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Summer Fun in the Valley of the Sun

By Alex Sorrell | June 14, 2019 | Lifestyle

As the temperatures rise in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, so does the fun at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The second-annual Biltmore Block Party is in full swing with fun for families, kids and adults spread across the Arizona Biltmore’s 39 acres.

Relax, swim and refresh by one of eight sparkling pools by day. If you’re feeling adventurous, slide down the 92-foot water slide at the Paradise Pool. For those searching for more glamour in their life, lounge by the Catalina Pool just like Marilyn Monroe did when she called the Arizona Biltmore home. Boozy Block Snow Cones and Cactus Kid Snow Cones are available poolside for the perfect summer treat.


Discover even more poolside adventures with the Bubble Maniac Show and Foam Party, both offered every weekend at the Paradise Pool. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might even see a mermaid or two swim by. Every Saturday at the Paradise Pool, children can live out their aquatic dreams and swim with the mermaids.


For even more relaxation, the Spa Biltmore is offering summer spa specials perfect to keep up that self-care routine! For more information on current summer offers and to book an appointment, call 602-381-7656.

Inner zen can be found at the Arizona Biltmore this summer with yoga! Enjoy paddleboard yoga right in the desert, no ocean required! Your core will thank you after taking this fun and challenging class that combines yoga poses on a stand up paddleboard at the Paradise Pool. For another unique yoga experience, try Glow Yoga. Glow-in-the-dark yoga adds a unique twist to finding balance. Glow supplies are even provided, so no need to bring your own!


The fun doesn’t stop at the Biltmore Block Party when the sun goes down! Guests can experience the full history of this iconic resort with a Tequila Sunrise, the Arizona Biltmore’s claim to cocktail fame, at the Happy Hour History Tour. Departing from the Concierge Desk on Friday nights at 6 pm, begin with a sparkling glass of champagne and then learn about the rich 90-year history of the “Jewel of the Desert.” Guests conclude at The Wright Bar with the Original Tequila Sunrise, created right at the Arizona Biltmore.

Looking for some evening fun fit for the whole family? Check out the Dive-in Movies Series at the Paradise Pool. Featuring a variety of hit family movies, the Dive-in Movies are perfect to enjoy the still desert nights poolside or for a fun swim under the stars. Dive-in Movies are offered weekly on Friday and Saturday nights.


Rates for the Biltmore Block Party at the Arizona Biltmore start at just $144/night with a variety of special packages and offerings. If you’re looking to maximize your summer fun, check out the All-Inclusive Package or celebrate the Arizona Biltmore’s 90th anniversary with the Anniversary Package, which includes a $90 resort credit per day and a chilled bottle of their private label champagne. Reservations can be made at or by calling 800-950-0086.

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