While Utah boasts loads of red rock splendor, scenic Sedona offers a wondrous out-of-state option for nature-focused travelers. There, Ambient—the first Landscape Hotel in the US—recently opened to make your getaway even more remarkable.

photo: Jeff Zaruba

Our vote for the sexiest new resort in Sedona goes to Ambient, a “Landscape Hotel‘’ uniquely designed to meld with its environment and highlight its landscape of piñon pines, natural washes and red rock formations. Just minutes away from the heart of Sedona, Ambient feels lost in the middle of Arizona’s high desert. The sanctuary boasts 40 individual, cube-shaped glass suites (called atriums) that are built on stilts and strategically scattered across the site to adapt to, rather than disrupt the natural topography. An assortment of moody, minimalist décors dramatically swathed in rich earth tones soothe guests while panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows create the illusion of being in, rather than merely observing, the surrounding red rocks, running creeks and Coconino National Forest. On-site offerings­­­ including the stylish Forty1 restaurant, a three-room spa named Velvet and an assortment of posh amenities elevate the lux experience and exclusivity of the restorative, adults-only resort. Rooms start at $1,800/night. ambientsedona.com

photo: Jenelle Bonifield

Love the Look

If a vacay to Ambient isn’t currently in your cards, create its chic, nature-
inspired style at home.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Walnut Palisades side table by Mimi London, John Brooks Inc., SLC, johnbrooksinc.com; Gaston Bed by Verellen, Curate to the Trade, SLC, curatetothetrade.com; Aster Pendant Incandescent, Hammerton Studio, studio.hammerton.com; Black Granite Papillon Tub by Stone Forest, MLD, SLC, mld.com; Artisan dimensional wallpapers,Phillip Jeffries, phillipjeffries.com

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.