Phoenix: New Hotels and Restaurants

‘There is definitely a buzz in Phoenix right now,’ says Lauren Danuser, owner of the city’s expertly curated Local Nomad boutique. ‘You can feel the growth and expansion happening everywhere, being propelled by creatives, many of whom either grew up here and found their way back, or by transplants who have discovered Phoenix to be a land of opportunity.’ A new generation is making its mark on Phoenix, ‘leading with heart’ and ‘bringing something new to the table,’ as Danuser says. That hasn’t always been the case.