Element Hotel at SkySong, Arizona State University

Scottsdale, Arizona

This new 157-key hotel is part of a larger Skysong development, an innovation center associated with Arizona State University. In addition to the hotel, the Skysong development includes restaurants, retail, multi-family residential, and office. The hotel is an extended stay brand and will accommodate researchers who may be visiting the development. Rooms include a small kitchen and living area. Amenities include enhanced food and beverage offerings which are intended to serve the surrounding research facilities. Additionally, the hotel includes a fitness center and 2,000 sf of meeting space.

An outdoor courtyard is designed an oasis and the focal point for the hotel. The landscaped courtyard which will incorporate an outdoor pool and local drought-resistent vegetation. The hotel’s lobby bleeds into an outdoor lounge space. A terrace is associated with the adjacent meeting space.

The exterior skin uses shading techniques to minimize solar heat gain and mitigate the desert heat. The Element brand is sustainablity-focused and typically includes environmentally friendly finished and water conservation practices. The project will be designed to LEED standards.

project scope

157 Keys, 99,345 SF

design services





Jackson Shaw