Phoenix-based Classic Hotels & Resorts plans to rebrand and rename Firesky Resort & Spa, a boutique property the company acquired in April 2016. The 204-room resort, located in Old Town Scottsdale, will be renamed as The Scott Resort & Spa.
The team of designers responsible for the resort’s new concept includes New York- and San Francisco-based AvroKO, local architect firm Synectic Design, and Hart Howerton, which is overseeing the meetings and events spaces. Rinker Design crafted the resort’s rebranding.
Over the next two years, Classic Hotels & Resorts will invest $15 million to renovate the property. The reinvention will consist of all guestrooms, suites and public spaces, including the resort’s 14,000 square feet of meeting space, two pools, lobby bar and restaurant. The redesign will retain elements of the historic building’s iconic architecture, while introducing a new look and feel. There will also be an all-new restaurant concept.
The first phase of the redesign of the 55-year-old property will begin in May and is slated for completion in September 2017. In that time, the lobby will be upgraded from the inside out, and will get caning screens to contrast against the curved brass of Bauhaus-inspired chandeliers and rattan settees scattered throughout. Upon completion, the lobby will reflect the style of traditional "front-porch" Havana. There will also be blue-glazed olive jars and indoor landscaping, eyed to create an intimate seating space for guests. Meanwhile, a hand-crafted, Spanish-tiled bar and the existing arches will reflect the traditional, original architecture of the space. Vintage artwork and paintings will compliment the rattan and wicker furniture.
The lobby bar and restaurant will also be completely renovated and re-conceptualized, even while the space will still capitalize on its indoor-outdoor layout. A large tree will serve as the bar’s focal point in the center of the open-air space, surrounded by indigenous plant life. The fireplace will remain intact
Several upgrades to the resort’s two lagoon-like pools will include additional cabanas and new landscaped surrounds.
The resort’s 14,000 square feet of meeting and function space will similarly receive all-new custom Axminster carpeting and custom decorative light fixtures that will reflect the property’s overall Spanish and Moroccan inspired ambiance. Landscaping and outdoor lighting upgrades will also be done, while smaller common public spaces and patios will be refurbished, with additional fire pits added.
The second phase will revamp all 204 guestrooms, each of them with private outdoor patios or balconies. Upgrades will range from new furniture packages and case goods to redesigned bathrooms. The renovation will also unveil an all-new Presidential Suite and the addition of four one-bedroom suites.