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Options for Every Season at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Plan an incredible stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - no matter what time of year it is. Join us this season for your holiday travel, and enjoy seasonal events and holidays in the Arizona sunshine, with something exciting for everyone in the family.

  • Winter at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    Why not spend your winter vacation with us this year? Escape the winter blues and soak up the sunshine in Scottsdale, offering more than 330 days of this incredible natural phenomenon each year. Immerse yourself in an outstanding array of outdoor adventures, as well as world-class sporting and cultural events.

    Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
    January 24 - 31, 2016
    The official resort of the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is located just 2.5 miles from WestWorld.

    Waste Management Phoenix Open
    February 1 - 7, 2016
    Stay just steps from the famed TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course at the official resort of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

    Arabian Horse Show
    February 11-21, 2016
    Discover the 61st Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the largest of its kind in the world with over 2,400 of the finest Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, trainers and breeders competing for a chance to win more than 600 colorful classes.

    For rates or to book your stay during any of these exciting events, please call 480-585-4848.

  • Spring Break at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    Escape to warmer weather this spring! Consistently ranked among the best family resorts, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess offers something for everyone year round, with over 330 days of sparkling Arizona sunshine.

    Spring Training 2016
    Join 15 major league baseball teams who descend on Arizona for Spring Training every year. Our resort is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

    Easter Brunch & Bunnyland
    Sunday, March 27, 2016
    Celebrating spring in La Hacienda Plaza, six Fairmont Scottsdale chefs come together to create one elaborate culinary festival at the AAA Five Diamond resort. With food stations throughout the blooming courtyard, the menu highlights popular selections from Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, Ironwood American Kitchen and the new Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval. 

    Hotel guests and brunch-goers can follow the bunny trail and white picket fence to Bunnyland, an Easter playground on the resort’s Lagoon Lawn.  Activities include jumper rooms, a petting zoo, pony rides, wooden turtle races, potato sack races, jelly bean bingo, giant bubble making and entertainment from the Bunnyland stage including a magic show, the Heady Hoop Tribe professional hula hoopers and DJ Splash. The resort will also have three Easter egg hunts taking place on Canyon Lawn (near brunch at La Hacienda).

    Bunnyland and the Easter Egg hunts are both complimentary for hotel and brunch guests.  Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available complimentary at the brunch.

    Cinco de Mayo
    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Celebrating the spirit of Mexico with pride, colorful décor, flavorful food, music

    Annual Kentucky Derby Lawn Party
    Saturday, May 7, 2016
    Experience the “fastest two minutes in sports” and watch your favorite silks during the 142nd Run for the Roses on Bourbon Steak’s plasma screens both indoors and out. Southern belles and gents, wear your fanciest hats and sharpest suits to compete for prizes in our men’s and women’s Derby hat and fashion contest. #BestDerbyAZ

    Mother’s Day at the Princess
    Sunday, May 8, 2016
    Pamper Mom with five diamond fabulousness and show her just how special she is by whisking her away to the Princess for Mother’s Day. With an elaborate brunch, luxurious spa treatments and sunny relaxation, she is sure to feel like a princess.

  • Summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princes

    Whether you’re here for a weekend stay-cation or one of our holiday weekend extravaganzas, our specialty restaurants, concerts and family-friendly activities make the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess your summer celebration destination. 

    Labor Day Dreamcation 

    Say “bon voyage” to the last days of summer in sea-style with our fifth annual Labor Day Dreamcation weekend September 4 – September 7, 2015.

    For complete details, please click here.

    Summer Activities The Whole Family Will Enjoy

    View our 2015 Summer Brochure

    SPLASHRIDER X-TREME
    Experience the ride of your life with the thrilling new SplashRider X-treme every Friday from 2 to 6 pm and 8 to 10, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and 8 to 10 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Sonoran Splash pool. Experience a constant wave to boogie board or body surf on. One-time or unlimited passes available for purchase.

    THE ZIPPER
    Zip your way across the lagoon lawn every Friday from 2 to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm all summer long. Experience The Zipper - a zip line over 240 feet long and 37 feet high - this wild ride can reach up to 25 mph and is fun for the whole family. One-time or unlimited passes available for purchase.

    TECHNO GLO POOL PARTIES
    We’ve taken summer pool parties to the next level! The night comes alive every Friday and Saturday night from 8 to 10 pm at the Sonoran Splash Pool for an electrifying high-energy experience that includes: techno beats by DJ Splash, fog and colorful strobe lights, 200-foot waterslides, glow bubbles, L.E.D hula-hoopers and a whole lot of fun!

    SATURDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
    Every Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, spectacular fireworks show at 9 pm. For the best view of the show, watch from the South Pool or Princess Plaza.

