The Arizona Baltimore Hotel occupies acres of prime desert land in Phoenix. With architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, top-notch service, and an abundance of luxury, the resort has earned the nickname “the jewel of the desert.” The hotel, a welcoming place to spend a vacation, continues to earn more than nicknames; its earned diamonds for its service and awards for its sustainable efforts and historical preservation.
Arizona became the 48th state in 1912 and still had a bit of its rough-and-tumble character. It wasn’t yet a place of refined elegance. When the Arizona Biltmore Hotel opened in 1929, Arizona was well on its way to becoming a sophisticated desert playground. Architect Albert Chase McArthur designed the resort, employing the skills and style hear learned by studying with Frank Lloyd Wright. The famed architect served as a consultant on the project. William Wrigley, who gained his fortune in chewing gum, was one of the early investors. By 1930, he was the sole owner, and the resort remained in the Wrigley family for decades. Celebrities and dignitaries came in droves and Irving Berlin even penned “White Christmas” while hanging out by the pool. Since the 1990s, the resort has been expanded and improved upon, cementing its status as the grand dame of the desert.
The facilities at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel are impressive; in total, the hotel has 740 accommodations for guests, including 78 villas, five restaurants, and eight swimming pools to go along with seven tennis courts and a full-featured spa and fitness center. Guests of one of the first Phoenix luxury hotels are invited to the next-door Arizona Biltmore Country Club, home to two PGA-caliber golf courses. The resort is also home to several gift shops, including the first Lily Pulitzer store in Arizona.
Rooms & Suites
Rooms & Suites
Whether you’re staying in one of the guestrooms or two-bedroom villas, you can expect a elegant retreat. Beginning at 400 square feet, the rooms and suites are available in a variety of configurations, including a single king bed or two double beds. Guests also enjoy views of the gardens, surrounding mountains, and the expansive pool complex.