Welcome to the Sonoran Desert

Located at the base of iconic Camelback Mountain in the heart of Scottsdale, Andaz Scottsdale is moments from local attractions. Discover a thriving artists’ colony, enjoy world-class shopping and dining, play a multitude of world-renowned golf courses, and discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Away from it all, in the middle everything, Andaz Scottsdale is the perfect home for your ultimate Southwestern experience.

On Property

Artist in Residence Program

The Andaz Scottsdale Artist in Residence Program is an interactive guest experience designed to inform and encourage artistic expression and creative interaction, while enjoying wine from Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Each week, Cattle Track artists share their stories and talents directly with guests at the Resort through pottery classes, art instruction, photography demonstrations, and musical performances. From iconic rock and roll musicians to Guggenheim fellows, Resort guests will be inspired and entertained by these contributors to the artistic soul of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa.

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Libation Exploration

This hands-on class gives guests an opportunity to experience Weft & Warp behind the Art Bar by learning mixology techniques to make the perfect cocktail.

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Nora Instagram Tour

Tour The Valley in style in the back of Nora, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s 1962 Cadillac! Your personal chauffer will also act as a photographer on this one-hour tour of the city, in the most “Instagrammable” spots around. After your tour, enjoy a personalized mixology class at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, located in the Guest House of Andaz Scottsdale. #AndazNora62 

*$125 per hour not including tax. Maximum 5 guests. Reservations required. 

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In the Kitchen Experience

Immerse yourself into a culinary experience at the Kitchen Table in the glass box with one of our talented chefs. Learn the technique of the classic Native American Fry Bread, ricotta goat cheese dumplings or Mason Bars with our pastry chef.

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Arts & Culture

Cattle Track Arts Compound

1 mile

Originally a homestead constructed of redwood and found materials in the 1920s, Cattle Track quickly became a place for creatives to live, create, and perform. The Cattle Track tradition continues, and today it is home to a myriad of talented artists whose works are vividly presented throughout the property. Resort guests can enjoy tours of the compound, meet the artists, and experience their lifestyle and creative process.

Taliesin West

11 miles

Taliesin West is the famed compound and studio where Frank Lloyd Wright spent his winters and taught at The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The grounds are a must-visit for design and architecture aficionados wishing to learn more about America’s most iconic architect.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

3 miles

Opened in 2015, this downtown Scottsdale museum explores the iconic identity of the American West. Exhibitions and educational programing at Western Spirit celebrate the arts and cultural exchange highlighting the rich history of the Greater Western region.

Activities

The World’s Finest Golf Destination

Regarded as the world’s finest golf destination, few places offer a golf experience rivaling the Scottsdale-Paradise Valley area. With more than 200 courses, Scottsdale is the destination of choice for professional tournaments, including the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale, the most attended golf event in the world. Our golf concierge is ready to assist with reservations and tee times.

The Cactus League: Major League Baseball Spring Training

For six weeks every spring, America’s pastime takes the center stage in the Valley of the Sun, as the world’s greatest professional baseball players converge on Arizona for Major League Baseball’s Cactus League Spring Training. With ten intimate facilities hosting fifteen professional teams, Spring Training in the Phoenix metropolitan area is baseball paradise.

Desert Botanical Garden

6.5 miles

Roam through 140 acres of breathtaking Sonoran flora at the Desert Botanical Garden. Founded in the 1930s, the garden is home to more than 21,000 desert plants and offers a multitude of special tours, events, and exhibitions.

Camelback Mountain

2.5 miles

Climb 2,700 feet to the peak of the Scottsdale’s most iconic natural landmark to enjoy stunning views of the Valley of Sun and the surrounding desert landscape. Located adjacent to Paradise Valley, Camelback Mountain is named for its unique shape which resembles the hump and head of a kneeling camel.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

12 miles

Explore more than 180 miles of breathtaking hiking trails, including the famed Tom Thumb’s Trail, in addition to exceptional mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock-climbing at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a pristine desert habitat in Scottsdale.

World-Class Shopping

Scottsdale Fashion Square

2 miles

Scottsdale Fashion Square is the largest mall in the Southwestern United States, totaling almost two million sq. ft. of retail space. Offering a myriad of upscale retail and fine-dining experiences, together with 40 of the world’s leading brands, including Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Luis Vuitton, and Gucci, Scottsdale Fashion Square is a must-visit for those in need of a little retail therapy.

Old Town Scottsdale

3.5 miles

More than 100 years old, Old Town Scottsdale is where the “West’s most Western Town” began. The area is now home to a plethora of upscale boutiques and a wide variety of uniquely Southwestern dining options, in addition to Scottsdale’s vibrant Gallery and Fifth Avenue shopping districts.

Kierland Commons

7 miles

Visit Kierland Commons—an upscale lifestyle center featuring over 70 high-end specialty and designer stores, in addition to some of the Valley’s finest restaurants.

Day Trips

Sedona

125 MILES

Surrounded by brilliant red-rock buttes, Sedona is the perfect town to explore Arizona's deep history and vibrant art scene. Located just south of Flagstaff, this eclectic community is home to a number of exclusive art galleries and spas, with extensive hiking trails and world-class bird-watching in the surrounding region.

Grand Canyon National Park

230 MILES

Take the journey of a lifetime to explore the most iconic natural landmark in the United States. More than 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and over a mile deep, the Grand Canyon contains six million years of geological history and thousands of years of Native American cultural and spiritual significance.

Acrosanti

75 MILES

Arcology, defined and popularized by Paolo Soleri, contemplates the intersection of dense, urban architectural development and the natural world. Beginning with his fellowship residency at Taliesin West, Soleri grappled with the concept of constructing densely populated communities with minimal human impact upon the environment. Following his return to Scottsdale later in life, Soleri began constructing his own arcological experiment in 1970 - Acrosanti. En route to Sedona and Grand Canyon National Park, Arcosanti is an artisitic and intellectual enclave that continues to grow, offering residents the opportunity to build and embody Soleri’s vision of a community where urbanization and the natural world are harmonious. Today, Acrosanti is open to the public for daily tours.

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