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Strategic Partnership with Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

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.

Image provided by the architect, Studio Ma, and photographer Bill Timmerman

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.”

 Image provided by the architect, Studio Ma, and photographer Bill Timmerman

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®.”