When I first moved to Phoenix two decades ago, I would have laughed had anyone told me I would seek out and gladly pay for the chance to stay overnight in a downtown Phoenix hotel. I love the fresh, artistic vibe that's such a part of downtown Phoenix today and one of my favorite spots is Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix.
Not only is Hotel Palomar a boutique property with a modern hip feel, but you can chow down on creative American meals at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails and hang out at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden. To celebrate the season, LUSTRE Rooftop Garden is launching “100 Days of Summer” from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Let the Party Begin
LUSTRE Rooftop Garden is actually on the hotel's third-floor terrace, which gives you the perfect vantage point to hang out and watch people coming and going from US Airways Center across the street. The hotel is new—it celebrates its second anniversary in June 2014—giving you the very best in modern amenities. The 242-room boutique hotel has a contemporary design with an “Art in Motion” theme that celebrates the artistic energy in this downtown Phoenix locale.
LUSTRE Rooftop Garden is an oasis in downtown Phoenix, with a hip bar, pool and plenty of spots to hang out. The party kicks off for 2014 with a Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. The pool opens at 11 am both days. There is a DJ spinning tunes on Saturday from 2 to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight and on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm. In addition to cool cocktails and hot sounds, you can play the fun adult game of Champong (think beer pong but with champagne), try your hand at table tennis, snap some candids in the photo booth and take a dip in the pool. On Saturday, the cost is $10/person for the general public (free to hotel guests) and is free to the general public on Sunday. If you want to party in style, you can also rent a cabana for Saturday. For $500 you get two bottles of Möet Ice Champagne, eight entry tickets to the party, bottled water, towel service and cocktail service. You can purchase tickets here.
Fun All Summer Long
Starting the Monday after Memorial Day, you can enjoy summer fun poolside at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden every day. Mondays are “Industry Day” poolside through Labor Day. The pool opens at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Industry Day Mondays feature all-day happy hour with $6 food and drink specials including two flatbread varieties, a hummus trio, red or white sangria, draft beers, red and white wine, and three specialty cocktails.
Tuesdays from May 27 through September 2, 2014 feature “Sweat Your Asana Off Rooftop Yoga Series” from 6 to 7 pm. Back from last summer, this yoga series is hot! Approximately 150 yogis pack the rooftop pool deck to sweat and stretch in the Phoenix heat. Your $10 admission charge includes a $5 food and beverage credit at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden. Space is limited, so be sure to click here to purchase your advance tickets.
Fridays from May 30 through August 29, 2014 are “Live at LUSTRE”. The pool opens at 11 a.m. with live blues and infused rock by a live duo featuring Lee Perreira from 8 to 11 pm. This one is free and open to the public.
Saturdays from May 31 through Labor Day you can play in the sun at the “LUSTRE Pool Party.” The pool opens at 11 a.m. and the event is free and open to the public. DJs will be on deck from 2 to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight every Saturday. You can play Champong, table tennis, take photos in the photo booth and order up pitchers of cool cocktails.
You can book a cabana any day throughout the summer by calling 480.478.1765. View information about LUSTRE Rooftop Garden online at www.lustrerooftopgarden.com.
Celebrate Independence Day at LUSTRE
Be sure to book now for the huge Fourth of July Weekend Pool Party. The pool opens at 11 am each day and is free to hotel guests throughout the weekend. On Friday, July 4th, non-hotel guests can book tickets here for $10. There are DJs on Friday from 2 to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight. The party continues on Saturday, July 5th with DJs from 2 to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight. If you plan to attend Saturday, book your tickets here for $10. The fun continues on Sunday, July 6th with DJs from 2 to 6 pm. Sunday is free and open to the public.
Of course, as with the other pool parties, you'll also be able to play Champong, table tennis, a photo booth and pitchers of cocktails.
Celebrate the Last Days of Summer
The long hot summer will be winding down come Labor Day, but the party will still be in full swing at LUSTRE Rooftop Garden for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The pool opens at 11 am both days. Saturday features DJs from 2 to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight. You can purchase tickets for $10 here (free to hotel guests). Sunday is free and open to the public with DJs from 2 to 6 pm.
Book a Room at Hotel Palomar This Summer
You can extend your pool party fun by booking a room at the downtown Hotel Palomar Phoenix. There are several specials available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Which one of these specials will you choose?
- 100 Days of Summer: Deluxe accommodations, your choice of either two welcome cocktails at LUSTRE or complimentary valet parking for one vehicle. Rates start at $100 per night.
- Tequila and Tan Lines: Margaritas were made for hot Arizona summers. You can book a deluxe room and receive a welcome pitcher of margaritas from LUSTRE. Rates start at $119 per night.
- Night on the Town: Deluxe accommodations and a $25 gift card to Copper Blues at CityScape Phoenix. Rates start at $129 per night.
- Sweet Dreams: Deluxe accommodations, “Some Day, Some Night” children's book by local author Jack Guinan, milk and cookies. Rates start at $129 per night.
- Summer Getaway: Deluxe accommodations, $10 iTunes gift card, two welcome cocktails at LUSTRE. Rates start at $129 per night.
To book your summer escape to Hotel Palomar Phoenix, go online at www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com or call 480.476.1765.
Hotel Palomar Phoenix
2 East Jefferson Street