Set against Tucson’s backdrop of mountain vistas and whirling tumbleweeds sits The Tuxon Hotel. Opening its doors this summer, this adventure-forward hotel lies at the foot of Sentinel Peak and on the bank of the Santa Cruz River—a place known as the birthplace of Tucson itself.
Here, a newly-minted property boasts 112 rooms, an expansive boomerang pool, a private desert garden, and the community-centric Welcome Building, which serves as a platform for an array of cultural programming. All this is rounded out by a deep respect for local tradition through a vibrant art focus and an American Southwest-inspired menu of cocktails and cuisine befitting the country’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.
The Tuxon is the first property in Arizona to join Marriott International’s coveted Design Hotels portfolio, an exclusive collection of hotels celebrated for their individuality, thoughtful design, and unique, discoverable pleasures. “Through design, service and our programming, we are delivering a truly authentic experience that celebrates the spirit of our community,” says Sunny Patel, co-creator of The Tuxon. “The Tuxon stays true to its surroundings by paying tribute to the retro vibe and road trip feel of the past while building upon Tucson’s modern legacy.”