Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tiles from Phoenix
Here I am, back in Las Vegas. It is good to be home. We had a very busy holiday in Reno and I didn't get nearly as much stitching done as I'd hoped!
This past weekend we spent at an Intel conference in Phoenix. The conference was held at the Royal Palms Hotel near Scottsdale. The hotel is old, but completely modernized and updated. It is a wonderful facility. It was quite the place to be in the 50s and was frequented by lots of famous people. Now it is a charming place with meandering walks, charming little hideaways, lovely rooms, and lots of wonderful tile work left over from the "old" days. I only used the restaurant for breakfast as the conference included lunches & dinners, but the breakfast was outstanding. The conference meals were catered by the hotel and were spectacular, certainly NOT banquet fare!
The above pictures show just some of the lovely tilework around the property. The Spanish Lady is so beautiful and she is on a wall near the entrance to the restaurant. She is quite large, at least 4'x8'.
The "oriental rug" is the floor just outside the registration area. I had a hard time getting a good photo because the sun was shining in. Notice there is even "fringe" on the edge tiles.
The other 2 photos are of a lovely fountain that is just in a corner along a walkway and another in a secluded little sitting area.