Andaz Journal

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa Accepted Into Virtuoso®

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (October 17, 2017)Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s selective portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Mike Waddill, general manager of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 16,000 luxury travel advisors around the world and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than (U.S.) $21.2 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.

“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly discerning, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor,” said Waddill. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.”

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, which opened in December 2016, is located on 23 acres in Paradise Valley, less than two miles north of Old Town Scottsdale. The mid-century-inspired resort has 201 bungalow-style guestrooms and suites. Featuring a true oasis setting with incomparable views of nearby Camelback Mountain, the resort offers guests a place to inhabit, explore and create. Local art is woven throughout, with a rotating collection in the Guest House. Through the Artist in Residence program, guests learn and create alongside painters, potters and photographers from the nearby Cattle Track community. Additional amenities include the Turquoise Pool with 13 cabanas, Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary with a salon and private pool, and Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen specializing in contemporary Sonoran cuisine and craft cocktails.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide. These partners, which specialize in world-class service and experiences, secure Virtuoso clients superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s largest worldwide gathering. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

For more information about Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, call (480) 368-1234 or visit

About Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is situated on 23 acres of sweeping desert landscape at the base of Camelback Mountain. Mid-century modern interiors draw inspiration from the innovative 1950s desert art scene with an eclectic mix of bright colors, folk art and cultural patterns. The Guest House, a central gathering place that invites visitors to inhabit, explore and create, resembles an artist’s studio in design and offers board games and coloring books, a stocked library and live rotating art collection. The Turquoise Pool features 13 private cabanas and a Pool Bar offering up seasonal treats like spiked popsicles and punchbowls. The resort’s 201 bungalow-style guest rooms and suites are situated in clusters, reminiscent of an artists’ colony connected by meandering pathways and communal courtyards with fire pits. Signature restaurant Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen features an exhibition kitchen with a plancha and serves contemporary Sonoran cuisine in small, sharable plates. Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary offers a customizable menu utilizing indigenous ingredients. The spa also features a salon, apothecary boutique, eucalyptus steam rooms, outdoor relaxation lounges, private pool and fitness center. More than 46,000 square feet of flexible, indoor/outdoor event space includes an expansive event lawn, Foundry Ballroom, two large Studios and more. Through an extensive artist in residence program in partnership with the nearby Cattle Track art community, guests can interact, learn and create alongside the local craftsman in painting, pottery, photography and more. Andaz Salon programming includes curated experiences at the resort’s studio and Cattle Track.

About Virtuoso

Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit


Meredith Strodel
C&R Communications
Phone: (310) 664 -8867