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SYL360 Sunday: Resort Style

I recently stayed at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa and was really impressed by how its design resonated with me and captured my sense of style.  Nestled in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert with Camelback Mountain in the background, the resort’s style perfectly blends mid-century modern with southwestern design and the addition of local art combines to make Andaz a unique southwestern experience.  The design was inspired by the colorful desert palette and the timeless design of Alexander Girard, who was known for his contributions in the field of American textile design, particularly through his work for Herman Miller (1952 to 1975), where he created fabrics for the designs of George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

Andaz exterior2

The property is well laid out, with winding pathways which guided us to and from our room.

Andaz exterior

We stayed in the Saarinen bungalow, its front terrace was a great spot to relax with a drink or a cup of coffee. The bungalow has a spacious bedroom and large seating area with mid-century modern furnishings, art by local artists, and a touch of the rustic with its reclaimed wood ceiling.

Andaz Saarinen room viewThe bedroom leads to a walk-through closet/kitchenette, which transitions into an enormous light-filled bathroom with a large walk-in shower equipped with dual Speakman shower heads, white subway tile walls, and a marble mosaic tiled floor.


bathroom sink view

Andaz shower

The patio is just beyond the bathroom and is a great private space for lounging and sunbathing.

Andaz_Saaranin Patio2

Overall, our stay at Andaz was refreshing, the staff was exceptional, and the food amazing. They also provide drop off service which takes guests to locations within 5 miles of the resort in a Tesla. Not bad, eh!

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