The Biltmore's distinctive
In 1929, when the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa opened, Phoenix was a desert dust
bowl. Today, the city has become a major meetings destination, and
the Biltmore continues to offer guests a luxury experience.
The 738-room resort recently wrapped up a $32 million renovation
of its meetings facilities, including the addition of a
25,000-square-foot ballroom with a mod geometric design that takes
a page from Wright’s book.
In mid-2004, the Phoenix Civic Plaza breaks ground on a $300
million expansion, which will triple exhibit space to 900,000
square feet and add a 1,000-room hotel.
New downtown draws, including a mix of restaurants, retail shops
and attractions, are in the planning stages.