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Phoenix-area luxury hotel recognized as one of best in southwest, nation

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area hotel is being recognized as one of the best in the nation, according to the luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

The Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley was ranked ninth-best in the nation and the best in the southwest by the magazine.

The inn, which is located near Stanford Drive and 36th Street, was built in the 1930s by artist Lon Megargee. Megargee built the inn as a “private escape” before later opening it up to guests. 

“All these years later, the ownership has changed, but our luxury boutique inn retains that original intimate feel, complete with homey touches: Lon’s original artwork hanging on the walls, a flourishing garden, upscale furnishings throughout,” according to its website.

The inn was renovated in 2015 after it was purchased by Allred Capital, a partnership led by Ron and Mike Allred.

The renovations, which included the addition of 10 deluxe hideaway casitas and a hotel bar named after Megargee, cost $5.5 million.

In a statement, Ron Allred said the company is “passionately committed to retaining the legacy and historic charm of the original home and studio” built by Megargee.

Stephen Ast, the managing director for Condé Nast Traveler, said the recognition “speaks volumes about both the enhancements that ownership has made in the hotel and especially the hospitality and service provided by our remarkable team who create authentic and memorable guest experiences that are unmistakably Arizona.”

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