    DIVE IN MOVIES
    When the sun goes down, the big-screen goes up at the South Pool. Movie-watchers can float on inner tubes and enjoy brats and tacos from the cart on deck. Movies begin at 8 pm every Friday and Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Click here to view Dive-In Movie schedule.

    WATER BALLOON BATTLES
    Launch balloons at your friends and family from our new water balloon sling shots. Join us Friday from 2 to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. $10 per battle, per person.

    DJ SPLASH & THE FUN TEAM
    Join the Fairmont Fun Team every Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at the East Pool and Sonoran Splash for complimentary family fun that includes: dancing, games for prizes and tie dye t-shirt making for $10 per person.

    FISHING DERBIES
    Join us every Saturday and Sunday morning from 8 to 10 am at the Lagoon Lawn for catch-and-release fishing derbies. See how many you can catch for just $10 per person.

    RANGER RICK NATURE WALK
    Discover the surrounding wildlife on a guided tour of the property led by resident nature enthusiast, Ranger Rick. Nature Walks begin at Ranger Rick’s Station next to the South Pool and are complimentary for the entire family to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 11:30 am.

    POOLSIDE CABANA RENTALS
    Available daily from 10 am to 5 pm at the South Pool and Sonoran Splash. Cabanas include a flat screen TV, bottled water, fruit plate and more. Pricing and availability vary. To reserve a cabana at the South Pool or Sonoran Splash, please contact reservations at 480-585-2694.
    Above Activities Exclusive to Overnight Guests Only.

    DAILY KID’S RESORT DINING PASSPORT
    Available for purchase for $35 at the Concierge desk for children ages 6-12. The daily pass includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and one ticket for a kid’s beverage at the South Pool for our Dive-In Movies on Friday and Saturday night.
    To learn more about Poolside Offerings, click here.

    DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
    Dogs and cats want to go on vacation too, so with Princess Posh Paws, pets can experience the ultimate luxury resort experience. Owner and pet stay in a room that comes complete with a “Pet in Residence” door hanger, a plush pet bed, food and water bowl, a food mat, pet toys and of course, treats. Pets (and people) are also greeted in the lobby by the resort’s official new Canine Ambassador, Bixby -- a yellow Labrador retriever.

  • All Aboard!

    As the last days of summer sail into the sunset, climb aboard the S.S. Princess and join us for our 5th Annual Dreamcation. Our voyage begins September 4–7, 2015, and features South Seas cruise ship-themed activities the whole family will enjoy:

    Day Excursions:

    • Zip-lining over the lagoons Fishing derbies with Ranger Rick
    • Watermelon eating contests
    • Underwater bingo
    • Limbo contests
    • Lei and grass skirt making
    • T-shirt tie-dying

     Night Excursions:

    • Techno Glo Pool Party after dark with music by DJ Splash
    • Glow in the dark hula hoopers
    • Dive-In Movies
    • Splash Rider X-treme
    • Polynesian Fire Dancers
    • Fireworks and more

    Romance on the High Seas:

    For those lovers looking to share a special experience this weekend, take advantage of our vow renewal ceremonies which are performed by the resort's very own Director of Guest Services (who is also an ordained minister). Couples are toasted with champagne and then whisked away on a cruise around the resort in a nautically-decorated golf cart trailing with tins cans. To make reservations for a vow renewal, please contact the Princess’ Concierge Desk at 480-585-4848, Ext. 7244.

    Sip, Savor & Sun Package:

    Labor Day Dream-cation Weekend rates start at $199 per night for the Sip, Savor & Splash package which includes a $50 daily credit for dining, spa or the Trailblazers Kids Club.  As an added bonus, guests may lounge a little longer with a complimentary late check-out of 4 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2015. (A Saturday night stay may require a two-night  minimum.)

    For more information or to book a reservation, please click here.

  • Fall at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    The summer may be over, but the fun never ends at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Enjoy a full range of exciting fall activities with us in sunny Arizona.

    Nightmare on Princess Drive
    Enjoy our annual Halloween bash at the Plaza Bar. Specialty cocktails, live music and the ever popular costume contest set the stage for a spooktacular night.

    Thanksgiving Celebrations
    Gather family and friends to give thanks and celebrate this joyous holiday at the Princess. From brunch to dinner we offer a variety of specialty dining experiences for all ages and tastes to enjoy.

    Annual Tree-Lighting at the Princess
    Join us for our annual Christmas at the Princess Tree-Lighting ceremony. Festivities include entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus, strolling carolers, spiced cider and cookies, the opening of our 6,000 square foot Desert Ice Skating Rink and the lighting of our four-story, musically animated Christmas tree with 67,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to your favorite holiday songs.