Perfect spot for out-of-town guests.
Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner.
Along with the inevitable reappearance of decorative Santas and Menorahs, Christmas trees and toys-a-plenty, chances are good at least one relative will appear at the door, ready for some Yuletide cheer.
While readying the guest room and entertaining Aunt Sally and Uncle Bob at your home is always an option, you could also start a new holiday tradition this year by encouraging your guests to stay at the newly renovated Scottsdale Plaza Resort.
“The Scottsdale Plaza Resort first opened nearly four decades ago,” says Sheryl Bettencourt, director of Marketing. The resort, which sits on 40 lovely landscaped acres in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, features 404 guest rooms, including 180 elegant suites.
In addition to being the only independently owned and operated resort in the Valley, Bettencourt says some of the employees have worked there almost since the beginning.
“Because of this we have so many long-standing relationships with returning guests, and we go out of our way to treat everyone like one of the family,” she says.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is an ideal place for holiday guests to stay, Bettencourt says, because the resort’s five categories of room styles means there is something for every family.
This is especially true for the resort’s Suites—the Patio, Bi-Level and Villas all have wet bars, in-room refrigerators and separate living rooms, she says. Many even have beehive fireplaces to help add to the ambiance of a cozy winter retreat.
“It’s a home away from home at holiday times,” she says.
The recently-completed renovations focused on the standard category of rooms, Bettencourt says. They included replacing bathtubs with glass walled showers, and putting in new flooring by Heritage Interiors throughout the vanity and shower areas.
The rooms now feature new lighting, and the closet and vanity bathroom areas were both expanded to offer guests more square footage, Bettencourt says, along with updated plumbing fixtures by Kohler.
The renovation also included adding desks by Living Spaces and new accent chairs for the rooms’ seating areas, as well as framed and lighted vanity mirrors by Electric Mirrors.
The eye-catching granite on the wet bars and vanities is from Arizona Tile, Bettencourt says, and the brushed nickel hardware in the rooms was made by Ferguson.
To add to the usable space of the rooms, televisions are now mounted on the walls, and the standard category rooms now feature in-room refrigerators.
If guests are not part of the holiday game plan, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is a great choice for Valley families who want to take a “staycation” during the hustle and bustle of the season.
Instead of rushing back home after a long day of holiday shopping, local families can book a room at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort and enjoy relaxing together.
Kids will be sure to get a kick out of the Turkish cotton robes, which are included in all guest rooms and suites, and they will enjoy hanging out with mom and dad as everyone enjoys an in-room movie.
To help ring in the holiday season, Bettencourt says the resort is always extensively decorated with beautiful trees and plenty of festive décor including lights and floral arrangements that will delight both kids and adults.
“Floral Designs by Jeremiah has been creating our holiday décor for over 25 years,” she says.
The resort also offers plenty of activities for local families and their visiting relatives to enjoy. Guests can use the resort’s five outdoor heated and sparkling pools as well as enjoy some serious pampering time at the on-site salon and day spa.
For people who have enjoyed a bit too many holiday cookies and egg nog, the resort’s tennis courts, fitness center and putting green will give them the opportunity to burn off those extra calories while engaging in some good natured competition.
Once everyone is hungry again, Bettencourt says, people can head over to Remington’s for a special holiday dinner.
From its beautifully-appointed rooms, lovely views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains, and amenities galore to its welcoming staff and gorgeous holiday decorations, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort offers a welcome sanctuary from the busyness of the upcoming season.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is located at 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale. For more information, visit ScottsdalePlaza.com.