Photos by Kristin Teig
Now open, and featuring high-tech safety protocols, ARRIVE Phoenix invites visitors and locals alike to explore its gorgeous open-air design and gracious home-grown hospitality at Uptown Phoenix’s first-ever neighborhood hotel. ARRIVE Phoenix is an all-new 79-room, $25 million boutique hotel spanning two restored mid-century modern towers at Camelback Road and 4th Avenue (400 W. Camelback).
Opening in two phases, guests will be able to check in at the colorful Pop Stand, a handcrafted popsicle shop that doubles as the registration desk, plus enjoy the onsite Cartel Coffee Lab or lounge around the Lylo Swim Club. Then soon, the second guestroom tower featuring the Don Woods’ Say When rooftop bar is scheduled to open.
Of course, the world has changed since ARRIVE Phoenix kicked off construction more than a year ago, but guests can rest assured that every step has been taken to ensure their safety, says ARRIVE Hotels & Restaurants CEO and Co-Founder Matt Steinberg. “From touchless on-site payments, to sanitized and pre-bagged linens and bathrobes, every aspect of the guest experience has been thoughtfully redesigned for today’s hospitality world.” This includes the use of Hospital-Grade Electrostatic Disinfection machines utilizing a non-toxic disinfectant solution (the same technology deployed in hospitals) to sanitize guestrooms before and after any staff member enters the room. Plus, guests are required to wear masks in all public areas.
As part of that mission to welcome people to the neighborhood, ARRIVE has partnered with Great Minds Drink Alike, the hospitality company known for globally recognized local favorites Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour and Little Rituals to create Lylo Swim Club, a standout poolside bar and restaurant to anchor the hotel. ARRIVE also collaborated with top local artists and designers such as ModFire, Slabhaus and Urban Plough to put a stylish, uniquely Phoenix twist on this boutique property.
“Phoenix’s world-class dining and drinking scenes and vibrant arts and design community is what drew us to Uptown in the first place,” says ARRIVE’s Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer Chris Pardo. “So, we’re proud to have partnered with top local artisans to make ARRIVE Phoenix part of the local, cultural fabric, right down to the rooftop lounge named after a famed former tenant of these very buildings, Don Woods’ Say When.”
ARRIVE Phoenix features on-site dining, drinks and amenities such as:
The Pop Stand
Paying homage to the team’s favorite Mexican paleterías, the ARRIVE popsicle stand is the starting point for an ARRIVE escape. Hotel guests will enjoy a welcoming gift of handcrafted paletas-style popsicles while completing their check-in process. Guests will feel like kids in a candy shop as they choose from an ever-changing menu made from fresh fruit, luxurious cream and even your favorite booze, such as strawberries con crema, chile mango, pink lemonade, and frozen margarita.
Cartel Uptown Phoenix
Cartel Coffee Lab’s Cartel Uptown Phoenix is the boutique roaster’s first central Phoenix location, housed in a sleek 600 square feet space fronting Camelback Road. Offering fresh baked goodies and grab-and-go meals, Cartel Uptown Phoenix offers their full coffee program, complete with single origin beans, canned cold brew, plus the classic six-ounce cappuccino, which allows aficionados to experience and appreciate espresso and milk in perfect balance.
Lylo Swim Club
Pronounced ‘lie-low’ (a U.K. term for a pool float), Lylo tempts with delicious, balanced and refreshing cocktails enhancing its pool setting, with craft cocktails such as rotating sorbet bellinis, fresh fruit Caipirinhas and other reworked poolside favorites, like a rum-spiked version of the classic Dole Whip frozen pineapple drink. Rounded out with a thirst-quenching selection of canned craft beers and wines, the 15-item drink list can be enjoyed poolside by the bar or in the social-distancing-friendly cabana service. The fare is served with eco-conscious thoughtfulness, including colorful plush acrylic drinkware and small compostable wares.
Open daily to guests and locals, Lylo also features an all-day menu of light, Hawaiian-Japanese influenced bites, such as made-to-order musubi, stunning poke bowls and Japanese-style fried chicken.
To learn more, visit arrivehotels.com/phoenix.