By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
The long-standing Western-themed event center at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel is being demolished to make way for a new 102-room guest wing (AZBEX, Feb. 24, 2015). A new facility will be erected north of the existing space.
The new private center will keep the Old West town theme that has proven popular with the hotel’s guests over the years. Architects Allen+Philp included several improvements to the new facility to maximize guest comfort while diminishing potential inconveniences.
A primary design consideration for the new event center was to minimize noise experienced by other guests. The stage and interaction areas will be constructed facing away from neighbors and residents and will feature berms, trees and taller walls than the current structure for better enclosure and containment.
Budget plans for the event center have yet to be finalized. Construction is planned to be completed by the end of September, according to Stephen Hunt of Allen+Philp.
Construction on the new residential wing began this week and is expected to be completed in April or May of 2016. Balfour Beatty serves as GC for both projects.