The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel, recently reopened following a $10 million renovation project that added two new restaurants and a bar, revamped the main pool, increased the property's outdoor meeting and event space and updated its guestrooms.
The design, which was spearheaded by PHX Architecture in Pheonix and SB Design in Scottsdale, aimed to update hte look of the resort while staying true to the property's historic Spanish architecture. The main entrance was completely redesigned with new signage and ranch-style landscaping.
The renovated lobby has new furniture, décor and accessories, as well as the new Bar Six40, which is positioned as a local gathering spot. Next to the lobby entrance, guests can now access Bennie’s Courtyard (named for the original architect) through multiple doors, which the resort says creates a more residential feel. In the courtyard guests can enjoy sips and bites from the new Kitchen West Restaurant, live entertainment, and gather around the large fireplace or new fire pits on cool desert nights.
Additionally, the main pool area was completely remodeled and now includes a full-service restaurant and bar called Twisted Vine. It features eight new cabanas available for private rental, a shaded trellis in the water and a gorgeous bridge-like water feature dividing the new pool, which is 2.5 times larger than the previous one. The pool area also has been modernized with water features.
The property’s 54 king rooms were completely renovated, 76 of the double-queen rooms were converted to king rooms, and all rooms in the McCormick building were renovated. All 266 updated guestrooms received new artwork and bedding, a headboard, carpeting, two chairs, a window table, new color schemes for a brighter look and feel, and desks. Twenty first-floor rooms now have private patios with access to the main pool. The guestroom corridor boasts fresh new paint, carpeting and historical Scottsdale artwork.
Kitchen West Restaurant, the new dining establishment on-property, will make its debut within weeks of The Scottsdale’s reopening. The restaurant will serve a modern interpretation of American Western cooking. Guests can choose between single or family-style dishes, and the restaurant will serve both lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Rick Dupere has created a seasonal menu of American Western fare, and plans to source the freshest products possible from the Western United States.