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Scottsdale, AZ, USA The W Scottsdale Hotel




All great words starting with “W” have made their way to this new property (opened in 2008) just down the street from the great shopping at Scottsdale’s Fashion Square, across from Old Town Scottsdale and to a quiet, yet emerging part of town.

Scottsdale is not a party town by far but the W Scottsdale sure did make its mark with this new hot spot in the desert.

The W Scottsdale hotel was a pit-stop for me during my week in Arizona that I am SO glad I made.

Under the guise of checking it out for work (my company and W Hotels are partners), I was able to do a complete walk-through of the facilities with a sales director which included a tour of the restaurants, bars, a variety of guest rooms and I even discovered many other highlights on my own.

The patio/lounge area at the W Scottsdale


Sushi Roku @ The W Scottsdale


I was there by myself, which kind of sucked but I made the best of my time by reading a 944 magazine in the lobby, browsed through their “W Hotels the Store” store and used the gym facility.  Speaking of the gym, I REALLY loved the openness of the room and enjoyed working out in the cool dry air.

Looking out to the courtyard-this gym was open the the elements


True to W Hotels’ DNA, this location was hip, cool and was cleverly designed for its location.  The building sits very low in the desert landscape and has many touches to accent its luxurious zip code. 

I was really impressed with the amount of space (largest rooms that I have seen at any W Hotel), the floating plasmas, full room length bathrooms and overall room layouts but it wasn’t the best W stay I’ve had.  I figure that it is probably in large part due to the fact that I was sans-amies during this part of my AZ trip.  To kill time in the evening I toured around the Shade Bar and Wet Deck area and  after one comp’ed drink, I got one more for the road and I quickly returned to my room and listened to the party continue downstairs…grrrr

My view to the party below 🙁


From the sales staff I met on the first day to the the spa attendants at the Bliss spa, everyone was so very friendly, helpful, informed and accommodating. 

So to summarize my trip to the W Scottsdale-it was fab.  Their rooms we WONDERFUL, the atmosphere WOW’ed me and I would go back in a WINK, just next time I’d bring some friends! 

…on to the Boulders!

For more information visit: www.whotels.com

All photos by @Urban_Traveler