Classic Hotels Announces Renovations and Rebranding to Firesky Resort & Spa

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A renovation is coming to Scottsdale, Arizona – Classic Hotels & Resorts just recently announced its plans to rebrand and rename the Firesky Resort & Spa, located in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. The boutique resort, acquired by the brand in April 2016, will be renamed The Scott Resort & Spa and features a newly rebranded website, now live.

Over the next two years, Classic Hotels & Resorts will invest $15 million to update the resort. The renovation will touch all guestrooms, suites and public spaces, including the resort’s 14,000 square feet of meeting space, two pools, lobby bar and restaurant. The redesign will still reflect the building’s historic architecture while simultaneous introducing a new look and feel of modern amenities and services.

Designers from the New York and San Francisco-based AvroKO, local architects from Synectic Design and Hart Howerton are responsible for the upcoming renovations and new concepts. The resort’s rebrand was planned largely in part by Rinker Design, who played an important role in creating new concept visions and programming.

The first phase of the renovation will begin in May 2017 and conclude the following September, just in time for Arizona’s peak travel season. The first phase of renovations will include an upgrade lobby, which will feature indoor landscaping with seating for guests, a hand-crafted Spanish-tiled bar, vintage artwork and painting, the resort’s signature rattan and wicker furniture and more.  The resort’s two lagoon-like pools will be upgraded and adorned with an additional number of cabanas and newly landscaped grounds. Guests will still be able to enjoy cocktails and lite bites from the Acqua Pool Bar. 

The resort’s flexible meeting space will also undergo renovations during phase one, including the addition of Axminster custom carpeting as well as decorative light fixtures. Landscaping and outdoor lighting upgrades will be administered as well, specifically to the resort’s event lawn, as well as smaller common public spaces and patios that will be refurbished and decorated with additional fire pits for entertaining.

The hotel’s signature Lobby Bar and restaurant are being completely renovated. A large tree will become the center point of the open-air space, surrounded by succulents and indigenous plants. New furnishings and décor will be met by an all-new menu designed by Executive Chef Christopher Bailey. Previous Guests of the former Firesky Resort & Spa will be happy to know the restaurant’s fireplace will remain intact as a gathering place for morning coffee or evening cocktails.

The second phase of renovations will revamp the resort’s guestrooms, each of which will feature outdoor patios or balconies. Upgrades to accommodations will include new furniture packages and case goods to redesigned bathrooms. Phase two will also unveil an all-new Presidential Suite as well as the addition of four new one-bedroom suites.

“This historic property is an elegant and fun addition to our portfolio, and we feel honored to restore and update it in ways that enrich the guest experience – not only through elevated and comfortable design, but also through new amenity and programming concepts that speak to this unique desert destination,” said Classic Hotels & Resorts President John Grossman. “The Scott is a modern incarnation of an Arizona classic with a fresh, design-forward concept that will attract both locals and visitors alike.” 

To keep up with the resorts renovations, or for more information or to make reservations, call 800-528-7867 or visit

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