The Arizona Biltmore resort was built in 1929. One of the first and still one of the finest resorts in Phoenix, it remains a unique architectural gem. Frank Lloyd Wright was the consulting architect, and his work has been well maintained. The lobby has a ceiling made of gold leaf. No other resort in Phoenix has the history or the architecture of the Biltmore.
Recreation includes two golf courses, tennis, hiking into the Phoenix mountains, biking or walking along the Salt River irrigation canal, swimming in a pool where Marilyn Monroe once swam. This resort is a perfect base camp for all outdoor activities.
The free-standing cottages are some of my favorite rooms. The villa suites include fireplaces and kitchens, although the excellent restaurants and room service make the kitchens rarely needed.
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Afternoon tea at the Biltmore
What an incredible afternoon tea extravaganza. This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired resort houses what I suspect is the best afternoon tea in Phoenix.
Kevin, our tea sommelier, was so passionate about his craft and helped us select the best teas to pair with tea sandwiches and pastries. Everything was delicious and I could tell the sandwiches were assembled to order, the bread so so soft and the ingredients very fresh.
I wish I could have stayed at this resort too! They have an incredible spa, beautiful pool and the building has such history behind it. It was built in 1929 and has just finished undergoing renovations, so the rooms are clean, modern and very comfortable. At least they looked like it on a tour.
Wine tasting? Been there, done that. At High Tea at the Arizona Biltmore, you can sample the world's finest black, white and herbal teas in astounding flavor combinations. With an expert tea sommelier at your service, indulge in delicate pastries, sandwiches and cakes paired with hot or cold brews of your choice. You'll be surprised and delighted by the depth of flavor, tastes and aromas in the fine teas and treats. Sip a blackcurrant black tea, a South African rooibos, or a ginger & pear white tea. Enjoy a whole new level of sophistication in the Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore's beautifully restored Art Deco hotel lobby sunroom. It's an 85-year old tradition at one of Arizona's most luxurious resorts.