Hautels: Joie de Vivre Hospitality Expands to Arizona

Joie de Vivre, California’s hottest boutique hotel company, is expanding to Scottsdale, Arizona. The expansion marks the company’s first property outside of California and the launch of their sweep through the country with plans for openings in Seattle, Miami, and Chicago in the coming years. The company is most known for its fun and whimsical hotels most notably the Petite Auberge and Hotel Angeleno. Joie de Vivre will manage the new property under the ownership of The Sydell Group, who also famously own The Ace Hotels in both New York and Palm Springs, as well as April Bloomdfield’s The Breslin.

Throughout the years, the iconic Hotel Theodore, deemed “Sexiest Resort in the American Southwest”, has changed names and hands numerous times (it was most previously owned by Morgan’s Hotel Group). The Hotel Theodore will reopen as The Drinkwater, after the city’s former mayor, Herb Drinkwater. Once renovated, the 195-room hotel will capture the true spirit of the city in a modern and upscale setting competing with the likes of the Fairmont, W Hotel, and the Four Seasons. The new hotel, set to open late this fall, will also feature two pools, several bars, and a ‘high profile’ chef restaurant.  Announcement of the restaurant’s chef is set to come out soon, so continue to follow Haute Living to stay on top of all hotel news.

The property location is prime at 7353 East Indian School Road in Old Town Scottsdale adjacent to Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, you may call the hotel at 877.808.2440.