Changes in the Desert Wind


Notable shifts in one of the industry’s key markets, Scottsdale, Ariz., reflect how club and resort properties must respond to new trends in golf, recreation and leisure.

Mountain Shadows to be Rebuilt “From the Ground Up”

By | October 20, 2016

The original facility in Paradise Valley, Ariz., was built in 1959, and will be rebuilt as a 183-room luxury boutique hotel and resort. The $100 million resort, scheduled to debut in 2017, will feature 12,500 sq. ft. of indoor meeting and event space, 25,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space, Hearth ’61 restaurant, a par-3 golf course, two pools, fitness facility, boutique shop, guided hikes, and a yoga/cycle center.

Mountain Shadows Aims for February 14 Opening

By | September 21, 2016

The 183-room resort in Paradise Valley, Ariz., will feature an 18-hole golf course, Hearth ’61 restaurant, Rusty’s patio and lounge, two 75-foot swimming pools with cabanas, and a pool bar. The opening will bring an end to more than a decade of uncertainty over the property, which was the site of the former Marriott Mountain Shadows that closed in 2004.