Happy Monday lovelies, I just wanted to share with you some of the photos I took while I was in Phoenix. The first set of photos were taken at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and the second set of photos were taken at the Desert Botanical Garden.
We went for lunch at Frank and Albert’s located at the Biltmore. After lunch, we walked around and looked at the historic resort. The hotel was built in 1928 by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed with pre-cast blocks made from desert sand on-site and created in 34 different geometric patterns inspired by the trunk of a palm tree.
In the 1930s Chicago chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. became the sole owner and built the resort’s first swimming pool; The Catalina Pool. The historic pool is renowned as Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pool, and the site where the famed song composer Irving Berlin penned many tunes including “White Christmas.”
Since the hotel opened in 1929, many presidents and dignitaries have vacationed amidst the lush gardens and sun-kissed palm trees of the Arizona Biltmore. Ronald and Nancy Reagan celebrated their honeymoon at the resort, and every president from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush has been a guest.
It was so neat to walk around the resort and look at old photos of celebrities that once stayed there. I love the unique Art Deco design of the building that kind of reminded me of Time Burtons 1989 Batman.