The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale features a modern design with textile patterned block set in a woven mosaic pattern, elaborately landscaped courtyards, and dramatic waterfalls--an oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert.
The architectural design adapted the building to its desert climate by sheathing the hotel with sunscreens and horizontal brows. Pedestrian pathways are designed to be in the shade during the hot summer months. The project made a major commitment to sustainable design with drought-tolerant native desert landscaping and extensive use of recycled water. A dramatic yet practical feature is a series of glass-paneled walls that slide out of the way allowing interior living spaces to merge with the outdoors. By eliminating barriers between the indoors and outdoors, the architecture sends a powerful message to guests and to staff: that building and nature are an integrated whole.