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Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Phoenix, Arizona

The redesign of this under-performing guestroom building resulted in an upgraded property complete with a new concierge-level club, six high-end suites, and two new and unique standard guestroom models — one of which served as the prototype for the building’s remaining guestrooms. The renovation included the sensitive task of remodeling the historically significant main building lobby and entry foyer, along with the hotel's Aztec, Gold and Grand Ballrooms. In conjunction with this project, Gensler also redesigned the original resort cottage buildings, converting them from standard four- and six-units to high-end, two-unit spa casitas. Additionally, Gensler recreated the historic Biltmore Grill as Frank & Albert's, an architectural dining experience with more than twice the capacity.