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The Scottsdale Resort & Spa Unveils Renovation Milestone

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa celebrates reaching 50 percent completion on its monumental $40-million property-wide renovation. This historic transformation showcases revitalized guest rooms and introduces three new restaurants, marking a significant milestone in the resort’s 50-year history.

Embracing its legacy as the country’s first conference resort, The Scottsdale Resort’s revitalized guest rooms blend its historic charm with a contemporary allure. Each residential-style room features rich textures, leather accents, embroidered headboards and hand-carved wood, all complemented by modern Southwest patterns. The bathrooms have a chic desert vibe, completing the fusion of modern sophistication with its signature Southwestern charm.

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A standout feature of the resort’s transformation is the conversion of The Stillman Building into a dozen two-story luxury villas complete with a private pool and golf course views. These villas are a first-of-its-kind offering on the market.

“With the property’s storied history as our guide, we’re preserving its legacy while authoring a new chapter that brings a revived lifestyle destination to Scottsdale,” says Alan Klein, regional director of operations for Driftwood Hospitality Management, in a press release. “As we reach this significant milestone in our renovation, we’re excited to welcome travelers and the community to experience the property like never before.”

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Chef Ken Arneson, executive chef for Driftwood Hospitality, is leading the culinary operation at The Scottsdale Resort. The resort will introduce Barnaby’s Café, an upscale café and wine bar focused on wellness-oriented cuisine; The Madam, a Roaring Twenties-inspired speakeasy; and La Fogata, the signature restaurant featuring Sonoran fare and Southwest flavors. Chef Arneson’s commitment to local, sustainable ingredients is evident in the resort’s partnerships with Arizona-based vendors, such as Laura’s Gourmet Granola, Sonoran Pasta Co., Cutino Sauce, Noble Bread, Blue Sky Organic Farms and more. Barnaby’s Café and The Madam will open in early December, followed by La Fogata in late December.

For more information, visit

7700 E. McCormick Pkwy.
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258

Photo credit: Jeff Zaruba

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