A sprawling Scottsdale retreat

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess sits on 65 acres on the northern expanse of Scottsdale, Arizona, where the nearby McDowell Mountains fill the horizon. The family-friendly resort, marking its 25th anniversary and nearing the end of an extensive $60 million five-year renovation, offers an abundant selection of dining, entertainment, athletic and leisure activities for all ages, and is close to shopping locations and launch points for day-trips, providing its visitors with the best of both worlds, on- and-off property.

There are five pools on the resort, featuring two 200-foot waterslides, lap lanes and plenty of open water for casual swimming. Cabanas, umbrellas and comfortable seating are poolside as are two Jacuzzis. There are five tennis courts, with group and private lessons available, a fishing pond and a 240-foot zip-line over the lagoon. The Trailblazers Family Adventure Center offers indoor air hockey, ping-pong, Nintendo Wii and more. Fishing poles, basketballs and pool toys are available, along with activities to explore the culture and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. Well & Being Spa, clothing and retail shopping are on the property as well as more than 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, plus an Old West town.

Skirting the resort’s edge is the TPC Scottsdale, featuring two 18-hole championship courses. The TPC stadium course is home to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. These dazzling courses challenge your skills against the best in the game. After a round of golf, relax at the The Grill at TPC, and watch other players putt out at the 18th green. There are four other restaurants at the resort: the vibrant La Hacienda, with its tequila bar and Mexican fare; the elegant and relaxing Bourbon Steak with a comprehensive wine selection and top choices of beef, seafood and poultry; the family-friendly Ironwood American Kitchen with its interactive kitchen, and The Plaza Bar with a menu of light bites.

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