Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a luxury desert retreat which opened in December 2016, was recognized this week among the top resorts in the world in the coveted Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking #7 Top Resort in the U.S. Southwest. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa received an overall score of 95.88 in the magazine’s 31st annual poll, published in its November 2018 issue. The list of 20 resorts in this region includes nine properties in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area and several more throughout Arizona, a popular destination for luxury leisure and business travelers.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is located on 23 acres in Paradise Valley, less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale, the mid-century inspired resort features 185 bungalow-style guestrooms and suites. Providing a true oasis setting with incomparable views of nearby Camelback Mountain, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa offers guests a place to inhabit, explore and create. The resort was also recognized on the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as named one of the world’s best new hotels in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Hot List, curated by the magazine’s editorial staff in May 2017, shortly after the resort debuted.
“It is a huge honor for us to continue to be named among the top resorts in the Southwest, and it means so much that it is our guests who voted us onto this coveted list,” said Mike Waddill, general manager of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa. “We aim to connect our visitors with interesting cultural experiences that leave them enriched and inspired, and we are grateful to have such an incredible team that delivers these memorable and enriching experiences to our guests daily.”
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. More than 429,000 dedicated readers cast votes for the world’s cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports; resulting in the best travel experiences in the world.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa draws inspiration from the innovative 1950s desert art scene and pays homage to notable artists who used the desert landscape as their artistic expression. Guestrooms feature comfortable and functional mid-century modern interiors, bathrooms with oversized showers with windows and skylights that fill each space with natural light and outdoor terraces. The Guest House is a central gathering place that resembles an artist’s studio in design and features a live rotating art collection. Centrally located for guest access, the Guest House opens onto the Turquoise Pool, the center of outdoor activity in the resort with an expansive sundeck with 13 private cabanas, of which six are connected to guestrooms and a suite overlooking the pool. The Turquoise Pool Bar offers refreshments during the day and hosts parties and events at night.
Signature restaurant Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen features a glass box exhibition kitchen with a plancha and chef’s table, beckoning guests to become a part of the culinary experience. Specializing in contemporary Sonoran cuisine in small, sharable plates, the restaurant infuses Sonoran inspired flavors and ingredients.
Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary embodies the calming and healing qualities of the desert. Featuring an extensive menu of personalized treatments utilizing unique and indigenous ingredients, the spa also encourages guests to invent their own concoctions at the Desert Blending Bar. The 12,000-square-foot facility features four treatment rooms, outdoor hydrotherapy pools, eucalyptus steam rooms, a nail and hair salon, fitness center, outdoor relaxation lounges and an exclusive private pool for spa guests.
The resort also features The Retreat, a hidden gem offering a cluster of 20 guestrooms, including three Cattle Track Suites and the Albers House suite. Surrounding a pool and several outdoor dining and event spaces, The Retreat is an ideal venue for corporate retreats and destination weddings. In all, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa features more than 46,000 square feet of flexible, indoor/outdoor event space, including an expansive event lawn, Foundry Ballroom, two large Studios and more.
In partnership with the nearby Cattle Track Arts & Preservation compound, resort guests can interact, learn and create alongside the local craftsman in painting, pottery, photography and more. Established in the 1930s and located less than one mile from the resort, Cattle Track is a community where artists live and work among their art. The resort’s artist-in-residence program allows guests to engage with the artists at the resort through curated programming, as well as at the artists’ personal Cattle Track studios.
Nightly room rates are seasonally based, starting at $399 per night during Scottsdale peak season. Suite pricing starts at $899 during peak season. For more information about Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa please visit www.scottsdale.andaz.hyatt.com. Stay social with Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and join in on the conversation using #EpicAndaz and #AndazScottsdale.