PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.
The Hermosa Inn, a AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel nestled in Paradise Valley (a suburb of Phoenix and near Scottsdale), completed the second phase of a $5.5 million dollar renovation and expansion.
The renovation included the addition of 10 deluxe hideaway casitas, the complete renovation of 12 historic rancho casitas and an expansion of LON’s Last Drop bar and patio, increasing the hotel's number of hacienda-style accommodations and casitas to 43. Phase one of the expansion began in 2015.
"Maintaining the integrity and character of Hermosa Inn and the dream that once inspired its inception, was at the forefront when the Allreds embarked on this renovation and expansion," said Stephen Ast, managing director at Hermosa Inn. "Their investment of $5.5 million dollars translates to $125,000 per key, which by any standard, is impressive and indicative of their commitment, not only to preserving The Inn's legacy, but to creating an authentic and memorable guest experience that [represents Arizona].”
A stately fountain anchors the hotel's new entryway, creating a welcoming arrival that leads directly into the newly-built, “ruggedly handsome” lobby with beamed ceilings and a hefty fireplace that perfectly mirrors the understated, Old Arizona elegance and residential comfort of the original hacienda.
Situated just a short stroll from the main building, via a walkway trellised with hot-pink bougainvillea, Old West meets modern luxury in the 10 spacious, 700-square-foot deluxe hideaway casitas that feature European white oak floors, vaulted ceilings with a skylight, a beehive fireplace, an expansive yet secluded patio and luxurious bathrooms with both a clawfoot tub and a glass enclosed shower.
Simultaneously, 12 historic rancho casitas were completely renovated, with careful attention paid to modern-day conveniences and residential comforts, while preserving their Old Arizona charm. In 2016, all of Hermosa Inn's existing accommodations underwent a complete renovation, including the installation of wood floors, new bedding, leather furnishings and completely remodeled bathrooms.
The Hermosa Inn offers facilities to host smaller meetings, corporate retreats and social events.