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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

A modern reinvention of an iconic century-old desert oasis resort in Paradise Valley
MARIA DIEGO

After a significant reinvention completed in 2022, the iconic Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore has brought together the best of the past with elements of Hollywood glamor and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, combined with modern luxuries, extensive amenities and innovative guest services for the ultimate experience in desert luxury.

Perfect For: Families | Couples | Luxury Travel | Large groups or Multi-generational Families | Honeymoons | Weddings | Foodies | Spa Seekers | Adults-Only Trips | Meetings and Events | Private Gatherings or Celebrations

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Location: Located in Paradise Valley, the most exclusive neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona, The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is a desert oasis next to Downtown Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale.

Getting There: The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Vibe

Vibe: The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is a sprawling desert oasis which is conveniently located close to downtown Phoenix but also manages to feel a million miles away from everything, surrounded by mountain ranges and palm trees. 

The luxury Phoenix resort recently underwent a renovation that has created a masterful blend of family-oriented areas and dedicated adults-only areas and amenities, from amazing foodie spots to jam-packed activity options to the 12-room spa and Sol garden. The reinvention of the Arizona Biltmore has put intuitive hospitality and its 100-year history at the heart of the incredible services it provides. 

With nothing being too much trouble and with 7 pools, over 700 rooms, an extensive spa, 9 dining options, resort activities for the whole family or romantic spaces for a special getaway, the Arizona Biltmore makes it easy to design a vacation that feels unique and personal to you.

Accommodations: With over 700 rooms and 30 room categories, there is no shortage of rooms, suites, villas and cottages to choose from. Diego Travel will help you hand-select the right room category and location for your needs.

The resort’s famous cottages were built in 1929 and combine Hollywood glamor with the laidback desert chic which has become symbolic of the resort. Each cottage was lovingly restored in 2021 and offers a unique design covering 400+ square feet, cozy interiors and private outdoor spaces including a fire pit. These spaces can accommodate up to 10 people, while balconies can also be combined for adjoining cottages for up to 20 people.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Rooms

There are a range of room options available. Those in the Valley or Garden wing are larger and we can arrange for the best room to suit your party and needs.

There are two suite options, a one bedroom suite is 1200 sq ft and a two bedroom suite is 1600 sq ft. These spacious options are great for more privacy or space for families or a special getaway for couples.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Suites

Villas are a true, home-away-from-home experience with 77 villas in total, although some are privately owned. With one- and two-bedroom options, each villa comes with a full kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a private patio or balcony and bespoke amenities for the ultimate indulgence.

The Arizona Biltmore also offers a Citrus Club Lounge add-on available with some of its accommodations. This is an exclusive, top tier, adults only experience available at an additional rate per person per day. It includes lunch, drinks and dessert all day, dedicated concierge, buffet dining and bar selection all day and priority access to resort amenities such as the spa or dining. The Citrus Club service and attention to detail makes it a great addition for a special trip.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Room Bathroom

Food & Beverage: 

One of the highlights of the Arizona Biltmore is the dining options available, from casual poolside bars to sophisticated private dining. Renata’s Hearth is a standout serving modern Latin cuisine with a sophisticated interior and lively atmosphere. It’s also family friendly which is a great bonus.

McArthur’s is a casual restaurant and bar in the heart of the resort serving American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Restaurant
Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Restaurants

For a sophisticated sundowner, The Spire Bar is the perfect spot for evening drinks as the day cools off. While the Wright Bar is your ideal after dinner spot, combining Biltmore glamor in an intimate space with live entertainment on weekends. This is the bar where the Hollywood Golden Age is embodied at the Biltmore.

Cup & Cone is a casual, family friendly cafe with desserts and coffee galore. While poolside dining and in-room dining are both available. We personally loved the Lobster rolls by the pool!

Wellness & Spa: Perhaps the most impressive part of the resort was the new spa facilities at the Waldorf Arizona Biltmore. The Tierra Luna spa focuses on an intuitive and holistic approach to wellness. There are 12 treatment rooms and two couples rooms available for a vast array of spa treatments using locally sourced oils, herbs and native scents. A spa treatment also gives you access to the Sol Garden and Soul Sunday’s are offered once a month for a 3-4 hour experience.

