Amara Resort and Spa Completes Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Beloved Sedona Resort Unveils "Tree-Lodge" Aesthetic Taking Inspiration from Nature's Five Elements

USA, Sedona, Arizona. October 22, 2021

Known as one of Northern Arizona's top resorts, Amara Resort and Spa is continuing to elevate the hospitality scene in Sedona with the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation encompassing all 100 guestrooms and public spaces, including the resort's signature restaurant, SaltRock Southwest Kitchen and award-winning Amara Spa.

.Consistently named one of the "Best Hotels" by Conde Nast Traveler and U.S. News & World Report, Amara's refreshed look takes inspiration from the surrounding red rocks and brings the outdoors in to create a "tree-lodge" aesthetic by encompassing the five elements of nature - earth, wood, metal, fire and water. Every guestroom feels like a sanctuary as neutral tones blend harmoniously with organic textures, while a deep blue feature wall serves as an anchor to promote a sense of connection to the sights and sounds of the nearby babbling creek. Rich wooden elements like headboards handcrafted from local fallen trees, bedside lamps and new furnishings allow guests to feel one with their surroundings. New artwork, carpet and linens with bold patterns, geometric shapes and handwoven details create a more masculine identity. The bathrooms have been elevated to introduce a more modern and functional approach, with walk-in showers with rain shower heads and large porcelain tile that reflects the look of the sandstone layers.

Upon entering the resort, a comfortable and inviting lobby allows travelers to gather and recharge. The dramatic, vaulted ceilings are adorned with two eye-catching chandeliers inspired by star constellations, while wood accents and bold textures create a variety of subtle statement pieces through furniture, art and accessories. A focal point of the lobby is an elongated bar that extends from the adjoining SaltRock Southwest Kitchen restaurant into the communal area in order to encourage guests to grab a cocktail, mix and mingle.

"Amara has long been a favorite destination for travelers visiting Sedona from all parts of the world and we are proud to showcase this impressive renovation that reflects a more modern and inspired look and feel," said Nick Solomon, general manager of Amara. "Those looking for a boutique experience with genuine service will find something truly special here at Amara."

Inside SaltRock, guests will notice an entirely revamped space with expanded seating accented by burnt orange velvet banquettes, Himalayan salt accent walls, a live-edge community dining table, antiqued mirrors, custom-made privacy screens replicating the colors of Sedona and a more open and inviting bar where SaltRock's bartenders are slinging some of the best craft cocktails in the city. Just outside, the restaurant's expansive patio puts diners front-and-center for one of the most stunning red rock views in Sedona - the famous Cleopatra Red Rock Formation and Snoopy Rock.

For those seeking relaxation and respite, the Amara Spa has been upgraded throughout with new finishes and features including the addition of a brand-new 24-hour fitness center and retail outpost. For meetings and events, the resort's five flexible event areas, encompassing more than 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, have been refreshed with new carpet, window treatments that frame red rock views and a neutral color palette paired with pops of accent colors to spark creativity.

"It's beautiful to see our vision come to life in such a harmonious way," said Anissa Mendil, of Mendil + Meyer Design Studio. "It's been a pleasure working with the Amara team throughout this process and we're excited to celebrate the completion of this renovation."

To learn more about Amara Resort and Spa, visit or call 928-282-4828.

Credit: Jeff Zaruba
Tags: Resort, Amara Resort and Spa, Renovation, Sedona, Arizona

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