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Arizona Grand Celebrates Christmas in July

Arizona Grand will celebrate Christmas a little early this year – six months early in fact.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - (July 9, 2008) - Arizona Grand Resort, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts® Ultimate Luxury Collection, will celebrate Christmas a little early this year - six months early in fact. The resort will host its "Christmas in July" event, complete with snow and Santa Claus, at the Oasis Water Park the weekend of July 25 - 27.

Take advantage of special low rates that start at $139* midweek or packages that start from $229 and include a deluxe suite upgrade, 20% off golf and spa treatments and a $40 per day food and beverage credit. Call (866) 267-1321 to make reservations.

Winter will arrive Saturday at 9:00 a.m. as snow is brought onto the Oasis Island to glimmer in the summer sun. Summer Santa will make an appearance on Saturday and Sunday on the Oasis Spiral.

The Christmas in July celebration will run all weekend long. A variety of activities and entertainment will be available including a steel drum band, balloon artists, caricatures, magicians and dive-in movies. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be shown on Friday, July 25 and Polar Express on Saturday, July 26. All dive-in moves begin at 8:00 p.m. Each day the Oasis will offer a lunch buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring items such as burgers, brats and salad, as well as a build-your-own ice cream sundae bar. A specialty drink for adults will be served all weekend called the "Grown-Up Candy Cane," which is a mix of vodka, peppermint schnapps, grenadine and lemon lime soda served over crushed ice with a candy cane garnish.

*Rates are subject to change and based on availability. Rates do not include resort fee or taxes.

About the Arizona Grand Resort

The 640-suite Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, it offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, five specialty themed restaurants, 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. The AAA Four Diamond rated Arizona Grand Resort recently began a $52 million renovation to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. The resort has also added Arizona Grand Villas, which offer resort ownership opportunities through 104 new one- and two-bedroom luxury Villas. Arizona Grand Resort is independently owned and operated by 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 on the resort is available at

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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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