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By Melissa Yeager | Arizona Republic
Closed for more than a year, the Arizona Biltmore hotel will reopen May 1, revealing an enchanting makeover designed to propel the resort’s Gatsby-era Art Deco décor into a modern desert oasis theme, just in time to welcome back travelers looking for post- vaccination trips.
The Biltmore, with its famed Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and deep history of hosting celebrities and presidents, is no stranger to closures, having shut down for the hot Phoenix summers in the years before air conditioning.
Yet this time was different. When the last guests left the Biltmore on March 27, 2020, more than 650 hotel employees found themselves furloughed in what was supposed to be a temporary closure.