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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort reopens following landmark transformation

Wright influenced resort debuts a refreshed glamorous identity

Posted 5/26/21

Arizona Biltmore has returned with its highly anticipated return on May 1 following a property-wide transformation, revealing a new chapter in the history of this uniquely chic resort.

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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort reopens following landmark transformation

Wright influenced resort debuts a refreshed glamorous identity

Exterior of the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Exterior of the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
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Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort has returned with its highly anticipated return on May 1 following a property-wide transformation, revealing a new chapter in the history of this uniquely chic resort.

Born almost 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.

“Our team is delighted to welcome guests back as we reopen the iconic Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort that represents grace, style and luxury,” said Danny Hughes, Executive Vice President and President, Americas, Hilton. 

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.

The Biltmore also features 701 contemporary guestrooms with 36 suites and 28 upgraded standalone luxury cottages and 54 villas.

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.

With dining options that help bring to life Waldorf Astoria’s culinary excellence and innovation, each onsite 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.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming back guests to the reimagined Arizona Biltmore,” says Abby Murtagh, general manager at the Arizona Biltmore. “While we preserved the resort’s iconic legacy with our transformation, we look forward to our guests experiencing a fresh, glamourous sense of magic that is found only at the Biltmore. It is a new era for this legendary property.”

The Arizona Biltmore is working with the best-in-class amenities that cater to all leisure styles. With seven sparkling pools including the brand-new adult-only pool. Located around the pools are stylish alcoves and cabanas; plush amenities include mini fridges and TVs while refreshing cocktails and bites are steps away at the new Saguaro Bar.

The Biltmore also is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses and six tennis courts; two new pickleball courts and eight retail concepts are also available within a moment’s notice.

With a name that honors both the earth below and the moon above, the new Tierra Luna Spa features 12 soothing treatment rooms and a range of curated therapies inspired by the surrounding Sonoran Desert.

Lastly, another noteworthy design aspect of the transformation includes the restoration of the signature “Biltmore Block.” Developed by Mr. Wright and Mr. McArthur. The iconic blocks were made from desert sand onsite and created in 34 different geometric patterns inspired by the trunk of palm trees.

Due to the troubling times of the Pandemic, to emphasize Hilton’s commitment to the health and safety of guests, Arizona Biltmore, participates in the Hilton CleanStay Program with Lysol Protection to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection.

To learn more about the reinvented Arizona Biltmore, please visit: www.arizonabiltmore.com/about/reinvention.

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