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We will enhance the areas sophisticated appeal while participating in the improvement of the environment.
Expand opportunities for new and local businesses.
Generate new tax revenues that will sustain the local economy.
Maintain integrity, fairness and honesty in both our internal and external relationships.
Continue being innovative, reliable, responsible leaders in our industry and the Scottsdale community.

Mark Madkour
PRINCIPAL / MANAGING PARTNER
John Wanninger
ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT
Ron Perla
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Bill Beck
PROJECT MANAGER
Dick Johnes
HOSPITALITY MANAGER
Kymberly Trimble
MARKETING, ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Tyler Beuerlein
CORRESPONDENCE & FINANCING
Jim Tannous
CAPITAL & FINANCING
Scottsdale Canal Development is creating one of the worlds most luxurious, environmentally friendly, urban resorts in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ.

The $600 million dollar development will be a world-class destination and one-of-a-kind landmark, devoted to an absolutely incomparable array of amenities and services; Distinguished by pioneering partnerships with international, world-renowned architects, Hall of Fame designers and award winning builders and landscape artists.
Signature 240 room, 5-star rated, LEED Certified hotel
Ultra-luxurious spa
High-end retail shops
Exceptional restaurants
140 resort residences, all will include the array of unrivaled amenities and services offered by the hotel
16 ultra-luxury “Sky” penthouses, each with their own terrace plunge pool, private elevator, and private 3-car garage. The first of this kind in Arizona!
Beautiful 1-acre park
Two uniquely designed pedestrian bridges over the water

Scottsdale Canal Development purchased over fifty properties and assembled nearly 11 acres, along the desirable canal/waterfront. This prominent location at Camelback Road & Scottsdale Road is directly across from the new W Hotel, within walking distance of world-class shopping, extraordinary restaurants, the Entertainment and Art Districts, the popular Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and Arizona’s renowned Historic District… in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale!

Click the link below to learn more about the exciting "Downtown Scottsdale" area.

Generates an estimated $ 4 million + dollars per year in new tax revenues that will help sustain the local economy.
Generates nearly 800 permanent job opportunities.
Provides convenient accessibility to local businesses, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, Downtown events and entertainment.
Promotes neighborhood and community interaction.
Expands opportunities for local businesses.
Provides safer, more functional, traffic conditions.
Promotes more pedestrian traffic and less use of vehicles.
Creates opportunities for new businesses.

Scottsdale Canal Development has proposed a plan to relocate what many have considered an eyesore for many years...a Salt River Project electrical substation. The substation is currently located within the very high-profile and iconic location of Scottsdale Road and Camelback Road.

Scottsdale Canal Development is privately funding $20+ million dollars to improve and update the 50yr old substation, bury underground KV lines; making the area more aesthetically appealing and providing the land for the new location.

Doug Syndor of Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates, Inc. is the award winning architect commissioned, to creatively design a façade that seamlessly blends with the surrounding area; ultimately providing amazing improvements for the entire community; a part of the Downtown area many refer to as "The Arts District".

The proposed substation design includes 24-foot, internally lit "vertical lanterns" on both the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection of 68th Street & Indian School Road, shaded seating area, beautiful water-features and a 12-foot "sculpted art wall" completely camouflaging the substation. In addition; plans include an educational or interpretive component related to the history of the canals, with a focus on the historic downtown Scottsdale.

Very few cities in the world have done this. This as a reflection of the creativity of a city, to continue to make lemonade out of lemons; just as they've done with their artistic bus stops, the canal thats developed into prime real estate for luxury living, art bridges that have created walk-able connections within the area, and many other innovative improvements.

No wonder Scottsdale is among worlds most livable cities. It should also be considered among the worlds most innovative cities.

If Scottsdale Canal Development doesn't receive the final approval of the City, to relocate the SRP substation to a new location, off site... 69 KV lines will be installed by SRP, to meet Scottsdale's future supply demands. To install these 69 KV lines, SRP will install approximately 70 feet riser polls above highly-profiled intersections and streets such as Scottsdale Road and Camelback Road and dig up the recently improved and landscaped canal banks (taxpayer funded), installing underground lines in 5ft. x 12ft. trenches. Imagine the impact and devastation this would have on local businesses, residences, traffic, and visitors to the area, if they are interrupted with 12-18 months of construction... and all funded by taxpayers, not the developer! Please visit the contact/registration page to express your support of this proposed plan for the City of Scottsdale.
Click here for Express Support.
[Our Solis Scottsdale development is distinguished by ground-breaking partnerships with these premier, world-renowned companies.

Yabu Pushelberg is an international Interior Design company specializing in retail and hospitality design. With studios in New York and Toronto, Yabu Pushelberg is comprised of 70 culturally diverse, design, technical, and project management personnel.

Since 1980, our portfolio has included projects of varying scale, completed internationally. We have enjoyed collaborations with some of the worlds leading entrepreneurs, hotel groups, retailers and innovators. Select clients include: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Peninsula Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, MGM Mirage, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Lane Crawford Kate Spade and Carolina Herrera.

