New at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: Super luxe villas open


A longtime favorite resort in metro Phoenix has started hosting guests in high-end new accommodations that aim to provide a more personalized experience.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess just debuted its Privado Villas on a soft opening basis, ahead of a grand opening planned for January 2023.

About 53 of the 119 rooms are ready, remodeled from the resort’s former Casitas. Renovation of the remaining rooms, plus the Casa Grande building housing the private check-in area, is ongoing. 

Hotel staff initially anticipated all the villas being ready by this time, but supply chain issues and the summer monsoon caused delays.

Guests at the “hotel within a hotel,” as staff describe it, are anticipated to be executives, celebrities, professional athletes and other affluent travelers, said Amanda Estock, general manager of the villas.