For a more active wellness experience, there is an extensive 3000 sq ft fitness center, a Shred Shed with CrossFit equipment as well as three tennis courts, four pickle ball courts and seven pools meaning you have plenty of choice for staying active on the resort.

Personal training and fitness classes for yoga or water aerobics are a great option if you’re looking for a more restorative experience and steam rooms are available in the changing rooms.

Spa at Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore
Spa at Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore

Phoenix and Scottsdale are well-known for world-class shopping, and the Arizona Biltmore is located right next to the Biltmore Fashion Park, with great dining and shopping options.

Also nearby is the Scottsdale Fashion Square which is home to 200+ retailers including nearly 50 exclusive stores not found elsewhere in the state such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Gucci, Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, CH Carolina Herrera, Escada and Dior.  Diego Travel clients receive the Visitor Savings Pass and receive special offers and amenities courtesy of participating retailers.

Activities: Even a quick glance at the resort calendar shows you how much is on offer at the resort. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing resort vacation or an action-packed trip, the Arizona Biltmore does a great job at catering to your vacation style.

With seven pools, a diverse array of dining and beverage options, state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities, you have so much to do at the resort itself. As well as daily activities such as yoga, pilates, tennis lessons, pickleball and tennis lesions and TRX classes. The resort is also a golf lover’s paradise, being home to the Links Course and Adobe Course.

The resort also offers daily history tours, live music sessions at the Wright Bar and seasonal activities such as Winter Solstice sound bowl meditations or dried flower centerpiece workshops.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Pool

What  Sets  It  Apart: For almost a century, The Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort has stood as an Arizona landmark and one of the world’s most recognized resorts for its Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, intuitive hospitality and storied history.

Its recent renovation and reinvention has elevated the resort to another level for luxury vacations in Arizona and indulgent escapes where the staff and services go above and beyond so you truly feel like you’re immersed in a desert paradise. With a sophisticated adult pool, a fun family pool, an incredible outdoor bar, and fresh spa & fitness facilities and dining options, the resort has been given a new life while honoring its century-old heritage.

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Paradise Valley
Bouganvillea at Rancho San Ysidro

How Much Does The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Cost? Standard rooms start at around $300 per night during low season, and during peak  season can start around $900 per night.

All Citrus Club Lounge options are in addition and charged per day, per adult.

Diego Travel Loves: The truly seamless blend of the resort’s glamorous history with updated amenities and incredible resort services. With such a diverse range of activities, events, accommodation, dining and recreation, you’re truly able to build a vacation and an itinerary that works for you and your travel group. Plus, as a Preferred Partner with the Arizona Biltmore in combination with Virtuoso, your stay gets additional perks such as exclusive shopping discounts at three local shopping destinations, daily breakfast, resort credit, and priority upgrade.  

Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore
Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Extras You’ll Get with Diego Travel:

  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • A one-time resort credit of $100
  • Priority upgrade
  • Welcome amenity
  • Receive a Visitors’ Saving Pass for Scottsdale Fashion Square

    Insider Tips:

    Cabana Suite $3 at the family pool is the best one, so be sure to book it as soon as we book your hotel reservation.  

    The poolside rooms usually book up first, for easy access to the pool and a nice reprieve with air conditioning during summer months.  The caveat here is that they can be noisier during busy times.

    With a Citrus Club stay, they’ll provide shoe shining and press your garments for no additional charge.

    The poolside lobster rolls are to die for!

    With three tennis courts and 4 pickle ball courts, there is plenty of space to get court time in while on vacation.

    Did you know that the insignia design in the concrete blocks was designed after the trunk of a palm tree?

    When you book your stay at the Arizona Biltmore with Diego Travel, we’ll provide our local’s recommendations for restaurants and shops, coming from a native Phoenician.  

    Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore-Rooms

    Summary of Our Stay:

    I think it really is unique to see such dedication to the heritage of a property and the thoughtful design, reinvention and concept are all a testament to the commitment of the Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore.

    To be able to effortlessly combine family-friendly and adults-only amenities into one resort is an achievement that the Arizona Biltmore pulls off seamlessly. We felt their attention to detail and personalization of our stay was spot on.

    To plan your next getaway to this luxury Phoenix hotel, contact Diego Travel to start planning your trip.  Whether you’re looking for a room block with a group rate for your corporate travel group, or you want one room for your leisure vacation, we are here to help.

    Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore Hotel

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