Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel in Sedona opens in December
Widely considered one of the most anticipated hotel openings in the country, Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel is ready to make its much-buzzed-about debut as North America’s first landscape hotel when it opens Dec. 26 in Sedona. The adults-only hotel is now accepting online reservations for stays beginning February 10, 2023 with room rates starting from $1,800 per night. Additional dates prior to February will be available on opening day.
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Set on three acres in Red Rock Country overlooking the city’s most iconic monoliths, the majestic red rocks of Sedona are on full display from Ambiente’s unique 40 cubed-shaped, glass-encased Atriums that seemingly float above the rugged terrain. While all Atriums offer the same 576-square foot, king accommodations, the dramatic 360-degree panoramic views vary drastically as each Atrium has been expertly placed to maximize view corridors, whether that is north to the surrounding Coconino National Forest or east and south to the Steamboat, Chimney, Coffee Pot and Snoopy red rock formations.“This has been a labor of love for our family over the past five years and we have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of interest and support from future visitors around the world,” said Jennifer May, co-founder of Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona-based family development company. “We’re now ready to pull back the curtain and showcase what we believe is one of the most spectacular settings in all of America.” Elevated above the ground by steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling, bronze-tinted glass and matte-charcoal and rusted metal, Ambiente’s Atriums are uniquely designed to blend in with the surrounding geography. With a focus on sustainable methods and organic, modern architecture that complement the neighboring topography and minimize the impact on land, the Atriums’ sleek design reflects elegant minimalism, while contemporary, elemental interiors afford the utmost in luxurious, intimate accommodations. Each Atrium embodies a lavish hideaway with a petite kitchen offering complimentary refreshments, restocked daily, and on-demand wine dispensers where guests can self-serve from a selection of Northern Arizona wines. From bespoke designed wallpaper, live-edge wood furnishings and black soaking tubs to moody lighting, cozy seating and Earth-toned textiles, the Atriums’ various elevations feature fabrics, furnishings and patterns that evoke a tranquil yet chic atmosphere and reflect the rich elements of the captivating natural landscape that surrounds them. All Atriums have access to their own private rooftop decks with a secure staircase for the ultimate sunbathing and stargazing experience. Lounge seating, a roaring firepit and a daybed, comfortable enough for sleeping alfresco, serve as a remote locale perched between the rugged terrain below and bright, beaming stars above thanks to the city of Sedona’s Dark Sky Association. The sound of flowing water is ever-present as the site’s natural waterways have been reactivated and snake through the red, iron-oxide rich soil to create a natural eco-system using aquatic plants and the water’s movement to achieve a biological balance without the use of chemicals. Upon arrival, guests are escorted through the check-in process by a personal valet who guides them into the upstairs level of the two-story biophilic lobby building to check-in, relax in the lounge and enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Once check-in is complete, an elevator delivers guests to the ground floor where they tour the property via an electric vehicle before arriving at their own private Atrium. Inside the main lobby building are meeting spaces and Velvet Spa, an intimate, five-room spa offering a range of restorative treatments that integrate locally sourced ingredients embodying the transformative healing properties for which Sedona is widely revered. At the center of the property is the hotel’s full-service signature restaurant, Forty1, led by Executive Chef Lindsey Dale who embraces a steadfast commitment to showcasing the Verde Valley’s abundance in her seasonal Modern American cuisine. Serving breakfast, which will be complimentary, and dinner daily, Forty1 is complemented by The Drifter, an adjacent fast-casual culinary destination housed within a custom Airstream serving lunch and poolside fare daily. At multiple intervals throughout the day, guests can also expect an outfitted beverage and snack ETrikeCo electric vehicle to make its way through the property, offering a range of goodies such as coffee, pastries, breakfast burritos, gourmet snacks, pressed juices, craft cocktails and more. Right outside Forty1, guests can enjoy the pond-shaped pool and spa ideal for soaking up the Sedona sunshine on warm days or slipping into the heated water in the cooler months. A variety of guest programming rotates seasonally and includes morning yoga, sound healing classes, guided stargazing sessions, poolside films projected onto the custom screening wall, craft cocktail classes and chef’s tasting dinners at the outdoor 12-person, custom stone dining table. With direct access to more than 300 miles of hiking and biking trails in Sedona as well as premier rock climbing, outdoor adventure and recreational activities, Ambiente saw no need for an onsite fitness center and instead encourages guests to explore the outdoors. The hotel boasts exclusive, on-site access to the Adobe Jack Trail system and offers guided tours of the moderate 1.7-mile hike that connects to an additional seven miles of trails renowned for the picturesque scenery displayed along the way. A small fleet of ETrikes, which are street-safe, are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis for guests to tool around town for the day. Ambiente is an adults-only hotel welcoming guests 21 years and older. Two Atriums are ADA compliant, making the hotel accessible to guests of all abilities. To book an upcoming stay, visit AmbienteSedona.com.