Enchantment Resort Completes Three-Phase Renovation
Monday June 18th, 2012 - 9:20AM
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SEDONA, AZ—The 218-room Enchantment Resort has completed its three-phase, $25-million renovation, here. The first two phases encompassed a $4-million expansion of the Meeting Village, in addition to new, upgraded guestroom accommodations which underwent an $11-million refurbishment.. The third phase involved remodeling the Clubhouse. Additionally, the pool area has been renovated and expanded.
The Clubhouse, which was completed last month, now features Che-Ah-Chi, a new restaurant, and a new open-air lounge, View 180. The Clubhouse was completely redesigned and refurbished.
The new guestroom accommodations feature a nature-inspired theme and regional artwork. Refurbished guestrooms have wood-and-leather upholstered chairs; custom crystal light fixtures; decorative metal fixtures from local jewelers; and artistic materials with clean lines and shapes. In addition, they have 42-in. HD TVs, desk lamps and iPod ports. Guestroom bathrooms were totally redesigned, now with an expanded layout, raised ceilings, and thus, more natural light. Suite bathrooms feature fixtures such as a soaking tub and walk-in shower.
Purple teak sandstone floors are now used in the main hallways. Rustic wood floors are now in the restaurant’s gathering areas. Horizontal vein-cut striations in the Honed Hermosa and Verde stone-slab bar tops, inspired by Sedona’s surrounding canyons, are found in the restaurant, Tii Gavo. The hotel’s Wine Bar features a solid-iron table for wine, with a 3-in. stone top made of Honed Hermosa vein-cut sandstone.
Native American tile and iron are used in View 180, while Che-Ah-Chi features six banco-style booths. The restaurant’s cloths are in crimson, chocolate, beige and cognac. The cloths, which are woven and handmade, feature Native American symbols. Leather ceiling tiles create the illusion of being in a modern pueblo. Blown glass shards are featured in a handmade pendant that hangs from the weathered leather panels.
The hotel was inspired by the local culture, as evidenced in guestrooms by onyx vanity tops inspired by Boynton Canyon; door panels and living room rugs with a traditional basket weave design; fireplaces that feature indigenous sculptures; artwork inspired by the region's history and culture; custom metal lamps that represent Native American jewelry; headboard designs that reflect the Yavapai nation's sun symbol; and Native American pattern tapestries in the dining rooms, which hang on arrow hardware.
Tags: Hospitality Construction/Renovation
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