The Scottsdale, Ariz. club will add an indoor/outdoor peninsula bar, with full glass sliding walls, as well as increased casual dining space, outdoor patio dining space with additional fire pits, a private dining room and two new glass-walled wine rooms. The kitchen and fitness center will also be improved and four new pickleball courts will be added to the Tennis & Racquet Center.
The Mirabel Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. has broken ground on its 2020 Master Facilities Plan construction project—a $6 million, member-driven project to renovate and expand its Desert Lodge Clubhouse and facilities. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
The project was developed as a result of member feedback from the club’s member survey process, as well as club management’s awareness of industry and market trends. The club regularly analyzes what members want and what other private clubs in the greater Scottsdale area are providing or planning to provide to their members.
“At the core of our plan is Mirabel’s commitment to serve our members now and into the future,” said Marcie Mills, CCM, General Manager/COO of The Mirabel Club. “We believe that a premier club must always provide amenities and maintain facilities that are viewed by our members and prospective members as ‘best in class.’ Our core commitment to our members is to do just that so that they can fully enjoy their club. We are very excited about our finished project and the enjoyment that it is expected to provide to our members.”
Mirabel’s construction project will cover five major areas within the club’s operations. The clubhouse itself will see a new indoor and outdoor peninsula bar added, with full glass sliding walls and down-valley views (including the city lights of Scottsdale and Phoenix), as well as increased casual dining space, outdoor patio dining space with additional fire pits, a private dining room and two new glass-walled wine rooms.
The club’s commercial kitchen will be enlarged to handle additional dining needs, and upgraded to increase food service efficiency and capacity.
The Fitness Center will double in size (adding 2,400 sq. ft.), with dedicated areas for stretching, additional free weight equipment, Pilates and other classes. Locker rooms will be updated as part of the plan, and additional space will be available for more salon and spa services.
The front entrance to the clubhouse will be updated with refreshed landscaping, improved lighting and water features. Lastly, the Tennis & Racquet Center will be expanded to include four new Pickleball Courts, as that sport continues to grow in popularity among members and prospective members.
Locally based Phoenix/Scottsdale construction and design firms are executing on Mirabel’s project. PHX Architecture, led by architect Erik Peterson, is the project’s architecture firm. PHX specializes in commercial, boutique hospitality, restaurant, clubhouse and custom, high-end residential design.
“PHX is truly honored to be involved in the Mirabel project,” Peterson said. “We are working with one of the most gorgeous, Frank Lloyd Wright design-inspired desert lodge clubhouses, and updating and expanding it to further take advantage of some of the most dramatic views in the valley. We believe that the finished product will be truly stunning and will provide years of enjoyment to the club’s members. It is truly a special project.”
A.R. Mays, an Arizona-based construction company specializing in managing commercial projects throughout the Southwest region of the country, will act as general contractor. Vallone Design, led by Niki Saulino and Miriam Banquil, will act as the design team on the project. Greey/Pickett will lead on the landscape design efforts.
C+RB featured Mirabel as its November 2012 cover story (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/making-mirabel-a-place-of-distinction/)