Hermosa Inn

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About The Project

The Hermosa Inn has been a landmark of Paradise Valley since the 1930s, but over time, it struggled to compete in the luxury market. See how Patton Asset Management’s founder, Michael Gildersleeve, helped modernize the resort and revive its chic image.

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"Over the past 10 years, LON’s Restaurant and The Hermosa Inn has been successful because of Michael’s leadership. He helped us weather the 2008 economic crisis, complete two major remodels, and rebrand the property — all while managing a high-volume, challenging restaurant. His strong marketing background and financial expertise allowed us to stay competitive as the hospitality industry evolved. We couldn't have done it without him. ”
- Fred and Jennifer Unger, Owners of Springcreek Development and Former Owners of The Hermosa Inn


  • Food and Beverage Program Repositioning
  • Staff Reorganization, Training, and Culture
  • Program Development for Artist-in-Resident Initiative
  • Community and Government Relations
  • Planning and Development for $2-Million Remodel
  • Planning and Management for Rebrand and Website Redesign
  • Several Board Memberships and Leadership Positions

Quick Facts


Paradise Valley, AZ

Project Type

Boutique luxury inn

Site Size

6 acres

Land Uses

44 deluxe rooms with a four-star restaurant,
garden grounds, and outdoor dining

Special Features

Luxury inn, fine dining, outdoor patios, deluxe casitas, garden setting, beautiful views of Camelback Mountain

Project Address

5532 North Palo Cristi Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253


Springcreek Development

Master Planner/Architects

Lon Megargee/Don Ziebell, Oz Architects