I told you a while back that I wanted to do a series on the many versions of Phoenix Birds that appear all around the city so I'm going to pull some in over the next few months. I found this one just this last weekend on the front of a mid-town hotel. This style of Phoenix bird is an almost exact copy of the one that is used on all official City of Phoenix documents, business cards, etc.
See what I mean? Here is a copy of the official bird that I found on the internet.
Above is a photo of where I found this Phoenix Bird, at the Clarendon Hotel. The hotel is located in a very unlikely spot on a quiet street in the mid-town area of Phoenix close to where I used to live. It was purchased a few years back by a new management company and they have turned the hotel into a very eclectic place.