Residence Inn by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River


CLIENT: Salt River Devco

LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona

Residence Inn by Marriott Salt River hotel is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The design of the 3-story, 111-suite extended-stay hotel blends the cultural heritage of the “Akimel O’Odham” and “Xalychidom Piipaash” people with the natural environment and built environment as well as its functionality as a modern hotel. Upon arrival, the porte-cochere boasts 2 large laser-cut patterns a squash blossom and whirlwind basket, the importance of the design is to symbolize prosperity and meld the hotel with the adjacent Courtyard Marriott hotel. The natural environment is called to mind by the ocotillo-inspired columns that support the long horizontal shading elements flanking the entry. Further natural cues occur throughout the outdoor seating and gathering areas where rammed earth walls and raised planters are utilized to symbolize vernacular building methods that have been used for generations. Within the shared outdoor spaces is a pair of cattail shade structures whose design reflects native plants that would be found near the rivers, while providing practical and decorative shading to the outdoor gathering spaces. The symbolism of the River is the guiding principle of the site design. The river design was intended to tell the symbolic story of the joining Pima and Maricopa people and the confluence of two rivers while also being an integral functional design of the building. Circulating throughout the hotel is the river design throughout the lobby, lounge, and main amenity space walkways with beautiful flowing tile. Hotel amenities include an event lawn, putting green, shared pool with bar, buffet, lounge, board room, and fitness center.

Conference & Hospitality

Along with education, tourism is one of the largest industries worldwide. Traditionally, hotel and convention center architecture tends to look more like office building architecture in most cases. At Todd & Associates, our designs for conference and hospitality projects focus on the four C’s that accommodate business and leisure travelers: Connection between people and place, engaging the environment Comfort, both physical and psychological Choice of accommodations Convenience through amenities offered These elements, combined with our stringent sustainability practices, produce remarkable results of enduring design, whether for high-end conference centers, resorts or boutique hotels.  

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