By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
A shaded pool and retro design including record players in each room highlight a new 79-room adaptive reuse hotel being built in Phoenix on Camelback Road between Third and Fourth avenues.
An Arrive hotel is slated to open this fall. It will also be home to a Cartel Coffee shop and rooftop bar.
Venue Projects, which specializes in adaptive reuse projects, and Vintage Partners, which redeveloped the Uptown Plaza center at Camelback and Central Avenue, are partnering on the hotel project.
Venue Projects co-founder and principal designer Lorenzo Perez said two mid-century office buildings are being transformed for the new hotel.
Perez said at a May 17 forum hosted by Valley Partnership the hotel features a shaded pool area, 26 gas fireplaces and event space. Arrive hotels also has locations open or slated in Austin, Palm Springs, Memphis and Wilmington, North Carolina.
“We wanted to attack summer head on,” said Perez of the shaded pool and outdoor areas of the hotel project which sits on Metro light rail.
Guests will be able to get records at check-in to use in rooms outfitted by record players.
The new hotel is next to The Newton, another Venue adaptive reuse project. Venue’s other adaptive reuse developments include The Orchard in Phoenix and Alhambra in Mesa.