They say good things come to those who wait, and Ambiente delivers on this promise. As North America’s first landscape hotel, this adults-only property in Sedona, Arizona, pushed back its opening date from mid-January to summer 2022—a delay that has only served to build anticipation.
The resort consists of 40 cube-shaped accommodations, referred to as “Atriums.” The collection appears to float over the landscape, with each Atrium perched upon stilts and crafted out of charcoal-colored metal that seems to blend into the surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling bronze-tinted glass affords nearly 360-degree views over Coconino National Forest and those red-rock monoliths for which Sedona is famous.
Equally important, however, is the landscape architecture by Green Magic Landscaping, which not only sought to preserve every native tree on the three-acre property but also reactivate an ancient waterway that coils through the land. All this makes for a one-of-a-kind experience, even without considering the luxe amenities. In addition to smart-room technology, minimalist design and organic touches like live-edge wooden coffee tables, nearly every Atrium boasts a private rooftop deck with a fire pit and daybed where you can literally sleep under the stars.