Construction of Element by Westin, which will be Sedona’s first Westin hotel, began at Sedona Vista Village with the demolition of the building located on the north end of the center. The three-story, 117-room hotel will include a pool and workout facilities. Construction of the new hotel is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2019, and additional aesthetic renovations of the center will also be underway later this year.
Element by Westin is the latest boutique hotel offering by Starwood Hotel & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. The concept’s eco-friendly rooms are designed as free flowing space, some with kitchenettes, that can be customized by guests to meet their needs. In addition, the hotel contributes to sustainability efforts through paper recycling bins in each room, recycled materials in carpets, and low VOC (volatile organic compounds) interior paints.
Sedona Vista Village is a 9-acre retail development located on SR 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, which is the gateway to Sedona. With the demolition of the building to accommodate the new hotel, the three remaining retail buildings to the south are being renovated to compliment the aesthetic of the hotel and are attracting attention from new restaurant, entertainment and retail concepts. Current tenants are Famous Footwear and Tuesday Morning. Other storefront space is available immediately for lease.