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(PRESS RELEASE) Wishing fall weather was here? While the temperature may not have dropped, fall produce has arrived and with it, new menus at ZuZu inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Since taking the helm in January, executive chef Russell LaCasce has completely revamped the restaurant's menus, with a focus on shared plates and unexpected combinations of flavors and textures.
New dishes are on offer for dinner, dessert and in the lounge, which serves food until midnight every day. Try the Yellowtail Hamachi Crudo with soy yuzu crunch, Pinnacle Farms Organic Maktoom Dates with chorizo and bacon, or Scottish Salmon with spiced butternut squash puree.
If it's something sweet you're craving, pastry chef Audrey Enriquez has you covered.
Try her incredible plated desserts including the new 24 Layer Chocolate Cake with dark chocolate ganache, Jelly Ho-Nut with white chocolate passion fruit mousse, and Peanut Butter Cheesecake with lime gelée.
If you're up for a challenge, The Show Stopper Shake is an incredible combination of milkshake, toppings and desserts piled on top, with a new shake featured every month. October's flavor is a delicious White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake, perfect for sharing with friends. www.hotelvalleyho.com<http://www.hotelvalleyho.com>
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Palm Springs-Based Arrive Hotels Coming To Uptown Phoenix
Vintage Partners (Uptown Plaza) & Venue Projects (The Newton) partner up to transform two midcentury gems into the stylish, boutique Arrive Phoenix
(PRESS RELEASE) Days after being named the Valley's 'hottest intersection' by the Urban Land Institute of Arizona, Vintage Partners, who led the redevelopment efforts at Uptown Plaza, is set to bring another groundbreaking project to Central Ave. & Camelback Rd. Named Arrive Phoenix, this stylish boutique hotel and dining destination will be the third property for the California-based, Arrive Hotels & Restaurants, following the opening of the original Arrive Palm Springs and the upcoming Arrive East Austin now under construction. Located on Camelback just west of The Newton, Vintage Partners has also teamed up with The Newton's developers, Venue Projects (Windsor/Churn and The Orchard) to create the Valley's most exciting, innovative adaptive-reuse project of 2018. Totaling just over 2 acres and 45,000 square feet, this $20M project is expected to be completed in 2018.
Housed inside a pair of architecturally significant yet long-neglected midcentury modern mid-rises located at 400 & 444 W. Camelback Road, Arrive Phoenix will combine both buildings into a singular and striking 79-room property. Arrive Phoenix will also host a boutique coffee shop, a poolside taco bar, a gourmet ice creamery, and a nautical-themed rooftop craft cocktail bar featuring sweeping 360-degree city views.
Seamlessly stitched into the neighboring The Newton project (home to a bookstore/bar, restaurant, event space and more), Arrive Phoenix will transform this trio of restored midcentury gems into Uptown Phoenix's first-ever dining, entertainment and urban hotel hub.
"Much like our previous project at Uptown Plaza, we knew this area and these particular buildings had great potential," says Vintage Partners principal, Walter Crutchfield. "Designed by either Ralph Haver or Fred Guirey, depending on which historic news article you believe, both buildings feature that classic low-slung, yet light and window-lined look that helped put Phoenix on the architectural map in postwar America. So we knew we needed to put together a dream team to create a truly standout development."
Enter the fellow adaptive reuse gurus at Venue Projects, who helped launch the rebirth of Uptown Phoenix nearly 10 years ago when they transformed a run-down 1940s strip mall into the home of Windsor and Churn. "We've had our eye on these amazing buildings for years, and really consider this the culmination of all of our adaptive reuse projects here in the Valley," says Lorenzo Perez, co-founder of Venue Projects with John Kitchell. "We're going to use all the salvage solutions and hard-earned restoration techniques we've learned over the years to craft a world-class project that's embraced by locals and visitors alike"
Much like the original Arrive in Palm Springs, Arrive Phoenix will offer a stylish setting brimming with unique amenities such as the signature lobby-less check-in, with guests checking in at the bar area. "Our guests don't want that chain hotel feel," says Ezra Callahan, one of Arrive's founders. "We build neighborhood hotels that are aimed at the local community - a social landmark. You want to go to the place where the locals are, to get that experience."
Food & Beverage Coming to Arrive Phoenix
Customs Coffee is coffee from the neighborhood, for the neighborhood. Located at each ARRIVE hotel, Customs Coffee features coffee from a small-batch, local roaster.
TACO BAR & POOL AREA
Tacos - that's it. Addicting, mouthwatering tacos. A glass enclosed cooking line displays fresh al pastor being thinly cut and the careful assembly of carnitas, chicken and shredded beef street tacos. Featuring a 40 seat outdoor bar overlooking the pool complete with games areas, outdoor movies and outdoor community space.
ROOFTOP CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR
Craft cocktail lounge and rooftop deck overlooking Phoenix. The lounge features rich mahogany, amber lighting, tufted leather seating and exotic handcrafted drinks. Gunwale offers a unique, sophisticated intimate escape.
About Venue Projects: We craft one of a kind environments that are sensitive to experiences and neighborhoods. This is what we love to do. Learn more about Venue Projects at www.venueprojects.com.
About ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants: ARRIVE hotels are built for the neighborhood. Each property is a crossroads for locals and travelers that celebrates the surrounding style, food, drinks and culture. ARRIVE immerses its guests in local design and tastes while creating a lively social landmark for its neighbors and visitors, anchored by unique and locally oriented restaurants, bars, retail outlets and public spaces. Learn more about ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants at www.arrivehotels.com.
About Vintage Partners: Vintage Partners is a commercial real estate development and investment company whose principals have deep experience in commercial real estate acquisition, entitlement, development, disposition, leasing and management. The focus of Vintage Partners is to identify high-quality, financially distressed, value-add opportunities in both improved and unimproved commercial real estate assets and utilize multiple exit strategies for optimal returns. Whether capital constrained, in need of renovation/repositioning, responding to tenant demand, or securing new development opportunities, Vintage focuses on opportunities that allow it to maximize its local knowledge and leverage its industry relationships and experience from more than 160 separate projects in the past 30 years. Learn more about Vintage Partners at www.vintagevp.com.