The Global Ambassador hotel in Phoenix finally has an opening date

Oct 24, 2023, 9:31 AM

PHOENIX — The Global Ambassador, Valley restaurant mogul Sam Fox’s long-awaited foray into the high-end hotel business, finally has an opening date.

After nearly 10 years of planning and more than two years of construction at 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix, the internationally inspired hotel announced Tuesday it will start welcoming guests Dec. 6.

Fox is the mastermind behind Fox Restaurant Concepts, which operates numerous thriving Valley dining concepts, including Culinary Dropout, Doughbird, Flower Child, Olive & Ivy, The Henry and Zinburger.

“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 a May 2021 press release announcing the project at The Grove mixed-use development.

How much are rooms at The Global Ambassador in Phoenix?

The new 141-room luxury hotel is now taking reservations, with stays starting at approximately $600 per night. The rates fluctuate depending on the day of week and time of year.

The Global Ambassador is hiring for a variety of positions ahead its debut.

The hotel’s The Spa wellness center and four of its five original dining venues will be ready for guests and locals on opening day.

What are the restaurants at The Global Ambassador hotel?

Le Âme is a Parisian steakhouse serving traditional French fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Le Market, a Paris-style patisserie, will offer items such as pastries and espresso in the morning and curated cheese presentations paired with wines in the evening.

The Pink Dolphin is a poolside venue with indoor and outdoor seating that serves Mexican- and Peruvian-inspired food and beverages.

The Lobby Bar will mix up classic and craft cocktails with a European flair and feature live jazz and other music to match the environment.

Théa Mediterranean Rooftop, an 18,000-square-foot restaurant overlooking Camelback Mountain, won’t debut until Dec. 27.

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The Global Ambassador hotel in Phoenix finally has an opening date