The Origin Story of The Scott
Although The Scott takes its name from Chaplain Winfield Scott, it is his friend, Julian Duarte, a Cuban native, who truly inspires this hotel. Behind our pastel color palette and Bauhaus-inspired design is a story of travel, ingenuity, and the desire to belong.
Forced to flee Cuba in the wake of revolution, Duarte arrived in New Orleans an orphaned 14-year-old. Propelled by feelings of rootlessness, he vowed to build a home just like the one he had lost — traveling West, like many before him, in hopes of realizing his dream.
Along the way, Duarte forged a friendship with Winfield Scott and helped shape Scottsdale into the desert sanctuary we all know and cherish today. Evoking Duarte’s love of architecture, steamy summer days spent on the porch of his childhood home in Havana, the vibrancy of New Orleans, and the natural beauty of the Southwest, the Scott Resort & Spa is Duarte’s vision realized — with open doors to any and all seeking to belong.