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Arizona Biltmore Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright & 75th Anniversary of Taliesin West


 Historic Photo Exhibit at the Arizona Biltmore Celebrates

Frank Lloyd Wright & 75th Anniversary of Taliesin West

PHOENIX, December 12, 2011 – History will come to life in stark black and white at a special exhibit of images by Pedro E. Guerrero, the personal photographer of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at the Arizona Biltmore ( Dec. 15, 2011 through April 29, 2012.  


Presented in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and held in honor of the 75th anniversary of Taliesin West, Wright’s Arizona home that Guerrero began photographing in 1939; the exhibit features his favorite shots of the famous property that also became Wright’s architectural school.


The collection will offer fresh historical insight into the period through commentary by Guerrero and because many of the photos have never been exhibited before. Entrance to the exhibit is complimentary and the public is welcome. 


The Arizona Biltmore ( is celebrating the anniversary and exhibit with a special art and history package combining:       


  • Two tickets for the 90-minute Insight Tour at Taliesin West;     
  • Two tickets to the Phoenix Art Museum and its “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century” exhibit;
  • Arizona Biltmore History Tour,
  • Accommodations at the resort. 


Rates through Dec. 31 are $229 for a Classic Room and just $319 for Ocatilla, which includes many complimentary amenities such as a breakfast buffet, wines by the glass, neck and shoulder massages and much more.  Rates from Jan. 1 through April 29 are Classic Room $289 and Ocatilla $389. To book this special package, please use group booking code “FLW75.”


For history and photography aficionados who would like to meet Pedro Guerrero, he will host a special reception at the Arizona Biltmore on Jan. 15, 2012 in Wright’s at the Biltmore, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The reception will include wine & hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $100 and will be available through the Biltmore’s website.


Guerrero, now 94, is one of this country's most gifted photographers. He was just 22 in 1939 when Frank Lloyd Wright took an amused look at his portfolio of photographs and hired him to document Taliesin West. Wright’s spur of the moment decision began an association that lasted twenty years until the architect's death in 1959, producing some of the most powerful photographs ever taken of Wright's work and Wright himself. 


Guerrero’s photos will be displayed in the History Hallway at the resort as well as in Wright's at the Biltmore restaurant.


For more information and reservations call 1-800-950-0086 or visit


 The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.”  The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous.  Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; full-service Spa, Salon and Fitness Center; two 18-hole golf courses; six restaurants and lounges including Frank & Albert's serving Arizona comfort food; and eight swimming pools including the Paradise Pool for the ultimate in poolside fun.  The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®. 


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