If you are looking for a calm and private getaway look no further than the Andaz Scottsdale Resort, and if you need style advice for what to wear while on staying at the splendid Andaz, look no further than this blog post.
- Property Review
- Architectural Insights
- A Focus On Local Artists From Cattle Track
- Warp and Weft Food Options
- Spa Offerings
- Style Guide
- Packing List
Andaz Scottsdale is tucked away off of Scottsdale Road and Rose Lane, with stunning views of the desert landscape and mountains that make up Paradise Valley, a very wealthy and chic part of town. The resort sits on 23 acres of property and is made up of 185 private bungalows, with three pools, a spa, and multiple fine dining options.
Andaz Scottsdale's design style is minimalistic while also borrowing inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Solari, and the graphic designer Alexander Girad.
Wood, steel, glass and pops of brightly colored interior design features make Andaz Scottsdale the perfect backdrop for a family photo or a stylized selfie. Warm brick walls make up the lobby, with funky mid-century modern furniture and a ton of unique art.
A FOCUS ON LOCAL ARTISTS
According design blog Archello "The identity of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is entwined with Cattle Track Arts Compound. Opened in 1936, Cattle Track fosters artists, jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, printers, and performers to craft their works in an environment that prizes collaboration and creativity. Each guestroom and suite contains original Cattle Track art and the Artists frequent the resort to create works, engage with guests, and share their stories."
In the Andaz gift shop sources most of its inventory from Cattle Track Arts Compound as well as from other local artists and vendors.
WARP + WEFT FOOD OPTIONS
Fire pits and sweeping patios allow for a great place to put up your feet and order a cocktail from the Warp + Weft restaurant and bar, choose something delicious like the Pecan Pie Old Fashioned (bourbon, pecans, and walnut bitters) or the Odd Ball (tequila, radish, pepper and club soda). And the food offering is just as delectable with unique choices such as Za’atar Pistachio Laffa (northern bean hummus, chick peas, chili garlic oil) or the Hibiscus Beet Cured Ora King Salmon (pink peppercorn, sumac, juniper, and castelvetrano olives) as well as the Squid ink pasta, with kale ricotta filling, roasted corn, chive oil, & grana padano.
The Paolo Verde Spa is extremely zen, and even just standing in the lobby for a few moments instantly transports you to a calm and tranquil state of mind. The spa offers desert inspired treatments which draws elements from the Sonoran desert. This zen and relaxing spa has won numerous awards and you will be missing out if you don't book an appointment! Make sure to check out such soothing options as the Purifying Juniper Massage which mixes juniper, grapefruit and olive oil to create a soothing massage oil that helps stimulate lymphatic drainage while leaving your skin beautifully conditioned. Some other options the spa is known for is The Prickly Pear Fully Body Scrub, an invigorating body scrub featuring oil from the prickly pear seed, which is rich in essential fatty acids that protect and nourish your skin. An aloe body wrap to soothe and hydrate follows. As you are wrapped, you’ll enjoy a naturally lifting facial massage—in anticipation of a jojoba body butter massage to leave your whole body gently glowing. Make sure to check out the Cactus Lift and Tone Facial which uses fights the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines using cutting edge plant-based stem-cells to rejuvenate your skin. This facial combines apple stem cells, natural botanicals, fruit acids, cactus extract, and powerful antioxidants to improve visible signs of aging. The apple stem cell mask helps tone and tighten, delivering an immediate “lift” to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment includes a soothing eye mask to help brighten and nourish skin under the eyes.
There is a private spa pool and fitness center for those that book spa treatments. Spa Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Friday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Telephone: (480) 214 4672
The fact that Andaz is tucked away from the main cross roads and the fact that each room is a private casita, all means this is the type of resort where you can truly escape from the world and have a moment of pure-calm-relaxation.
Andaz very much feels like the type of resort where a celebrity would hide out without being bombarded or bothered. This all means that the clothing you pack for your time at Andaz can be relaxing, easy to wear, and unpretentious.
If you do feel like being a fashionista, we suggest opting for Art Deco inspired pieces, wearable art jewelry, warm wood tones with a bright pop of jewel-colored accessories. Channel your thoughts to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the graphic designs of Alexander Girad or the artwork of Paolo Soleri to seek packing innovativeness.
- Running Shoes
- Athleisure Apparel
- Wearable art necklaces and earrings
- Linen Caftans with a piece of wearable art
- Maxi Skirts
- Sun dresses
- A dressier styled option for the fancy restaurants with dress codes