Earlier this month I wrote about Taliesin West, the school of architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's distinctive style has influenced other buildings in the Phoenix area such as the Arizona Biltmore, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.
The Biltmore first opened in 1929 and has remained operational for the past eight decades. Many people often misattribute the design of the Biltmore to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it was in fact designed by Albert Chase McArthur. Wright served as a consultant who oversaw the unique "textile block" construction of the hotel.
The Biltmore has survived over the years and has undergone several extensive renovations and expansions. In addition to being a world-class resort, the Biltmore of today features ample meeting space, a luxurious spa, fine dining, upscale shopping, a golf course, and acres of lush landscaping. The Arizona Biltmore has also earned distinction as one of the Phoenix Points of Pride.
To celebrate 80 years of legendary hospitality, the Arizona Biltmore is offering a variety of specials including room packages, spa packages, and even guided tours! Full details are available at the Arizona Biltmore website. If you haven't visited this historic building yet, I would strongly encourage you to make time to check it out.