By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
A general contractor has yet to be hired to add 102 guest rooms in a new wing on the west side of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort, 7575 E. Princess Drive.
Allen + Philp Architects is the Architect. There resort is currently comprised of 650 units. After the expansion there will be 119 casitas, 69 gold villas, 461 guest rooms and 102 new guest rooms. Forty-three additional rooms are being considered for a future expansion, for an ultimate total of 794. One hundred and two parking spaces will be added as well.
The civil engineer is Wood/Patel & Associates, the landscape architect is Neill + Young Associates and the general contractor has not been finalized. The volume of the project has not been finalized as budgets are still being worked on.
The project could break ground as early as May once the city gives final approval; the project is currently in Design Review Board and zoning amendment review. Target date for completion of the current project is 11 months after ground-breaking.
The project’s architectural character for new construction will maintain the current hotel style and color. Materials include the use of stucco walls, tile roofing, shaded patios and balconies, exposed wood and concrete columns.
The signature lanterns at the ends of buildings will be maintained and carried out in the new stair construction. The use of double-loaded corridors will maintain views of the McDowell mountain range to the east.