Cyn and I just got back from Phoenix, where the American Intellectual Property Law Association was having its Mid-Winter Institute. (I was attending so as to fulfill my CLE requirement). The sessions were more interesting than I was expecting (really).
Venue for the event was the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, which was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition, the hotel houses some of the remaining Midway Sprites (seen here), from the old Midway Gardens in Chicago. The place was extremely restful and an excellent choice for the Institute, as well as for a writer retreat. (Cynthia spent the days working on a couple of her new projects; she also took a glass artifact making class that was sponsored by AIPLA.).
Definitely one of our better hotel experiences.
Food was excellent; we ate at Wright's, the more formal place, twice: Highlights included buffalo sirloin and elk sirloin, as well as tuna tartare and potato soup. The Biltmore Grill, the more casual place, was also excellent, and had some menu overlap with Wright's.
Now back to work...