A decade in the making, The Global Ambassador prepares to bring Sam Fox’s debut hotel to life this November.
The Global Ambassador announced a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection. The hotel is now part of the collection alongside Baccarat Hotel New York, Montage Laguna Beach and Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, among others.
“Being part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection is an incredible honor for The Global Ambassador. To find ourselves counted among the very hotels that have consistently ranked as personal favorites of mine is a meaningful milestone and one that has been aspirational for us. This partnership aligns with our commitment to providing unrivaled luxury and service, and we are excited to join this group of properties worldwide,” said Fox in a statement.
Every detail of The Global Ambassador is being meticulously designed by Fox himself, in collaboration with Judith Testani from Testani Design Troupe. Inspired by Fox’s travels, they embarked on a personal design journey that resonates throughout the high-style, high-design hotel.
The 141 guest rooms at The Global Ambassador are residential in nature. From the oak hardwood flooring, luxurious fabric wallcoverings, custom walnut millwork, Waterworks bathroom fixtures and mini bar, every detail is designed to deliver something truly remarkable for the well-traveled. Guests will start or end their day from their private Juliet Balcony overlooking Camelback Mountain and the Arizona landscape.
To grace the guest room walls, Fox worked with his friend and Arizona-based artist Michael Carson, whose work he has been personally collecting for 15 years, to create original pieces. Fox is also excited about his partnership with Kelly Croteau of Maison Plage who is styling an exclusive assemblage of distinctive books throughout the property. Known for curating libraries for private residences, these carefully selected volumes encompass realms of style, design, photography, art and fashion. Similarly, the brothers at Billykirk are outfitting each room with handmade leather accents.
Bookings for The Global Ambassador will open in mid-October on the hotel’s website for stays starting in early December. The hotel is expected to open in mid-November.