Waterwalk opens Live | Stay property in Tucson

WaterWalk has opened its newest property under the brand’s Gen 2.0 model, WaterWalk Tucson, in Arizona. The upscale property blends an upscale extended-stay hotel and home with fully furnished “Stay” units and ready-to-furnish “Live”’ units.

“Tucson hosts thriving aerospace and defense companies; government and military sectors; and healthcare institutions, making it an attractive destination for travelers of all types—from business to leisure,” said Mimi Oliver, CEO, WaterWalk. “As WaterWalk’s mission is to create spaces in communities that give people the option to live flexibly and confidently, we are excited to provide guests of another great city in Arizona with accommodations that can be personalized to fit their unique needs.”

The property is located in the South Park neighborhood in between downtown Tucson and the Tucson International Airport. It features 126 rooms—76 fully furnished Stay units and 50 ready-to-furnish Live units that range in size from studios to two-bedroom spaces with and without balconies.

“With the convenience of downtown Tucson being less than five miles away and the University of Arizona Tech Park at The Bridges located adjacent to the property, WaterWalk Tucson will support the increasing residential and traveler traffic,” said Stephen Armstrong, SVP, WaterWalk Brand. “With the debut of our Gen 2.0 model happening just six months ago in Phoenix, we see this additional development in the state as our continued contribution to meeting the area’s demand for quality, flexible extended-stay options.”

Each accommodation style features a fully equipped kitchen with full-size appliances including a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range, along with a pantry and kitchen island. Additionally, each unit features a full-size washer and dryer, as well as a bathroom that includes a vanity with storage space and a walk-in shower.

The common areas of the property include The Living Room in the lobby, featuring a bean-to-cup espresso station, work stations with a printer, seating areas, oversized wall-mounted board games and a TV. Amenities include a fitness center; a back patio with lounging furniture, firepits, lawn games and a grilling area; 24/7 concierge service; complimentary WiFi and all-inclusive utilities.

WaterWalk’s pipeline, which will result in a portfolio that doubles in size by the end of 2024, consists of numerous Gen 2.0 properties being constructed and additional properties under development. This includes properties currently underway in Jacksonville, FL (slated to open this fall) and Huntsville, AL (expected to open this winter).