Roam+Board :: Arizona Biltmore

[trip style = luxury + sun]

{Editor’s Note :: This month we're featuring one of our favourite trip style = sun destinations: Phoenix/Scottsdale. I'm here right now, and today I have the pleasure of flaunting this desert jewel. Look out for more of AZ in IMG_FRI and destination Spotlights.}

What It's easy to get lost in the winding corridors of a large hotel, but getting lost on the Arizona Biltmore's 39-acre, eight-pool property is bliss. Ultra-landscaped gardens---think Paris' Jardin des Tuileries---greet you between sets of Frank Lloyd Wright-infused low-rise buildings.

Just as chic and approachably glam as it was when Hollywood's Golden Era celebs frolicked in this 1929-built desert oasis, the Biltmore is a big hotel with a boutique feel and a Pleasantville-like perfection in its friendly demeanour and manicured grounds.

If I could have stayed longer, I would have watched the sunrise in an Adirondack chair with a morning coffee and book, picked up a just-fallen orange from one of the property's many citrus trees, played a round of lawn party-sized checkers or croquet, or sipped a tequila sunrise {invented at the Biltmore} next to one of the fire pits.

The Arizona Biltmore is Trip Styler approved!

Where Phoenix, AZ, about 15 minutes from the airport.

When High season is between November and April due to sunny, 20-30 degree Celcius weather. From June to September expect the type of heat that makes you want to carry a portable mister. Visit in October and May for hot 'n breezy temperatures and killer low-season deals.

Who/Why You like space, friendly staff whizzing by on delivery tricycles and dry desert heat, and your appreciation for Art Deco goes further West than the design style's Parisian roots. Foodie alert: eat at Wright's, the resort's signature restaurants which delivers on service, style and sustenance.

Cost From $269. A $28 nightly resort charge affords complimentary wifi, use of fitness centre and self parking.

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[photos taken by @tripstyler while a guest of the Arizona Biltmore]