In Phoenix, Ariz., the all-suite Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort has completed an $8.5-million renovation in time for the property's 40th anniversary.
The updates covered 224 North Pointe Suites, including the Presidential Suite, remastered North Pointe lobby, and 48,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The redesign is said to pay homage to the resort’s history and location in the Valley of the Sun.
Inspired by the surrounding landscapes of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve combined with "bright accents," the transformation has a minimal design esthetic defined by local desert elements. The redesign was directed by Atwater, a Los Angeles-based design studio.
The updated suites now use a neutral color palette mixed with locally inspired elements, as well as pops of color for contrast. The hotel’s suites were upgraded with new furnishings, art, decorative lighting, carpeting and tile throughout all of the first-floor suites and new carpeting in the living room and bedroom in all second-floor suites. Each room also got new drapery (including sheers) and a new paint job.
The bathrooms, meanwhile, were updated with new vanities to include electric vanity mirror, new tile, lighting and fixtures.
Each two-room suite has a queen-sized sofa sleeper in the living room, wet bar, two high definitions televisions and social seating areas.
According to Stina Funch, founder and creative director of Atwater Inc., the renovated meeting spaces were inspired from the landscape of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. More than 48,000 square feet of event space—including three ballrooms and conference rooms—were remastered from top to bottom. The 8,316-square-foot Hohokam Ballroom and adjacent meeting spaces, holding a total of 30 meeting rooms and 5,438 guests, was renovated with new decorative textured wall vinyl, revamped ceilings and custom crystal chandeliers.