Sedona inspires K2 Design’s renovation of Arabella Hotel

Arabella Hotel, a property located within eight acres of Sedona, Ariz., has emerged from a $4 million property-wide renovation.

The property was originally built as the Sedona Lodge in the 1940s, and was reportedly the very first hotel in town to accommodate Old Hollywood directors, actors and crews, including John Wayne. It was later transformed into the King's Ransom Hotel. In January 2014, the hotel was sold and changed ownership hands.

The recent makeover included remodeled guestrooms, hotel lobby, all building exteriors, complete landscaping throughout and newly designed outdoor public spaces including the main pool and the adjacent relaxation gardens, as well as the newly added Sunset Vista lounge area.

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Spearheading the project was K2 Design, a Phoenix-based interior design firm. Drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings and Sedona Red Rocks the design concepts celebrate the colors originating from the local environment.

The hotel has 144 guestrooms with views of the Red Rocks.

The 500 square foot Bike Pavilion was also recently completed. The site is equipped with a Bike Fixation Wash and Fill Station, a Bike Fixation Deluxe Work Stand, and a Bike Fixation Outdoor Bike Pump with Gauge, and was designed for mountain bike and road bike enthusiasts.

The property also has two pools and hot tubs.

Julia Kaiser is the GM of the property.

Photo credit: Arabella Hotel

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