A new Boulders Resort & Spa is coming as the perennial five-star North Scottsdale hotel starts a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation. The hotel was recently purchased by Hilton for its Curio collection.
The project, slated to be finished by December, is helmed by DiLeonardo, an award-winning East Coast design firm.
“We are rejuvenating a relaxed resort environment, embracing and respecting indigenous inspirations of the Old West. Scale, pattern and colors from the Native American heritage influence the architectural detailing, carpet patterns and rich colors,” said June Chun, lead designer. “We have included custom details with a rich, organic sense that truly bring the indoors and outdoors together beautifully.”
Guest Room Glam
The 160-casita style accommodations will see an updated interior while maintain the adobe-style architecture. A sneak peak at the design reveals an earth-tone color scheme highlighted with pops of teal and orange. Room furnishings, reminiscent of the Native American influences, include a unique headboard wall that is custom-designed with indigenous patterns and detailing that complements the luxury bedding topped with cozy plush comforters and pillows. In my mind this is the standout feature of the room! Regional art and colorful chair pillows are juxtaposed with area rugs in bold colors and patterns. The bathroom gets a luxe modern remake giving it more of that spa feel.
Not so Common Common Areas
The main lodge area will be revamped to give guests a strong sense of arriving at a luxurious Southwestern getaway. The main Palo Verde restaurant will be completely remodeled with décor reflecting the Southwestern cuisine. The Bar lounge will have floor to ceiling windows so guests can drink in the view of the 12-million-year-old boulders while sipping craft cocktails in a sophisticated space done in deep muted persimmon, white and navy shades.