Think ’50s Rat Pack elegance and mid-century style in Palm Springs–but plunked down in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona–and you’ll understand the attraction of retro luxe Hotel Valley Ho.
Built as an iconic modernist building in 1956, The Hotel Valley Ho was Arizona’s “Hollywood hideaway” until the early 70s and hosted such luminaries as Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The hotel lost its original charm when it was turned into a Ramada in 1973. But in 2002, The Hotel Valley Ho was bought by local company, Westroc Hospitality, which rejuvenated the property to its former splendor by 2005.
The complete renovation was so well done that author and architect Alan Hess described the new Hotel Valley Ho as “one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the country.” The hotel’s transformation included three new additions: ZuZu restaurant, VH Spa and the hotel’s OH Pool.
Speaking of pools, The Hotel Valley Ho’s original rectangular pool–now called the OHasis pool–is the hotel’s more peaceful water retreat. The new OH Pool is where guests can find exciting pool action, including food and drink delivery and cabanas and daybeds for rent.
A Global Lifestyle’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Aniesia Williams recently visited this historic hotel. “The exterior has a hip vibe that doesn’t try hard to be hip,” says Williams, who is a global luxury travel expert.
The interior décor, she says, “takes you back to Old Hollywood pool parties with whimsical shapes and colorful accents.”
The guest rooms at the Hotel Valley Ho give a nod to the 50s theme but are thoroughly modern, too. “The rooms were very retro, but technologically updated and spacious,” explains Williams. “We enjoyed adjoining rooms with a killer view.”
And when it comes to the hotel’s other features, Williams says Hotel Valley Ho is “cute” and “boutiq-ish” with “amazing food” and “top notch service.”
Ready to bring the luxury, comfort and style of Hollywood and Palm Springs to your trip to Scottsdale? Consider Hotel Valley Ho for a chic retro retreat.