For the past several years, the AAA Five-Diamond resort has been working on renovating its guests rooms and lobby, which also resulted in the unveiling of the Fairmont Gold Lounge, a kid’s clubhouse as well as a Michael Mina restaurant, Bourbon Steak, and a Richard Sandoval restaurant, La Hacienda. The second phase of additions will include the Palomino Conference Center, a 156,000 square foot space which will have both indoor and outdoor areas—patios, ballrooms, and office room included! Other additions during the second phase will include a “living wall” of plants and flowers. Once completed, it will be one of the largest living displays in the U.S., a retail bistro and coffee market, as well as a comprehensive, state-of-the-art wellness center.
Brides and grooms will relish exchanging vows inside the Southwestern Fragrance Garden, an intimate wedding venue filled with flowering trees and lush greenery which surround a large fire pit and outdoor lounges areas complete with couches and retractable sun shades. The shades will keep guests cool in the summer so that the outdoor space and beautiful desert vistas can still be enjoyed. Renovations are scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2013.
Sara graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a degree in creative writing. As a military child she spent her childhood living and travelling overseas which shaped her passion for travel, language, food, and intercultural exchange. She has recently joined the JustLuxe editorial team....(Read More)