The Wright Places
Iconic. Visionary. Treasured.
The Arizona Biltmore is honored to be designated a Point of Pride by the City of Phoenix—a list of beloved, must-see destinations voted on by our city’s residents. After you’ve enjoyed a History Tour of our resort, venture out to appreciate mid-century architecture, explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy, and shop with a vintage vibe.
Arizona Biltmore History Tours
Join us for a History Tour and experience our architectural significance and learn of its colorful past first-hand. From how guests cleverly circumvented prohibition to the Hollywood movie stars who made it their home away from home, it’s as if our walls do talk on tours held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Ask about our Happy Hour History Tour on Friday evenings.
Frank Lloyd Wright founded Taliesin West in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale to serve as his desert laboratory. Now a National Historic Landmark, Wright’s beloved winter home and the bustling headquarters of the Taliesin Fellowship was established in 1937 and was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of his creations. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin are located here. Choose from a range of tours that last from one to three hours. Reservations recommended.
David Wright House
Regarded as Frank Lloyd Wright’s last residential masterpiece, the home he designed in 1950 for his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Gladys, sits on 10 acres near the base of Camelback Mountain. The stunning spiral design rises from the desert floor, revealing 360 degree views of the mountains forming the Valley. Completed in 1952, the David Wright House is one of Wright’s three spiral designs and is the precursor to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Tours and availability vary.
Phoenix has a vibrant Mid-Century Modern (MCM) shopping scene. Some favorites include Modern on Melrose, offering everything from MCM furniture, art and barware to industrial salvage letters and décor; and Modern Manor, specializing in MCM furniture and décor from the 1940s through the 1970s. Stop by Retro Ranch, which features everything you wish you’d never discarded through your childhood, as well as statement-making clothing, accessories and furniture.
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Extend Your Stay
Experience the legend and lore of the Arizona Biltmore to its fullest. Explore the benefits of an extended stay of 14 days or more.