Industry-leading restaurateur to build luxury hotel in Phoenix

May 24, 2021, 4:00 PM | Updated: May 25, 2021, 12:06 pm
Rendering of The Global Ambassador (Courtesy photo/The Global Ambassador)...
Rendering of The Global Ambassador (Courtesy photo/The Global Ambassador)
(Courtesy photo/The Global Ambassador)

PHOENIX — An internationally-inspired luxury hotel developed by an industry-leading restaurateur is coming soon to Phoenix.

The Global Ambassador will open in 2023 at the intersection of Camelback Road and 44th Street, according to a press release Monday.

The 141-room hotel from Sam Fox is set to feature five original dining venues with cuisine influenced by the Mediterranean region including Greece, Italy and Morocco, while also sporting the state’s largest rooftop restaurant at 18,000 square feet that overlooks Camelback Mountain.

Fox’s lineup of inventive culinary offerings will define the luxury hotel, according to the release.

An 11-time James Beard Award semifinalist for Restaurateur of the Year and New York Times best-selling cookbook author, Fox has opened more than 100 restaurants during his over 20 years in the industry with many more planned to open in 2021, according to the release.

He will manage, operate and co-develop the hotel under his newly formed hospitality company.

“The Global Ambassador is a deeply personal, legacy project for me that furthers my pursuit of combining unmatched hospitality with culinary excellence,” Fox said in the release.

“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.”

Along with its unique culinary experiences, the hotel will also include a wellness center with an expansive fitness level and ultra-luxe spa as well as a sprawling lawn accented with lush, verdant landscaping and inviting seating.

Fox sold his restaurant group, Fox Restaurant Concepts, to the Cheesecake Factory in 2019, but he remains responsible for its day-to-day operations as its founder, according to the release.

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Industry-leading restaurateur to build luxury hotel in Phoenix