Friday, August 28, 2015

Celebrities Spotted In Scottsdale

Scottsdale has been the desert playground of choice for celebrities since the 1950s when classic Hollywood stars like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Bing Crosby graced the corridors of Hotel Valley Ho ( with their elegant style and charm. By 1957, most of Hollywood had found its second home at the resort – and in Scottsdale – when Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood said their “I dos” at the now historic property. Hotel Valley Ho’s tennis courts also were stomping grounds for several stars and the lobby lounge was a favorite of Jimmy Durante, who would fight fits of insomnia with spontaneous concerts on the hotel piano.

Today’s celebrities are following in the footsteps of these timeless Hollywood stars, making Scottsdale their Sonoran Desert haven for rest and relaxation – far from the prying lenses of the paparazzi and congested streets of Los Angeles and New York City. Scottsdale’s amenities have grown exponentially since the days of Bing, and current VIPs are taking full advantage of the city’s stylish resorts, world-class shopping and dynamic nightlife.

Everyone’s favorite hip-hop power couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, ditched the beaches of Saint-Tropez to celebrate their honeymoon at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain ( And who could forget that star-studded week of Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015 when downtown Scottsdale hosted the likes of George Clooney, Usher and John Legend. But Scottsdale’s list of celebrity visitors certainly doesn’t end there. The following is just a sample of celebrity favorites that have stayed and played at some of Scottsdale’s finest.

 Hotel Valley Ho
311, band
Amare Stoudemire, basketball player for Miami Heat
Diane Keaton, actress, “Annie Hall,”
Hugh Jackman, actor, “Les Misérables,” “X-Men”
Ice Cube, rapper, actor
Jamie Foxx, singer and actor, “Django Unchained,” “Ray,” “The Kingdom”
Katy Perry, singer
Luke Wilson, actor, “Old School,” “Royal Tenenbaums”
Rainn Wilson, actor, “The Office”
Vampire Weekend, band
Vince Neil, singer for Mötley Crüe
Yo- Yo Ma, cellist

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Arnold Palmer, golf legend
Cindy Crawford, supermodel
Diana Ross, singing legend
Gerald Ford, former president of the United States
Jack Nicklaus, golf legend
Kevin Costner, actor, “Dances with Wolves,” “Tin Cup”
Liza Minelli, musical legend
Michael Douglas, actor, “Basic Instinct,” “A Perfect Murder”
Michael Jordan, basketball hall-of-famer
Mike Myers, actor, “Austin Powers,” “Shrek,” “Saturday Night Live”
Naomi Campbell, model
Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, “Grease”
Ray Charles, musical legend
Robin Williams, actor, “Patch Adams,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting”
Serena Williams, professional tennis player

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Bill Clinton, former President of the United States
Craig Ferguson, comedian, former “Late Late Show” host
Ice T and Coco, rapper, actor/actress, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Ice Loves Coco”
John McCain, Arizona State Senator
Karina Smirnoff, dancer, “Dancing with the Stars”
President Barack Obama
Taylor Swift, singer and songwriter
Toby Keith, country singer

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
Bobby Flay, celebrity chef
Britney Spears, singer
Drea De Matteo, actress, “Swordfish,” “The Sopranos”
Fleetwood Mac
Gene Hackman, actor “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Superman”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, rapper and singer
Lisa Loeb, singer
Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet legend
Muhammad Ali, boxing legend
Stevie Nicks, singer for Fleetwood Mac
Usher, singer
Vince Vaughn, actor, “The Break Up,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Internship”

Scottsdale Fashion Square
Angelina Jolie, actress, “Wanted,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”
Christie Brinkley, model
Jennifer Aniston, actress, “Friends,” “The Break Up,” “Horrible Bosses”
Kate Spade, fashion designer
Kelly Rowland, singer
Mario Lopez, actor, “Saved by the Bell,” “Access Hollywood’
Sarah Jessica Parker, actress, “Sex and the City”
Selena Gomez, singer and actress, “Hotel Transylvania,” “Spring Breakers”
Tim Gunn, TV personality, “Project Runway,” “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”

Southbridge District
Al Pacino, actor, “Scarface,” “The Godfather,” “The Devil’s Advocate”
Jenny McCarthy, actress and author
Joey Fatone, TV personality and singer, N*sync
Lacey Chabert, actress, “Mean Girls,” “Party of Five”
Tamara Feldman, actress, “Dirty, Sexy, Money”
Wyclef Jean, musician

The Hermosa Inn
Clark Gable, legendary actor
David Koechner, comedian and actor, “The Office”
David Spade, comedian and actor, “Tommy Boy,” “Saturday Night Live”
Diane Ladd, actress, “Rambling Rose,” “Touched by an Angel”
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State
Hugh Downs, broadcast legend
Jane Seymour, actress, “Live and Let Die,” “Wedding Crashers”
Jeffrey Siegel, pianist
John Wayne, legendary actor
Kate Spade, fashion designer
Kenny Loggins, singer
Olivia Newton John, singer and actress
Tyrese Gibson, model, actor and singer
Whitney Houston, legendary actress and singer

TPC Scottsdale
Alice Cooper, musician
Bill Clinton, former president of the United States
Bill Murray, actor, “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day”
George Lopez, comedian
George W. Bush, former president of the United States
Josh Duhamel, actor, “Las Vegas,” “Transformers”
Justin Timberlake, singer and actor

W Scottsdale
Bai Ling, actress, “A Beautiful Life,” “Lords of Dogtown”
Brittany Snow, actress, “Pitch Perfect,” “Hairspray”
Fall Out Boy, band
Giovanni Ribisi, actor, “Public Enemies,” “Call of Duty”
James Caan, actor, “The Godfather,” “Get Smart”
Jamie Foxx, musician and actor
Jordin Sparks, singer and American Idol winner
Luke Wilson, actor, “Old School,”  “The Royal Tenenbaums”
Usher, singer

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