The Scottsdale Standard, January 2023

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HOTEL ZAZZ OFFERS A COLORFUL RESPITE IN ALBUQUERQUE. “The vibrancy and life of my culture has been at the heart of the Hotel Zazz lbuquerque, New Mexico, is home design, says Dr. Dharas. “I hope this to a fresh hotel concept from hospi- project brings a new colorful culture tality curator Dr. Sharmin Dharas. and experience to the already diverse An unforgettable immersive boutique hotel Albuquerque community, in a different located on Route 66 in the historic Nob Hill way than we’re used to.” neighbor, the recently re-imagined Hotel Zazz boasts unique, eclectic rooms that fea- Working hard and getting the hard work done was instilled in Dr. Dharas from ture vibrant colors and motifs that reflect a young age. Her parents used their Dr. Dharas’ East Indian culture. income from a hotel to give Dr. Dharas an education, another common trait Dr. Dharas renovated the boutique hotel within her culture, so that she could with colorful art, a melody of chromatic visuals, and a vibration of sounds that sets bring luck and prosperity back to the family. Hospitality was a calling to Hotel Zazz apart. From mustard yellows Dr. Dharas. From treating guests with to Indian Ocean blues, Dr. Dharas’ respect to making them as comfortable upbringing shines through in the hotel as they can be, she’s set her sights on upgrades––East Indian culture features offering guests the utmost care and bold colors and spices that Dr. Dharas compassion at Hotel Zazz. drew inspiration upon for Hotel Zazz. Photos courtesy of Hotel Zazz


The 48 sensory inspired guestrooms and suites at Hotel Zazz are each decorated differently and feature bold color combinations with whimsical murals or tilework. Combining a retro feel to the modern styling, colorful mini fridges complement each room’s coffee area, while soft textiles adorn the comfortable beds. All rooms are custom designed and tastefully appointed with keyless entry, fast Wi-Fi, and 50-inch televisions that include Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Meanwhile, the bathrooms feature custom bath products, marble walk-in showers with rain shower heads and wands, plus robes and slippers. The eclectic look extends to the outdoor and event spaces. At every turn, you’ll find pops of color and fun elements. Outdoor couches in bright teals and

greens sit alongside interesting sculptures, and a giant chess board where guests are invited to test their skills. There’s a lawn with rocking chairs and a fire pit too. Meanwhile, the heated pool offers comfortable loungers and poolside cabanas. Throughout the property, there are also filtered water stations. The Z-Lounge speakeasy and patio provide a welcoming spot for a cocktail (or two) to take in the blue skies, warm breezes, and richly hued sunsets New Mexico is known for. If you prefer to venture out, entertainment options abound nearby. Located a half mile from the University of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico Hospital, and only three miles from Kirtland Air Force Base, the area is full of restaurants, bars, and shopping within walking distance.


For questions or to book a reservation, please call 505-266-7663 or visit 34 • January 2023 • THE SCOTTSDALE STANDARD

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