Days at the Andaz Scottsdale
Andaz is a Hindi word meaning “personal style.” Tattooed and uniquely formed. Every Andaz resort is special and personalized to the neighborhood in which it resides.
The very moment I arrived at Andaz's property, I was especially impressed by the local art and architecture of the bungalows. My boyfriend, Reyce, and I were immediately greeted upon arrival with the warmest of welcomes. Donald, our receptionist that so boldly took care of us, checked us in and gave us a tour of the surrounding area. He gave us free wine, cookies, and told us about the nearby artist residency "Cattle Track Arts Compound" that often collaborate with Andaz Scottsdale.
The night grew dusty, forming clouds of orange sand against the vibrant swaying palm trees. The air smelled of musty mesquite and creosote. My entire body felt as relaxed as can be after my 60-minute full body massage by one of Arizona's most renowned massage therapist. Truth be told, Reyce and I felt like kings and queens. We didn't wanted to leave!
My mouth is still watering from our dinner. I enjoyed a glass of diamondback fizz sweetened with agave nectar and chowed down on a juicy red river trout. I couldn't leave without snapping pictures of the House chef up front -- too good. Our waiters kept bringing forth mini tapas before our main meal; brussel sprouts, watermelon, and local Medjool dates topped with fresh cream and pistachio crumbs. Like, are you kidding?! What a dream.
Did I mention that 30% of the (ANDAZ)RED Cabana rental fee goes directly towards (RED) for HIV/AIDS research? Andaz allows their guests to not just experience the world from a new perspective, but also make a difference for those in need. (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas are the newest experiences offered as part of Hyatt’s World of Hyatt platform, which is built on the idea that a little understanding goes a long way. The Andaz brand’s collaboration with (RED) creates a unique opportunity for guests to have inspiring experiences at new (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas – while helping to save lives with every reservation.
So beyond grateful to have been a small part of this growing community in the desert. Andaz provides a truly special experiences for those looking to escape in the wild West. Thankful for everything, you guys!