By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
Tempe-based developer, Kuber Development Co. has recently submitted plans to the City of Scottsdale for a new hotel at the NEC of 68th Street and Camelback Road.
Kuber Development is requesting approval of a zoning district map amendment to modify the currently approved site plan in order to build the new four-story, 123-room hotel, dubbed Springhill Suites by Marriott, as well as approval for a Parking Master Plan to reduce parking requirements.
The site, located at 6808 E. Camelback Road, which is bound to the north by Scottsdale Fashion Center mall parking, a retail store and Motel 6 on the east, an 11-story contemporary apartment complex to the south and an office building to the west, was previously approved for small-scale strip mall back in 2005 but was never built.
The 79.9KSF hotel will be comprised of 123 “all-suites” guestrooms with a two-story “light-filled lobby with second floor overlook, informal visitor lounge seating, check-in desk, small meeting rooms, a lobby bar and breakfast buffet area, fitness center and small retail coffee bar,” according to the applicant’s documents submitted to the city. The hotel will be limited service, meaning only breakfast will be served at the lobby bar/lounge area.
A large patio with a pool area will be located at the corner of 68th Street and Camelback Road. An outdoor water feature, swimming pool and deck and therapy pool and raised trellis arcade will be screened from the street view. A garden patio with native plantings will be seen from the lobby and will give guests an indoor-outdoor feel.
The entrance to the hotel will be on the ground floor and will include a covered porte cochere for check-in and ADA parking. The developer will provide a total of 123 parking spaces and 12 bike parking spaces.
A single curb along 68th Street will be relocated. “New access drives will be constructed on both 68th Street and Camelback Roads. The curb, gutter and sidewalk along both 68th Street and Camelback are complete,” the submittal states.
Three small abandoned structures are housed along the northern edge of the site and will also need to be removed in order to make way for the development.
Currently, there are no meetings scheduled with the City of Scottsdale.