The City of Scottsdale’s newest luxury hotel broke ground Wednesday at the corner of Highland Avenue and Goldwater outside of Fashion Square mall. Caesars Republic Scottsdale, opening fall 2021, will be the first non-gaming branded Caesars hotel in the United States.

HCW, a real estate development company with offices in Arizona and Missouri, teamed up with Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Macerich to bring the luxury brand hotel to Scottsdale. It the first Caesars Republic non-gaming U.S. hotel. HCW has developed more than $2 billion in real estate in the last 23 years.

The hotel will stand at 150 feet with 11 stories and 265 rooms. Additionally, Caesars Republic will feature a 7,000-square-foot ballroom and a large meeting space for conferences.

“Caesars Republic will be a world-class experience and one of the nation’s most desirable communities, and we’re excited to see it come to fruition,” said Chris Holdren, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Located on the hotel’s seventh floor will be a rooftop pool deck, which will provide guests with glorious views of the sunsets over Camelback mountain, as well as Seven (SVN), a unique dining experience that will combine elements and ingredients from Arizona, Mexico and the Yucatan peninsula. Seven will offer an array of food and cocktails, including a cocktail popsicle for the summer.

“When developing Seven, we wanted to create a concept that elevates everything that Scottsdale has to offer,” said Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group, operator of Seven. “We wanted to introduce an experience that is truly unforgettable.”

In addition to Seven, Caesars Republic will also feature two new restaurants by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. Luna by Giada will be a fine dining Italian restaurant, and Pronto by Giada will be a casual all-day cafe. “I’m so excited to be a part of this team, and I’m even more excited to bring my Italian heritage and my culture to Scottsdale,” Laurentiis said.

Caesars Entertainment began in Reno, Nevada in the 1930s and has since expanded to over 55 locations across four continents. Scottsdale’s Caesars Republic will stand out among the casino empire as the U.S.’ first luxury hotel that does not include gambling.

The new hotel will benefit Scottsdale by creating new jobs in the city as well as introducing travelers from around the world to the unique culture of the city.

“In addition to attracting more visitors, engaging in an enjoyable state can be a step toward attracting new residents, entrepreneurs and businesses to move to Arizona, which is why we’re grateful that Caesar’s Republic will be calling Arizona home,” said Vic Narusis, senior vice president of business attraction at Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA).

Caesars Republic Scottsdale’s contemporary 11-story glass structure will pay homage to Las Vegas, incorporating thoughtful materials and modern elements such as stone and faux wood accents to complement the adjacent luxury residential developments and the newly constructed luxury entrance to Scottsdale Fashion Square.

“Scottsdale Fashion Square and the new Caesars Republic Scottsdale are a natural fit,” said Ed

Coppola, president of Macerich, developer of Caesars Republic. “The addition of this exciting new hotel is part of the next phase of development for our high-end mixed-use property, which will also include Class A offices and upscale residences to bring even more energy to Scottsdale.”

From left: Kellie Sirna; Stacy Elliston; Alana Mann; Tom Nelson; Andrew Geier; Andrew Chaney; Marc Williams; Sam Catanese; Richard Broome; Chris Najbicz; Chris Holdren; Giada DeLaurentiis; Rick Huffman, HCW Development; Ed Coppola; Christina Lanoue; Ryan Hibbert; Vic Narusis; City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; John Berry; Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Stanton; Experience Scottsdale President and CEO Rachel Sacco; Rachel Pearson; LeDonna Spongberg; Scott Nelson; and Matt Marshall. (Photo by Everardo Keeme, Photo Fusion Studio)