Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- The hotel’s minimalist take on southwestern style, seen in carefully chosen details like patterned ottomans and veined-wood furnishings
- Inspired pieces of art created at the nearby Cattle Track artists colony
- Getting a remarkably rejuvenating deep-tissue massage at the spa, which uses indigenous oils, herbs and tinctures
- Blue corn pancakes with rye whiskey syrup at the excellent restaurant, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
What To Know
- The hotel offers complimentary trolley rides to local attractions during high season, and yearround chauffeured Tesla rides within a five-mile radius
- With more than 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event facilities, the hotel is ideal for conferences and weddings
- Pets under 50 pounds are allowed for a one-time fee per stay
- Guests have run of the on-site fitness center, nearby hiking trails, and preferred access to local golf courses
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the early to mid 1900s, Scottsdale attracted architects and designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and Alexander Girard, who moved there for the alluring light and space. Eschewing the usual Southwestern design stereotypes—tan adobe walls, clay-tiled roofs—the design team behind Arizona’s first Andaz drew inspiration from its heritage as well as mid-century aesthetics. The result: a minimalist yep uplifting desert atelier, with 201 bungalow-style guest rooms kitted out by artists-in-residence. In the open-plan lobby and restaurant, large floor tiles resembling slate serve as an austere backdrop for eye-catching elements like a screen made of colorful felt balls and a wall covered in basket-weave-patterned wood. On-site boutique Textiles & Objects sells gifts like framed prints and fabric dolls that call to mind Alexander Girard’s famous versions. Common areas include three pools, one of which is inside the gorgeously understated Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, which offers treatments based on desert botanicals. It was reported that $1 million was spent on landscaping, and the investment paid off: the resort’s towering cacti, cottonwood, and pine trees are the perfect setting from which to take in views of Camelback Mountain.
In the Area
The hotel is in Paradise Valley, a residential area only minutes away from downtown Scottsdale. Head into town to visit Old Town, the small and funky historic district where boutiques and saloons have a distinct a Southwestern flair. After working up an appetite, explore the city’s burgeoning food scene at spots like The Mission, a stylish Latin American restaurant, Olive & Ivy, which serves Mediterranean fare in a sophisticated setting (grab a table at the tree-shaded patio if you can), and FnB, praised by nearly every U.S. food magazine for its modern approach to local cuisine. Shoppers can get lost at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, home to a vast array of upscale brands. And everyone should check out the local cultural scene. Standout destinations for art include the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cattle Track Arts Compound, where painters, dancers, photographers, and even blacksmiths set up working studios that can be toured for free Monday through Saturday.
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the andaz brand seems to be designed with millennial mindsets as the target audience. it is a very very minimalist property - not quite full service. Not a place to have dinner. the decor is almost distracting. think they went a little overboard in a spartan modern direction. it's way too modern for the desert
We stayed two nights at the Andaz for my birthday. The highlight of the stay was the accommodating and helpful staff. The property is nice, and it’s especially well lit and beautiful at night. I would stay here again.
I would suggest to the Andaz that they make some improvements to their hotel restaurant as their food is not a standout. Also, for those of us that prefer to eat cleanly, there is not a meal sized salad or vegetable entree.
It was nice, but I expected a resort further out of town. It's our fault for not doing more research as to location. Our upgraded room was far away, a long walk to the pool and restaurant. I wouldn't stay there again because it's just not the vibe we had expected. It's a nice place for what it is. I was very disappointed that we were punished with pool drink service because of the hotel's occupancy ratio-NOT COOL! It's basically located right in town down from a CVS pharmacy, not further out like the Four Seasons, but we didn't pay Four Seasons prices either! Research!