The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) has chosen the Arizona Biltmore as the host for its 11th conference on luxury hospitality, partly due to its recent transformation.
The hotel originally opened in 1929 as the grandest hotel of Hollywood’s Golden Age, with Frank Lloyd Wright’s dramatic style seen throughout the property. The collaboration between Wright and Albert Chase McArthur gave birth to a much-loved Arizona landmark, and Virserius Studio, PHX Architecture, and Jim Smith of Serving the Nation, Inc. – all of whom have deep knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright’s mindset – were purposely commissioned for this 15-month project to meticulously restore, repair and celebrate the Arizona Biltmore while reinventing the experience for guests as it steps into the future.
New dining concepts and the adults-only Saguaro Pool, The Spire Bar, and the desirable Tierra Luna Spa delight guests in a magical setting near the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The 39-acre property boasts 701 contemporary guestrooms – lavish one-and two-bedroom Villa Suites, cottages in true Biltmore glamour, and high-touch design celebrating the timeless style and influence of Frank Lloyd right, staying true to his palette of earthy hues, wood, stucco walls and adorned with bespoke furniture pieces, patio firepits, and space to breathe in the bountiful beauty.
“The transformation provides a seamless connection between design and innovation that will undoubtedly inspire travelers to rediscover this incredible resort, located in one of the most sought-after destinations in Arizona, all while experiencing Waldorf’s signature hospitality,” said Danny Hughes, Executive Vice President and President, Americas, Hilton.
The Arizona Biltmore is conveniently located 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and is the perfect backdrop for the ILHA INSPIRE conference, with speakers from luxury brands including Viceroy, Hyatt, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, W Hotels and more. Join us for an inspirational two days where innovation and insight on luxury’s new landscape will bring together leaders in hospitality and forge lasting partnerships to enhance business and grow your network.