Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows - A Concept By Hyatt
Why we love it: local art and Atomic Era architecture mingle just below the granite and scarlet sandstone of Camelback Mountain
- a partnership with the Cattle Track Arts Compound, showcasing the area’s creativity
- decanting a customized massage oil at the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary
- the Andaz Tesla ferries guests anywhere within five miles, a radius that includes Chaparral Park and Old Town Scottsdale
The review: Santa Fe meets Palm Springs in this boho Paradise Valley resort. Designers saved the bungalows of the previous property, but added dramatic, low-slung buildings rich in glass and deep overhangs, plus an ample central pool and four conference venues. This “desert atelier” concept draws inspiration from icons Frank Lloyd Wright and Alexander Girard, who both retreated to the desert for its light and space. Now guests can follow suit!
Tuck into one of the 201 mid-century-styled casitas, which have Eero Saarinen-esque womb chairs, Keurig coffeemakers, and grand, walk-in, marble showers. Suites add another full bathroom and a spacious living area, escalating all the way up to 1,800-square-foot Albers House. This “presidential suite” sits beside a private pool, attached to the space (the cluster of 20 bungalows can be rented exclusively for events). Throughout, the decor draws heavily on Cattle Track Arts Compound, a nearby non-profit workspace for painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, and performers. The Andaz also hosts a changing roster of artists-in-residence from this talented assembly.
Save plenty of time for the inventive Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Expect dishes drawing on Sonoran flavors, from blue-corn pancakes with rye-whiskey syrup to a chorizo scone with green chile and manchego. And that’s just the breakfast scene! The spacious restaurant moves onto piquillo risotto, honey-brined chicken with succotash, and shaved sweet corn slathered in Aleppo pepper, cotija cheese, and micro-cilantro.