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Best. Summer. Ever. #AtThePrincess

Ice cream cones and cannonballs, colorful sunglasses and ice-cold lemonade, sing-a-long songs, the unmistakable smell of suntan lotion, sandcastles and spending time with family: what is that one thing that instantly reminds you of summer?

Make this the Best. Summer. Ever. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Join us for signature experiences including swimming with mermaids, quality family play time at Trailblazer’s Recreation Center, H2/Glow parties, Dive-in movies, fishing derbies, fireworks every Saturday night and so much more.

Capture the spirit of summer on social media with larger-than-life art installations, and tour the picturesque property with our Instagram Concierge to discover the perfect shot. This summer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess serves as the perfect backdrop for friends and families to make memories to last a lifetime.

With Arizona’s only white sand beach, six sparkling pools and two rip-roaring waterslides, luxurious guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, a world-class spa and championship golf…why staycation anywhere else? We’ll be expecting you at Arizona’s original endless summer staycation destination!

Best. Summer. Ever. Activities

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Best. Summer. Ever. #AtThePrincess

Ice cream cones and cannonballs, colorful sunglasses and ice-cold lemonade, sing-a-long songs, the unmistakable smell of suntan lotion, sandcastles and spending time with family: what is that one thing that instantly reminds you of summer?

Make this the Best. Summer. Ever. at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Join us for signature experiences including swimming with mermaids, quality family play time at Trailblazer’s Recreation Center, H2/Glow parties, Dive-in movies, fishing derbies, fireworks every Saturday night and so much more.

Capture the spirit of summer on social media with larger-than-life art installations, and tour the picturesque property with our Instagram Concierge to discover the perfect shot. This summer, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess serves as the perfect backdrop for friends and families to make memories to last a lifetime.

With Arizona’s only white sand beach, six sparkling pools and two rip-roaring waterslides, luxurious guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, a world-class spa and championship golf…why staycation anywhere else? We’ll be expecting you at Arizona’s original endless summer staycation destination!

Best. Summer. Ever. Activities

  • We Did It For The Gram at Fairmont Scottsdale

    We Did It For The 'Gram

    Capture the spirit of summer with larger-than-life, playful iconic summer art installations, juxtaposed against the iconic beauty of the resort. Tour our picturesque property with our Instagram Concierge, who will provide all the tips, tricks and know-how to capture your family’s favorite photo-worthy moments.

    Instagram Concierge

    Some trips are so special, they deserve more than selfie sticks. This is one of them. Take home the greatest souvenir—a resort photo with the entire family in it!

    Get to know our Instagram Concierge, and join them for a session where you’ll learn all about the best photo spots on property—from the most recognizable Sonoran Desert must-haves to the secret gems you can only experience #AtThePrincess—the most photogenic filters for our Scottsdale sunshine, handpicked photography app recommendations and more. Take away our curated Instagram tip sheet, and begin capturing your best summer ever!

    Top Instagrammable Spots on Property

    A place to be both online and off, these highly ‘instagrammable’ spots on property will have your social media feed thanking you.

    We’ve created six unique summer backdrops exclusively for our summer guests:

    1. ‘Best. Summer. Ever.’ mural in Princess Plaza
    2. ‘I Scream for Ice Cream!’ Popsicles at Sonoran Landing Entrance
    3. ‘Catch of the Day’ Fish at the Lagoon
    4. ‘Summertime & Sunshine' Lemonade Stand at Princess Falls
    5. ‘Hello Summer’ Giant Adirondack Chair at Cactus Garden
    6. 'Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.' Giant Beach Ball at Sunset Beach

     

    The Princess is also known for its natural beauty, with photo ops around every corner:

    1. Watch the magnificent sun set at The Plaza Bar
    2. At Well & Being’s rooftop pool, with beautiful views of the majestic McDowell Mountains
    3. On the edges of Sunset Beach, where you can become a mermaid with artistic drawings in the sand
    4. Toro’s vibrant mosaic fireplace wall, with views overlooking TPC Scottsdale's iconic greens
    5. The blooming Sonoran Desert's most beautiful gems, displayed in our Cactus Garden

     

    Capture The Moment: Family Photo Sessions

    Starting June 1, schedule a professional photography session with one of the resort's preferred photographers, Studio M, to capture your summer vacation with family, friends or loved ones. Make those special moments last with a portfolio of beautiful, expressive photos perfect for sharing and remembering. Advance reservations required through the resort's concierge, available exclusively for guests of the resort.

  • Family enjoying a game of pool

    Trailblazers Recreation Center

    Family time is our favorite time. This summer, Trailblazer's Recreation Center is open as a gathering spot for families to unplug and reconnect with one another. Bring the whole crew to experience our new BEAM interactive floor playground, 3D virtual adventure simulator rides, video & arcade games as well as ping-pong, foosball, shuffle board, air hockey, sports, pool table, arts & crafts and more. Don’t forget to say hello to our favorite friend, Bobcat Billy!

    Trailblazers Family Adventure Center

  • Spectators swim and enjoy a dive-in movie

    Dive-In Movies

    Enjoy family-favorite movies on our inflatable screen while floating in the pool at Sunset Beach and enjoy cart-side bites.

    Dive-In Movies Schedule

  • Little Girl Learning to Be a Mermaid

    Mermaid University

    Become a certified mermaid! Our resident mermaid, Moon, hosts 90-minute experiences at Sunset Beach that include your very own Monofin Mermaid Tail, goggles, signed “The Treasure of Friendship” book, Mermaid University diploma with chosen mermaid name and tail tutorial. *Available to resort guests only. Children must know how to swim and be accompanied by an adult. Cancellations non-refundable.