Partners George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg were named Designer of the Year by Contract magazine, and have also been inducted into the Interior Design magazine Hall of Fame. The firm has also been honored with the Platinum Circle Award, for their exceptional achievement in the hospitality industry, as well as the James Beard Foundation award for excellence in Restaurant design.

With distinctive projects spanning the globe, Three prides itself on the ability to design unique properties of lasting significance. Celebrating twenty-five years, the firm specializes in luxury hotels, spas, resorts, residential, and country clubs. The talented staff of architects based in Dallas, Texas, concentrates on providing creative design solutions while remaining sensitive to budgetary and scheduling issues.

At Three, the competitive advantage stems from decades of experience on high quality, high profile projects and a philosophy of excellence. Creativity is buoyed by strong, lasting, personal relationships with clients and consultants. Quality clients are drawn to Three because of the shared commitment to design excellence, a strong and tested process, and over twenty-five years of experience. Their clients understand that in the realm of superior architecture, there is no substitute for vision, passion and exceptional service.

To Three, “Sculpting Boutique Architecture” means giving each client personal service of the highest quality – service expected from an exclusive and focused studio, which provides creative solutions tailored to the client’s needs. Developers, owners and operators know that they have a partner who can take them through the process expertly. Three provides them with an exquisitely designed, highly marketable product, which is being demanded more often by today and tomorrow’s exacting end-users in a very competitive market.

From conceptual design to project completion, Three establishes enduring relationships with clientele by giving the highest levels of service. Principal involvement from start to finish is a hallmark of the firm’s reputation.

With an impressive and exclusive portfolio of hospitality projects, Three has established itself as one of the premiere boutique design firms in the hospitality industry. Three specializes in the luxury market, and has designed for the following Operators: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Peninsula Group, Rosewood Hotels, Starwood, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Raffles. Three’s destinations consistently rank at the top of the Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Hotels and Travel+Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards. Some of Three’s notable spa projects include: The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel and Spa; the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills; Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, Mexico; Hotel Palomar and Residences in Dallas, Texas; the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona; and The Umstead Spa located in Cary, North Carolina.

Perini Building Company is a general contracting and construction management firm providing services nationwide. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the firm has been providing construction services to the metropolitan area since the early 1940s. The company has watched the Valley of the Sun change dramatically and is proud to say that we have been involved in many of the projects that make up today’s skyline.

Perini Building Company has been recognized as the nation’s leading builder of hospitality. The company has put in place more than 59,000 rooms across the country. We believe relationships with owners, architects, subcontractors and vendors are built on trust and that teamwork is fundamental in our success. Approximately 80% of our business is through repeat clients.

In addition, Perini builds projects in specialized niche building markets including sports and entertainment, retail and mixed use, commercial, residential and senior living, healthcare, corrections, high tech, education, convention facilities, transportation, and government. Our record of executing projects on time and within budget while adhering to strict quality control measures is well known in the markets that we serve.

Our approach to hospitality design is a collaborative one, combining elements of interior and exterior architecture into the design of courtyards, terraces and gardens. Through the design of these elements and through site planning that is sensitive to the natural, built and historical context, we work with owners and other design professionals to create memorable hotel and resort environments.

Solis Hotels & Resorts - The West Paces Hotel Group is creating new concepts in hotel and resort accommodations and service; concepts shaped by the increasing sophistication of today’s travelers, and guided by our experience, vision and ideas. With each new brand, they will deliver a unique hospitality experience, and earn new levels of consumer loyalty.

They offer significant opportunities within three profiles:
- Ultra-luxury properties in gateway cities and spectacular resort destinations
- Luxury accommodations for frequent travelers
- Management of select independent properties

Horst Schulze
President and CEO
Horst Schulze is a legend and a leader in the service world. His vision has helped reshape concepts of customer service throughout the hospitality and service industries.

In 1991, Mr. Schulze was recognized as “corporate hotelier of the world” by HOTELS Magazine. In 1995, he was awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions to the quality movement. In 1999, Johnson & Wales University recognized him with an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in Hospitality Management.

Mr. Schulze served as vice chairman of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company from 2001-02, after serving as president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Group, starting in 1988. Under his leadership, the Group was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in both 1992 and 1999; the first and only hotel company to win even one such award. In addition, Ritz-Carlton was continuously voted “best hotel company in the world” by convention and trade publications.

After joining The Ritz-Carlton as a charter member and VP of Operations in 1983, Mr. Schulze was instrumental in creating the operating and service standards that have become world famous. He was appointed EVP in 1987, and president and COO in 1988. When he left The Ritz-Carlton to form the West Paces Hotel Group, Mr. Schulze was responsible for the $2 billion Ritz-Carlton operations worldwide.

Prior to his service at The Ritz-Carlton, Mr. Schulze spent nine years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he was a hotel GM, regional VP and corporate VP. Before his association with Hyatt, he worked for Hilton Hotels.

Mr. Schulze serves on the boards of Reliance Trust Company, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The Travel Institute, Georgia Family Council, and The InfiLaw System.]]>