If Havana and the Bahamas "had a baby" and decided to open a hotel in the Arizona desert, what would it look like? Meet The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, defined by beachy-chic interiors awash in neutrals and natural materials (cue seagrass) combined with antique-like fixtures crafted from gold and brass, plus a smattering of Mission-style craftsman furniture.
Concept and design firm AvroKO's inspiration for the hotel's public spaces combines four influences, explains Emily Dille, the resort's director of marketing communications. There's: "The colors and comforts of 1930s Havana, the elegant geometry of the Bauhaus, Mission Revival architecture, and the airy, minimalist beauty of the Arizona desert." It's a departure from the aesthetics you normally see in the region (heavy on southwest style), with a resort-y eclecticism reflected throughout the property and its 204 rooms. What we love most is how surprisingly accessible the design is, with furniture and accessories from Anthropologie, West Elm, Crate and Barrel, Schoolhouse Electric (light fixtures), and Serena and Lily. More personal touches were sourced from Etsy or custom created by AvroKO.