The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa completed its new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom, including an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and prefunction space, bringing the resort’s total meeting and event space to 95,000 square feet.

In addition to the impressive floor to ceiling windows which will radiate natural light and provide breathtaking views of Mummy Mountain, the new ballroom will be the first of its kind in the Marriott portfolio of resorts to house featured pieces of artwork from Marriott International’s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board J. Willard “Bill” Marriott Jr.’s personal collection.

Nestled on 125 acres in the heart of Paradise Valley, a suburb of Scottsdale, Camelback Inn Resort & Spa has long been a beloved vacation spot of the Marriott family, who began vacationing there long prior to Marriott purchasing the property in 1967. During those years, J. Willard Marriott Sr., would purchase select pieces of artwork from various Scottsdale galleries, of which have been since passed down to Bill Marriott Jr., who is now hand-selecting approximately 40 pieces of Southwestern artwork to showcase in the resort’s new Paradise Ballroom, on what will be dedicated as the Marriott Art Wall.

 “The artwork that Mr. Marriott has chosen represents a very special and personal selection of the family’s memories from their many vacations here, and we are incredibly honored that he has chosen Camelback Inn Resort & Spa as the new home for these cherished pieces,” said Jim Rose, general manager of JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.

The resort features 453 guest rooms, 36 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts and seven restaurants and lounges.