Joie de Vivre

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Scottsdale is the place to go for art, shopping and nightlife in the Valley of the Sun.

In the heart of Old Town, where the Arts district and Civic Center Mall meet, The Saguaro welcomes you with a buzzing pool scene and vibrant flavor from Iron Chef Jose Garces.

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Our Story

Our Story

The Sydell Group is a company built on the idea of sharing, collaborating, and encouraging a creative process that builds compelling narrative within its hotels.

Sydell launched its first hotel collaboration in 2009 with the Ace New York and Palm Springs. Shortly thereafter we opened the technicolor Saguaros in Scottsdale Arizona and Palm Springs California with Joie de Vivre Hotels. In 2012 Sydell opened The NoMad Hotel in New York and in December 2012, we launched Freehand Miami, a premium hostel. 

The bold color palate of the Saguaro Scottsdale is the work of architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat who challenged the status quo of drab desert colors and instead found inspiration in the bright colors of the indigenous flowers that grow in the local desert. 

Iron Chef Jose Garces was recruited for his unique ability to blend old-world and contemporary flavors.

"At the recently rehabbed Saguaro Hotel, celebrity chef Jose Garces, a former Iron Chef America contestant and James Beard Award Winner, has created a vibrant, colorful and tasty paean to Mexico City street food.”  -- The Phoenix New Times, The Best Place to Take a Foodie

The Saguaro continues to seek out creative partners with whom to collaborate. As a revolving gallery of local artwork, area artists contribute photography and art installations to our public spaces. On our tumblr and instagram we are lucky to share a lot of beautiful photography and stories from our guests. Check it out at and @thesaguaroaz.