Smoke Tree Resort in Paradise Valley to be Redeveloped into Upscale Boutique Hotel

The former Smoke Tree Resort in Paradise Valley will soon be reimagined into a boutique hotel that will bring guests a new taste of hospitality and luxury to the area. 

Real estate investment group Walton Global acquired the property located at 7101 E. Lincoln Drive nine months ago and is now ready to move forward with the redevelopment, which will result in a new 82-room boutique hotel featuring fine dining, a range of amenities and more. 

“I have lived in Paradise Valley for 15 years. The area deserves to see this once-grand property transformed into an upscale and welcoming resort and culinary experience that reflects the high standards of Paradise Valley, its residents and its visitors,” says Walton Global Executive Vice President Matt Keister in a statement.

The Smoke Tree Resort was originally built in 1954. The resort’s Lincoln Drive-facing restaurant, The Other Place, was also a Paradise Valley landmark, but attempts to reopen under new management ultimately failed and the restaurant has been shuttered for over a decade.

The reimagined hotel will be built on top of a new underground parking structure and offer multiple eating establishments brought by Matt Carter, the restaurateur and partner of The Mission, Zinc Bistro and Fat Ox, which include an all-day bistro and a dinner-only restaurant. The hotel will also include ​a centralized pool and amenity area, as well as five guest casitas with private plunge pools. 

Just south of the $2 billion, 122-acre luxury master-planned community The Palmeraie in Paradise Valley, the revamped hotel will provide adequate parking and a convenient place to stay, dine and relax for guests and local residents alike.

The redevelopment and eventual opening of the hotel is expected to be a multi-year process.

Renderings: Walton Global

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