Sophistication with a Southwestern charm!
The resort is vast, with its open spaces leading to lavishly landscaped grounds brimming with life such as desert flowers and Saguaro cacti. The rooms are beautifully decorated, using calming earth tones of browns, tans, and warm greens. All of the rooms are extraordinarily spacious giving guests plenty of room to move about and to keep their suitcases out of their way.
The terrace looks out to the perfectly manicured terrain of the resort and gives you an unwavering view of the astounding mountains in the background. Couple this with a fully-stocked wet bar and you may find yourself staying in your room and never wanting to leave the silky, comfortable bed that awaits you.
If you do decide to venture out, be sure to make your way to the Well & Being Spa. They offer an assortment of massages and treatments that will leave your body feeling revitalized.
I enjoyed the signature Well & Being massage. It induced an imaginative, dreamlike state of mind where my mind drifted back and forth between my masseur’s touch and the near realm of sleep. It was beyond relaxing – it was pure serenity.
The spa is furthermore jam-packed with amenities. The rooftop has a heated pool with private cabanas and its own bar. Here you will find plenty of spa visitors relaxing in the sun with a cocktail and chatting away.
You can also make your way down to the co-ed grotto waterfall, which features a plethora of different water pressures for your enjoyment.
If you enjoy a solo spa experience then the steam and sauna rooms will be for you. Each of these rooms gives ample space for each visitor to sit down and zen out.
The wet steam room soothes with is eucalyptus fumes and is constantly refreshed every five minutes. The Swedish sauna was a bit intense for my liking. But I took one of the ice cold towels that are present right outside the sauna, for all the easily heat-inflicted individuals such as myself, and I was able to relax by placing it on my head.
Once you’ve sweated out the toxins in your body, make sure to drink a glass of the prickly pear lemonade. It’s a signature treat in each lounge area, and sweetly refreshing.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess also prides itself in providing an array of different cuisines that will tantalize guests for the duration of their stay. La Hacienda is a fine-dining Mexican restaurant with over 200 different types of tequilas for your enjoyment. After stuffing my face full of chips and salsa I enjoyed the Filet a la Parilla. It furthermore came perfectly cooked with two delicious Oaxaca cheese enchiladas underneath.
The main highlight of this restaurant is the dramatic display that awaits guests when they order Mexican hot chocolate. These enticing concoctions come in different flavors all featuring chocolate and some twist of Kahlúa, tequila, and/or whiskey.
The server comes with a drinks trolley full of bowls of cinnamon and sugar. He wistfully powders the glasses full of these sugary essences before lighting them up to a magnificent display of fire. Pair with scrumptious churros with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces and you have perfectly-paired desserts that will leave you in heaven.
This luxurious lodging comes full with state-of-art meeting facilities so that you can even work in between all the play. Also, the hotel boasts a TPC Stadium golf course, multiple large pools with one even featuring a man-made beach. What’s more, there are numerous shops and fitness centers. No matter what season you come to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess you will find yourself catered to with all the grace and diligence that this regal resort has to offer.
Photos courtesy of The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.