Original artwork by Arizona artists is displayed throughout the Westin Kierland, and the spacious rooms all have balconies or patios with views of the mountains or the resort's water park and tubing river, where kids can enjoy programs organized by age group. Kierland Commons, within walking distance, is a planned village of upscale specialty boutiques and restaurants. A leisure center specifically accommodates nonbusiness travelers. Of the eight restaurants, Deseo is
the star, presided over by well-known chef Douglas Rodriguez, regarded as the inventor of Nuevo Latino cuisine.