Now Open: The Leo Kent Hotel in Tucson Celebrates Arizona’s History

The lobby at The Leo Kent Hotel

The Leo Kent Hotel in Tucson proudly announced its grand opening today. Situated within the iconic One South Church building in downtown Tucson, this lifestyle hotel joins Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive Tribute Portfolio of characterful, independent hotels. 

Envisioned by hotel architect Nelsen Partners and interior designers BBGM and MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM, The Leo Kent showcases a captivating design and vibrant social scene that brings Tucson’s unique history and soul to life. This alluring combination is poised to attract guests from Tucson and across the nation to partake in the city’s rich heritage. The project marks the collaboration of Opwest Partners, Iridius Capital and Remington Hotels.

A suite at The Leo Kent Hotel

“The Leo Kent is a place where guests can truly immerse themselves in the spirit of the region and experience all of its unique flavors and traditions,” says Jill Nghiem, The Leo Kent’s general manager. “We are excited to welcome guests to our incredible city just in time for spring.”

The hotel’s unique design embraces a classical Southwestern aesthetic, featuring a wide array of indoor plants and art inspired by local animals and the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert. Tucson-native Jane Barton highlights local trademarks, such as Arizona buttes, the saguaro cactus, the greater roadrunner and Tucson skyline in her artwork, reflecting the true essence of the region.

Meeting space at The Leo Kent Hotel

Featuring nine floors and a total of 145 rooms, The Leo Kent offers exceptional amenities, including a fitness center, function hall, meeting spaces and St. Cruz restaurant. The restaurant is a casual dining outlet for visitors, featuring an elevated bar, lounge and numerous to-go options to accommodate every traveler. St. Cruz embodies Tucson’s unique environment and history as it was inspired by the Santa Cruz River, the life source of Tucson. Chef Devin Pinto skillfully employs the flavors of his hometown through various local ingredients and by serving local beers, wines and liquor in the bar. 

St. Cruz restaurant features Southwestern-inspired flavors curated by Tucson-native chef Devin Pinto

“A stay at this community-focused boutique property is more than just a place to lay your head,” says Tyler Kent, founder and managing principal of Opwest Partners. “Every detail speaks to the unique cultural heritage of this region, so whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, this hotel is the perfect gateway to discovering the best of Tucson’s rich history, traditions, and natural beauty.”

The Leo Kent extends its connection to the Tucson community by providing visitors with easy access to the SunLink Modern Streetcar Route. Nearby sites include the University of Arizona, the Arizona State Museum, Fox Theatre and additional retail stores, bars and restaurants.

The Leo Kent Hotel, Tucson

As part of the esteemed Marriott Bonvoy travel program, The Leo Kent proudly extends exclusive benefits to its guests. Members can earn and redeem points not only during their stay at this exceptional hotel, but also at other hotels and resorts across the extraordinary portfolio of Marriott Bonvoy brands.

Visit The Leo Kent at 1 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701. Rates for spring bookings start as low as $185 per night accompanied by Marriott Bonvoy bonus points upon stay. 

To learn more about The Leo Kent’s debut in Downtown Tucson, click here.

Photos courtesy The Leo Kent Hotel, Tucson, A Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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