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Arizona Biltmore Resort

The Arizona Biltmore is an Arizona landmark and has been deemed "The Jewel of the Desert." The hotel opened February 1929 and was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright.

Interesting facts regarding the Arizona Biltmore:
  • Irving Berlin wrote the classic hit "White Christmas" in 1939 while sitting poolside. 
  • Marilyn Monroe's favorite swimming pool was the Catalina Pool.
  • In 1930, the estimated $1 million construction budget doubled. William Wrigley, Jr., chewing gum tycoon, then became sole owner. 
  • Every U.S. president from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush has stayed at the Arizona Biltmore. There’s a history hallway chronicling each visit.
  • Ronald and Nancy Reagan spent their honeymoon at the Arizona Biltmore.
  • Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon at the Arizona Biltmore. A frantic Gable lost his wedding ring on the golf course only to have it returned by an eagle-eyed employee.
  • In 1988, guests at the Arizona Biltmore enjoyed an impromptu, late-night concert at the piano bar by famous guests staying at the resort such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Liza Minelli.
  • The Arizona Biltmore is the birthplace of the Tequila Sunrise beverage.

Information provided by the Arizona Biltmore (


  Featuring piano entertainment and an outdoor terrace with marvelous
 mountain views, the Wright Bar & Squaw Peak Terrace are popular choices for
 guests and valley locals and is the birthplace of the original Tequila Sunrise.

Enjoy a fine selection of appetizers along with signature martinis and
margaritas (The Wright Bar Menu). Beverage service is 3:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. daily and menu service is 3 p.m. - close daily.


  Wright's at the Biltmore is the signature dining venue at the
resort, offering fresh cuisine that reflects an innovative culinary
style characterized by fresh, local ingredients that are hearty, yet
  simply elegant.

  In addition to the a la carte menu, Wright's at the Biltmore offers
  diners a tasting menu each evening (dinner menu


Arizona ingenuity and local ingredients. Creative flair and community presence. It’s the roaring 20s and Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Chase McArthur have conspired to create the unforgettable Arizona Biltmore, a haven for moguls and mischiefmakers alike.

Their spirit lives on in Frank & Albert’s, a restaurant venue that artfully marries local cuisine with legendary architecture.
Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts.


 The Café features an array of international beverages combined with a deli-style breakfast and lunch
 menu. Begin the day with a selection of seasonal fruits, homemade granola and breakfast pastries or
 choose from any of our breakfast features. Lunch specialties include deli sandwiches, fresh salads,
 homemade soups and mouth watering desserts. The outdoor terrace affords magnificent views of
 the mountains.

 The Café is open daily. Click here for The Café menu.


  Cabana Club, a poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, offers a variety of light salads,
  seafood, specialty sandwiches and exotic bar concoctions. Located next to our 92-foot
  waterslide, this is a great place to bring the children for lunch. Our kids' menu carries
  child-friendly portions of macaroni and cheese, sandwiches, hot dogs, and array
  of desserts.

  The Cabana Club Restaurant is open daily. Cocktails are also available. 
  Click here for The Cabana Club menu.

All pictures, logos and descriptions were provided by Arizona Biltmore (

Phoenix Airport Transportation


Taxis, limousines, shuttles, buses and vans can be arranged to transport you and your group to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Sky Harbor efficiently connects travelers to more than 120 international and domestic cities. In addition to its role as a major hub airport for international and domestic travelers, Sky Harbor (along with its sister airports, Scottsdale, Deer Valley, Goodyear and Mesa airports) provides a base for general aviation activity to support the booming metropolitan Phoenix economy.


From Sky Harbor Airport

  1.    Exit airport using the 24th Street exit.
  2.    Turn right on 24th Street heading north.
  3.    Follow 24th Street for about 20 minutes.
  4.    Make a right on Thunderbird Trail (two streets north of Camelback Road).
  5.    Follow driveway to the hotel.


To Sky Harbor Airport

  1.    Exit hotel, turn left on 24th Street to Highland.
  2.    Turn right on Highland to SR-51 South.
  3.    Turn left onto SR-51 South and follow signs to 1-10 East (left lanes).
  4.    Take 1-10 East to exit 148 for Sky Harbor International.



Approximate Mileage from Phoenix to Surrounding Cities

Flagstaff = 135 miles

Tucson = 119 miles

Grand Canyon = 225 miles

Yuma = 190 miles

Las Vegas = 300 miles

San Diego = 355 miles

Los Angeles = 375 miles

Albuquerque = 465 miles