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Arizona Grand Resort Earns 2010 Fodor's Choice Gold Award

Resort selected as a ‘Best Hotels for Kids and Families’ winner

PHOENIX – (October 11, 2010) – Arizona Grand Resort® in Phoenix, was recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a winner in the “Best Hotels for Kids and Families” category, which earned the Resort a Fodor’s Choice Gold award for 2010.  Fodor’s Travel selected Arizona Grand Resort as one of the top 10 U.S. hotels in the category for offering the best services and amenities to families traveling with children.

The Fodor’s Choice Gold awards is designed for travelers with a wide range of budgets and interests and lists properties that embody truly authentic experiences in each category.   Out of thousands of U.S. hotels examined by Fodor’s writers and editors throughout the year, only 100 top hotels have been selected, with 10 winners in each of 10 categories.

“Our wide range of amenities from our golf course and private Oasis Water Park to our luxury spa treatments and kid-friendly menu options helps us ensure that we offer something for everyone in the family,” stated Arizona Grand Resort Managing Director Richard Behr. “We are honored that Fodor’s has selected our Resort to receive this prestigious award, as it represents our achievement in providing guests with top-notch family vacation experiences.”

To learn more about Fodor’s Choice Gold Awards 2010, or to see all 10 categories and winners and read hotel descriptions, visit:

About Fodor’s Choice Gold
For the first time ever, Fodor’s has selected one hundred Fodor’s Choice Gold award winners. These properties embody the 10 best US Fodor’s Choice hotels, including Puerto Rico and USVI, in one of the following categories: Best Destination Wedding Hotel, Best Hotel Design, Best Hotel for Kids and Families, Best Hotel Pool, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Hotel Service, Best Resort or Destination Spa, Best Sense of Place Hotel, Best Urban Escape Hotel, Most Romantic Hotel. For a full review of each hotel and description of why it was chosen, visit at

About the Arizona Grand Resort
The Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164 beautifully-landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve. The property boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villas accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated resort completed a $52-million redesign in 2009 to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the seven-acre Oasis Water Park, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, seven unique dining venues, the full service Arizona Grand Athletic Club & Spa and 117,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000 square-foot exhibit pavilion. Arizona Grand Resort is independently owned and operated by an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP), one of the premier commercial and residential developers in the western United States.  During the past 45 years, GCP has built, developed and managed more than 14 million square feet of high-quality properties, including the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall.  More information is available at Twitter: @ArizonaGrand Facebook: Arizona Grand Resort

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For more information on the Arizona Grand Resort, or to arrange an interview or fact check a story, please contact:

   Emily Dille, Marketing Manager
   8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
   p: 602-659-6312


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