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Construction activity is bustling at the corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road as the anticipated debut luxury hotel from Sam Fox reaches a major milestone ahead of its late 2023 opening.
The Global Ambassador has officially topped off construction this week with the rooftop’s steel structure put into place, which fully encloses the five-story building. Plus, crews have started vertical construction on the first-level event pavilion and excavation is now complete on the pool. In the coming weeks, passersby will notice exterior finishes being installed, including brickwork, plus windows and doors being placed. Come December, the interior finishes such as custom millwork, handmade tiles, ornate wall coverings and more will begin under the direction of the interior design team at Testani Design Troupe.
“This is the moment where the soul of The Global Ambassador begins to take shape and the community will see firsthand how detailed, curated and special this place will soon become,” said Brian Frakes, Fox’s co-developer of the hotel and president of Common Bond Development Group in a statement. “The concepting, designing and planning is now in full execution mode with these elements coming together before we welcome travelers from all over the world next year.”
As the physical building rapidly progresses, so does the experiential. With key leaders coming on board, including Managing Director and General Manager Geoff Gray who was announced last month, the hotel continues to hire for leadership roles to help bring The Global Ambassador to life.
Every detail of the hotel has been meticulously poured over, studied and designed by Fox himself. The hotel is oriented around its plaza courtyard with a sprawling lawn accented with lush, verdant landscaping and inviting seating.
Fox’s lineup of inventive culinary offerings will define The Global Ambassador with five original dining experiences. Nestled in the heart of The Global Ambassador is the hotel’s signature restaurant, a Parisian bistro and brasserie. The bistro will delight guests with artisan coffee and pastries by day and curated wine and charcuterie pairings by night. The brasserie will feature handwritten daily specials accompanied by classic French fare. The poolside restaurant will highlight Mexican and Peruvian dishes while the private Members Club will bring a members-only grill built around a centerpiece bar. The capstone of The Global Ambassador, overlooking the Camelback Mountain, will be a rooftop restaurant and lounge with inventive cocktails and shareable plates inspired by the many flavors of the Mediterranean region.
The world-class amenity offering includes a Wellness Center complete with a fitness level and ultra-luxe spa.