This spring, both Flagstaff and Phoenix will welcome updated spins on the classic motor lodge. High Country Motor Lodge is set to open along Flagstaff’s historic Route 66 while the 70-year-old Egyptian Motor Hotel in the heart of Phoenix’s Grand Avenue District has been completely revamped.
In March, Classic Hotels & Resorts will open High Country Motor Lodge, a new 123-room boutique hotel in the heart of Flagstaff. Dubbed a modern mountain retreat, the lodge will spotlight retro 60’s elements with a contemporary lodge aesthetic. Its bevvy of indoor and outdoor venue spaces will play host to many events to come (including live music and movie nights), and the hotel will also have a decked-out game room, an expansive pool, a hot tub with two private saunas and The General Store, a grab-and-go eatery with craft beer and cocktails, artisan coffee and espresso and personal Pinsa-style pizza.
Perhaps most notably, High Country Motor Lodge will be home to the state’s first Nordic spa experience, which aims to soothe the mind and body by alternating hot, cold and relaxation. The hydrotherapy concept will include private saunas available by appointment for individuals or groups of up to four people and access to a sizable plunge pool, cold showers, hot tub and outdoor fire pit.
Meanwhile, down in the Valley, the 70-year-old Egyptian Motor Hotel (pictured at top of page), found in Phoenix’s Grand Avenue District, is being transformed into a local epicenter for nightlife, live entertainment, hospitality and dining through a partnership with Chilte, Phoenix-based pop-up and food truck. When it opens this spring, the fresh hotel will be home to 49 retro-modern rooms; Egyptian Live, a 250-seat outdoor bar and entertainment venue with lawn games; and Chilte’s first brick-and-mortar destination, dishing up new-school Mexican street food.
Egyptian Motor Hotel guests will also get to enjoy the creative spirit that defines Phoenix via alfresco mural painted by local talents and acoustic guitars that will be found in select rooms.