SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – (August 18, 2021) – Replay Destinations, the Canadian developer of Ascent at The Phoenician®, and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West together announced a strategic partnership to further support the Museum’s mission to boldly immerse the community in the unique story of the Greater Western Region. The partnership is planned as a long-term engagement ultimately bringing the Museum’s Smithsonian affiliated collections to the luxury development while providing Ascent residents with collaborations with the Museum in Scottsdale.
As Scottsdale’s Museum of the West illuminates the past to shape the future, the Museum plans to display select art pieces in Ascent’s Mountain Club amenity to demonstrate the transition of the Old West to the New West. The strategic partnership also will engage new Ascent at The Phoenician® residents with the Museum’s mission.
Ascent at The Phoenician® is situated at the base of Camelback Mountain, overlooking The Phoenician® Golf Course and located adjacent to The Phoenician®, a Luxury Collection Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ascent at The Phoenician® recently released an intimate residential building of 40 luxury condominiums on Camelback Mountain consisting of one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom plus den plans after the success of its Golf Villas. Prices are estimated to range from $1.5 million up to $5 million.
The unique partnership began through a yearlong process where Replay Destinations and the Museum’s CEO researched the historical significance of Camelback Mountain and the Jokake Inn, especially the traditions of hospitality, social gatherings, horseback riding, art, and celebrations. Replay Destinations also connected with the Arizona family of Jessie Benton Evans, whose son built the Jokake Inn, and gathered historic artifacts and images. Replay Destinations is honoring the area’s history in various design aspects as part of the Ascent at The Phoenician® community.
“Replay Destinations develops luxury residential communities that reflect their unique location and culture,” said Todd Patrick, Replay Destinations’ vice president of sales and marketing. “Our partnership with Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is representative of our desire to honor the area’s past and also integrate art into our owners’ experience. Access to the Museum’s collection for our Mountain Club amenity is just the start of what we hope to be a long-term relationship with this celebrated Museum.”
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, a Smithsonian affiliate, tells the unique story of the Greater Western region. True West Magazine has continually rated the Museum “The Nation’s Best Western Museum” and
Phoenix Magazine named its Museum store the “Best Place to Get AZ Stuff.”
“Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is thrilled with the Ascent at The Phoenician® partnership and the opportunity to introduce our acclaimed Museum to new patrons,” said Michael Fox, Scottsdale’s Museum of the West’s CEO. “We love the opportunity of blending the history of the Camelback Mountain area with the new Ascent at The Phoenician®.”
Architecturally designed as a modern interpretation of the historic Jokake Inn on The Phoenician® grounds, the Mountain Club will be an intimate gathering place for connection, wellness, celebration and relaxation for all Ascent owners. Programs, amenities and private events at the Mountain Club will celebrate iconic Camelback Mountain and will include a private pool, fitness and movement rooms, social spaces and demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and private chef experiences.
Ascent at The Phoenician® residents will have a connection through the on-site Cactus Garden to all of The Phoenician’s restaurants. Also, residents will have the opportunity to join The Phoenician® Resident Access Program that provides Ascent real estate owners with access to resort amenities, including The Phoenician® Pools and The Phoenician® Athletic Club, and preferred pricing for golf, spa, food and beverage, and other services.
The team for Replay’s condominium residences and Golf Villas includes design partners from the Valley’s best internationally recognized talent: Nelsen Partners, an architecture and planning firm founded in 1990; Vallone Design, a leading, full-service interior design firm specializing in exquisite residential and commercial interior design; Floor Associates, a landscape architecture and planning firm; and bulthaup Scottsdale, a globally recognized company producing premium kitchens custom-made in Germany.
Joe Bushong and Leslie Jenkins of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents for Ascent at
The Phoenician®. For more information on the 40 mountainside residences and the Ascent Golf Villas now
under construction, visit ascentatthephoenician.com or call 480-534-4086.
About Replay Destinations
With more than $2 billion of real estate projects in planning and development, Canadian-based Replay has properties in some of the world’s most sought-after settings. Replay Destinations is a fully integrated real estate development company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada specializing in the destination home sector. With operations in the continental United States, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean, Replay’s team of strategists, planners, designers, marketers and builders create authentic and enduring places that become must-visit destinations for guests and potential real estate purchasers alike. Working with visionary private equity firms, landowners, municipalities, other developers and families with legacy holdings, Replay creates places that the marketplace thinks of first and likes best, which in turn enhances the destination’s economic impact and market awareness. Replay’s outlook is global, long term and broad-based, and is supported by strong, goal-oriented, time- and budget-sensitive business practices. Replay was founded in 2007. Visit replaydestinations.com for more information.
In addition to Ascent at The Phoenician®, Replay’s current development projects include: Half Moon Bay Antigua, an ultra-luxury destination that includes a Rosewood hotel, estate lots and branded residences; Ka‘upulehu in Hawaii, a private residential community on the Kohala Coast; Lift Park City, prime ski-in, ski-out residences at the base of the largest ski destination in the United States; Mill District Healdsburg, a mixed-use development in the heart of Sonoma wine country that includes a boutique hotel, retail and luxury condominiums; One Ocean Bahamas, a luxury condominium high rise community overlooking Nassau Harbour; and YOTELPAD Park City, a new concept in condominium living at the base of Park City Mountain in Utah.
Michelle McGinty, DRA Collective
Tel: (310) 704-7834
*Image provided by the architect, Studio Ma, and photographer Bill Timmerman