It’s Official: From Tennis Courts to Luxury Guest Rooms

By this time next summer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel will have expanded by 102 new guest rooms. The announcement was made official this week by the owners of the hotel, Strategic Hotels & Resorts.

By this time next summer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel will have 102 new guest rooms. Strategic Hotels & Resorts, the property’s owner, provided details of the schedule this week.

Developed in 1987, the 649-room Fairmont Scottsdale Princess was acquired by Strategic Hotels in 2006. Under the company’s owmership, the hotel completed a five-year, $60 million capital improvement plan, which included the renovation of 530 guestrooms, new décor, new dining and nightlife opportunities, and a $20 million convention center.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Room

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Room

Strategic Hotels will break ground this month on the expansion, which will take shape on the current location of the hotel’s tennis courts. Besides the new guest rooms, the project will add , three luxury suites; a new 6,900-square-foot, zero-edge entry pool; a replica of an 1880s Western town that will include saloons, stages, a blacksmith shop and a jail; and a 35,000-square-foot landscaped lawn for outdoor events.

Completion is expected by May 2016.