Caesars Submits Scottsdale Plans For First Non-Gaming Hotel In The U.S.
Scottsdale’s development review board has received proposed plans from the developers of a Caesars Entertainment Corp. hotel. The casino-entertainment company has plans to introduce their first non-gaming hotel in the United States and open Caesars Republic Scottsdale.
Caesars Republic Scottsdale will be located adjacent to the premier luxury retail destination, Scottsdale Fashion Square, and will be a four-star hotel developed by HCW Development and operated by Aimbridge Hospitality. Caesars Entertainment will license its brand, advise on design elements and integrate the industry’s leading loyalty network Total Rewards. The hotel will be located at the intersection of Goldwater Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The modern luxury 11 story glass structure will feature 266 rooms, a pool and bar on the seventh floor, water and fire features on the ground-floor, a restaurant, a patio, and a 7,000-square-foot ballroom with a large event lawn.
“Caesars Republic Scottsdale represents the introduction of a new world class brand and further progress on our strategy to expand our non-gaming business into premier destinations,” said Caesars Entertainment President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Frissora. “This project will be our first non-gaming asset in the United States and demonstrates the global strength of the Caesars brand. We look forward to partnering with HCW Development and Aimbridge Hospitality to create a world-class experience in one of the nation’s most desirable communities.”
The interior décor will feature rich textures and strong architecture. The first-floor bar will be the ideal spot for an after-work cocktail or glass of wine after a day of shopping. The signature restaurant will feature a sophisticated, high-energy environment cater to both locals and hotel guests alike. There will be an abundance of outdoor seating on the patio with fantastic views of Camelback Mountain. In addition, there will be a coffee shop, ideal for a casual business breakfast or as a grab-and-go option.
The guest room experience will set the new standard for rooms and amenities in Scottsdale. In addition to the mixture of kings, double queens, one and two-bedroom suites, the hotel will also feature a bridal suite, and five luxury entertainment suites. On the second floor, there are five breakout meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 40 people each or can be opened up for events to accommodate up to 200 people.
Caesars Republic Scottsdale will also house a 7,000-square foot column-free ballroom with 34-foot sliding glass doors that will open out onto the adjacent lawn, suitable for outdoor events that will accommodate 600 people.
The new planned hotel will boast a stunning 7th floor rooftop pool and bar, featuring breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. This area will also serve as private event space for exclusive groups or company events.
“We are very excited to work alongside our new partners to introduce the Caesars Republic brand to the world,” said Richard Huffman, Chief Executive Officer and President of HCW Development. “Scottsdale is a vibrant community and we are confident that this high-end facility will provide a truly unique and dynamic experience to both locals and guests traveling from afar.”
Caesars Entertainment Corp. chose Scottsdale for the introduction of the Caesars Republic brand due to the estimated 4.5 million overnight visitors and 4.4-million-day trip visitors in 2017.
“Our market-dominant Scottsdale Fashion Square is the natural home for the innovative new Caesars Republic hotel concept,” said Ed Coppola, President, Macerich. “The addition of this exciting new hotel is part of the next phase of development for our exceptional mixed-use property, which also will introduce Class A office space and upscale residences to bring even more value to this one-of-a-kind destination.”