As one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the year, Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel in Sedona, Ariz. is set to welcome its first guests this December and local family developer Two Sister Bosses is offering a first glance into the highly unique, ultra-luxury accommodations as the first Atrium is now completed.
Set on three rugged acres in Red Rock Country overlooking the city's most iconic monoliths, diligent and intentional work is quickly progressing as Ambiente takes shape with all 40 of its cubed-shaped, glass-encased Atriums fully constructed and undergoing interior and rooftop finishing touches.
Work is also underway on the hotel's primary buildings including the poolside lounge, two-story lobby building and valet-only parking area. Ambiente's landscape architects, Simon and Chris Bosman of Green Magic Landscaping, are also currently reactivating the land's ancient waterway system, which is more than 50 percent completed, to bring permanent flowing water to the property and create an eco-balanced natural habitat using aquatic plants, fish and the water's movement to achieve a biological balance without the use of chemicals.
While all of Ambiente's Atriums offer the same 576-square foot, King accommodations, the dramatic 360-degree panoramic views vary drastically as each Atrium has been expertly placed to maximize view corridors, whether that is north to the surrounding Coconino National Forest or east and south to the Steamboat, Chimney, Coffee Pot and Snoopy red rock formations. Elevated above the ground by steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling, bronze-tinted glass and matte-charcoal and rusted metal, Ambiente's Atriums are uniquely designed to blend in with the surrounding geography. With a focus on sustainable methods and organic, modern architecture that complements the neighboring topography and minimizes the impact on land, the Atriums' sleek design embodies elegant minimalism, while contemporary, elemental interiors afford the utmost in luxurious, intimate accommodations.
Each Atrium will embody a lavish hideaway with a petite kitchen refreshed daily offering complimentary refreshments and on-demand wine dispensers where guests can self-serve from a selection of Northern Arizona wines. From bespoke designed wallpaper and live-edge wood furnishings to moody lighting, cozy seating and Earth-toned textiles, the Atriums' various elevations feature fabrics, furnishings and patterns that evoke a tranquil yet chic atmosphere and reflect the rich elements of the captivating natural landscape that surrounds them.
Nearly all Atriums also have access to their own private rooftop decks with a secure staircase for the ultimate sunbathing and stargazing experience. Lounge seating, a roaring firepit and a day-bed comfortable enough for sleeping alfresco will serve as a remote locale perched between the rugged terrain below and bright, beaming stars clearly visible above thanks to the city of Sedona's Dark Sky Association.
When the hotel opens later this year, guests can expect complimentary programming including sunrise and sunset yoga, guided stargazing sessions from expert local astronomers and poolside films projected on a custom theater wall visible day and night. Exclusive to guests will be the hotel's signature restaurant, Alchemy, that finds its home within a custom Airstream, which has been transformed and reimagined into a culinary destination situated poolside serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
At multiple intervals throughout the day, guests can also expect an outfitted beverage and snack ETrikeCo electric vehicle to make its way through the property offering a range of goodies such as coffee, pastries, gourmet snacks, pressed juices, craft cocktails and more to nibble and sip on between meals. A small fleet of ETrikes, which are street-safe, will also be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for guests to tool around town for the day.
Ambiente is an adults-only hotel that will welcome guests 18 years and older. Two Atriums will be ADA compliant, making the hotel accessible to guests of all abilities. Reservations and rates will be announced this fall. For more information and to register to be among the first to learn when reservations open, visit AmbienteSedona.com.