Exciting news from Arizona, where The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has emerged from a major renovation.
The multi-million-dollar refurbishment has updated the rooms and public spaces while preserving the historic architecture and design. Guest rooms and suites, the spa and salon, and meeting spaces – including ballrooms, pre-function rooms and the Mystery Room, the Prohibition-era “speakeasy” that is used for themed events – have a new look that recalls the resort’s early years. (We hear the original Frank Lloyd Wright vibe has been maintained.)
The revamp of the landmark property also included rebuilding and redesigning the 15 cabanas at the Paradise Pool that now have new interior décor and amenities like flatscreen HDTVs and full baths.
In the guest rooms, a particularly memorable element is the mist-colored wall coverings embossed with a metallic Frank Lloyd Wright design, echoing the historic pattern on the Biltmore Blocks used to construct the entire resort.
Frank Lloyd Wright drawings of the hotel gardens, blended with geometric shapes, were the inspiration for the new carpet in the corridors, creating an avant-garde historic interpretation. This contemporary merging of Wright designs and geometric patterns was the theme as well for the Frank Lloyd Wright and McArthur ballrooms, which got new carpeting, wall coverings, artwork and furniture. The ballrooms and their pre-function areas also got new production, signage and lighting capabilities.
For more information about the Arizona Biltmore call 800-950-0086, 602-955-6600, or visit www.arizonabiltmore.com.