SFA Design – Tierra Luna Spa @ Arizona Biltmore Resort

As part of the complete renovation of the Arizona Biltmore, a resort of the Waldorf Astoria group in Phoenix, the property also announced the opening of the new SPA called ‘Tierra Luna’.

The task for the interior design development was entrusted to the architectural firm SFA Design based in Santa Barbara, California, which undertook the task to “create a tranquil oasis of well-being capable of capturing the connection between the desert and the cosmos”.

Rosie Feinberg, project manager of SFA saya “We wanted to reinvigorate the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and infuse his essence without overwhelming the space, creating a place that enhances the surrounding Sonoran desert and with the specificl style of the Southwestern ranches of the United States”.

A rugged yet elegant aesthetic characterizes this holistic spa, which features 12 relaxation treatment rooms and a variety of Sonoran Desert-inspired therapies, offered to guests on Lemi’s SPA Dream beds, in both water and in that, ‘perfect for the occasion’ quartz version.

The spa was designed to integrate naturally into the desert environment through the creation of large spaces with important heights as well as a color palette that mirrors the lights present in the area at sunset.

Natural and sustainable materials reinforce the rustic design together with cacti, succulents and desert flowers added to give more texture to the design concept. Southwestern ceramics create a natural backdrop against which some furniture handmade by local artisans echoes the regional vernacular.