Sam Fox is known for his hand in the success of nearly a dozen restaurant concepts, Zinburger, Culinary Dropout, Sauce, and Dough Bird to name a few. Most of his food empire was bought by The Cheesecake Factory for $350 million.
Now, he has his eye on a larger prize. The $300 million Global Ambassador Hotel is set to open next to The Grove mixed-use project on the northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix.
As one might expect, The Global Ambassador has multiple restaurants – Le Âme, a Parisian steakhouse: Pink Dolphin, the restaurant and bar that serves Mexican and Peruvian-inspired dishes and drinks; théa Mediterranean Rooftop, which is located on top of the hotel with views of Camelback Mountain; Le Market, a breakfast, lunch and coffee spot; Lobby Bar, which Fox wants to be full and raucous with live music on a regular basis; and The Grill, which is the restaurant for the Global Ambassador’s members club.