Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebrities Spotted In Scottsdale

Stay and play where the stars do when you visit 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 do’s” 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, band 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

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona

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