Frequently, luxury destination travelers are in search of an atypical, extravagant vacation.  Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows will indulge your desires on its 23 sprawling acres in Scottsdale, Arizona. It offers more than 185 splendid accommodations with private entrances and patios, magnificent décor and design throughout the property, and exquisite dining, cultural, artistic, as well as healing experiences that you won’t soon forget. This resort will assist in your pursuit of an extraordinary escape that is peaceful and serene, yet exhilarating and breathtaking.  

Albers House Patio at Andaz Resort
Albers House Patio. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort

Albers House at $2,339 Nightly *

Named for the German-born artist and Yale University Department of Design head Josef Albers, this splendid two-bedroom presidential suite and residential villa extends 1,800 square feet with a total of 3,500+ square feet of indoor/outdoor space and has beautiful artwork throughout. Offering the ultimate in vacation living, Albers House boasts two master bedrooms, a spacious living room with mid-century modern décor, floor-to-ceiling nano doors, a dining room with a marble and wood dining table for eight, and a kitchenette featuring small appliances, cabinet storing space, and a beverage refrigerator cooler. There is also a Tonal home gym, three 65-inch WiFi-enabled TVs, and two bathrooms with natural light, soaking tubs, and oversized showers. Stroll outside to the equally fabulous, private lounge and patio to enjoy a panoramic view of Camelback Mountain. The outdoor wrap-around space features a shower, two cruiser bicycles to explore the property, a fire pit, gas grill, dining area, and comfortable seating for multiple guests. Villas and suites guests receive exclusive amenities such as a dedicated Experience Concierge to arrange transportation to the airport, make dining reservations, and look into activities and events at Andaz and the nearby area. A special welcome amenity and complimentary mixology class are included. Take an Albers House Virtual Tour

Girard House at Andaz Resort
Girard House. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort

Girard House at $2,539 Nightly *

This striking 1,630-square-foot presidential suite with 3,300 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, is sited close to the Turquoise Pool, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, and Andaz Guest House. The two-bedroom villa’s name was inspired by Alexander Girard, an architect, furniture designer, interior designer, and textile designer whose mid-century modern design inspires the theme for this resort. Filled with light throughout, the elegant furnishings are found in the chic living room, dining room, and bedrooms.  Girard House gives guests access to a large private patio, open fire pit, a gas grill, custom outdoor seating and lounge areas, outdoor shower, floor to ceiling windows, a Tonal smart home gym, butler’s pantry, two bikes, and two private poolside cabanas for you and your small group of guests. Take a Girard House Virtual Tour

Sonoran Cabana Suite at $1,389 Nightly *

Centrally located to all that is on the resort, the Sonoran Cabana Suite, is a guest favorite as it is near the Turquoise Pool as well as Turquoise Pool Bar & Grille and allows for exclusive access to a private cabana throughout one’s stay. There are 16 Sonoran Suites on the property, and each is 750 square feet including 1,100 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. The room includes a spacious living room, two private patios with lounge seating, a king bedroom, and two large bathrooms with natural light revealed through skylights. There are additional suites and bungalows available on the resort which include the Knoll Premium Bungalow and the Eames Resort King or Two Queens. Take a Sonoran Cabana Suite Virtual Tour.  

Turquoise Pool during day at Andaz Resort
Turquoise Pool during the day. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort

The Retreat

The Retreat at Andaz Scottsdale is an ideal luxury locale for your wedding party, corporate conference, church retreat, or just a fabulous getaway for friends and family. This is truly a resort within a resort. This private haven allows guests to have amenities of their own while simultaneously venturing out on the property to enjoy other luxuries. The sanctuary includes the Albers House residential villa, three Sonoran Suites, eight Eames king bungalows, and eight Eames queen/queen bungalows. There is a private pool in the center of the accommodations and lush greenery throughout the picturesque complex. Additionally, there is access to the Turquoise Pool, Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary Pool and facilities, and all other offerings in the resort. 

Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary
Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort

Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary

Commence your remarkable spa experience by creating your very own personalized blends using essential oils under the tutelage of an Aromatherapy consultant at the Palo Verde Spa. Reserve your space at the Apothecary Blend Bar at $25 per person. Later, relax and enjoy your preference of services such as the Purifying Juniper Massage, Sonoran Clay Wrap, Cactus Lift & Tone Facial, Earth Balancing Manicure and Pedicure, and Glow & Gloss addition to your hair service.

XO private jet

Take an XO Private Jet

Andaz Scottsdale has recently partnered with XO, a private aviation company, to take your vacation to the ultimate level of luxury. When planning your retreat, contact the resort’s Reservations Team. The exclusive offer includes a one-way transfer from Scottsdale Airport, complimentary curated minibar in your guestroom, dedicated VIP concierge, credit to be used at Palo Verde Spa and Apothecary, a spa amenity, complimentary room upgrade upon check-in (subject to availability), and complimentary early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability). Learn more about the exclusive XO and Andaz Scottsdale Partnership.  

