PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZ. — Mountain Shadows, a $100 million boutique resort, is scheduled to debut in early 2017, it was announced this month. Set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, the property will offer a modern take on its 1950’s namesake.
The original Mountain Shadows opened in 1959. Rebuilt from the ground up by Woodbine Development and Westroc Hospitality, the new resort will feature 183 guestrooms, a presidential suite facing Camelback Mountain, full-service restaurant, two pools, high-tech fitness facility, and an 18-hole golf and lounge facility.
On the meetings and events side, the property will feature 37,500 square feet of space — 12,500 square feet indoors and 25,000 outdoors. Spaces will include fully appointed boardrooms, ballrooms, and lawns, including the 4,000-square foot Camelback Overlook event deck with built-in bar.
Anchoring the food and beverage program is Hearth ’61, led by executive chef Charles Wiley, which will offer ingredient-driven American cuisine. The restaurant will feature an open design, exhibition kitchen, sunken living room and bar area. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the spacious patio will highlight views of the desert landscape.
The Citizens Club, resort’s pool, fitness centre and juice, will feature two 75-ft. swimming pools, which will include food and drink service, cabanas and a pool bar. The fitness center will feature top-of-the-line equipment, yoga and spin classes, guided Camelback Mountain hikes and a juice bar featuring fresh-pressed organic fruits and vegetables.
Designed by Forrest Richardson, Mountain Shadows’ fully rebuilt golf course, featuring 18 par-3 holes, will be a relatively quick play. The course will also include a par-2 bonus hole dubbed The Forrest Wager, where golfers can settle bets or press the match, as well as a practice putting lawn.
Featuring outdoor seating and private event space, Rusty’s patio and lounge will offer light fare and drinks in a scenic desert locale.
PV Mercantile, the premier boutique shop at Mountain Shadows, will offer high-end fashions, local products and artisanal food and wines.