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Art Deco at the Biltmore Hotel


The Arizona Biltmore Hotel is a breathtaking historic landmark located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. The hotel has been welcoming guests since 1929, and it has become an iconic symbol of luxury and elegance in the Southwest. The hotel was designed by Albert Chase McArthur, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright’s, to create a unique vision of a beautiful resort hotel that would showcase Wright’s exceptional architectural style.

Wright spent four months consulting McArthur on the building in 1928, specifically concerning the Biltmore’s iconic Textile Block. McArthur actually paid Wright a large sum of $10,000 for the use of the block,  but found out later that this design wasn’t even patented by Wright. 

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel boasts an awe-inspiring design. The hotel’s exterior features intricate Art Deco design and the interior of the hotel is equally impressive, with towering ceilings, luxurious furnishings, and stunning artwork. It is hard to miss how well-thought-out this building is. From every corner, you are met with a satisfying display of geometric symmetry and elegance that casts your gaze upward and outward. 

From the living speakeasy, to the original Catalina pool, each space of the Biltmore Hotel breathes in the past and exhales living Art Deco. 

Thank you to all of the Phoenix Art Deco Society members who joined us for an afternoon touring this exceptional piece of Phoenix history. 


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