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The Scott Offers Travelers an “Accidental Vacation” Experience

July 2, 2018

Pulling influence from the surrounding location, AvroKO designed a desert oasis for the redesigned hotel and spa.

An oasis in the desert has just completed the first phase of its redesign. The Scott—a mission-inspired hotel in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona—reopened last year after significant reconceptualization.

Looking towards The Scott’s history as well as the southwest aesthetic, design firm AvroKO approached the project as a modern incarnation of 1930s Havana, the geometric simplicity of the Bauhaus, Mission Revival architecture, and the minimalist beauty of the Arizona desert.

Featuring hand-crafted Spanish tile, an eye-catching use of nature with a large tree growing in the center of the open-air lobby, and rattan and wicker furniture, AvroKO wanted to create a hotel for business travelers that would act as a get-away or “accidental vacation.”

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About the Author

Kadie Yale | Former Editor-in-Chief

Kadie Yale holds a BA in Industrial Design from San Francisco State University and a MA in Decorative Art History and Theory from Parsons the New School. In her role as editor-in-chief from 2015-2018, she led the interiors+sources team in creating relevant content that touches on sustainability, universal design, science, and the role of design in society.

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