MONOGRAM recently completed the expansion at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 31,500 square feet expansion and renovation includes a new ballroom and a variety of elegant outdoor terraces for guests to enjoy. The resulting design pays tribute to the resort's historic background, while welcoming the serenity of the surrounding desert.
The Paradise Ballroom consists of a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and associated pre-function space. The design team pulled inspiration from the native ocotillo plant and explored ways to incorporate its playfulness into the overall style of the space. The resulting design features a desert palette with modern, earthy furniture and fixtures that complement the desert charm.
Transitions throughout the various areas of the hotel occur seamlessly. The Paradise Ballroom connects to the existing Arizona Ballroom with a fresh take on the indoor and outdoor experiences. Additionally, a glass wall connects the Paradise Ballroom and the outdoor event space, yielding an impressive backdrop of the mountains and providing guests with a unique and authentic Paradise Valley experience. Folding accordion doors connect the ballrooms to the inside pre-function spaces.
The event spaces were reinvigorated with contemporary, open floor plans and curated art displays while upholding the Marriott brand's high-end aesthetic and atmosphere. Ceiling-hung artwork evokes mountain forms in a copper finish and linear layers that make the lighting seem natural. Contemporary decorative fixtures brighten areas during the day and create a feeling of intimacy at night. In the large pre-function corridor, a dramatic features wall with striking sculptures defines the prefunction seating with a lounge-like feel, creating an intimate and inviting atmosphere.
MONOGRAM implemented the most up-to-date technology, breakout spaces, and flexible meeting areas throughout creating a modern, yet equally welcoming feel. Hard surface flooring covers a majority of the renovation, but seating areas are specifically delineated by the use of native inspired rugs. These rugs give the designated seating sections a more residential look through the use of simple colors and patterns.
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