Covers 23 acres, or the size of over 21 football fields.
203 guest rooms including 2 Presidential Suites
3 pools that hold a total of 55,000 gallons of water
Project included 9 new buildings
36,000+ sq. ft. of outdoor event & open space
PWI Construction served as general contractor on the Andaz Scottsdale and provided the full range of pre-construction, construction and post-construction services through the life of the project. PWI Construction met with the owner and their representative weekly to review progress.
"At times, the pace of construction outpaced the design team," says project lead David Mueller, who was constantly looking for cost savings and added value. The bungalows were taken down to their shells and a slab, requiring a total renovation/rebuild of the guest rooms and bathrooms, and then new facilities were constructed on the 23-acre property.
"One of my favorite memories was the opening of the event center. We worked about 20 straight days, crazy hours, to get the event building done in time for an event they had already sold and planned. Right after we finished, I was up on an elevated patio next to the building and I looked down. There were a dad and his sons playing football on the lawn outside, using the space and enjoying it. Seeing that space we worked so hard on being enjoyed made it all worth it," Mueller adds.
- No. 4 Top Resort in Texas & The Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s
2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
- No. 7 Top Resort in Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’
- Best Special Event Venue in Smart Meetings’ 2018 Smart Stars Awards
- AAA Four Diamond Resort, 2018
- Travel + Leisure’s 2018 It List
- No. 3 Top Resort in Southwest in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’
- Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List Award
4th Quarter 2016
- Shutdown Cottonwoods Resort and started pre-construction
1st Quarter 2017
- Performed field investigations and pre-con
2nd Quarter 2017
- Demolition work began
3rd Quarter 2017
- Began work on the new lobby, casita and Conference Center (guest room) renovation
4th Quarter 2017
- Started the balance of the ground up work (Event Building, Spa, Fitness, Meeting Rooms)
1st Quarter 2018
- Started hardscape and landscape
Delawie Architects imagined the renovated resort as "desert modern" retreat, inspired by midcentury modern architecture. The guest rooms and suites were configured in clusters of casita-inspired bungalows.
EDG Design was inspired by the 1950s desert art scene influenced by architects, artists and graphic designers, including Alexander Girard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Solari. The rooms and grounds at the Andaz Scottsdale are a reflection of their creative spirit; color, line and form all commingle and work in harmony with the natural surroundings.
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