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Reinventing The Scott - Lobby

$15 Million Dollar Reinvention

Built in the 1960s and revered as one of the premiere resorts in Arizona, The Scott Resort & Spa continues to be a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Following a $15 million reinvention to match the finest location in Scottsdale, this already beloved resort is now even better.

The reinvention covered all aspects of the resort, from the large open-air lobby and all public spaces including the resort’s 14,500 square feet of meeting space, to the introduction of a new Caribbean-inspired restaurant, bar and lounge concept, The Canal Club to all guest rooms and suites.

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Experience Scottsdale

Located within walking distance of all that Old Town Scottsdale has to offer, guests of The Scott Resort & Spa can experience Scottsdale to its fullest. From the exquisite shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square to the best restaurants and night life in town, this Scottsdale resort sits in the heart of it all.

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The newly reinvented resort marries a fresh design with the timeless elements that have been a foundation of the resort over the past 50 years. Inspired by Spanish Revival-architecture, the resort’s new look incorporates Old Havana-style furniture, colors, and textures, along with a spattering of Bauhaus-inspired graphic patterns and lighting. A liberal use of natural light and greenery bring elements of the surrounding outdoors into the resort’s main lobby, creating a fun and lively gathering spot for resort guests and Scottsdale locals alike.

Phase 1 – Completed September 2017

Renovations in the first phase of the new design included:

  • The lobby has been upgraded from the inside out. With caning screens that contrast against the modern curved brass of Bauhaus-inspired chandeliers and rattan settees scattered throughout, the lobby reflects an eclectic style of traditional front porch Havana. Blue-glazed olive jars and indoor landscaping create an intimate seating oasis for guests. A hand-crafted, Spanish-tiled bar and existing arches reflect the traditional, original architecture of the space. Vintage artwork and paintings compliment signature rattan and wicker furniture.
  • The signature Lobby Bar and Restaurant have been completely renovated and re-concepted as The Canal Club, while still capitalizing on an ideal indoor-outdoor layout. A large tree serves as the bar’s focal point in the center of the open-air space, surrounded by abundant succulents and indigenous plant life. The fireplace remains rightfully intact, as a gathering place for morning coffee or evening cocktails. The new furnishings and décor are met with an all-new menu, designed by Executive Chef Christopher Bailey.
  • The resort’s 14,000 square feet of meeting and function space received all new custom Axminster carpeting and custom decorative light fixtures that echo the property’s overall Spanish and Moroccan inspired ambiance.
  • Landscaping and outdoor lighting upgrades are also underway for the beautiful event lawn, the resort’s main catering venue. Smaller common public spaces and patios were refurbished, with additional fire pits for lounging.
  • Several upgrades to the resort’s two lagoon-like pools include additional cabanas and beautifully new landscaped surrounds. Guests and locals will continue to enjoy creative cocktails and light bites from the The Canal Club Poolside and are welcome to dip their toes in the resort’s signature sandy beach pool, La Playa.

Phase 2 – Completed October 2018

The second phase of the reinvention focused on all 204 guestrooms and suites, each of which features private outdoor patios or balconies. Upgrades in each room include:

  • All case goods
  • New furniture package
  • Redesigned bathrooms
  • All-new Presidential Suite
  • The addition of four NEW one-bedroom suites.

“Our goal was to create a luxury retreat where guests can unwind and transport themselves to a completely different time and place. The resort’s unique design has already struck a cord with travelers and locals alike – The Scott has become the backdrop of numerous personal and professional photoshoots and is easily one of the most photographed and ‘Instagrammable’ hotels in Scottsdale,” said Classic Hotels & Resorts President John Grossman.

A talented team of designers is responsible for the resort’s new concept, including New York and San Francisco-based AvroKO, local architect firm Synectic Design, and Hart Howerton, which is overseeing the meetings and events spaces. “This is such an exciting project for us to be involved with,” said Greg Bradshaw, founding partner of AvroKO. “We took the approach of wanting to keep intact some elements that are already very much a part of the hotel – particularly the beautiful Spanish Revival inspired architecture – and have incorporated several new layers into the overall design, including beautiful staple pieces that are inspired by the Bauhaus movement and old Havana, which guests will see immediately upon arrival and get a true sense of the place right away. We can’t wait to see the finished product and how it all comes together.”

Rinker Design crafted the resort’s re-branding and played an important role in concept visioning and programming.

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