The Phoenician Resort

//The Phoenician Resort

The Phoenician Resort

Classic Roofing is very proud of the work they completed at the Phoenician Resort located at 6000 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ. The Phoenician resort is a historical landmark of the southwest. It all started in the early 20th century with the painter Jessie Benton Evans. She was inducted in Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame in 1989.[i] You can view some of her works here at http://www.artnet.com/artists/jessie-benton-evans/.

Sometime in the early 1900’s Ms. Evans bought 40 acres of land next to Camelback Mountain. The land included a small house in which she renovated. Later on she gave her son and his wife 12 acres. On his parcel he built an adobe house in 1926 in which it was later enlarged to accommodate more guests who started to stay overnight. The house was given the name Jokake by a young Hopi Native American. Jokake means, “mud house”. It was later named the Jokake Inn. [ii]

Today the Jokake Inn sets within the ground of the Phoenician Resort. The Phoenician Resort was built by Charles Keating in 1988. The resort aesthetically mirrors that of European painting which perfectly sets against the Camelback Mountain as its canvas. Keating spared no expense; marble was imported from Italy, 24-karat gold was etched in the ceiling of the lobby, and hallways were furnished with numerous rare Steinway Pianos.[iii]

Throughout the following decades the Phoenician continued to grow passed Keating’s original vision. Just recently, the Phoenician expanded and renovated the pools. The new Phoenician pools have been modernized and expanded to accommodate the growing tourism to the area. Classic Roofing awarded the project of waterproofing and pavers. Project architectural services provided by  Houston/Tyner and general contracting provided by Kitchell Construction.

Roof system consists of a liquid applied Hydrotech waterproofing system with custom M3082 Hanover Prest Pavers on an elevated pedestal system.

Much care is needed when pools are located on roofs which made Classic Roofing the best choice for performing on this project even at an accelerated schedule. All work was performed injury free, on time, and on budget.

 

[i] https://www.azwhf.org/inductions/inducted-women/jessie-benton-evans-1866-1954/

 

[ii] https://www.thephoenician.com/history/

[iii] https://www.thephoenician.com/history/

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