Photo courtesy of The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
The relatively youthful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, with its fountained plazas and Mexican colonial–style architecture spread over 65 acres in North Scottsdale, doesn’t have the history some of its neighboring resorts do, as it opened in 1987. But when people dream of vacationing in the sun, whether to drive a ball down a fairway, stretch beside a pool, or give themselves over to the indulgences of a spa, this is the kind of place they often have in mind. It’s big and it’s busy, and there is always something for everybody to do. Which is one of the reasons it's popular for family events such as reunions, school holidays, and weddings. Some rooms, especially the casitas, are located further away from the main building—about a five to ten-minute walk. Or, a call to the concierge will have a golf cart on the way.