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Sky Rock Sedona Boutique Hotel Debuts

Sky Rock Sedona serves as the area’s newest retreat, bringing travelers on all paths together with one-of-a-kind experiences that reflect Sedona, Arizona

By Todd R. Berger

3.19.24 Bar WooWoo at Sky Rock Sedona boasts a terrace
Bar WooWoo at the boutique Sky Rock Sedona boasts a terrace with red rock views. || Courtesy of Sky Rock Sedona

Sky Rock Sedona launched in mid-March following a propertywide transformation and transition to a Tribute Portfolio hotel by Marriott. Managed by Remington Hospitality, the 109-room boutique hotel and its buzzy dining hot spot, Bar WooWoo, joins Tribute Portfolio’s growing global family of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by a passion for captivating design and a drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome guests to the new Sky Rock Sedona and serve as a portal into the destination for guests with our central location, captivating red-rock views, sophisticated design, community-driven entertainment, personalized service, and locally inspired cuisine,” says General Manager Maureen Huffman, in a prepared statement. “Every piece of this hotel’s reimagination was carefully curated with our treasured destination in mind so guests may enjoy an experience that is deeply rooted in Sedona.”

Perfectly positioned within the destination, the hotel is centrally located in town yet within walking distance to many trails—Sky Rock is the perfect launchpad for attendees looking to embark on days filled with adventures. The property’s stunning 360-degree views of Sedona’s Red Rocks are unmatched, with epic panoramic views of Snoopy Rock, Thunder Mountain, and Coffee Pot Rock, among other formations.

Led by Dauntless Development, headquartered in Los Angeles, in collaboration with La Jolla-based design agency, Sixteenfifty Creative Intelligence, and Los Angeles-based firm, SANDdesign, Sky Rock Sedona was transformed into a modern, contemporary retreat that boasts a sleek and sophisticated style that melds harmoniously with the soulful spirit of Sedona. Each of Sky Rock’s guest rooms are purposefully designed to be a sanctuary for guests to retreat to—characterized by neutral tones, handmade leather headboards, minimalist furnishings, custom-made locally inspired artwork, and serene lighting. As a contrast, the lobby is bold and vibrant—featuring exemplary artwork, amethyst-encrusted and wood walls, cozy velvet booths, and statement furniture pieces that inspire and embody Sedona in a modern and artful way.

“A surprising and magical detail about the project is the amethyst-encrusted wall in the lobby designed to not only provide a stunning piece of Sedona’s natural beauty for all guests to experience, but also a magical moment for guests from the second they arrive,” says Amanda Mauceri, senior vice president of development for Dauntless Development. “Amethyst crystals provide special energy and are known to radiate healing, soothing, and serene energy; this piece of art sets a mindfulness tone for guests’ stay and leaves them better than when they arrived,”

Bar WooWoo is Sky Rock Sedona’s signature eatery, which features a menu that boasts Southwestern-inspired tapas, the Green Chile Tamale, Navajo Taco, and Prickly Pear Glazed Pancita with spicy chicharron “dust,” tangy prickly pear sauce, quinoa pilaf, and nopal cactus. Bar WooWoo boasts a terrace design with a promenade deck for unrivaled views, day and night, alongside custom handcrafted furniture and art. The space features an abundance of lounge seating and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, providing guests with the choice to enjoy their meals in either a cozy indoor setting or amid the refreshing outdoor ambience, year-round. Bar WooWoo’s beverage program is innovative in design with creative cocktails alongside local beers and wines. 

Attendees at Sky Rock will have access to the following:

  • Vortex Hunters: The hotel’s “Vortex Hunters” are experts in the region and offer intuitive service and insider insight when it comes to all things Sedona. They are at guests’ disposal to create curated experiences centered around everything from adventure to transformation and relaxation.
  • The Psychic Shop: Sky Rock’s funky lobby retail store, The Psychic Shop, features Sedona-inspired snacks and merchandise, made perfect for days exploring the destination. Guests of Sky Rock can expect items like Vortex Hunter-branded hats, journals, tote bags, water bottles, fanny packs, and keepsake clothing such as sweatshirts and T-shirts. 
  • Moonrise Ceremony: To celebrate the magic as the Sedona sun sets and the moon rises, Sky Rock Sedona invites guests to partake in its one-of-a-kind “Moonrise Ceremony” each evening at Bar WooWoo. The Moonrise ritual incorporates a gong made specially for the hotel, a ceremonial speech, and complimentary tastings of Bar WooWoo’s signature Mezcal Moonrise concoction, which uses Mezcal Union, as it is known to have deep spiritual magnetism; agave lime mix; blueberry pea tea syrup; and pineapple juice—it is topped with a pineapple garnish that is lit on fire. During this ceremony at Sky Rock Sedona, guests are invited to come up to hit the gong themselves to clear their energy. 
  • On-Call Pet Psychic: As part of Sky Rock’s commitment to holistic well-being, guests have access to an on-call pet psychic. Imagine the joy of understanding your furry companion on a deeper level, as an experienced psychic communicates with them telepathically, addressing their needs and concerns. 
  • Vortex Tree: Sky Rock Sedona embodies the destination in every way and is home to an on-site twisted vortex tree. Trees near vortex sites in Sedona are known to have severely twisted trunks and branches—an effect attributed to the strong energy. 
  • Wellness and Destination-Centric Experiences: Attendees can participate in complimentary daily morning meditation and yoga classes and, each evening, partake in a daily Moonrise Ceremony to clear their energy. On a weekly basis, hotel guests can take in the tranquility of Friday night sound-healing sessions, soak up the night sky on Saturday evenings with guided stargazing tours, and on Sundays, delve into the mystical with vortex lessons held in the afternoon. As the sun sets, guests enjoy sounds of live music and cultural performances every Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as on select weekend mornings. 
  • Outdoor Pool: Sky Rock Sedona invites guests to immerse themselves in nature with a variety of outdoor experiences, including a peaceful pool area complete with a heated pool and jacuzzi. 

Sky Rock sets the stage for inspired connections and is the ideal setting for intimate gatherings such as retreats and incentive trips—the hotel boasts two gathering spaces that can be used for an array of happenings, from traditional meetings to yoga, sound baths, mindfulness moments, and more. 

To celebrate the opening, the property is offering a New Beginnings Package, including two of Sky Rock’s signature Mezcal Moonrise cocktails, a $100 dining credit, and an amethyst crystal turndown amenity. 

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