With a chic multi-million-dollar enhancement underway that will bring a sophisticated new look, combined with ramped up guest pampering poolside and increased activity and entertainment options that include everything from DJ Pool Parties and Kids Cooking Classes to guided hikes and Summer Iced Tea, this summer the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is kicking off a new era of luxury at the legendary property.

“Summer will usher in a new era of luxury and guest fulfillment at the Arizona Biltmore to mark our 85th anniversary this year,” said Ben Fusco, Area Vice President, Hilton Resorts and Hotels-Operations. “The first of our newly remodeled guest rooms will come on line, coupled with a dramatically elevated poolside guest experience and an array of new amenities, services and entertainment choices. Yet the Arizona Biltmore will remain affordable with summer rates starting at just $109 per night and an all-inclusive package for two from only $209.”

The fabulous Paradise Pool, with its three pools in one and 92-foot waterslide, will be the hub of the summer scene with DJ Pool Parties, live music, popular foods grilled poolside, and movies watched from floats at Splash Cinema. Guests will enjoy cooling Evian spritzes and other items at the pool along with sunblock, be pampered by Pool Servers delivering refreshing drinks and tantalizing morsels, and receive mini cooling treatments from the Poolside Spa Team. The 15 newly remodeled cabanas will be a highlight of summer at the Paradise Pool featuring a spacious and comfortable indoor sitting area with HDTV and full bath, private patio area with chaise lounges and table and chairs, and special food and beverage service.

The lazy days of summer will be filled with classes, activities and experiences. Wine tastings, Moonlight Yoga, kids cooking classes, salsa-making demos, guided hikes in the adjacent nature preserve, “glow-in-the-dark” golf at night on the putting course, S’mores on Squaw Peak Lawn, fireworks on holiday weekends, summer tennis camp for kids, aqua exercise classes at the Catalina Pool, Beer Dinners in Frank & Albert’s, Summer Tea in the Tea Lounge and more will be part of the summer excitement at the Arizona Biltmore.

“Summer will introduce the new Arizona Biltmore with nonstop fun, activities and entertainment for the entire family complemented by enhanced guest services and amenities,” said Fusco.

The major renovation of the landmark resort, scheduled to be completed in fall 2014, is being implemented in phases with one self-contained building being redone at a time, eliminating disruption and allowing for continuous operation of the resort for the duration of the project. Guest rooms and suites, meeting spaces, ballrooms, pre-function rooms, spa and salon, as well as the prohibition-era Mystery Room, are being re-mastered with a sophisticated new look that recalls the seductive style of the resort’s early years. Modern and refined accommodations are being created while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand dame of Phoenix.

Room rates this summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day (May 26 through September 1, 2014), start at $109. Best of Waldorf Astoria Summer Rates are from $134 per night and include a $50 resort credit per paid night that can be used for spa, retail, and food and beverage. An All-Inclusive Summer Package, starting at just $209 for two, is an incredible summer getaway deal that includes Classic accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner, 30% off Spa a la carte services, self parking and Resort Charge. For more information and reservations, call 800-950-0086 or visit online at www.arizonabiltmore.com.

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