    $99 per child ages 7-16
    Call 480.585.2694 for reservations.

  • Techno-Glo Pool Party at the Princess

    H2/Glow Pool Parties

    After dark, the night comes alive on our two 200-foot water slides at Sonoran Splash pool with lasers, fog, colorful strobe lights, LED hula hoops and techno beats by DJ Splash!

  • Family fishes along the banks of a pond

    Ranger Rick Nature Walks, Fishing Derbies & Hawk Talk

    Saturday - Sunday

    Fishing Derbies | 8 am - 10 am

    Hawk Talk | 10 - 10:30 am

    Nature Walks | 10:30 - 11 am

    Join the expert handlers of Sonoran Desert Falconry for their Hawk Talk and learn more about our resident hawks and falcons. Then discover the surrounding wildlife on a complimentary resort tour led by nature enthusiast, Ranger Rick.

  • Kids enjoying some bubble gum pink cotton candy

    Poolside Fairmont Fun Team

    Join the Fairmont Fun Team at Sonoran Splash pool for high-energy, family friendly poolside games, trivia and music with fun prizes!

  • Fireworks light up the sky at the Scottsdale Princess

    Fireworks!

    Every Saturday night at 9:15 pm
    Celebrate summer with us with fireworks all summer long! Best places to watch: Sunset Beach, Princess Pool and Overlook or Lagoon Lawn.

  • Toro Weekend Brunch

    Saturday - Sunday | 10 am - 2:30 pm

    Enjoy a live DJ and new small plate brunch menu featuring churro French toast, huevos rancheros, sushi rolls and more at Toro.

    Toro Weekend Brunch

    • Couple swimming at the pool

      BOOK NOW! Best. Summer. Ever. Package

      Enjoy a $50 daily resort credit, a complimentary session with our Instagram Concierge and more when you book our Best. Summer. Ever. package.

      See above to learn more about our new Instagram Concierge!

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    • Slip into tranquility at Well & Being Spa

      BOOK NOW! Live It Well 3-Day Spa Package

      Daily breakfast for two and spa treatments at Well & Being are calling for you to make it a long summer weekend.

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  • Couple relaxes with a glass of wine for Sundown Saturday

    Sundown Saturdays

    Enjoy entertainment by a live DJ, try select cocktail samplings for two or savor a hand-rolled cigar every Saturday from 6 – 9 pm March 3 – September 1 during Sundown Saturdays at The Plaza Bar. And don’t forget to visit our adult-only pool, Sonoran Landing!

  • Take a dip in our rooftop adults-only pool at Well & Being Spa

    Escape to Well & Being Spa

    Discover the 44,000 sq. ft. sanctuary of Well & Being Spa. Spa-hhh the summer away with new seasonal treatments, including the Prickly Pear Summer Quench Massage and the Coconut Cooler Pedicure. Guests receiving treatments or who have purchased a daily membership have access to the Spa facilities for the day, including the following amenities: rooftop adults-only pool, wet steam room, Swiss shower, eucalyptus inhalation room, Swedish dry sauna, hot therapeutic whirlpool, cold plunge pool, co-ed grotto waterfall, fitness center and classes.

    BOOK AN EXPERIENCE

  • View of our Champions golf course and resort

    Play like a Pro at TPC Scottsdale

    Enjoy “One of America’s Best Courses,” according to Golfweek Magazine, at incredible summer rates at TPC Scottsdale, featuring sweeping views of the majestic McDowell Mountains, two championship courses and 36 holes of inspiring golf and upscale amenities that let everyday golfers experience an authentic PGA Tour day on the links. And with more than 200 courses nearby, the hole-in-one potential is limitless!

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  • Woman relaxing by the pool with large sunhat and poolside attire

    Shop for the Latest Trends

    Shop away this summer! Our resort boutiques include Maverick for men, Anna J for women, Reflections for poolside attire, Provisions for gifts & necessities, and Well & Being Community Market for fitness, beauty and wellness.

    Our Resort Boutiques

  • Watch the sunset over a delicious sushi plate and wine

    Dinner & Fireworks

    Enjoy time spent at “Arizona’s Best Dining Resort.” Saturday nights throughout summer are a terrific time to have dinner at any of our resort restaurants and then catch a fireworks show that lights up the sky at 9:15 pm!

  • Fairmont Gold Premium View King

    Fairmont Gold Accommodations

    Fairmont Gold is a spectacular option for guests looking to upgrade their summer experience and be truly pampered with personalized service like never before!

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    • Family enjoying the Scottsdale Princess splash pad

      Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off

      Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28

      The beach is calling...all the way from Scottsdale. Kick-off summer with a visit to the Princess for sand, sun and good times at Sunset Beach, our sixth and largest pool complete with a white sand beach and splash pad. Enjoy family friendly activities all Memorial Day weekend. It's time to make some new summertime memories!

      Memorial Day Schedule

    • Kids smiling with their America Flags during Freedom Fest

      Fourth of July Freedom Fest

      Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 4

      Join us for our Eighth Annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest—extended to SIX days of celebration this year! Enjoy a patriotic party only the Princess can put on with concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes, a vintage air show and poolside fun!

      Schedule of Events

    • Adults toasting with cocktails poolside

      Labor Day Dreamcation

      Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3

      Say 'bon voyage' to summer and sail away with us as the S.S. Princess cruises to the islands of Hawaii for a weekend full of fun in the island sun! With a full Luau Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy frozen tropical treats and island activities such as limbo dancing and lei making.

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