_VAI Resort glendae_Konos Island - Designed by Gensler

VAI Resort Redefines Luxury Hospitality

Arizona is about to witness a revolutionary transformation in the world of luxury hospitality. VAI Resort, slated to open in late 2024 in Glendale, promises a blend of architecture, design and innovation. 

Positioned to be Arizona’s largest resort, VAI Resort is not just a hotel but a masterpiece that fuses the raw beauty of the desert with the sophistication of modern luxury. The ethos of the resort revolves around an experiential environment where entertainment, culinary artistry and hospitality intertwine.

vai resort glendale Lobby 1 - Designed by Simeone Deary

“The design philosophy at VAI Resort is a symphony of elegance and innovation combined with a good dose of rock n’ roll attitude,” says Scott Hillig, president of Design and Development for VAI Resort, in a recent press release. “We have used the beauty of the desert landscape as our inspiration and woven its rugged textures, vibrant hues and organic forms into the fabric of our design. But our vision extends beyond the visual realm,” Hillig continues. “We have infused a musical theme throughout the resort, where every corner resonates with rhythm and harmony. The architecture and interior design strike a chord, seamlessly blending elegant notes with unexpected surprises. It’s an integrated experience where guests can feel the energy of the music in every heartbeat of the hotel. VAI Resort serves as a stage where luxury and artistry dance together.”

The architecture and interior design are orchestrated like a symphony, blending elegant notes with unexpected surprises. Each element, from crocodile skin leather to soft wood tones, invites guests to become a part of a captivating story, immersing them in a world where luxury and music dance together.

Lobby bar

The resort comprises 1,100 rooms and four hotel towers, each offering a different experience:

Amphitheater: This tower is the epitome of luxury, offering guests the “best seat in the house” with integrated views of the VAI Amphitheater. It provides an intimate concert experience with finishes that create a rock-star ambiance.

Cadence: A tranquil tower adorned with music sheets, original scores and lyrics from renowned artists, offering a surreal environment that feels like floating through a peaceful melody.

Rhythm: An oasis in the desert featuring song lyrics crafted from moss and metals, offering an extraordinary getaway experience.

VAI Villas: The villas offer a homey atmosphere while paying tribute to entertainment venues worldwide and celebrating the unifying power of music.

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VAI Villas rooftop

“VAI’s elevated resort experience is set to transform the luxury entertainment landscape of Arizona. Through our work on the expansive Konos Island, the public-facing retail spaces, conference center breezeways and one of the site’s signature restaurants, Gensler’s goal is to elevate the guest’s journey through discoverable, experiential moments,” says Siobhan Barry, Principal, Gensler in a recent press release.

The heart of VAI Resort is the state-of-the-art VAI Amphitheater, set against a five-acre oasis backdrop, promising an unforgettable entertainment experience. Additionally, Konos Island, an oasis inspired by Mykonos, Greece and Tulum, serves as the centerpiece of the resort and offers white sand beaches. VAI Resort is also introducing 12 restaurants, each offering cutting-edge culinary experiences and unique atmospheres, creating a memorable dining experience for guests.

For more information, visit www.vairesort.com.

9505 Cardinals Way
Glendale, AZ 85305

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