Arrive Phoenix: New boutique hotel with poolside taco bar coming to Uptown in 2018

PHOENIX - Developers plan to turn two now-vacated mid-century high-rise buildings in central Phoenix into a boutique hotel.

When completed in 2018, Arrive Phoenix will have 79 rooms, a poolside taco bar, rooftop cocktail bar, coffee shop and gourmet ice cream shop, according to a news release.

It will be the third property for California-based Arrive hotels. The original opened in Palm Springs, California and the second, Arrive East Austin, is being constructed now.

The two-acre, 45,000-square-foot hotel will "transform this trio of restored midcentury gems into Uptown Phoenix's first-ever dining, entertainment and urban hotel hub," the release said.

Walter Crutchfield, the principal at Vintage Partners, said in a prepared statement that "both buildings feature that classic low-slung, yet light and window-lined look that helped put Phoenix on the architectural map in postwar America."

The hotel will be along Camelback Road between Third and Fourth avenues, next to The Newton development.

It is being led by Vintage Partners, the group behind Uptown Plaza's redevelopment, and Newton developer, Venue Projects.

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