The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa of Phoenix, Arizona is one of the oldest hotels in the city. It was built in 1929, despite the depression. It was called the "Jewel of the Desert" with a design by Albert McArthur. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. A year later Wrigley Jr. an investor of the Biltmore began the sole owner, doubling his investment. It remained in the Wright family for 44 years. Throughout the history of the hotel ownership changed hands until the Grossman Company bought it in 1992 with a $50 million renovation. They have also added a 92 foot long pool, 20,000 square foot spa, and 23 cabanas. Also at the hotel is a 15,000 square foot facility for meetings and an 18-hole putting course.
The hotel has 738 guest rooms all furnished with a desk and two chairs, two telephones, high speed internet, mini bars, hair dryers, make up mirror, and scale. The Ocatilla is a club for those wanting a little more from their hotel. Personalized services make up the club including a two hour pressing service, complimentary beer, and morning coffee. Dining is possible at the Café with a skilled team of chefs offering international and American cuisine.