Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Reopening in the Spring

 

When I took that long walk last Saturday, I walked the full loop which brought me right up to the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.  I've featured photos from this historic hotel many, many times on this site, most recently after Christmas in 2018.  That's when I had the opportunity to stay there for two nights right before the holidays.  When the pandemic started last March, the hotel closed temporarily but as this health crisis progressed, they remained closed.  I never saw a sign that said why, just that they were temporarily closed.  The hotel belongs the Hilton Waldorf Astoria hotel group so I knew they would survive.  Now the website says they will open again in the Spring, possibly on March 1st.  It also had pictures of some changes they made like adding a new outdoor bar.  It sounds like they used the time to make some improvements.  If we ever get back to some type of normal, it will be fun to explore there once again.  I'll be looking forward to trying that new outdoor bar.  😊

14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

So sad to see everything has closed...

Andy said...

It has been a tough year for everyone. Getting back to normal will be a challenge.

Travel said...

A rough year for hotels. Also time to make the changes they always wanted to but couldn't without disrupting service.

RedPat said...

March 1 seems optimistic, Sharon! We do need some normal though.

Catarina said...

Normal as we knew it?... I'm not so sure...

Steve Reed said...

I think a lot of places did improvements or renovations during this "forced pause." The construction trade seems to be one of the few industries that's prospering!

Karl said...

Very sad... same situation here...

Allison said...

That is such a beautiful building. When things are less bad than they are now, I'd like to walk through it again, as well.

William Kendall said...

The same here.

bill burke said...

Very sad, everything here is still closed too.

Gemel said...

Really hope you get back to normal life. We have been so lucky here in Western Australia.

Catalyst said...

Went to their Sunday brunch several times back in the 70's and 80's. Was it the Orangerie?

Sami said...

A beautiful building. Hope it reopens soon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Don't give up hope Sharon, I'm sure we will get back to some kind of normal soon. Look forward to exploring the new additions with you 😊