Andaz Scottsdale, Ariz., resort to open mid 2016

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation entered into an agreement with PV Scottsdale Hotel Owner SPE LLC for the operation of a new Andaz hotel in Scottsdale, Airz. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa will join Andaz hotels in resort destinations including Wailea (Maui) and Peninsula Papagayo (Costa Rica), as well as urban Andaz hotels in cities including London, New York, Napa, Los Angeles, Savannah, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

Expected to open mid-2016, Andaz Scottsdale will have 201 bungalow-style guestrooms, a full-service spa and salon, and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces on more than 22 acres of land.

This urban resort is located in the town of Paradise Valley, within walking distance to restaurant and entertainment venues and less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale and the Fashion Square shopping mall. Guests of Andaz Scottsdale will also have access to the golf courses and other outdoor activities in The Valley of the Sun.

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Andaz Scottsdale will include 201 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from 350 to 500 square feet configured in bungalow style clusters of six units each. Guestrooms will also have private terraces, including some with outdoor showers. The resort will include a large pool and sundeck with a 12,000-square-foot spa facility and a fitness center..

More than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event facilities will provide venues for meetings, group events and weddings, and will include a gathering and social areas among the cottonwood and pine trees throughout the resort.

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The one-day event will focus on related hospitality concepts such as hostels, co-living, co-working, student accommodation and serviced apartments.

The company plans to introduce the changes—including switching to large-format bathroom amenities—no later than June 2021.

Construction of the hotel on the site of the historic Equity Chambers building has commenced and the project is expected to open by Q2 2020.