With a prismatic color scheme on its outdoor overhang and touch-and-go kiosks in the lobby, the Aloft Phoenix-Airport feels different than any other airport hotel from the moment you arrive. Those coming in from nearby Sky Harbor Airport find old hotel standbys have received a colorful modern makeover.The hotel’s re:mix lounge serves cocktails and wines near a lime-green lounger and a pool table lined with bright fuchsia felt, and the grab 'n’ go re:fuel pantry helps travelers forget in-flight food with healthy salads and sandwiches.
Eco-friendly measures can be found throughout the hotel, starting with the cork and sustainable wood thatwere used in its construction. Aloft Phoenix-Airport has done away with non-biodegradable shampoo bottles and replaced them with in-shower dispensers. Nine-foot ceilings and large windows in theguest rooms allow light to flood the room, with the bed facing these windows instead of a wall.
Phoenix: 300 Days of Sunshine and Golfing in the Sonoran Desert
Located in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Phoenix spans 2,000 square miles and is one of only 12 cities that has four professional sports teams: Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL), and Phoenix Coyotes (NHL). But it’s the 300 days of sunshine per year that has built its popularity with travelers. It’s also one of the reasons there are more than 200 golf courses in the greater Phoenix area, earning nearby Scottsdale the title Best Place to Live for golfing from the Robb Report.