This Kimpton hotel is as hip as downtown Phoenix gets—a high-rise four-star hotel, and all part of a mixed-use downtown redevelopment that includes stores, restaurants, clubs, and more. The rooms are contemporary and stylish with a midcentury modern feel. The hotel’s Blue Hound restaurant—it calls itself “an American gastro-lounge with a southern twist”—is a worthy destination dining spot in its own right, and the attached bar is a lively but not overwhelming hang. The lounge on the roof, Lustre, is where you go for real high energy.