Pop goes the Desert
January 25th, 2012
How's this for an enticing scene on a dreary January day?
The new Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale got around the city's strict building colour palettes (restricted to desert neutrals) by painting in the colour palette of the local wildflowers and cacti.
The lobby and lounges are set-decked with locally sourced vintage cowboy art.
Destrito, the Mexican restaurant, features brightly-painted Mexican day-of-the-dead skull candle holders (which we picked up in the local tourist shops for $5).
Vintage Western novels are on the bedside tables while the bright colour scheme extends to the beautiful throw blankets.
Cocktails made with fresh fruit are the order of the day at the hotel's Old Town Whiskey Bar.
Although this was technically Christmas decor, it sure summed up our stay.
The Saguaro, 4000 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale Blvd., AZ, 480-308-1068, www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/saguaro
For our Scottsdale dining itinerary, please click here.