Paradise Valley Mountain Shadows resort is moving forward

A graphic rendering of the Paradise Valley Mountain Shadows resort en route. (Submitted graphic)

A graphic rendering of the Paradise Valley Mountain Shadows resort en route. (Submitted graphic)

Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corp. are partnering to develop a new luxury resort on the former location of Paradise Valley’s iconic Mountain Shadows Resort.

With escrow now closed, construction will begin at the southwest corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive in the summer of 2015, with a projected opening in early 2017, according to a press release.

The boutique luxury resort will feature 175 modern guest rooms in two buildings, an adjacent building with 31 hotel-condominium units, a neighborhood restaurant and market, high-tech fitness facility, and the rehabilitated Mountain Shadows Golf Course featuring 18 executive-style holes, the release states.

The Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort, one of the first resorts in the area, closed in 2004, and was demolished in 2014. The new Mountain Shadows Resort will capitalize on Woodbine’s 40 years of hospitality and mixed-use-development experience, including Kierland Commons and the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa.

This strength, combined with Westroc Hospitality’s expertise in boutique resort redevelopment, including the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale and the luxurious Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, will bring the first new-build hotel property to the area in the last seven years.

“Woodbine has had its eye on this piece of property for years, knowing how much potential exists to restore Mountain Shadows to its former glory,” said Woodbine President and CEO John Scovell.

Westroc CEO and Paradise Valley resident Scott Lyon echoes that sentiment.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to blend the history of the property with a fresh, contemporary design that will complement the amazing views of Camelback Mountain with the prestigious neighborhood of Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley.”

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