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New Luxury Hotel Planned for Phoenix

The Global Ambassador Hotel will combine hospitality, culinary and wellness experiences

June 16, 2021

The Global Ambassador will combine a refined and elevated hospitality experience that is created through a global lens and locally connected where Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley converge in Arizona. The 141-room hotel is slated for Fall 2023 as a meticulously designed project by Sam Fox, a restauranteur and hospitality brand developer.

“The Global Ambassador is a deeply personal, legacy project for me that furthers my pursuit of combining unmatched hospitality with culinary excellence,” said Fox, who will manage, operate, and co-develop the hotel under his newly formed Author & Edit Hospitality company. “This is so much more than a hotel – it’s a luxury lifestyle brand that we hope will inspire and draw travelers from all over the world to explore Phoenix in a new way. The Global Ambassador is the natural evolution of my passion for creating memorable hospitality experiences.”

As a restauranteur, Fox’s culinary offerings will also define The Global Ambassador. The hotel will bring five original dining venues with cuisine influenced by the Mediterranean region including Greece, Italy, and Morocco. Most notably within the Global Ambassador will be the largest rooftop restaurant in the state — 18,000 square feet — that overlooks Camelback Mountain.

The hotel will be oriented around its plaza courtyard with a sprawling lawn accented with landscaping and seating that encourages guests to relax and unwind. The Wellness Center will bring a fitness level and ultra-luxe spa where health, beauty will be managed by fitness experts. In addition, a Member’s Club will be the first of its kind in Arizona with limited membership.

“With The Global Ambassador, we are evolving luxury hospitality at every level and from every perspective in order to deliver something truly remarkable for the well-traveled set ,” said Fox.  

The Global Ambassador is working with Common Bond Development Group, a company known for its lifestyle development projects. Nelsen Partners Architects has been hired as the lead architect, Berghoff Design Group will oversee the landscape architecture and the interiors will be done by Fox’s longtime muse Judi Testani of Testani Design Troupe who has designed most Fox’s projects, both personally and professionally.