Hospitality Archives

Operation renovation: Hospitality industry gets a makeover

The James Agency

With an impressive collection of new construction, renovations and modernization, Arizona’s hospitality industry has undergone more makeovers in the last year than the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Older hospitality assets experience major facelifts and overhauls to keep up with the changing standards of Arizona’s hospitality industry, which contributes $12.8 billion annually to Arizona’s Gross… Read More →

Mountain Shadows opening date announced

Mountain Shadows
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

An icon of the 1960s and 1970s is returning to the Valley with the opening of Mountain Shadows in the shadow of Camelback Mountain on April 1. The $100 million resort is the first resort to open in Paradise Valley in 12 years and will feature many amazing amenities such as Hearth ’61, a short… Read More →

Two hotels announced for Downtown Tucson, including a Moxy Hotel

Downtown Tucson Moxy Hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

Tucson hasn’t seen a new hotel in 30 years, but that is quickly changing as two more hotels are announced, totaling three hotels that are in the works. Marriott announced plans to develop a Moxy Hotel, its hip Millennial-minded hotel concept, just one block away from its AC Marriott hotel that is being built at… Read More →

Sanctuary Resort unveils $2M refresh of casitas and suites

Sanctuary Resort
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa has finished $2 million in renovations to its Spa Casitas and Spa Suites. The two-year capital investment was conducted in three stages, with the opening of a Spa House last year, and a redesign of the resort’s Mountain Casita accommodations in 2015. Sanctuary’s Spa Casitas surround the resort’s stunning… Read More →

Hotel coming to First and Polk Streets in Downtown Phoenix

Hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Hospitality

Development has started on a 210-room, 11-story Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Phoenix, near the ASU Downtown Campus, according to an announcement from Mortenson. The hotel is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018, and is located at the intersection of First and Polk Streets. PK Architects and Design Force are the… Read More →

Marriott launches eco-conscious brand in Arizona

Marriott
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) opened Element Chandler Fashion Center, which marks the debut of the eco-conscious brand, Element, in Arizona. Element Chandler Fashion Center, owned by Chandler HG LLC, a Glacier House Hotels entity, is located adjacent to the Chandler Fashion Center. The new property features 107 light-filled guestrooms and an atmosphere designed to… Read More →

Downtown Tucson lands first hotel in 30 years

by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

In the last 10 years, Downtown Tucson has seen massive revitalization. New restaurants, the renovation of historic theaters, the modern streetcar line and retail have brought the district back to life. The one thing missing? A modern hotel. If fact, AC Hotel Tucson by Marriott will be the first hotel built in Downtown Tucson in… Read More →

Cambria Hotel at Chandler Viridian breaks ground

Cambria hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

Real estate firm Hines recently joined Cambria hotels & suites for a groundbreaking ceremony at Chandler Viridian. Slated to open in 2017, the Cambria hotel & suites Chandler will feature 136 rooms, a pool with cabanas, fitness room, lounge area and 1,300 square feet of meeting space. The hotel developer is North Carolina-based Concord Hospitality… Read More →

Apartment community offers concierge service

Infill development

Apartment communities have been making great strides with awesome amenities to attract the modern resident, and the Residences at Fountainhead is no different with the launch of its personal concierge service that hopes to be your personal assistant. The Pinnacle Concierge Service can do it all, from order tonight’s dinner to ordering those awesome drapes you… Read More →

First Tempe Town Lake hotel opening soon

Downtown
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, will open AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown next month, which will be the brand’s first hotel in the western United States. AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown will add style and sophistication to the vibrant city of Tempe and will be the first hotel to be located on Tempe Town Lake, a popular… Read More →

Kingman hotel sells for $7.1M

Kingman hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of Best Western Plus Kings Inn & Suites, a 100-room hotel property located in Kingman, Arizona. The asset sold for $7,100,000, according to Todd Manning, sales manager of the firm’s Las… Read More →

Valley Partnership takes a look at hospitality industry

Mountain Shadows

Valley Partnership‘s annual monthly breakfast on April 29th will cover two major hospitality projects under construction in Paradise Valley – a new Ritz-Carlton and redevelopment of the iconic Mountain Shadows resort. The panel will feature Christopher Klecka, CFO of Five Star Development (Ritz-Carlton); Scott Lyon, founder and managing partner of Westroc Hospitality (Mountain Shadows); and Jeff… Read More →

Welcome to Boutique Hotels 2.0

If you Google “boutique hotel,” you’ll get, “a small stylish hotel, typically one situated in a fashionable urban location.” If you get in a car and drive around Metro Phoenix, you’ll find small stylish hotels in urban locations. Don’t let Google fool you, though:the face of boutique accommodations is changing. Chains and large properties are… Read More →

Chandler Comfort Inn sold for $7.7 million

by in AZRE Magazine | Hospitality

The Chandler Comfort Inn sold to a California-based hotel group for $7.7 million, and Tower Capital arranged a $5,600,000 acquisition loan for the purchase. The 129-room Comfort Inn is located near Chandler Boulevard and 56th Street. The 4-story limited service hotel was originally built in 1997 and renovated in 2012. The $5.6 million dollar loan… Read More →