Over the weekend, Old Town’s Saguaro Scottsdale celebrated its five-year anniversary and unveiled an extensive renovation. The hotel is now home to 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including the Agave Ballroom and Patio, an event complex with a wraparound patio with fireplaces, fire pits and several outdoor dining and entertaining spaces. (In fact, Saguaro Scottsdale hosted five wedding, just this past weekend.)
The renovation also encompassed extensively renovated guest rooms, adhering to the needs of both business and vacation travelers. The rooms now include sound-proof wood doors, RFID (radio frequency identification) and Blue Tooth technology that allows guests to check-in and access their rooms via smartphone, ergonomic desks, 42-inch flat screen TV’s, Keurig coffee makers, mini-refrigerators, natural wood vanities and Lather bath products. The new art program also means stellar works in each room, including those by photographer Colleen Durkin. Light colors, clean lines and nods to Arizona fill the bright and airy rooms (we’re sure you’ll spy Saguaro Scottsdale rooms in your Instagram feed thanks to the good looks and lovely light).
Before starting your day at Saguaro Scottsdale, be sure to fuel of at Saguaro Restaurant, which is also open for lunch and dinner. The avocado toast is divine. The buttery toasted French bread is topped with avocado, chili flakes, olive oil, lemon and an egg, and is the perfect balance of crispy and creamy, spicy and savory. It is the perfect not-too-filling eat before a day lounging by the pool.
To unwind after a long day riding bikes around Old Town or laying back at one of the two pools, don’t miss out on a trip to the Saguaro Spa, a small, intimate spa that is big on pampering. Book the customized aromatherapy massage and add on a prickly pear sugar scrub for the ultimate in relaxation. After the scrub, which will leave your skin silky, hop in the in-room shower before the hour-long massage. Then, it’s up to you whether you want to savor Old Town nightlife or simply catch some ZZZ’s on the room’s new pillow-top mattress.