The Arizona Biltmore is Getting a $600 Million Facelift
Those $100-or-Less rooms at the Arizona Biltmore are going to be a thing of the past, we assume, since the very-much-in-need-of-renovation property has just gotten the go-ahead for a major makeover to the tune of $600 million.
According to a press release:
The renovation calls for a new world-class spa with corresponding amenities, a fine-dining restaurant, neighborhood-friendly upgrades to trails, traffic enhancements, pool and landscaping redevelopment, a promenade along the Arizona Canal, a new resort entrance design and 300 new rooms. The renovation will take place in two phases with the first beginning immediately and the second starting sometime before 2030 and will be dependent on demand and market conditions.
But don't expect this stuff for a while. The first phase of the project will be a $120 million spa redesign, the planning of which will be starting right away but groundbreaking probably won't happen until late 2010..."assuming economic conditions improve."
Seems like a whole lot of these Waldorf-Astoria Collection hotels have been getting quite a bit of work put into them lately; The Boca Raton Resort and Club just got a makeover, The Roosevelt New Orleans got a total restoration and renovation, and even the original Old Lady Waldorf herself is getting some work done.