Scottsdale, Ariz.—Boasting a new design, a major expansion, and a new craft cocktail concept, jade bar will reopen at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain on October 11.
Interior and exterior spaces have been significantly enlarged and enhanced by the architecture and design team of Ryc Loope and Lynne Beyer, with a removable glass wall creating a seamless connection between indoors and out. Along the north face, a cantilevered floor captures additional space, and ends in a curved, floor-to-ceiling glass wall for an unobstructed vista of Paradise Valley below.
Outdoors, the 850-square-foot, semi-enclosed patio features a gas-fired fireplace, built-in banquettes, and brand-new furnishings in green accented with dark charcoal. A retractable fabric shade, misting system, and seasonal heaters create a comfortable climate for al fresco gatherings from early spring through late fall. The patio area is beautifully landscaped with succulents and other native plants.
Indoors, the color scheme draws inspiration from the soft green and multitude of other hues found naturally in jade stone. Upon entering through a portico of macassar ebony, patrons will find a 30-foot-long, backlit drink rail of authentic jade onyx. The multi-leveled ceiling is also a highlight of the new space and features aged bronze metal beams and tiers of recessed lighting. The ceiling also reveals hints of the original wood from the resort’s 1940s origins as the John Gardiner Tennis Ranch.
All interior furnishings have been custom-designed for jade bar, including cocktail and dining tables of forest green granite and wenge wood in an oval shape that complements the curved lines of the room. The custom seating ranges from comfortable chairs in metallic vinyls to plush, dark charcoal-flecked chenille sofas. Grasscloth in jade green lines the walls.
The design team worked extensively with master mixologist Ryan Magarian of Portland-based Liquid Relations to create the ergonomically sound bar. It was configured to optimize the way bartenders access, pour, and store their wares.