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Welcome to the Revamped Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Inside the $40 Million Renovation

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa was the first conference resort in the country. In 2022, Driftwood acquired the legacy property and embarked on the largest renovation in the property’s 50-year history. The $40 million renovation makes this project one of the highest-priced projects completed in the Phoenix-metro area this year, and we're taking you inside the revamped resort. 


The Scottsdale Resort’s new residential-style guestrooms take inspiration from the property’s historic charm with pops of modern sophistication and signature Southwestern appeal. Rooms boast rich textures with leather accents, intricately embroidered headboards, and hand-carved wood.

A notable standout of the resort’s transformation is the conversion of an existing building into The Stillman Villas, an enclave comprised of 12 two-story villas that offer high-end finishes, upgraded and enhanced amenities, expansive golf course views and a private pool exclusive to Stillman guests. Starting at $1,300 per night, the villas accommodate up to 14 guests.

Culinary Experiences

Renowned Valley Chef Ken Arneson, who serves as the area executive chef for Driftwood Hospitality, leads the Resort’s diverse culinary evolution- four esteemed options. 

La Fogata Kitchen and Bar: Situated against the backdrop of panoramic vistas of the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain, La Fogata invites guests to delve into modern Sonoran cuisine married with a fusion of global influences. Open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, the menu is meticulously crafted utilizing locally sourced ingredients, including guajillo chiles, white beans, meats, and seasonal produces.

The Madam: Step into the allure of a bygone era at The Madam, a speakeasy reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties and prohibition era. The Madam invites guests on a clandestine journey where classic cocktails meet modern creations. Upon check-in, guests receive a secret password, ensuring an exclusive entry into this intimate space. For non-guests, acquiring the password becomes a delightful task- ask the staff for tips.

The Social Boardroom: Adjacent to The Madam, sits The Social Boardroom, offering a casual and welcoming lounge-style atmosphere for all ages. This space invites guests to unwind with various entertainment options, including pool, shuffleboard, board games and a golf simulator. Cocktails and casual kid-friendly bites available.

Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar: The day unfolds seamlessly from sunrise to sunset at Barnaby’s Café + Wine Bar with its curated collection of grab-and-go options. It's a hot spot for morning brew and a fast-casual lunch location for paninis and salad. At night, the bar comes alive featuring Arizona and regional wines to be enjoyed within the café or out in the Spanish-style courtyard.

Wellness & Fitness

Luna Spa: Dedicated to cultivating balance and relaxation, the 3,200-square-foot spa features nine indoor treatment rooms, a Zen meditation garden, a sauna, a steam room, a co-ed tranquil room and a refreshing cold plunge.

Fitness: The resort is complete with a 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring Life Fitness cardio machines, Peloton bikes, Therabody Muscle Relief, free weights and weight machines. Guests will also enjoy access to well-equipped locker rooms.

Meetings & Events

When The Scottsdale Resort originally opened in 1976, it was the country’s first conference resort. Today, the property flaunts 18 versatile meeting venues- big and intimate- both inside and out. 

Summer Family Fun Package

Experience the revamped resort with a hot summer deal. In addition to a room upgrade, kids under 10 eat free, and you'll get a cabana rental, $100 resort credit, a summer swag bag and complimentary welcome amenity. Available now through Labor Day, this package rate ranges $109-$449. 

  • The Madam Speakeasy
  • Fitness Center
  • Residential-Style Guestrooms
  • Suite Accommodations
  • La Fogata Kitchen and Bar
  • Suite Accommodations
  • The Social Boardroom
  • The Social Boardroom