Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, a beloved Tucson landmark frequented by visitors and locals, has more than doubled its room count ahead of the prime visitor season. This luxury boutique resort, also known for its award-winning restaurant The Grill, will complete construction of 32 additional guestrooms by the end of the month. The rooms are located on the north side of the property’s 34 acres, bringing the total guest room count to 60. The new rooms are identified as the Catalina rooms because of their stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. They will be available for occupancy in mid-October.
Hacienda Del Sol’s local owners collaborated with Tucson’s Eglin + Bresler Architects and W.E. O’Neil on the property’s $13 million expansion which began 12 months ago. The luxurious new Catalina rooms and suites were designed and built to reflect the same Santa Fe style construction of the existing historic structures. The six new and unique buildings that house the rooms were built in a village-like setting with landscaped walking paths that lead guests to the Terraza Garden Patio, historic courtyard and negative edge swimming pool. Each building houses a different number of rooms and is adorned with hand-painted Mexican-tile murals, custom patio and walkway lighting and over 4,000 tons of Coronado brown stone.
The new Catalina rooms and suites rival the beauty and uniqueness of the existing historic rooms. Each room has a hand-painted border around the ceiling, Talavera tile, and custom made furniture with wood from Oregon that is handcrafted in Mexico. Light fixtures, headboards, wrought iron drapery rods along with wood floors and fabrics embody the spirit of the southwest. Walls are painted in rich earth tones with hints of desert sage, sunset melon and periwinkle to complement the Tucson sky. Every room has a patio with a spectacular view of the mountains or cityscape; most have both views and six have private, outdoor showers. The two Catalina suites are double the standard room size and include a conference size dining table with conferencing abilities for smaller board meetings or for those guests who wish to have a parlor.
The previously completed phases of Hacienda Del Sol’s expansion include a new circle drive, expanded Terraza Garden Patio and Lounge, paved parking lots and a 5,000-square-foot operations and administration building. A 2,900-square-foot ballroom with pre-function space and patio will be completed in early 2016.
To celebrate the unveiling of the Hacienda’s new Catalina rooms, guests who book a Catalina room for three nights or more will receive an additional night on that same stay, with travel before December 16, 2015 at no extra charge.