BEST BEDS

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel -

THE Ari­zona Inn at 2200 E. Elm St, 5km from down­town Tuc­son, was com­mis­sioned dur­ing the New Deal era by the state’s first con­gress­woman, who wanted to guar­an­tee con­tin­u­ing work for the dis­abled vet­er­ans of World War I who worked in her furniture fac­tory.

The orig­i­nal ho­tel was com­pleted in 1930, but has since grown to 95 rooms (in three cat­e­gories) and suites (in two cat­e­gories) scat­tered across 6ha of lush land­scap­ing.

The el­e­gant decor ben­e­fits from hand­crafted furniture that is still pro­duced and re­paired in the ho­tel’s cabi­net shop.

Writ­ing desks in ev­ery room, a large li­brary and a pi­ano bar with mu­sic ev­ery night cap­ture Ari­zona’s old-world charm, while high-speed in­ter­net, cable television and a gym en­sure the 21st cen­tury is at guests’ fin­ger­tips. Jen­nifer Pringle

www.ari­zon­ainn.com

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