Stamberg Aferiat Architecture - the studio behind Shelter Island House (see W*144) - has designed The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale, integrating its trademark aesthetic of high American Modernism and zinging colours. The brainchild of New York-based hotel developers Sydell Group, the 194-room lodging is inspired by the hues of the indigenous wildflowers of Arizona and houses chef Jose Garces' 'Distrito' restaurant, serving modern Mexican cuisine. Saguaro spa offers a wide variety of invigorating beauty treatments and massages, and, for a further health kick, there are a wide array of activities available, from hiking to golf. Run by Joie de Vivre - California's largest boutique hotel collection - Saguaro Scottsdale is soon to be followed by Saguaro Palm Springs, due to open in February.