Check In: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Desert creatives have an ideal spot to bed down at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa.
Designed by Novato, California-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the 201-room hotel plays off the local art scene of the 1950s, when Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Girard, Paolo Soleri and others produced works inspired by the desert surroundings. The firm’s take on modern bungalows outfitted with midcentury furnishings and vibrant art are meant to portray an artist colony for a new era, says Jennifer Johanson, CEO of EDG.
“We had envisioned the public spaces as design ateliers where the creative traveler could find new perspectives and space for expression,” she says.
Craftsmen from nearby Cattle Track Arts Compound display their works throughout the resort and, as part of the hotel’s artist-in-residence program, lead events, concerts and classes for guests.
- Pinnacle Peak Park
- Penske Racing Museum
- Scottsdale Stadium
- Tom’s Thumb Trail
- Butterfly Wonderland
- McDowell Sonoran Preserve