This ‘60s Resort Restored Itself and the Results Are Stunning

May 24, 2018

Originally built in 1959, Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona reopened in early 2017 after being redone from the ground up. The hotel underwent a $100 million remodel to restore the property’s historic roots while also breathing new life into the mid-century design and amenities of this iconic resort.

Resort’s History

Much like The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and the Colony Palms in Palm Springs, Mountain Shadows Resort was seriously the place to be in the ‘60s. The hotel set the precedent for what was modern luxury and attracted guests from all over while still boasting a regular celebrity clientele. Icons of their time, like the Rat Pack, Liz Taylor, Bob Hope and more were frequent pool loungers, partygoers and golfers at Mountain Shadows.

Mountain Shadows Reborn

After its 2014 teardown, the Mountain Shadows rebuild resurrected its historical iconic status and married it with sleek designs that showcase the area’s natural beauty, creating a true desert oasis. The resort maximizes the views with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, and an abundance of outdoor balconies and terraces display Camelback Mountain and the serene and natural surrounding landscape.


Hearth ‘61

Named after the year Paradise Valley was established, the resort’s signature restaurant Hearth ‘61 is a gorgeous space with lots of natural lighting, steel-grey velvet chairs, marble throughout and dishes that are brimming with flavor. One of our favorite features is the patio where diners can enjoy a glass of wine and watch Camelback Mountain glow at sunset.


The Short Course at Mountain Shadows

Sitting at the base of Mummy and Camelback Mountain, the par-3 Short Course is approachable for those that don’t hit the tees weekly but is also challenging for more skilled golfers. The best part might just be the surrounding views.


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