Biking Across Resort
Biking Across Resort. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort 

Extra Amenities, Activities, and Inclusions

Take part in the Create & Cultivate Series which features a Pastry Class, Apothecary Blend Bar, Cooking Class, Mixology Class, and Sound Healing. Ask about Andaz Adventures, Mindful Wellbeing Activities, and Golf and Sports. There are more than 200 golf courses in Scottsdale. In addition to the three luxury pools that are on the property, other amenities include live entertainment, access to the Cattle Track Art Compound, preferred access to artists’ studios, exclusive fitness classes, electric vehicle charging stations, 24-Hour Gym, Desert Picnic, and recreational center activities such as croquet, corn hole, and bocce ball.  Each evening, roast marshmallows from your complimentary S’mores kit on an open fire pit. This is a pet-friendly resort that allows canines and felines. Guests can reserve cabanas which are inclusive of a couch, chair, two lounge chairs, a Yeti cooler filled with water bottles, and chips, salsa, and guacamole. View activities

Weft & Warp Restaurant and Bar
Weft & Warp Restaurant and Bar. Photo courtesy of Andaz Resort 

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

Dine daily at this trendsetting eatery featuring tantalizing cuisines such as Lemon Ricotta Toast, Pancetta-Mushroom Omelet, Chipotle-Glazed Ribeye, and Chili Butter Scallops. The glass-walled Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen also serves refreshing, exclusive W & W craft cocktails such as Prickly Pear Margarita, Strawberry Fields Forever, An Elegant Fall, and Color Me Blue. 

Weft & Warp offers an incredible world of delectable encounters. The Chef’s Tasting Experience features a Kitchen Dinner at $125 per person or Garden Dinner at $150 per person which offers multi-course meals led by an expert culinary guide. On Mondays, Bottle & Board allows guests to pair a charcuterie board with the bar’s select bottles of wine while Whiskey Wednesdays offer whiskey flights. You’ll discover how to create signature cocktails at the interactive Mixology Class. Dinner with Your Dog on the patio allows you to order your pet a meal from the new Doggy Menu. Other exciting experiences include Sunset Hour in the evenings, Bottomless Mimosas each morning, and Live Music on Friday and Saturday evenings.  

Olive & Ivy Restaurant in Scottsdale Arizona
Olive & Ivy Restaurant in Scottsdale Arizona

Great Restaurants and Shopping in Upscale Scottsdale District

The luxury house SUV can take you within three miles of the resort.  Enjoy shopping throughout this prominent community. Stroll around Old Town Scottsdale and purchase souvenirs and unique collectibles. Shop at fine boutiques at Scottsdale Fashion Square and visit popular restaurants in the area. Olive & Ivy Restaurant + Marketplace is a classy Mediterranean eatery with elegant décor. Tasty cuisine includes Lamb Meatballs, Ahi Tuna & Watermelon Crudo, Lobster Tagliatelle, and Pacific Sea Bass. Blanco Tacos + Tequila serves Mexican food with a unique twist. Dishes consist of Shrimp & Crab Cocktail, Short Rib Machaca Guacamole and Charred Onion Cheese Crisps, Carne Asada Tacos, and Pork Chile Verde Enchiladas.  Other places to visit are Barrio Queen, The Greene House, and Culinary Dropout.

* Nightly rates for villas, suites, and bungalows vary based on arrival and departure dates.  

 

Upscale Living Contributor Leslie E. Royal is a global travel writer, author, micro-influencer, and multi-media journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including ESSENCE, AAA Midwest Traveler, Black Enterprise, The Ashro Blog, FORTUNE.com, Medium, and AAA Southern Traveler. She is an Ashro Brand Ambassador and the host of their popular video series called Onward and Upward with Leslie E. Royal. The creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information blog, she has two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One-Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ( $14.95), and How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps ($9.95). Follow Leslie on Instagram @LesliesLane and see her Amazon Author Page.

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Leslie E. Royal is a global travel journalist, international freelance writer, product review expert, and social media influencer. In addition to Upscale Living, her articles have appeared in numerous publications including ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, Upscale, The Ashro Blog, and the Travel Bags with Annita Blog. Leslie has authored two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More (Amazon $14.95) and How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) (Amazon $9.95) Follow Leslie @LesliesLane on Instagram and other social media sites as well as her Amazon Author page. She is the author of two books: Leslie Lane The Book!: Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel & More ($9.99 Kindle, $14.95 Paperback) How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-Free Steps (Leslie’s Lane Inc.) ($9.95) Follow Leslie! Amazon Author page Instagram