NATIONAL REPORT—New hotels are in the works in the Grand Canyon State. Here’s a look:
Caesars Republic Scottsdale Hotel Breaks Ground
Real estate development company HCW has broken ground on the first Caesars Republic non-gaming U.S. hotel.
HCW, which has developed more than $2 billion in real estate in the last 23 years, has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Macerich to bring the 265-room Caesars Republic Scottsdale luxury brand hotel to Scottsdale, AZ.
The hotel will be located at Scottsdale Fashion Square and operated by HCW Hospitality and Aimbridge Hospitality. Caesars Entertainment will license its brand, serve as an advisor on design elements and integrate its Caesars Rewards loyalty network.
It is the first Caesars in the nation designed exclusively as a non-gaming hotel. The hotel is a new lifestyle hotel experience designed to inspire the imagination and push creative boundaries while serving as a haven for local and traveling trendsetters alike, according to the operators.
Caesars Republic Scottsdale’s contemporary 11-story glass structure will pay homage to Las Vegas, incorporating thoughtful materials and modern elements such as stone and faux wood accents to complement the adjacent luxury residential developments and the newly constructed luxury entrance to Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown Nears Completion
Driftwood Capital revealed that Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown, Arizona’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel and the first location for the brand in the Southwest, is scheduled to open its doors early this spring in the heart of downtown Tempe.
The contemporary, full-service hotel will offer a local experience with a boutique feel, bringing 198 guestrooms and suites, along with approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel will have the East Valley’s only full-service rooftop pool and bar on the 14th floor, providing a scenic venue for gathering, tapas-style light bites and a curated local cocktail menu, as well as a signature restaurant on the ground floor.
Adorned with art curated by local Arizona artists, the hotel is designed with a modern aesthetic inspired by the spirit of the Southwest, highlighting the neighborhood’s cultural roots mixed with the emerging city scene. The exterior panels of the building are emblazoned with an interpretation of the Arizona State University fight song as a nod to the adjacent local university, a design intent incorporated by Scottsdale-based Allen + Philp by digitizing the notes of the song that are wrapped around the building represented by colored panels.