Scottsdale Princess to kick off summer with new pool, sandy beach

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess plans to open its new Sunset Beach swimming pool, cabanas and 102 guest rooms on Memorial Day weekend.

The Sunset Beach pool, the resort’s largest, will feature 830 tons of white sand.

The resort’s expansion also includes the new Sunset Lawn and Copper Canyon Western town for group events.

The expansion will push the total room count to 750 at the Spanish colonial-style resort.

Memorial Day weekend 2016 kicks off with nightly beach party concerts from tribute bands: Friday, May 27 is Surf’s Up (Beach Boys); Saturday, May 28 is Coral Paradise (Jimmy Buffet) and Sunday, May 29, Desperado (The Eagles).

Fireworks will light up the sky summer Saturday evenings, and holiday weekends including Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

The Princess’ Sip, Savor & Sand Package starts from $179 per night with a $50 daily credit for May 1 to Sept. 10.