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Hotel Information

Dairy Forum 2016 will be held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Ariz. The IDFA room block at the Arizona Biltmore is currently filled to capacity. The Biltmore is accepting names on a waitlist and will notify you if a room becomes available. To add your name to the waitlist, please call the hotel directly at (855) 689-2878. When calling, refer to IDFA’s Dairy Forum 2016 to receive the special room rate of $259 a night plus applicable taxes. To see additional lodging options, please click here

Arizona Biltmore
2400 East Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(855) 689-2878

The Arizona Biltmore sits on 39 acres of pristine gardens with five exceptional dining options, eight sparkling swimming pools, therapeutic traditions and organic treatments at Spa Biltmore, two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses, six cushioned tennis courts, designer shopping and more. It is located less than 20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Parking at the Arizona Biltmore:

24-hour valet parking: $28 per night
Overnight self-parking: $12 per night
Daily parking (in and out in the same day): Complimentary


Restaurants and Lounges:
In addition to private in-room dining, resort guests can indulge in numerous dining options that offer variety in cuisine, atmosphere and formality.

  1. Frank & Albert’s
  2. Wright’s at the Biltmore
  3. The Wright Bar
  4. The Café
  5. High Tea
  6. Cabana Club

Additional Hotel Options

In the case that the IDFA room block reaches capacity at the Arizona Biltmore, we encourage attendees to contact one of the hotels listed below to reserve a room at a discounted rate:

Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore
2630 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
1 mile from Arizona Biltmore – Shuttle service will be provided

The Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore’s spacious two-room suites offer a separate bedroom and balcony along with a living area, a refrigerator, microwave, and wet bar. Wake up each morning to a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast in the open-air atrium. Mingle over complimentary drinks at the evening reception every night. Indulge in steak or seafood followed by New York cheesecake at Omaha Steak House serving hearty American cuisine. Work out at the fitness center and swim laps at the outdoor pool.

Click here to reserve a room and receive the special rate of $249 a night plus applicable taxes. You may also call to make a reservation at (602) 955-3992 or (800) 362-2779. Ask for reservations and refer to the three letter code IDF.

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253
7-10 minute drive from Arizona Biltmore – Shuttle service will be provided

Nestled at the base of breathtaking Camelback Mountain, in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is an intimate oasis inspired by the exotic locale of Spain's Andalusia region. Reminiscent of a picturesque Andalusian village, the resort features arching entryways, tranquil fountains and floral walkways. Indulge in an array of pampering experiences, from treatments at the award-winning Joya Spa, to any of the resort’s three pools. Sip and savor distinct flavors at critically-acclaimed restaurants, or retreat to an elegantly appointed guest room with beautiful views of a velvet black sky, perfect for stargazing.

Click here to reserve a room and receive the special rate of $279 a night plus applicable taxes. You may also call to make a reservation at 888-627-3010. Refer to IDFA Dairy Forum Room Block.

The Camby, Autograph Collection
2401 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016 
(602) 468-0700

The Camby is Refined Revelry. Tradition meets innovation at The Camby, beginning with statement-making designs that pair classic columns and stately marble with splashes of contemporary flair. This bold and inspired balance of authenticity and cutting-edge style extends into food, art, entertainment and more.

Click here to reserve a room . You may also call to make a reservation at (602) 468-0700. 


The nearest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). This airport has international and domestic flights and is 10 miles from the resort.

Another airport close to the Arizona Biltmore is Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT), which is located just 15 miles (24 km) north of downtown, and is the busiest general aviation airport in the United States.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) is located east of Phoenix, in neighboring city of Mesa. Currently, this is a smaller-sized airport, but is in the process of being redeveloped into a major regional airport.

Optional Activities

Sunday, January 24

Tip Tipton Memorial Golf Tournament (Shamble)
Course: Links
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Afternoon Golf Tournament (Scramble)
Course: Adobe
Noon Shotgun Start

Price: $275 per person per tournament, which includes greens fees, boxed breakfast or lunch, cart fees, practice balls and service fees.

Tennis Tournament
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Price: $115 per person, which includes court fees, boxed lunch, practice balls and beverages. Appropriate tennis attire and shoes are required; no track shoes, cross-trainers or running shoes will be permitted.

Spouse Activities

Be An Iron Chef!
Monday, January 25
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Put your culinary skills to the test in this exciting Iron Chef competition.  Six-person team will compete by preparing dishes to showcase a special secret ingredient. You’ll work alongside  Arizona Biltmore Resort Chefs, who will assist with menu preparation.  House wine and beer will be served throughout the program, making the competition even more of an adventure!

Your team will also compete to create the best centerpiece, and vie for top honors in setting and decorating “team tables.” Awards will also be presented for the best menu items. Olympic-style medals will be presented to each member of the Championship Team.

And to make the day even more delicious, the Arizona Biltmore culinary team will top off the competition by preparing and serving a delicious three course lunch using the secret ingredient of the day.

Every participant will receive an embroidered Arizona Biltmore apron and chef’s hat to take home.

Desert Hike and Spa Brunch
Tuesday, January 26
8:30 a.m. – Noon

Desert Hike
Tuesday, January 26
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

There are few environments more beautiful or fascinating than the Arizona desert. You’ll learn about this complex ecosystem of hearty plants and diverse animal life, on a professionally guided three mile walk through the beautiful Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  Join us immediately following the hike for a delicious brunch at the Arizona Biltmore spa.

Spa Brunch
Tuesday, January 26
10:30 a.m. – Noon

The Arizona Biltmore Spa is the perfect place to relax and be pampered from head to toe. It is also a great place to treat yourself to a delicious and healthy meal. Join us for brunch immediately following the Desert Hike as the talented chefs at the Arizona Biltmore present a delectable selection of healthy favorites as well as their own specialty signature dishes. Bon Appetit!