Phoenix’s Latest Luxury Oasis Transports Guests Beyond Arizona’s Borders

In Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley, locals are eagerly awaiting their chance to experience the allure of the Global Ambassador, a newly unveiled hotel that brings a touch of international sophistication to the sun-drenched landscapes of the Southwest. With its chic design and lavish amenities, including the state’s largest rooftop lounge spanning 18,000 square feet, five distinctive restaurants, and a world-class spa, both guests and residents are drawn to its opulent offerings. However, a privileged few gain access to the inner sanctum: the exclusive Global Ambassador Club, a haven within a haven.

Conceived by esteemed restaurateur Sam Fox, renowned for his unwavering commitment to excellence, the Global Ambassador and its private Club epitomize luxury and exclusivity. With a portfolio of 150 restaurants under his belt, Fox draws upon a wealth of travel and hospitality experience to craft an unparalleled retreat. “I’ve been fortunate to experience some incredible clubs in my travels,” he notes, incorporating the finest elements of these establishments into his latest venture, founded on the principles of “gastronomy, social interaction, well-being, and exclusivity.”

The Club’s pièce de résistance is its private restaurant, the Grill, where Fox showcases his culinary prowess. “I envisioned a chef-driven menu and an exceptional dining experience with rotating offerings for members to enjoy regularly,” he explains. Supported by a team that includes a master sommelier and a former manager from Daniel Humm’s acclaimed Eleven Madison Park in New York City, Fox ensures unparalleled hospitality.

For hotel guests, the Club’s most exceptional amenities await: a 9,000-square-foot fitness center and a cutting-edge spa. Fox highlights the symbiotic relationship between the Club and the hotel, noting, “As a standalone private club, we might not have been able to afford the spa and fitness facilities we offer. However, with hotel guests utilizing these amenities, we were able to create something truly extraordinary.” Boasting on-site trainers, outdoor wellness decks, and dedicated studios for spin, movement, and Forma Pilates, the fitness center occupies prime real estate with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. Fox is particularly enthusiastic about the upscale locker rooms, accessible to guests through spa appointments, equipped with Jacuzzis, cold plunges, steam rooms, saunas, Dyson blow-dryers, and on-hand wine and cocktails, with attendants available for blowouts on weekends.

Membership, requiring a one-time initiation fee of $90,000 followed by monthly dues of $1,000, appeals to a younger demographic. “We’re not your typical old-money club; it’s about more than just wealth here,” Fox explains. “Our members are often young families who prioritize wellness and have a passion for food and wine.” Embracing a global mindset, Fox emphasizes, “Ironically, when you step into the Global Ambassador, we want you to feel as though you’ve left Arizona behind. We’ve intentionally curated an international ambiance tailored for today’s discerning clientele.”