Hotel Valley Ho's Magical History Tour: Design Elements Discussed, Star Sightings Revealed

Wednesday October 03rd, 2007

Scottsdale, AZ -  Hotel Valley Ho, one of the most-renowned mid-century-modern hotels in the country, now offers an architectural walking tour of the buildings and grounds. The Magical History Tour explores the classic design elements of the hotel while sharing the history and legends associated with its famous Hollywood guests.

Led by experts from Scottsdale's Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours, the walks give a historical perspective to the mid-century-modern design of the hotel, which opened in 1956. The project architect, Edward L. Varney, incorporated intelligent, minimalist design in creating this Arizona landmark.

Over the years, the Valley Ho was a Hollywood hideaway for stars including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, and Bing Crosby. The hotel also was the location for Robert Wagner and Natalie Woods' 1957 wedding reception.

Hotel Valley Ho was saved from the wrecking ball in 2003, and now stands as a true landmark in Downtown Scottsdale. The 90-minute Magical History Tour is available by appointment and costs $19.56 per person, with discounts at VH Spa and ZuZu included. For more information or for reservations, please call the Hotel Valley Ho concierge at 480.248.2000 or 866.882.4484.

About Hotel Valley Ho:  Hotel Valley Ho is Downtown Scottsdaleā€™s mid-century modern landmark. Originally opened in 1956 and recently restored to its former splendor, this 191-room urban retreat blends mid-century style with modern amenities. Dine at ZuZu, relax at VH Spa for Vitality + Health, and unwind at OH Pool Bar + Cabanas.


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