Kimpton has been my favorite chain of hotels since 2003 with my first visit to the Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. Being a boutique hotel, you expect individuality, chic style, and splashes of fun. Kimpton does all this and much more. I'll explain how Kimpton make the experience delightful with my recent visit to the Firesky.
Located right smack dab in the tourist area of Old Scottsdale, this hotel leaves little to be desired for location. It is a short walk to many great eateries, bars, shopping, and commerce. In fact, it is very close to Fashion Square Mall, Arizona's largest mall including many top end luxury brands. What makes Firesky unique from other hotels in the area, however, is that it acts as a full resort with wonderful services and amenities that may have you asking if you really need to venture away from the property at all!
Next stop: walk through the back doors into the magnificent pool area. Talk about ambiance; the grounds are covered by flowers, palm trees, and other shade trees. The main pool is bordered by towering firebowls with fountains pouring into the pool. All you can imagine is fun and relaxation. A sight to see at night!
To the right of the main pool is a second pool with a sandy bottom. Although I had no desire to play in the sand, it became an extremely inviting area for families with kids. You could see Kimpton created an easy solution to attract families and business travelers alike.
The hotel offers another unique service in their pool areas - the option to make smores at night over the fire pits. What a neat idea that fosters guests to chat, enjoy learning about each other, and enjoy the wonderful Arizona warm weather! Keep in mind, it is very mild here and cold at night from November - April. Regardless of the heat, smores are always accepted in my book.
Now on to the reason you are here: the room.
I also want to comment about the sound between rooms - there was none. I normally am very frustrated about people in the hallways screaming or yelling to all hours of the night, but not here. And the best part about it, the rooms were ample size with a balcony overlooking the courtyard.
So I will leave you here hopefully having a better idea of what a Kimpton exhibits: class, beauty, fun, and relaxing experiences. Keep in mind that every hotel has a different theme and style only making it more fun to visit different locations. My doggie Murphey also appreciates the visits here because he is allowed everywhere, receives a personalized welcome with his name on the board, treats at the desk, room service with food/water - and a pet concierge in case I need to leave for a period of time! So as long as the service and experience continues, I will remain loyal to Kimpton!