New Westin hotel, stores, restaurants and entertainment venues to re-purpose factory outlet site.
Sedona Vista Village is set to transform the faltering 90,000-square-foot Sedona Village Factory Outlets with a renovation and by adding the town’s first Westin hotel to anchor the newly purchased 9-acre development located on the Red Rock Scenic Byway SR 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, known as the gateway to Sedona.
The new owners of Sedona Vista Village will be demolishing a portion of the existing buildings on the north end of the property to make room for the hotel, Element by Westin. The three-story, nearly 117-room hotel, which is scheduled to open in , will include a pool, workout room and conference room.
Element by Westin is the latest boutique hotel offering by Starwood Hotel & Resorts, a subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. The typical architectural rendering below is only to help portray color and design style. So please realize the final Element hotel to be built at the Sedona Vista Village will be limited to three stories in order to help preserve the treasured Sedona area viewscape.
The 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.
Marty Aronson, head of Sedona Pine Tree Ventures, LLC purchased the property in February from Oak Creek Development, LLC. A part-time Sedona resident, Aronson recognized the potential of the factory outlet location, which is one of the first retail developments visitors pass along SR 179 when traveling from the I-17 to the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona.
“With Element by Westin and our planned renovations, we are bringing new life to Sedona Vista Village, making it highly attractive to tourists and locals alike, by offering a unique vacation, dining, shopping, and entertainment experience in a prime location,” said Aronson. “We’ve begun making design decisions, and soon residents will see first-hand the benefits of our investment and the site improvements.”
The three existing retail buildings on the remaining 50,000 square feet to the south will be renovated to compliment the aesthetic of the hotel and will be available for retail use. Current tenants Famous Footwear and, Tuesday Morning will remain. All surrounding storefront space on the south side is available immediately for lease.
More About Sedona Vista Village
Sedona Vista Village, the future site of the area’s first Westin Hotel —Element by Westin– is set to open in , offering dining, entertainment, shopping and lodging to Sedona and Oak Creek Village residents and visitors. New retailers and restaurants will be announced throughout the summer 2017, and will continue to join the development throughout the center’s renovation and as Element by Westin nears completion. Sedona Vista Village is located at the site of the former Sedona Village Factory Outlets at 6601 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ 86351.