This Sleek Arizona Hotel Exudes Desert Cool


Rooftop lounge featuring woven and cushioned seating with desert mountain views

Photo: Courtesy The Westin Tempe

Whether a staycation is in order or a round of drinks with a killer view, The Westin Tempe stands ready to deliver. Stretching 18 stories into the Arizona skyline, the sleek glass-fronted building features nearly 300 guest rooms just steps away from Mill Avenue.

But the showstoppers may just be the two bookends on the property itself. Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, located on the ground level, extends a sleek welcome to the desert. Cool neutrals, stainless steel, copper and marble infuse the expansive restaurant with Sonoran-inspired tones. Meanwhile, biophilic wall elements, sea urchin-shaped light fixtures and a translucent copper “veil” separating the lobby from the restaurant create a series of understated surprises.

This sets the right tone for the complementary Skysill Rooftop Lounge, which features such details as decorated wood fascia on the bar’s canopy and backlit ViviStone Opal Onyx architectural glass on its base. From the pool to the bar, this open-air lounge showcases views of “A” Mountain and downtown that will take your breath away.