L’Auberge de Sedona, a luxury inn, spa and restaurant on Oak Creek in Arizona’s Red Rock country, has completed a $25 million, multi-phase property renovation.
The transformation has included an extensive redesign to L’Auberge de Sedona’s guestrooms and spa, as well as the addition of 30 luxury cottages, the Veranda Bar and the property’s first pool. The resort, which opened in 1984, started its ‘Project Elevation’ in 2009 to maintain its role as one of Arizona’s top luxury resorts.
“The ultimate goal is to offer new and returning guests the best travel experience possible,” says Jesse Alexander, general manager of L’Auberge de Sedona. “We’ve always been passionate about our beautiful setting and our attention to the slightest detail of our guests’ needs.”
Adds Alexander: “With the opening of our brand new pool deck, the redesign of our spa and guestrooms, alongside the addition of our luxurious Vista and Spa Cottages and Suites, we have elevated our status with amenities, guest services and special touches that are truly among the very best in North America.”
The first phase of the renovation included an entirely new lobby, the redesign of the resort’s 26 Lodge rooms and 31 Creekside and Garden Cottages, and the addition of 30 new Spa Cottages and Vista Cottages and Suites.
Taking inspiration from L’Auberge’s surroundings, rooms feature private balconies or patios, plush linens, eco-friendly fabrics in a natural color palette with hues of sage, taupe and bark as well soft tones of camel, cream and white, accented by rich wood furnishings.
The newly built or redesigned cottages feature indoor and outdoor living spaces with large sprawling balconies and decks which provide scenic views for outdoor dining and entertaining. Cottages also offer luxury, outdoor cedar showers with open roofs for viewing the morning sunrise or night sky, gas- or wood-burning fireplaces and deep-soaking Jacuzzi tubs.
During the second phase of the property renovation, L’Auberge redesigned its Spa at L’Auberge and rounded out its on-property dining options with the addition of Veranda Bar, an expansion of the creekside dining patio terrace featuring a new creekside fire-pit lounge area.
The redesigned 5,000 square-foot Spa is comprised of four indoor treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s steam showers and a full-service mani-pedi salon. Treatments can also be received creekside in a private cabana or in the privacy of guestrooms. The Spa at L’Auberge offers an array of “only in Sedona” energy based treatments.
Joining the AAA Four-Diamond L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek is the new laid-back Veranda Bar, outfitted with a granite bar and rich wood accents, dim lighting, indoor/outdoor seating and picturesque views of Oak Creek. The Veranda Bar offers an extensive list of varietals, including a diverse wine list, premium and small-batch liquors and seasonal cocktails. A small-plate menu showcasing the kitchen’s Mediterranean flavors is also offered to complement the beverage list.
The third and most recent phase of the property upgrades has added a new pool and pool deck in the heart of L’Auberge. The outdoor, climate-controlled saltwater pool offers superb views of the nearby Red Rock formations. Highlights of the pool deck include chaise lounges, dining tables and a whirlpool.
For more information, visit L’Auberge de Sedona’s website at www.lauberge.com or call 1.800.905.5745.
L’Auberge de Sedona has launched a new “All-Inclusive Luxury Escape” package. Highlights include daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as spa treatments, jeep tours, helicopter rides or hiking. The starting rate per person is $295 per night including gratuity, but the resort service fee is not included. The package is available from October 30, 2011 to March 8, 2012.