The new ADERO Scottsdale, the only Autograph Collection hotel in a certified Dark Sky Community, launched an al fresco dining experience on the lawn overlooking the namesake canyon and under a blanket of stars. Perched high above the rugged Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Ariz., the new SkyTop Lounge perfectly complements the resort’s guided stargazing experiences to navigate Arizona's famous dark skies with the “Star Dudes,” ADERO’s Dark Sky Zone experts.
SkyTop Lounge is a modern, outdoor cocktail lounge boasting panoramic landscapes -- from surrounding mountain ranges to nighttime constellations -- and one of the best views in Arizona. Savor delectable bites including Kaluga caviar with toast points and crème fraîche, New England lobster roll, and short rib poutine. Offering an array of stellar cocktails, SkyTop Lounge’s new Astro-inspired cocktail menu includes:
- Star Gazer ($18) | Casamigos Blanco tequila, grapefruit lavender, lime prosecco
- The Smashed Lens ($18) | Bulleit bourbon, house grenadine, muddled mint cucumber, blackberries
- The Old Astronomer ($28) | Monkey 47 gin, vermouth, blue cheese stuffed olives
The full SkyTop Lounge menu can be found here.
It’s written in the stars at ADERO Scottsdale where guests can further their celestial experience by booking the Signature Dark Sky Corner Suites, perched on the southernmost end of the resort boasting a separate living area that extends into a wraparound balcony to take in the dramatic views. Additionally, the Celestial Suites feature captivating views in every direction from the wraparound balcony with corner panel sliding doors, creating an unparalleled indoor/outdoor living experience.
Using the resort telescope by request, guests can take in the breathtaking starry skies from the privacy of their own patio. QR codes are placed in-room for guests to view a Night Sky Chart in addition to information about ADERO’s Dark Sky Zone and the many ways to enjoy the night sky at the resort. And of course, the Star Dudes are available on select evenings to assist guests in navigating Arizona’s famous dark skies while educating them about the Solar System and other interesting visible deep-sky objects, including the Orion constellation and “the dog star,” the brightest star visible from Earth.