L’Auberge de Sedona announced it will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in early 2009 with a $25 million resort expansion, Project Elevation, to be completed in late summer 2009. The resort will remain open during the expansion.
At the heart of the enhancement program, is the resort’s initiative to provide the most comfortable and luxurious experience while being environmentally sensitive in one of nature’s most beautiful settings. Electric Gem cars will transport guests around the property and to and from Sedona’s shopping district. “We are committed to preserving the natural beauty and sustainability of Sedona and the ecologically-sensitive Oak Creek for generations to come,” says Joe Mottershead, general manager.
“The project will introduce guests to a collection of ultra-luxurious and contemporary hillside cottages, every one offering unparalleled views of Sedona’s famous Red Rocks,” adds Mottershead. These 1200-sqaure foot, one-bedroom cottages will offer indoor and outdoor living spaces including a large observation deck for outdoor entertaining and dining, spacious and discreet outdoor showers, gas fireplaces and many more design features and amenities.
To complete the resort’s “elevation” program, the award winning L’Auberge Restaurant will be redesigned to offer all patrons unobstructed views of Oak Creek. All hard and soft goods will be replaced in the resort’s existing guest accommodations in the main lodge. Mottershead says that new meeting rooms and public spaces will reflect an “elevated” level of service and amenities at the property.