A definite sense of arrival pervades the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa — entering feels like finding a stunning desert oasis. The contemporary architecture evokes a cool, modern, yet comfortable vibe, with the centerpiece restaurant, bar and terrace overlooking the expansive pool area’s cabanas and outdoor Turquoise Pool Bar. Executive chef Adam Sheff oversees the kitchen at the Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, the resort’s signature restaurant, where small plates and Sonoran-inspired flavors inspire the innovative menu. The fare expertly complements the ultra-chic dining room with its elegant bar, open glass-enclosed kitchen, and dedicated chef’s table well-suited to a group tasting adventure. Bungalow-style guest rooms, scattered through the property in clusters of four to six, have interiors conceived by EDG Interior Architecture + Design, recalling the desert’s 1950s art scene with bright colors and folk art. Each room has an outdoor patio for reading and relaxing and is conveniently near a designated parking space. With the on-site spa and luxurious swim area, this is a great getaway spot for Bay Area residents. Situated on nearly 23 acres in Paradise Valley, the property is walking distance from shopping and restaurants and only two miles from Old Town Scottsdale.
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Desert Oasis“.