Ever wondered if there was a connection between the Westward Ho in Phoenix and Hotel Valley Ho? Well, you would be right! All you Sherlock’s out there have guessed correctly because the same family, the Foehls, once owned the two. However, the Hotel Valley Ho is more notable for the famous guests that have vacationed here over the years. Hollywood favorites, including Bette Davis, Roy Rogers, Bing Crosby, Carey Grant and Marilyn Monroe were among some of the famous performers all soaking up sun, sights and swim. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner chose to celebrate their wedding reception at the hotel too! And who wouldn’t love to stay here. Hotel Valley Ho retains the effortless look of cool, chic and relaxing all in one. Architect Edward L. Varney, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Mid-century architecture in 1956, just 5 short years after Scottsdale became an incorporated city. Varney designed with a forward-thinking mindset, placing the rooms around a central pool and equipped each room with air-conditioning for year-round accommodations – a first in Scottsdale!
Today, the hotel restaurant, Café Zuzu looks out on the pool for a scenic view as you enjoy your lunch or dinner and was the perfect backdrop for our August Local First Lunch Mixer. Floor to ceiling windows provide natural light and modern-style furniture give the space a fresh appeal while staying true to the futuristic design.
Members from around the valley joined us for lunch, many for the first time, including WK Pilates, a fitness studio providing Pilates classes for all ages as well as a health and well-being newsletter that steps beyond Pilates to discuss fitness trends and articles on health from prominent doctors.
We quickly filled nearly thirty spaces for lunch, (a sold out event!), and a wide range of industries created a unique opportunity for members to think outside the box when doing business. For example, many of us scratch our heads trying to think of different ways to provide a unique experience or thank you for clients. Well, why not toast to new business with a private wine tasting or even taking in a show with Julia Chacón of Inspiración Flamenca!
Local businesses have long been the best supporters of the local movement, not only because they are the backbone of a healthy economy by keeping 4X's more money here, but they are true collaborators. From restaurants to public relations, our members find ways to work together to succeed and create lasting, unique communities all across our state.
We want to thank the Hotel Valley Ho, Café Zuzu and the amazing service and cuisine we were provided during our lunch! For your next staycation, spa day, or when the relatives come into town, stay with the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale!
Thank you to all those in attendance:
Andrea Beaulieu Creates Aspire Technical AZ Social Media Wiz Biswas Plastic Surgery PLLC Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair - Sustaining Member! Credit Union West The Pulse Radio 88.7 - Sustaining Member! Gear Up Promotions Greenlink Payroll H2E Aromatherapy Design Healthtera Hotel Valley Ho/Café Zuzu Inspiracion Flamenca Julie Originals Kalil Bottling Company O'Neil Printing OPACS Pinnacle Bank Salted Serenity Sweets Souvia Tea Tumbletees Wine Star Services WK Pilates