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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Reopens Following Landmark Transformation

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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is pleased to announce its highly anticipated reopening on May 1, 2021, following a property-wide transformation, revealing a new chapter in the history of this uniquely chic resort. Born a century ago (1929) as the grandest hotel of Hollywood's Golden Age, this 39-acre Arizona landmark remains one of the most beloved resorts in the world for its Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Chase McArthur architectural pedigree, intuitive facilities and storied history. Virserius Studio, PHX Architecture and Jim Smith of Serving the Nation, Inc. - all of whom have deep knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright's mindset - were purposefully commissioned for this 15-month project to meticulously restore, repair and celebrate the Arizona Biltmore's iconic legacy while reimagining the luxurious guest experience for a new era.

Arizona Biltmore's breathtaking setting near the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve creates a magical backdrop for Waldorf Astoria's unmatched True Waldorf Service and unforgettable experiences. 701 contemporary guestrooms (36 suites, 28 upgraded standalone luxury cottages and 54 villas) are available. The lavish one-and two-bedroom Villa Suites are truly a home-away-from-home, while the guestrooms and suites offer an ideal space for couples, pairs and solo travelers alike. Beautifully restored by Virserius Studio and PHX Architecture to their iconic reputation as "Hollywood splendor with a splash of cool desert chic," the cottages represent the refined new era of Biltmore glamour in every detail. The high-touch design celebrates the timeless style and influence of Frank Lloyd Wright, with a palette of earthy hues, wood, stucco walls and adorned with bespoke furniture pieces offering a warm welcome, manicured grounds, patio firepits, miles of unobstructed views, living spaces and more.

Bringing to life Waldorf Astoria's culinary excellence and innovation, each on-site dining concept at the Arizona Biltmore underscores seasonality through partnerships with local farms to usher in the best of the past with an unexpected modern twist. Effortlessly fabulous meets notoriously cool at the transformed Wright Bar, where the famous Tequila Sunrise was originally invented onsite by Gene Sulit. Its refreshed design combines beautiful contrasts; the rich colors of the furniture are set against the signature concrete Biltmore Blocks and the tiered elevation layout adds varying moods and spaces. At the new, evening-only Renata's Hearth restaurant, modern Latin cuisine takes center stage with an exciting menu and philosophy based around "the essence of smoke" accompanied by a thoughtful selection of craft tequila and mezcals. Named after the property's architectural inspiration, Frank & Albert's contemporary American aesthetic skillfully blends upscale, contemporary cuisine amidst a magnificent desert backdrop. For those drawn to the social hub of the resort, the new Spire Bar serves as a lush alfresco lounge space with fire and water features, inventive cocktails and delicious small bites complemented by live entertainment - all anchored by a 30-foot spire that pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright's bold design aesthetic. For more casual options, guests may opt for in-room dining or The Café.

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world.
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