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New York winters can be brutal and it seems like sometimes the only way to get through it, is to get out of town. Once the gloomy weather settles in, you can feel the city collectively obsess about warmer climes, like the way old-timey cartoon characters in the desert imagine oases everywhere and hungry ones see everything as food. I already know I’ll be daydreaming about the new Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Not only do the amenities and grounds look like the perfect cure for the winter blues, it seems like the colors would stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder as well. Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat Architecture used 12 hues throughout The Saguaro, all based on Arizona wildflowers. It’s such a joyous contrast from the beige, sand-colored buildings in many desert cities. If I’m MIA come February, you know where to find me, people.

[Via: The Lonny Blog]

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  2. WOW! Lucky me, it's minutes away!

  3. Lori says:

    LOVE this. I can't help but stare at it and think of whether or not I could decorate my home like that. A vacation in it would be perfect… especially if it were a vacation from a NE winter!!

  4. Alex says:

    Okay, now I'm wishing the victoria station hotel london was repainted like that. Don't get me wrong – I enjoy staying there as much as the next guy. However, vibrant colors like that would definitely add a nice, welcome touch of flair that would make any place a lot better.

  5. For a hotel in the middle of a desert, the place has got pretty vibrant colors. Honestly, if you never mentioned it, I might not have believed where the hotel is located.

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