CCS Architecture has created two energetic venues at Hyatt Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale. The new restaurants replace two previous concepts at the resort, with the goal of attracting the local Scottsdale market as well as resort guests. Gainey Ranch is set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains. Distinctive and modern, The new spaces offer indoor-outdoor connections and a current, 21st century perspective on the restaurant experience. The restaurants have separate entries, meeting at the lively wine and liquor bar.
Alto ristorante e bar, an eclectic, upscale, dinner destination, brings to life the flavors and design sensibilities of Italy. Alto is entered through an exquisitely landscaped courtyard; vibrant, red pole lights illuminate the path over a bridge-style wooden deck. Inside, the experience is enlivened by walls of wine, a cheese and charcuterie room, and tableside risotto preparation. Tall wood ceilings, red leather upholstery, stainless steel, chrome, and Carerra marble finishes, and a loop of deep red carpet in the dining areas give the restaurant a modern, Italian identity. Alto has 125 outdoor seats, set within shaded dining courts. The outdoor areas have fire pits and misters for optimum comfort.
Photography: Eric Laignel