ALOHA TO TRADER VIC'S SCOTTSDALE
Saturday, July 30, 2011
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – ‘The evolution of cool’ continues at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale’s downtown resort. On Saturday, July 30th, the hotel will bid its final “aloha” to Trader Vic’s Scottsdale, the iconic Polynesian restaurant known for its kitschy design, entrées from the Chinese wood-fired oven, and for being the inventor of the famous Mai Tai.
After the complete rehabilitation of the historic Hotel Valley Ho in December of 2005, property ownership brought the mecca of Polynesian cuisine and libations back to life from its previous home on the corner of 5th Avenue and Craftsman in Old Town Scottsdale. After five years of operation as an upscale, dinner-only restaurant, Trader Vic’s Scottsdale will be closing its doors to allow a new and unique concept to be brought to life — a concept built to better satisfy the tastes of both travelers and local dining patrons.
“The Scottsdale culinary scene requires continuous change to remain fresh and innovative. As restaurants evolve, so do the patrons that frequent them, and this particular venue beckons for something new — an independent restaurant that fuses the style and unique personality of Hotel Valley Ho together with a fun and flavorful dining concept. This will soon be unveiled under the culinary direction of James Beard-recognized and locally renowned Chef Charles Wiley,” stated William J. Nassikas, president and COO of Westroc Hotels and Resorts.
Before revealing the highly anticipated new concept, the hotel welcomes diners to bid farewell to the legendary Trader Vic’s Scottsdale. Patrons who visit before July 30th will enjoy a free bottle of hand-selected wine when two or more dinner entrées are purchased. The restaurant hours of operation, until closure, will remain Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour will continue Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Hotel Valley Ho team looks forward to its new culinary venture; additional details will be released soon.
About Trader Vic’s at Hotel Valley Ho: The legendary Trader Vic’s returned to Downtown Scottsdale in 2006 as a celebrated part of Hotel Valley Ho, and features Polynesian fare with a blend of Asian and French influences. It has a unique island design with a mid-century modern feel, including traditional tikis, outrigger canoes, a fire pit, lush landscaping with a mini sand beach, generous bar area, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout.
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