The Tuxon Named First Design Hotels Property In Arizona

TUCSON, AZ—The Tuxon, a modern boutique hotel, has joined Marriott International’s Design Hotels portfolio, an exclusive collection of hotels celebrated for their individuality, thoughtful design, and unique, discoverable pleasures, according to the brand. The new hotel, the first Design Hotels property in Arizona, will debut this summer and will be managed by Focus Hospitality Management.

While The Tuxon offers guests a stunning setting and state-of-the-art amenities, its spirit is one of approachability, authenticity, and openness, said The Tuxon’s co-creator and Tucson native Vishal Patel. “The Tuxon was born out of our desire to create an authentic, modern Southwest experience in the community we know and love,” he said. “To be named a Design Hotels destination is both humbling and rewarding.”

”The Tuxon is a fantastic addition to our portfolio,” said Markus Schreyer, Design Hotels’ SVP, Americas and business innovation. “As our first member in Arizona, we can’t wait to share this hotel and the incredibly rich destination with our global community. Originals Vishal Patel and Sunny Patel have tapped into exactly the values we hold: a socially centered hub deeply rooted in its surroundings.”

The hotel’s 112 rooms feature design and custom furnishings inspired by the region’s American, Mexican and Native American roots, including rustic grey wood, saddled leather and potted local succulents. The rooms are decorated with a collection of contemporary artworks inspired by Arizona’s cowboy culture, desert landscape and colorful textiles. Modern amenities include walk-in rain showers; 1GB fiber internet; 50-in. UHD TVs with casting capabilities; and curated minibars. In addition, The Tuxon’s technology-forward check-in process allows guests to curate the experience they desire, whether it’s checking in through their mobile phones only, or through a socially distancing in-person interaction.

The hotel also features the Welcome Building, which will serve as the hotel’s social hub, with an indoor / outdoor bar, locally inspired F&B, live music, tastings, craft workshops and more.

“We continue to take all of the proactive steps needed to ensure a safe and clean environment. Prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and future guests remains of the utmost importance,” said Vishal Patel.

Each year, more than 400 hotels apply to become members of the Design Hotels portfolio. Only 5% are approved, and the chosen few are recognized for demonstrating “a passion for cultural authenticity and genuine hospitality that is enhanced by thought-provoking design and architecture.”