An Exclusive Look Inside the Iconic Arizona Biltmore’s Major Renovation

Opened in 1929, Arizona Biltmore still sparkles with the old Hollywood glamour of the Roaring Twenties. Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, and many American presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama, have all rested their heads in this architectural gem. Surrounded by the mountains, desert, and stucco rooftops of Phoenix, the hotel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Albert Chase McArthur. The influences of Wright, who consulted on the hotel, can be seen throughout the property, such as the signature Prairie-style design. After undergoing a $70 million renovation, in which great care was taken to preserve the hotel’s architectural details, the property will once again open to the public this May.

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