Fitness
From hot stone massages to aromatic body treatments, a premier wellness experience awaits. 

Luna Spa: Spa guests will find where tranquility meets rejuvenation in the heart of the serene Scottsdale desert. Dedicated to cultivating balance and relaxation, the 3,200-square-foot spa features nine indoor treatment rooms, a Zen meditation garden, a sauna, a steam room, a co-ed tranquil room and a refreshing cold plunge. 

Fitness: The resort is complete with a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring Life Fitness cardio machines, Peloton bikes, Therabody Muscle Relief, free weights and weight machines. Guests will also enjoy access to well-equipped locker rooms, showers and secure lockers. 

Meetings & Events
When The Scottsdale Resort originally opened in 1976, it was the country’s first conference resort. Today, that legacy lives on with the refresh of 18 versatile meeting venues with 45,000 square feet of flexible interior space and an additional 40,000 square feet across its picturesque outdoor areas. Whether organizing an intimate retreat or a large-scale conference, the sprawling resort offers ample space for guests to convene, brainstorm and celebrate, from banquet halls to poolside areas.

To learn more about The Scottsdale Resort & Spa or to book a stay, visit or call 480-991-9000.

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa
The Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a captivating Spanish-style resort situated within McCormick Ranch, one of Scottsdale’s most sought-after communities. Recently completed is a massive, multimillion-dollar renovation, the largest in the resort’s 50-year history, that touches all aspects of the property. With a history tracing back to 1976 as the country’s first conference resort, The Scottsdale Resort & Spa boasts 278 spacious guest rooms and suites, where its legacy intertwines with contemporary allure for a fusion of modern sophistication and signature Southwestern charm. Guests savor the art of relaxation by one of the resort’s two distinctive pools, surrender to pampering at Luna Spa, workout in the newly expanded fitness center and get in a round at either of the two championship 18-hole golf courses at McCormick Ranch Golf Club or the resort’s on-site golf simulator. Culinary experiences await under the direction of Area Executive Chef Ken Arneson at La Fogata, the resort’s signature restaurant; Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar, an inviting quick-serve café in the heart of the property; The Madam, a hidden speakeasy harkening the Roaring Twenties; The Social Boardroom, a casual entertainment lounge and Twisted Vine, the leisure pool bar and grill. Located just 10 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale and the city’s vibrant entertainment, shopping and dining district, the best of the area is within close reach. Under the guidance of owners Driftwood Capital, and management of Driftwood Hospitality Management, the AAA Four Diamond resort joined Curio Collection by Hilton, a global set of remarkable upscale hotels hand-picked for their unique character and personality. To learn more or to book a stay, visit or call 480-991-9000.

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