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JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa blends into the desert by a skillful use of color, and actually brings the landscape inside with wall-sized windows. While it’s often hot outside, lightly tinted glass reduces glare and heat transfer. The style of the resort, designed by Hornberger & Worstell Inc, melds bold modern with accents from colonial Spain and the Old West. Nothing here feels mass-produced, despite the property’s immense scale. For instance, the saguaro rib and heavy beam ceiling of the lobby soars two stories above you, but the seating areas offer a cozy ranch home setting. The small groupings of leather chairs, heavy wooden tables and red and turquoise rugs suggesting Navajo or Mexican geometric designs help create the unique sense of place. Outdoors landscaping mimics the surrounding desert, with low water-use native plants and minimal disruption of nature. The Tucson hotel itself occupies about 50 acres while the remainder is a golf course and casitas also managed by JW Marriott.