Hyatt announces plans for Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa - Insights

Hyatt announces plans for Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with PV Scottsdale Hotel Owner SPE LLC for the operation of a new Andaz hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa will join Andaz hotels in top resort destinations including Wailea (Maui) and Peninsula Papagayo (Costa Rica), as well as urban Andaz hotels in global gateway cities including London, New York, Napa, Los Angeles, Savannah, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Tokyo. Expected to open mid-year 2016, Andaz Scottsdale will feature 201 bungalow style guestrooms, a full service spa and salon, and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces on more than 22 acres of land.

Andaz Scotsdale guestroom
Andaz Scotsdale guestroom

Andaz Scottsdale will further the brand’s mission to create inspiring, indigenous experiences which immerse guests in the local culture of each unique destination. This sophisticated, urban resort is located in the exclusive Town of Paradise Valley, within walking distance to restaurant and entertainment venues and less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale and the Fashion Square shopping mall. Guests of Andaz Scottsdale will also enjoy easy access to the world-class golf courses and other outdoor activities in The Valley of the Sun.

Andaz Scottsdale will be a desert oasis featuring stunning views of Camelback Mountain. Mid-century, desert inspired interiors conceived by EDG Interior Architecture + Design draw inspiration from the innovative 1950s desert art scene influenced by architects, artists and graphic designers, including Alexander Girard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Solari. The desert serves as a creative landscape to weave an eclectic mix of folk art, cultural patterns, and bright colors into the architecture and design of the hotel.

“Andaz hotels deliver unique guest experiences in urban and resort locations in a highly personal, yet uncomplicated way. Its commitment to individuality and local identity make it an ideal match for our unique desert retreat destination.  We are excited to work with Hyatt to bring the Andaz ethos to life in Scottsdale,” said Gary Stougaard, Managing Member of Chelsea Hospitality Partners.

“We are delighted to introduce the first Andaz hotel to Arizona and to this premier resort destination,” said David Tarr, Senior Vice President of Development for Hyatt. “Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa will continue to carry the tradition of what the brand is all about – bringing the very best of the local culture to life through inspiring experiences for guests. It is exciting to see this resort property completely reinvented, and its opening will start a wave of openings for the Andaz brand including hotels in Ottawa and Palm Springs.”

Andaz Scotsdale bar
Andaz Scotsdale bar

Andaz Scottsdale will include 201 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from 350 to 500 square feet configured in bungalow style clusters of six units each to provide guests an authentic and intimate desert resort experience. Guestrooms will also feature state-of-the-art technology and entertainment, as well as private terraces, including some with outdoor showers. The resort will include a large pool and sundeck with a luxurious 12,000 square foot spa facility and a fitness center featuring the latest cardio and strength exercise equipment. Inspired by the spirit of artistic expression, which will radiate through the hotel, food and beverage offerings at Andaz Scottsdale will encourage and promote culinary experimentation. A glass box display kitchen will feature a plancha grill where the chef will create innovative twists on local flavors from a palette of the finest fresh ingredients.  The menu will encourage social interaction – from a Southwest infused breakfast to shareable plate options throughout the day and evening. The lounge will be centered around an open mixology hub and provide an eclectic mix of signature cocktails, craft beers and tap beverages. Guests’ imagination will be inspired by the stunning colors of the desert sky against the silhouette of Camelback Mountain from the outdoor terrace.

More than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event facilities will provide memorable venues for meetings, group events and weddings, and will include intimate gathering and social areas among the stately cottonwood and pine trees throughout the resort.

One of the most distinctive features of Andaz Scottsdale will be the hotel’s collaboration with local artists, musicians and designers to create events and programs for guests based upon themes unique to the Sonoran desert. The Andaz Salon, the brand’s signature cultural program, will feature interactive events to support and nurture the nearby community of emerging artistic talent.  The distinctive spaces at Andaz Scottsdale will be stages for creative Andaz Salon events, ranging from talks and lectures to exhibitions to live performances. These events can also be experienced through the Andaz Salon website at www.andazsalon.com.

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