Scottsdale-based Guesthouse Hotels has completed its extensive renovation of the Days Hotel in Scottsdale and throughout the hot-weather months is launching a full slate of special deals for local and out-of-town guests, as well as a series of Jam Sessions, DJ’s and art events featuring Arizona talent.
Guesthouse Hotels purchased the 208-room hotel out of bankruptcy in February 2014 and concluded their renovation earlier this year, just in time to take advantage of visitors attending flagship events such as Super Bowl, BNC National Finals, Waste Management Open, Arabian Horse Show, and San Francisco Giants’ Spring Training at nearby Scottsdale Stadium.
The renovation resumed late Spring, when additional improvements were made to outdoor areas, business facilities and meeting rooms. Now complete, the updated guest rooms offer updated, sleek European styling with flat-screen LED TVs, Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and refrigerators. There are four business-suites and a wing of special rooms dedicated to pet-friendly travelers. The facility offers a fully equipped business center, free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout, superior guest bedding with pillow top mattresses, gym facilities, guest laundry, and a tropical resort-sized heated pool and hot tub.
To add their own unique touches to the property, Guesthouse Hotels co-owners Jordan Scott and Ryan Kucker commissioned local artists Diane Rogers and Randall Hedden to add artwork that is displayed inside and outside of the facility. Diane Rogers’s creative touches were expressed in all the upgraded guest rooms and common areas. Her Rock & Roll-themed prints can be seen throughout the property. Large-scale outdoor portraits by acclaimed muralist Randall Hedden now illuminate the Scottsdale Road entrance and pay homage to rock icons Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. A resident of Arizona, Hedden is world-renowned for his oil paintings that have been commissioned by Walt Disney, Mattel Toys, and numerous casinos and resorts across America.
Scott says, “When we purchased the asset we knew we had to do something to create visibility. We decided not to do what everyone else in town does and paint the walls loud colors or go retro. Instead of overdesigning we decided to leave it as a blank canvas and allow the local artists to shine and show off their talent. We respect the arts and the response has been terrific. Not to mention that every time I drive by and see Jerry, I feel like he is winking at me.”
In addition, there is an onsite comedy club, The Speak Easy; a full-service restaurant, Papi Chulo’s Mexican Grill and Cantina (featuring signature margaritas and iconic street tacos); The Tesoro Lounge featuring live entertainment; and Conference Facilities and Meeting Rooms that can accommodate private groups of up to 100 guests.
Starting this week, summer promotional pricing includes rooms at $69 per night, with no resort fee and free Wi-Fi. Monday through Thursday night guests who stay at least two consecutive nights will receive a $50 Papi Chulo’s gift card.
Kucker emphasizes, “During the summer, we really plan to roll out the red carpet to our local guests and let everyone know how proud we are to be a part of this community. Think of this as a place where we hope to connect the arts community with out-of-town guests and local folks, who can all enjoy the many attractions within minutes of the hotel. Just a nine-iron away, there’s some of the best shopping in the Southwest. Scottsdale Fashion Square is less than a half mile, and Old Town Scottsdale, a haven for foodies and art lovers, is only a minutes’ walk.”