Arizona's Princess in The Desert
Establishment: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel
Published: October 25, 2010
Photos By: Robin Roth
Story By: Robin Roth
Editor: Mark Lewis


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Story by: Robin Roth

Photos courtesy of The Fairmount Scottsdale Princess

Photos 2,7,8,11, and 12 by: Robin Roth

Fairmont Scottsdale

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a AAA Five Diamond desert oasis in Arizona. It has become part of the precious environment that surrounds it. The natural sun washed stone and vibrant green woods meet the blue sky and its glorious purple mountains. This is an exceptionally beautiful resort.

I was greeted by name as soon as I drove up to the Fairmont's entrance. The entire staff was warm, thoughtful, helpful and wanted to please me in every possible way...  The hotel as well as the grounds, the spa, the pool areas  and the golf courses were all nothing short of spectacular. This resort is not only gorgeous but a real hotel find. The Unparalleled Hospitality of the entire staff at the resort was stellar and reason enough to want to return.


The hotel offers 649 lovely appointed guest rooms, including two Presidential Suites, 69 Fairmont Gold Rooms including the 3,700 square-foot private residence, Casa Dorada, and 119 Casitas. All of the rooms throughout the resort are luxurious, inviting, deluxe and have comfortable living and work areas, terraces, wet bars, refreshment centers and oversized luxury bathrooms. The authentic local decor offers a lovely blend of style and comfort, featuring the gentle undertones, earthy accents and designs of the Southwest region.

Casita Suite


This suite is nestled into an intimate cozy setting. The Casita Suites display a rich, elegant ambiance that sets off its vibrant shades of gold, sage, blue and maroon which is reminiscent of an exquisite Spanish Colonial estate. 

 Casita Suite

Cholla Suite


Cholla Suite

Center Master Suite


The large Center Master Suites are stunning and decorated with contemporary feel and conveniently located on the third or fourth floor of the main building of the resort, overlooking the South Pool. 

Center Master Suite


Presidential Suite


The magnificently opulent Presidential Suite features contemporary décor, dark hard wood flooring, modern furnishings with earthy accents, and a variety of high end amenities. The Master bedroom boasts a beautiful dark wood four-poster bed, plush bedding, dressing area with full-length mirror and additional seating.The Master bathroom is elegant and offers an oversized, granite, tub complete with Jett system, and separate water closet with a bidet.

Presidential Suite

I soon discovered the modern day world of treasures and pleasures the resort offers. With the  high-tech amenities and conference center facilities it is easy to see how  accommodating this would be for any business agenda. A wide variety of amenities are offered as well for the vacationing guests which include two TPC golf courses and five swimming pools.  

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There are also, seven tennis courts and a premier world class luxurious spa, Willow Stream – The Spa at Fairmont is ranked one of the best Spas in North America. I was  highly pampered beyond believe at this spa. They offer many fantastic and unique treatments and an amazing work out area as well. The surrounding spa grounds are breathtaking. The spa retreat will always be a happy place memory for me.

Willow Stream Spa

Willow Stream is Fairmont's signature spa brand . The goal is to create beautiful spas around the world to inspire us to live with abundant energy, tanquility and peace. It was explained to me that every Willow Stream spa has been designed to draw on the energy and essence of each destination, from the light and colors of the sea in Monaco to the Mayan secrets of at Mayakoba.

Fairmont Spa

I left serene, energized, relaxed and pampered. Healing mineral pools, relaxing lounges, high tech work out rooms, soothing outdoor gardens and specialty treatments made this spa experience a great escape from reality.

This highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort is truly an experience like no other. I enjoyed sophisticated warmth, beauty and amazing service at my every turn.


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has an exclusive guest recognition program, Fairmont President's Club, offers special and unique benefits and privileges designed for each individual travel and offers an fantastic enhanced level of service.

Do check out one of the many outstanding restaurants on the premisis:

LA HACIENDA BY RICHARD SANDOVAL: Fairmont Scottsdale's newest restaurant, La Hacienda, features a lighter, ingredient-driven approach showcasing a bold new taste, which is an upscale, sophisticated dining atmosphere for the modern day, while still holding on to the traditions of the  past.  

La Hacienda

BOURBON STEAK:  Acclaimed Chef Michael Mina's BOURBON STEAK represents the height of Scottsdale dining through contemporary American fare, with a focus on all natural, organic and hormone-free cuts of beef, poached and finished over the wood-burning grill.

Bourbon Steak

THE GRILL:  With views overlooking the 18th hole of the TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course, The Grill offers a wide array of fresh, sustainable seafood, an award-winning wine selection and specialty martinis. 

The Grill

LV BISTRO:  The resort's main dining room, LV Bistro offers guests fresh American cuisine served in a warm and casual atmosphere.

LV Bistro

STONE ROSE:  created by nightlife entrepreneurs Rande Gerber and Scott Gerber which offers  style and glamour. Cutting-edge design, fashionable clientele and signature cocktails in a contemporary setting.

Stone Rose Lounge

THE POOL BAR & SONORAN SPLASH Each of these pools have full service bars, serving your favorite poolside cocktails and entrees.

Pool Bar

Sonoran Splash

IN ROOM DINING:  If you find that you would rather "stay in," please contact In Room Dining so that we can set up a candle lit dinner on your private balcony or drop off your movie snacks!

In Room Dining

So, readers,  I highly recommend that when traveling in Scottsdale Arizona (or any of the Fairmont Hotel destinations), you spoil yourself to a incredible stay at the very special, warm, comfortable, lavish yet natural, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. I Loved every minute of this hotel experience.

I would like to extend a special thank you to the lovely Valerie Lee director of public relations for all her help in making this feature possible.


7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona
United States

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TEL: (480) 585-4848

FAX (480) 585-0091

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