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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

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34631 North Tom Darlington Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
United States
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.9
Chain Hilton
Opened 1985
Renovated 2011
Guest Rooms 221
Kings/Suites/Doubles 123 / 3 / 34
Room Rates High $349 - 899 Low $129 - 299
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 150
Max Group Size 400


Resort Fee $30
Room Tax 13.92
Sales Tax 7.95

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 5,370ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 21,611ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 59,628ft²

Airport Proximity

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
45 min 33 miles (48 km)
Scottsdale Airport
29 min 16 miles (26 km)


Business Center
Audio-Visual Equipment
Dedicated On-Site Event Staff
High-Speed Internet Access


Spa At The Boulders
Fitness Center W/ Movement & Yoga Studio
Two Championship Golf Courses
Four Swimming Pools
Tennis Garden With Eight Courts


Horseback Riding
Hot-Air Ballooning
Grand Canyon Air Tours
Cattle Drives
Desert Jeep Tours
Desert Photo Tours
Mountain Biking
Rock Climbing
Shops At El Pedregal Marketplace
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Palo Verde
Spotted Donkey Cantina
The Grill
The Spa Cafe

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $45 Cont. $30
Lunch Buffet $50 Plated $45
Dinner Buffet $120 Plated $110
Coffee Break $15
2-Hour Open Bar $40-45
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
19th Green 400 21 x 28.5 0 4,308 70 x 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Agave Room 85 14.4 x 5.7 0 912 48 x 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boulderview Room 93 13.2 x 5.7 3 1,419 44 x 19 10 20 20 45 0 0 0 0 0
Boulderview Terrace 233 22.2 x 15.6 0 2,503 74 x 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Property News
Travel + Leisure Names The Boulders as Best Resort in Arizona
Posted January 18, 2017
Posted October 8, 2015
The Boulders Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
Nestled in the lush high Sonoran Desert, this luxury hideaway is world-renowned for its dramatic and innovative architecture that blends seamlessly with the surrounding ancient rock formations. Now, a multi-million dollar restoration revives the luster of this celebrated resort with a fresh look that continues to draw inspiration from the serene desert environs.

According to June Chun, lead designer for DiLeonardo, an award-winning Rhode Island-based design firm, “We are rejuvenating a relaxed resort environment, embracing and respecting indigenous inspirations of the Old West. Scale, pattern and colors from the Native American heritage influence the architectural detailing, carpet patterns and rich colors. We have included custom details with a rich, organic sense that truly bring the indoors and outdoors together beautifully.”

The first-rate upgrades to the 160 casitas include an updated interior design, new finishes and furnishings that maintain their adobe-style architecture, one of the resort's distinguishing features. These spacious 550 sq. ft. residential-feeling guest rooms will be set in a fresh palette of earthy desert tones of teal and orange accents. Room furnishings, reminiscent of the Native American influences, include a unique headboard wall that is custom-designed with indigenous patterns and detailing that complements the luxury bedding topped with cozy plush comforters and pillows. Regional art and colorful chair pillows are juxtaposed with area rugs in bold colors and patterns. New furnishings include contemporary chairs for lounging and watching television and sleek ceiling fans. Luxurious bathroom enhancements include a spacious shower with upgraded high-end fixtures and pebble walls. Custom freestanding milled vanities and accessories as well as flagstone flooring, further enhance each bathroom.

The focal point of the Boulders' casitas has always been the wood-burning fireplaces. The designers have introduced adobe-style fireplaces to further enhance the sensory ambiance. The private patios, a personal oasis to contemplate nature and relax, will be upgraded with fresh wood decking and custom lighting that illuminate and intensify the romantic beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape.

Main Lodge
The fresh design begins with a true sense of arrival highlighting the reception area with a sophisticated flavor inspired by warm and inviting Native American patterns. It includes a custom-designed reception desk made of rich inlaid wood and a three-dimensional sculpture prominently featured behind the desk serves as a focal point for guests upon arrival. Custom-designed light fixtures under the lobby skylight add to the dimension of the area combined with the signature fireplace that provides warmth and welcome. New casually elegant furniture is upholstered in soft and warm natural palettes and colorful, custom-designed hand-woven carpeting takes its inspiration from the rich hues of the Southwest’s majestic landscape.

Bar lounge
Breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert and the 12-million-year-old boulder formations take center stage for the new lounge that is positioned to capture a beautiful sunset with dramatic floor to ceiling windows. Added bar seating provides an exciting focal point to counterbalance the majestic landscape. Hand-painted patterned ceramic tiles and wood pilasters create a beautiful bottle display at the back bar. The room’s furnishings define contemporary sophistication with large sofas covered in sumptuous leather and comfortable upholstered chairs in deep muted shades of persimmon, white and navy. Flanking solid stone tables, sleek ceiling fans and custom low lighting make the lounge feel both elegant and inviting.

Palo Verde
The signature Palo Verde restaurant, located at the main lodge, will be fully renovated to complement the famed Southwestern cuisine. The modernized décor, inspired by the glorious outdoor panorama vistas, include wood patchwork panels hung in the hexagon dome of the ceiling and geometric parquet wood flooring. This is all set against a clean white plaster shell, which serves as a backdrop for the indigenous color story that highlights the vitality of an authentic experience. New furnishings for both the indoor dining areas and the outdoor patios offer a relaxed and sublime dining experience.

Latilla Ballroom
From its inspiring desert setting to state-of-the-art technology, the Boulders has perfected the art of seamless meetings and events. Now, debuting in December 2015, a revamped Latilla Ballroom will be added, offering floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the atmospheric waterfall and the ancient boulder formations beyond. The space will be crisp and sophisticated, outfitted with carpeting in deep muted tones of navy and orange. The ceiling will feature artisan-crafted bronze chandeliers, inspired by the Native American sun symbol. Organic elements will include a wall adorned with a contemporary mix of clear glazing and rustic wood doors creating a beautiful rhythm that extends the indoor space out into the natural environment and reflects the indigenous inspiration. The ballroom will also offer an extended outdoor patio with an adobe-wood-burning fireplace.