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Reimagined Resorts In Arizona and Hawai'i, New Hotel Open On Olympic Peninsula

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the West.


In September, the Sedona Rouge, a Springboard Hospitality hotel, will rebrand and reopen as The Wilde Resort & Spa after undergoing a major transformation. Located at the base of Thunder Mountain in Sedona and surrounded by the iconic red rock formations of the area, The Wilde will offer 105 guest rooms and suites that complement the destination’s unique landscape. 

Highlights of the property include lush gardens and courtyards, including a healing garden; a modern culinary concept, Rascal, helmed by James Beard Award–winning chef Mercer Mohr; 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space; and The Wilde Haven Spa, a full-service spa and fitness center. Guests can also enjoy onsite activities like stargazing, cocktail classes and easy access to trailheads.  

Meeting and event spaces include the new Dorsey Ballroom, Basecamp Boardroom, The Grove garden and the Rangeview Rooftop, all ideal for meetings, wellness gatherings, celebrations and incentive trips. 

Hilton Tucson
Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tucson Downtown

In August, downtown Tucson welcomed a dual-branded Hampton Inn by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton Tucson Downtown, located near the University of Arizona campus, the Tucson Convention Center and the Cathedral of Saint Augustine. The property offers 199 rooms (76 Hampton Inn rooms and 123 Home2 Suites rooms) and plenty of enhanced communal areas to appeal to both business and leisure travelers. 

Along with lobby and dining areas, the new hotel offers a variety of shared amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, guest laundry, outdoor pool and outdoor grills. Planners can also utilize 1,500 square feet of meeting space. 

Conveniently situated in downtown Tucson, guests have easy access to the convention center and arena, Fox Theater, the children’s museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson and historic Fourth Avenue. More than 40 restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance.  


Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Refreshed guest room at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

This August, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located just steps from world-famous Waikiki Beach, completed a $80 million resort-wide transformation. The beachfront property spans 5.2 acres with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and offers 1,310 refreshed guest rooms, including 135 suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony. 

Guests can enjoy the resort’s brand-new one-acre Queensbreak pool and amenity deck. The open-air pool deck offers two luxurious pools, a kid’s play area with water features, entertainment areas, poolside bar and a new outdoor restaurant. The deck will host everything from yoga with a local instructor to nightly happy hours with cocktails and live music.  

New Hotel Immerses Guests in Pacific Northwest Experience 

7 Cedars Hotel
7 Cedars Hotel

7 Cedars Resort Properties recently completed construction of a $33 million, 100-room hotel adjacent to S’Klallam Tribe’s 7 Cedars Casino on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. 7 Cedars Hotel will join the already established golf, dining, entertainment and gaming facilities at the resort. The 100-room hotel is the first of four phases in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Master Plan for their resort, located in Sequim, Washington.  

The five-story hotel offers four floors of uniquely designed and art-filled guest rooms. Themes of Cedar Forest, Salish Sea and Canoe Journey inspire the palettes, colors, textures and tones in each room. The remaining ground floor boasts expansive event and meeting spaces, a large lobby, administrative offices and a coffee shop. 

Each floor of the hotel reflects the different “Layers of Life” found near this scenic location: sea, shore, land and sky. The architecture and interiors of the hotel were designed to immerse guests in the Pacific Northwest experience, and a collection of more than 750 art pieces helps tell the story of the tribe and the region.  

As guests enter the hotel, they are greeted by a 42-foot totem pole, carved by Nathan Gilles, named “Welcome to the Land of Sea to Sky.” Also outside, detailed landscaping enhances a patio that’s ideal for special events. 

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Sarah Kloepple | Content Developer, Destinations and Features

Sarah Kloepple joined Stamats as a staff writer in August 2018. Previously, she's written and edited for numerous publications in St. Louis.