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Arizona Biltmore Hotel

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Albert Chase McArthur
 
location Arizona, Phoenix
function hotel
contributed by haveacupoftea

Built in 1929 just before the Great Depression, the Arizona Biltmore, the "Jewel of the Desert", is the landmark hotel of Phoenix. It feels like a Frank Lloyd Wright building and a controversy exists about that. The architect, Albert Chase McArthur, has been a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, who actually did some consulting on the project. How much contribution is owed to whom is subject to controversy; the building is referenced in the list of Frank Lloyd Wright's works on the website of his Foundation. Initially commissioned by the architect's brothers, by completion it was fully owned by the chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. Marilyn Monroe found there her favourite pool and since built every President of the USA has stayed. The Wright influence is accentuated by the fact that the Taliesin practice, heir to Wright's practice, worked on a renovation after a fire in the 1973. Further renovation and additions took place in the 1990s, respectful of the style.

 

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Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Address
East Missouri Avenue 2400
United States
http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/About/History.
aspx
Project is public!
Opening hours Like many hotels, 24/7 - It's a luxury hotel; dress smart and be polite ;-)
How to get there? Located South of the Phoenix Mountains. Access through North 24th Street, North of East Camelback Road.
This project is part of 3 guides Phoenix by scknight
Phoenix by gespenst
Phoenix by laya
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Completion 2- 1929
ArchitectAlbert Chase McArthur
 
Project ID 5528
Latitude/Longitude 33°31'23N 112°01'24W
Contributed by haveacupoftea
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