A new luxury hotel is opening up in the Sedona desert next year, and it features 40 cube-shaped guest pods that appear to float above the ground. Take a look inside.

  • A luxury hotel consisting of 40 cube-shaped guest atriums in the Sedona desert is set to open in early 2021.
  • Elevated above the ground on steel frames, the atriums look as if they're floating in mid-air.
  • No cars are alllowed on the three-acre property; instead, guests can ride around the hotel's network of 'wellness trails' in two-person electric vehicles or take a guided hiking tour through nearby Coconino National Forest.
  • Here's an early look at the hotel, Ambiente, which comes with a lagoon-like pool and boasts sweeping views of Sedona's red rock formations.
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Ambiente Hotel, a luxury, carless resort consisting of 40 cube-shaped guest atriums hidden away in the Sedona desert, is set to open in early 2021.

Jennifer May and Colleen Tebrake of Two Sister Bosses, a Sedona-based luxury development company, are developing the project in conjunction with ASUL Architects.

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Elevated on steel piers, the suites appear to float above the ground.

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Reflective, bronze-tinted floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of Sedona's famous red rock formations and Coconino National Forest from the inside while camouflaging the suites from the outside.

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Each atrium consists of a bedroom, sitting area, and bathroom with an oversized soaking tub and heated floor. Minimalist decor encourages guests to reconnect with nature, and motorized drapes offer nighttime privacy.

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Many will also have rooftops for private sunbathing and cocktail sipping.

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Upon arrival, guests will have to hand over their cars to a valet driver. Staff will then shuttle them via electric vehicle to the two-story lobby building to check in and enjoy a complimentary cocktail before receiving a tour of the property.

Ambiente is located between Uptown Sedona and West Sedona, about a 5-minute drive from each. 

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Amenities emphasize wellness. Guests can relax in a lagoon-inspired pool, order a locally sourced juice at the poolside lounge, book a treatment at the two-story spa, or stroll along 'wellness trails' that weave through the three-acre property.

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The resort is connected to over 300 miles of trails and will offer mountain bike rentals as well as hiking tours.

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After a day of exploring, guests can unwind with yoga on the main rooftop or cozy up by the fireplace and stargaze through a telescope.

The International Dark Sky Association, a US-based non-profit, has recognized Sedona as one of just 21 communities in the US where the sky is dark enough to clearly see the stars.

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"We designed the atriums with the goal of providing an atmosphere of tranquility and rest," May said in a statement.

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