LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2021 — Accor a world-leading lifestyle hospitality company, in collaboration with Dakota Development and DESCO, Arizona, LLC, today announced SLS Scottsdale will open its doors in June 2023. The world-class property will bring 235 hotel rooms including 30 luxury suites spanning just under 222,100 square feet above and below grade of refined hotel, dining, bar and event space to Scottsdale. A much-coveted two floors of entertainment space alongside sbe’s top culinary and mixology experiences will ensure this phenomenal new property speaks to the most discerning guest.
The arrival of SLS Scottsdale’s opening is a testament to the SLS brand’s longstanding reputation and experience in creating and delivering extraordinary, unforgettable and timeless experiences. This news comes on the heels of Accor’s latest phase of expansion and its planned joint venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing lifestyle operators, set to include SLS Hotels & Residences.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, sbe states: “It’s our pleasure to announce SLS Scottsdale in collaboration with David E Slattery & Joe Faust and their teams at DESCO & Dakota Development. Scottsdale has long been synonymous with luxury resorts and culinary experiences, both of which are integral to the SLS brand. This is a prime market for SLS and we cannot wait to open our doors and show both guests and Scottsdale residents alike what makes this very special property and destination so unique.”
David E Slattery, CEO, DESCO, Arizona LLC states, “With its Scottsdale Road address one of the most stunning destinations as its backdrop, SLS Scottsdale offers world-class design, unmatched lifestyle offerings and bespoke services that will be the first of their kind in the city. The property will pioneer a new era for hospitality in the region and we couldn’t be any prouder to be collaborating with the sbe team to bring the SLS brand to Scottsdale.”
Architectural design for the property is led by Phoenix-based Biltform Architects. The property will be designed by New York-based HGXDesign owned by Hal Goldstein. Leveraging the SLS Hotels & Residences’ global perspective gained from its expanding network of hospitality properties, SLS Scottsdale will host a series of truly enriching and elevated experiences via its portfolio of diversely distinct luxury brands. Upon opening, SLS Scottsdale’s culinary venues will be a true testament to the hospitality hallmarks of the SLS brand.
Dakota Development will be the developer for this project and was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. Led by President Joe Faust, Dakota Development will manage full-service development and technical services for the project. With industry-leading expertise and cutting-edge design partners, Dakota Development has successfully master-planned and developed over $5B of internationally acclaimed properties.
SLS has delivered an imaginative lifestyle hospitality experience with unmatched glamour, play, and leisure since 2008. SLS has continued to establish new luxury destinations that fuse playful glamour with elegant innovation. Ten additional SLS locations are planned across North America, South America, and Asia within the next five years.