Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix
Sep 23, 2023, 5:00 AM
(City of Phoenix Rendering)
A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.
To be called The Edith, the $140 million mixed-use building will stand 17 stories high and feature 236 rooms with 23,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It’s also expected to include a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, café and full-service spa and fitness center.
The group developing the new hotel includes prominent Valley developer Sunbelt Holdings and Scottsdale-based BB Hotels & Resorts, formerly known as Berger Holdings, California-based Pacific Hospitality Group and general contractor Mortenson. Gensler is the architect.
The project was initially proposed in 2018 after the city posted a request for proposals for a small piece of land it owned downtown at the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Adams Street.
Between two proposals, the city approved Berger Holding’s mixed-use hotel project that was initially estimated to cost $62 million. Sundt Construction was part of early conversations for the hotel but is no longer involved in the project, according to a Sundt spokesperson.