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Arizona Grand Resort Appoints New Wedding Specialist

PHOENIX – (February 16, 2011) – Arizona Grand Resort® in Phoenix, today announced the appointment of Dawn M. Candrea as Wedding Specialist.

Prior to joining the team at Arizona Grand Resort, Candrea most recently served as Director of Fun (Event Director of Sales) at Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale.  She has over 12 years of experience in catering and sales with a variety of companies including Ancala Country Club, Prestige Resorts & Destinations and American Golf. A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Candrea holds a Bachelor of Business Management, is a Beverly Clark Certified Wedding Professional and is an active member of the Association of Bridal Consultants.

“Dawn has an outstanding background with weddings, event and catering sales,” stated Arizona Grand Resort Managing Director Richard Behr.  “Her addition to the Food and Beverage service team will help our Resort continue its long-standing tradition of providing outstanding service to our guests.”

Arizona Grand Resort offers unique packages and beautiful venues for any wedding, intimate or grand. Wedding parties can choose from one of the most expansive ballrooms in the Southwest to lush outdoor venues like the 7-acre Oasis and everything in between.

About Arizona Grand Resort
Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve and boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villa accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently completed a $52-million redesign 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 7-acre Oasis Water Park, a challenging 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 managed by Classic Hotels & Resorts (CHR), an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP).  GCP is 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 Arizona Biltmore, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall.  Additional information is available at, and

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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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