The iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is the epitome of mid-century cool. It truly is where historic charm meets modern luxury. The resort effortlessly fuses vintage and contemporary styles. You’ll at once feel transported back in time and swept away on a chic, glamorous getaway during your stay there.
The hotel originally opened in 1956 and was designed by an architect known for his minimalist style. Celebrities like Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor flocked to this oasis in the desert, knowing the paparazzi wouldn’t follow them to Scottsdale. (Imagine staying in the same room that one of these icons stayed in decades ago!) The hotel was completely restored in 2002 and named “one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the country” by author and architect Alan Hess.
Attention to detail extends into each room, where high-end furnishings, vivid colors, and spa-like bathroom accommodations fill the spacious digs. Each room boasts separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers, as well as private patios.
When you’re ready to venture beyond your room, you can lounge in a cabana near your choice of two ultra-modern pools as you sip cocktails and listen to live music play (think Old Hollywood and Mad Men).
Work out in the high tech fitness center and indulge in spa services afterward. Drift away during a massage using blood orange aromatherapy, circulating dry brush exfoliation, and soothing warm stones, to name a few bells and whistles. And exhale…
When it’s time to explore, Downtown Scottsdale’s renowned dining, shopping, and art galleries are only a few steps away. Stroll the contemporary art district, hunt for antiques, or stop in one of the nightclubs on Craftsman Court. Choose from several award-winning golf courses or bike one of many scenic trails. Take in unparalleled views from the tops of Camelback Mountain. With so much to do in and around Hotel Valley Ho, you may end up extending your trip!
If you want an awesome dining experience without ever leaving the resort grounds, however, you’re in luck! Check out the brand new menu at ZuZu, within Hotel Valley Ho. The new executive chef Russell LaCasce completely revamped using unexpected flavor combinations that focus on showcasing their local farmers. You can now expect plates that are smaller and designed for sharing, made with ingredients that are local, seasonal, and fresh.
Summer dinner items include Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare with spicy chicharrones and avocado mousse, Heirloom Tomatoes with local feta and shallot buttermilk dressing, Burrata with pickled strawberry and toasted pistachio, and Haikado Scallop with shellfish butter and fried Meyer lemon. Is your mouth watering?! I haven’t even mention dessert!
You simply can’t visit Scottsdale without a stay at the iconic Hotel Valley Ho. You’ll regret it if you do! The resort brings to mind a bygone era while showering guests in modern luxury. It has everything you want and more.
What would you explore first during a vacation at Hotel Valley Ho? Don’t miss out on their summer specials including no resort fees.