A Luxurious Revival: Grand Reopening at Scottsdale Resort

In the heart of Arizona’s sunlit desert, the Scottsdale Resort & Spa celebrated a significant milestone on May 2nd with its grand reopening. This event showcased a $40 million renovation project that has impressively transformed the resort into a modern yet classically appealing luxury retreat. As we walked through the freshly renovated spaces, the air buzzed with excitement, the allure of new beginnings, and the promise of serene luxury that only the Scottsdale Resort & Spa can offer.

Experience the Event: A Journey Through Luxury

Upon arrival, guests were greeted not just with smiles, but with a unique passport that led us on a captivating journey through the resort’s new facilities. It was an evening where the Scottsdale Resort & Spa didn’t just open its doors, but unfolded a map to its treasures, each stop a testament to its refined and expansive renovation.

The evening began under the open skies of the Scottsdale Resort’s courtyard, transformed into a vibrant arena of taste and elegance. The culinary offerings were nothing short of spectacular, featuring a menu that included Strawberry Bree, Ahi Tuna cones topped with caviar, and Shrimp Cocktail Shooters. These exquisite starters set the stage for an evening of indulgence. Pop-up bars dotted the landscape, offering bespoke cocktails and drinks that perfectly complemented the bites, each sip and bite a testament to the resort’s commitment to providing a top-tier culinary experience.

The highlight of the evening was the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a symbolic gesture that marked the new chapter for the Scottsdale Resort & Spa. With key figures and dignitaries in attendance, the ribbon-cutting served as a poignant reminder of the resort’s storied past and bright future. It was a moment of pride and joy, witnessed by guests and staff alike, all eager to see the fruits of the extensive renovations firsthand.

Explore the Renovated Spaces: A Fusion of Heritage and Modernity

Guestrooms and Public Spaces

Each of the resort’s guestrooms has been thoughtfully redesigned to fuse modern sophistication with the property’s signature Southwestern charm. The use of rich textures, leather accents, and intricately embroidered headboards against hand-carved wood details reflects a respect for the past meshed perfectly with contemporary comforts. These spaces are not just rooms; they are sanctuaries.

The Stillman Villas: Exclusive Luxury

For those seeking an even more exclusive experience, the newly introduced Stillman Villas offer a luxurious retreat. These two-story villas provide breathtaking views of the golf course, high-end finishes, and a private pool, creating an enclave for those desiring privacy and opulence.

Dining: A Culinary Revolution

Under the guidance of renowned Valley Chef Ken Arneson, the Scottsdale Resort introduces four new dining concepts, each promising a unique taste and atmosphere.

La Fogata Kitchen and Bar

La Fogata Kitchen and Bar stands as a highlight of the resort’s dining options, inviting guests to indulge in a sophisticated blend of Sonoran cuisine and global flavors. Positioned with breathtaking views of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain, La Fogata offers a scenic backdrop that complements its rich menu. The dishes here are crafted using locally sourced ingredients, such as guajillo chiles and white beans, and include a variety of meats and seasonal produce to ensure authenticity and freshness.

Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner, La Fogata is not just a place to eat; it’s a place to experience the vibrant culinary culture of the region. Whether it’s starting the day with a flavorful breakfast or enjoying a cocktail at sunset, the ambiance and menu at La Fogata promise a delightful exploration of modern gastronomy mixed with traditional elements.

The Social Boardroom

The Social Boardroom offers a welcoming, lounge-style atmosphere that invites guests of all ages to unwind and socialize. Equipped with pool tables, shuffleboards, board games, and a golf simulator, this space is perfect for guests looking for a relaxed environment to enjoy with friends or family. The menu features an array of cocktails and casual bites like sliders, wings, and nachos, making it a versatile spot for both leisure and dining. Located along the bookcase will be the entrance into another world.

The Madam Speakeasy

Hidden within the depths of the Scottsdale Resort & Spa, The Madam Speakeasy offers an exclusive escape into the world of the Roaring Twenties. Access to this intimate bar is granted only to those who whisper the secret password, known only to insiders and those adventurous enough to seek it out. The atmosphere is one of mystery and luxury, with dark, rich interiors and plush seating that transports guests to a bygone era of clandestine rendezvous and prohibition-era cocktails.

The drink menu at The Madam is as secretive as its location, featuring a mix of classic cocktails and modern twists created by expert mixologists. This speakeasy is not just about enjoying a drink; it’s about being part of an exclusive experience, making it a must-visit for both guests of the resort and nightlife enthusiasts. Let us tell you that their twist on the Old Fashion puts on quite a show.

Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar

Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar transitions seamlessly from a lively morning spot to a relaxed evening retreat. During the day, the café serves as a haven for coffee lovers and breakfast seekers with its array of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and a robust selection of coffees and teas. Ingredients are carefully selected, including meats from the in-house butcher and a variety of vegan options, catering to all tastes and preferences.

As evening approaches, Barnaby’s transforms into a wine bar, offering a curated selection of Arizona and regional wines. This change in atmosphere makes Barnaby’s a versatile spot suitable for a casual lunch or a sophisticated wine tasting session, all within the cozy confines of its Spanish-style courtyard setting.

Wellness and Fitness: Rejuvenation Redefined

Luna Spa

The Luna Spa at Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a cornerstone of the resort’s wellness offerings. Following the renovations, the spa has expanded to include more treatment rooms and a range of new services aimed at promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. Covering 3,200 square feet, the spa now features nine indoor treatment rooms, a Zen meditation garden, a sauna, a steam room, and a co-ed tranquil room, complete with a refreshing cold plunge.

Guests can choose from an extensive menu of treatments, including hot stone massages, aromatic body treatments, and personalized wellness therapies. Each treatment is designed to harmonize the body and mind, providing a tranquil retreat from the stresses of daily life. The spa’s commitment to cultivating balance and relaxation makes it a true sanctuary in the heart of the serene Scottsdale desert.

State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

Equipped with the latest in fitness technology, the fitness center offers a comprehensive health and wellness experience, ensuring that guests can maintain their fitness routines in style.

The grand reopening of the Scottsdale Resort & Spa marks a new era of luxury in the Phoenix-metro area. With its thoughtful renovations, attention to detail, and dedication to guest experience, the resort continues to define what it means to stay in a luxury resort. It’s not just a stay; it’s an experience, an escape, and a taste of the finer things in life.

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With a double major in Marketing and Japanese from Washington State University, Nicole’s passion for fashion and media perfectly aligned her for the position as Jetset’s VP of Digital Marketing. Having extensive knowledge in both social media marketing and the high-end fashion industry has provided her with unique insight into the world of luxury fashion and the affluent lifestyle. A truly adventurous spirit with an unprecedented passion for helping others makes Nicole a valuable asset to Jetset’s digital team and to our clients. For editorial consideration please contact editor@jetsetmag(dot)com.

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