A rendering of the entrance to the new ballroom at the Palomino Conference Center.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess unveiled its new Palomino Conference Center and renovated Princess Conference Center with a grand opening on November 1.
The new $20 million, 52,331-square-foot Palomino Conference Center increases the resort’s total indoor/outdoor meeting and event space to 156,000 square feet, making it the largest meetings hotel in the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts collection worldwide.
Kollin Altomare Architects of Long Beach, Calif., designed the conference center. With a Southwest theme inspired by the spirited Spanish horses that roamed the desert, key elements are the bi-folding glass doors effectively bringing the scenic desert indoors, and larger breakout areas, which provide more move-in/move-out flexibility. The dedicated porte cochere and outside veranda feature a fountain and provide seating where participants can relax between meeting sessions. The center also features the 23,000-square-foot Palomino Ballroom.
As part of the multimillion-dollar renovation, the hotel has also modernized the 23,000-square-foot Princess Conference Center with contemporary furnishings, lighting, carpeting, and other fresh finishes.
With the addition of the new conference center, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess now offers 106,000 square feet of indoor space and 50,000 square feet of outdoor space, comprising 21 unique and authentically local outdoor venues including the Crown “P” Corral, a 26,000-square-foot 1880s Western town, as well as charming plazas and scenic pool decks.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has partnered with Trilogy Spa Holdings, to launch a new spa program at the property. Beginning in January, Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa will deliver a “medically guided and fully customized wellness experience … combining health, wellness, nutrition, integrative medicine, fitness, and advanced skin care.” Services will range from diagnostic health tests and targeted skin care treatments to acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, and traditional Eastern therapies. The program will also offer cooking classes, lectures, and fitness programs.
The 649-room Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, nestled by the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Ariz., has five pools and two championship 18-hole golf courses.