Noisy Days Hotel neighbor impacts Scottsdale quality of life

The Days Hotel, at 5101 N. Scottsdale Road is a lousy neighbor.

The hotel is located in a predominantly residential neighborhood on the boundary between Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. This establishment has been hosting parties and events with amplified outdoor music on Saturday nights for some time.

They seem to forget that most of us enjoy a good time, but when the music continues past 10 p.m., past midnight, and even past 1 a.m., at a volume that can be easily heard over a quarter mile away, inside a home with all the windows and doors closed, they are negatively impacting the quality of life in the entire neighborhood.

On the evening of March 19-20 the party rocked on until almost 1:30 a.m. Many residents live much closer to this business than I do, and I can’t imagine how they got any sleep at all that night. Management at the hotel is well aware of the problem and has been visited by the Scottsdale Police Department in response to noise complaints many times.

I have previously addressed my concern about this problem to Scottsdale Mayor Lane, and his office assured me that limits concerning the time such events could be held and the maximum noise that could be produced during them would be put in place. Unfortunately, management of the Days Hotel is unwilling or unable to follow these restrictions, and everyone in the neighborhood suffers as a result.

I urge all neighbors impacted by this ongoing nuisance to contact Kelli Kuester, Management Assistant to Mayor Lane and the Scottsdale City Council, to have your voice heard.

Her e-mail address is kkuester@scottsdaleaz.gov. You can also contact the Mayor’s office directly at citycouncil@scottsdale.gov .  It is past time for this business to learn some manners and become a reasonable neighbor.

Editor’s note: Mr. Clifford is a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley

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