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ADERO Scottsdale Hotel opens as region's only Dark Sky Zone resort

Christian Fernsby |
ADERO Scottsdale, an Autograph Collection hotel, has officially made its debut as Scottsdale’s first Dark Sky Zone resort, featuring elevated Sonoran Desert views of Arizona’s famed Four Peaks and McDowell Mountain Range.


Named after the iconic canyon that surrounds the idyllic resort, ADERO is spread out over 17 wide open acres offering convenient access to 55,000 acres of desert terrain.

The resort aspires to be guests’ gateway to the outdoors and serves as a basecamp for the adventure enthusiast compelled by Arizona’s spiritual oasis.

Guests are intentionally connected to the wonder of the resort’s natural setting with an invigorating offering of nature experiences, art, local cuisine, culture, outdoor adventure and fitness activities – from sunrise yoga among the canyons to picturesque hikes and exhilarating mountain bike rides.

The spirit of the ADERO brand with intended and elevated experiences and amenities reflects a true sense of place and offers a modern sanctuary inspired by the living elements of its location in the rugged Sonoran Desert.

ADERO was created to exist in perfect harmony with its surrounding areas, mixing modern convenience with elemental elegance.

The resort features 177 guest rooms including 16 oversized suites outfitted with the latest technology, custom furniture, a simple design palette that reflects the colors of sunrise, thoughtful trailhead-inspired dreamcatchers and expansive balconies.

More than 95 percent of the accommodations are positioned to take in the panoramic mountain vistas while offering guests privacy.

All guest rooms have their own air conditioning systems, avoiding circulated air and allowing guests to travel at ease.

Amenities for an optimal sleep experience include botanical lyocell bedding to stay cool as well as blackout draperies.

The property offers five guest room categories, including Sunrise Guest Rooms in the adult-only wing, the only one of its kind in the Valley featuring a fireplace in each room.

Perched on the southernmost end of the resort, the Signature Dark Sky Suites boast a separate living area that extends into a wraparound balcony to take in the dramatic views.

Additionally, ADERO Scottsdale’s limited trio of Celestial Suites boast captivating views in every direction—from Four Peaks in the east to Sunrise Peak and the sparkling lights of Scottsdale in the west.

Artfully decorated with handpicked furnishings that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert, the spacious suites range from 700 to 750 square feet with windows to bring in light from the Sonoran sky.

The design of ADERO was led by Scottsdale-based Allen + Philp Partners Architecture and Interior Design and MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM, and Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a leading hotel and resort management group.


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