The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa – “Jewel of the Desert.”

Where does one start with a description of this unique property? My thoughts race from its fascinating history to the beautiful architecture, to tennis, golf and world-class spa and fitness center, to Afternoon Tea, eight swimming pools, four restaurants, villas, and the list has to end here because it simply would fill up this entire post. This is a property of The Waldorf=Astoria Collection and it is truly one of the most spectacular resorts I have ever visited. It opened in 1929 and was owned by chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr., arizonabiltmore.jpgand his family for 44 years. The history is laced with facinating facts, architecture, events and celebrities. Irving Berlin, for example, wrote many of his famous compositions, including “White Christmas,” while enjoying a stay at The Arizona Biltmore. The guest list has included movie stars, US Presidents, and countless dignitaries from around the world. I took a one-hour historical tour of the property and was exposed to an incredible collection of facts, pictures, stories, art, and architecture. This 39-acre property has 738 guest accomodations, including 78 one- and two-bedroom villas. They can easily handle weddings and other celebrations with 40,000 square feet of unique reception space, and meetings are not a problem with 100,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space. And, when it comes to service, all guests receive the same impecable Arizona Biltmore hospitality. Check out the great packages on their website, including Spa, Golf, Romance and History.

~ by Thomas on February 11, 2008.

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