Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona

CLIENT:  Westroc Hotels and Resorts
ARCHITECT:  Allen + Philp Architects
ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL ENGINEER:  Sullivan Designs, Inc.
INTERIOR DESIGNER:  Testani Design Troupe, Inc.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Hardison/Downey/Kitchell
CONSTRUCTION COST:  $6.6M
COMPLETED:  December 2001

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Formally known as John Gardiners Tennis Ranch, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain was completely renovated and reopened in 2001. The resort renovation included a new 12,000 sq. ft. world class spa facility, 24 new villa units, new maintenance facility, and the renovation of the highly acclaimed elements restaurant and Jade Bar.
Spa Facility (12,000 sq. ft.) – Sanctuary Spa provides a relaxed, luxurious retreat with an Asian-inspired design and philosophy includes indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a 1,375 sq. ft. fitness center with an 1,150 sq. ft. movement studio, meditation garden, a therapeutic Watsu® pool and a partially shaded 25 yard outdoor lap pool. Other features include a spa boutique and café.
Elements Restaurant – With a spectacular view from the north face of Cameback Mountain, Elements sophisticated yet casual setting sets the stage for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The renovation of this existing restaurant included a complete overhaul of all lighting fixtures, air conditioning units, and special systems. Also revamped is the adjacent Jade Bar which includes an outdoor patio with a natural gas fire bowl.
The Villas – Surrounding the spa facility are twenty-four new spa villas. The spacious villas, constructed on two levels to complement the terraced mountainside setting, feature private outdoor steeping tubs.
Maintenance Facility – Mostly shrouded from the view of the guests of the resort is a new 5,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility and headquarters for the Sanctuary staff.

AWARDS:  “500 World’s Best Hotels – United States” – 2010
“Top 100 Continental U.S. and Canada Hotels” – 2008, 2009
“The T+L 500,” – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
“World’s Best Hotel – Continental United States and Canada” – 2008 Travel + Leisure Magazine
“Top 75 Resorts in the United States” – Readers’ Choice Awards, 2009
“#26 Top Resort Spa” – Spa Poll, 2007
“The Best By Design” – Gold List, 2007
“The Best By Service” – Gold List, 2007
“World’s Best Places to Stay” – Gold List, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
“#23 Top 50 Mainland U.S. Resorts” – Readers’ Choice Awards, 2007
“Top Resort in the United States,” “#27 World’s Best of the Best” – Readers’ Choice Awards, 2006
“Top 50 North American Properties” – Readers’ Choice Awards – 2004, 2006 Condé Nast Traveler
“Most Excellent Spa Hotel” – 2007, 2008 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence
Best Reception Site for a Small Wedding, Arizona Bride Magazine Best of 2010
Beau as the Best Local Reality Star
Elements as the Best Special Occasion Restaurant
“Stars of the Industry Award” – 2009, American Hotel & Lodging Association
“Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa in the Rockies and Southwest” – Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Award, 2009, Spa Magazine
“Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the United States” – 2008, Tennis Magazine
“The Best Place to Spend A Honeymoon” June 2007, Arizona Bride Magazine
“Best Bars in America” 2007, 2010 jade bar voted “Best New Bar” in the country, November 2002, Esquire
Four Diamond AAA Award – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
“Top 10 U.S. Spas,” “Top 10 U.S. Destinations” – Reader’s Choice Platinum List, Summer 2005, Celebrated Living
“50 Spas We Love” – November 2006
“Best Spa for Accommodations” – Reader’s Choice Awards 2006, Luxury Spa Finder
elements Executive Chef, Beau MacMillan wins “Iron Chef America” – March 5, 2006, The Food Network
“10 Top New Resorts,” March 2003, Robb Report
“10 Hot Hotels to Watch,” 2003
“Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.,” 2003, Gourmet
“Best Restaurant with a View,” 2002
“Valley’s 24 Best New Restaurants,” 2002, Phoenix Magazine
“Pinnacle Award,” 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, Successful Meetings
“Award of Excellence,” 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine and Insurance Meetings Magazine
“Planners’ Choice Award,” 2004, Meeting News

PROJECT ADDRESS:  5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 – (480) 948-2100
PROJECT WEBSITE:  http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY:  Mark Greenawalt

*Lighting Design by Mark Greenawalt, PE, LC, LEED AP while employed by Sullivan Designs, Inc. in collaboration with Testani Design Troupe.