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Arizona Grand Resort Launches Grand Playcation Package

Benefitting The Children's Museum of Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz. - (June 23, 2009) - Arizona Grand Resort and the Children's Museum of Phoenix join together this summer to celebrate family fun. Today the Resort announced the launch of its new "Grand Playcation" package, which was created to cross-promote both family destinations while providing financial support to the Museum.

The Grand Playcation package starts from $149* per night and is valid June 22 through September 7, 2009. Arizona Grand Resort guests will enjoy a newly re-designed, residential-style suite, receive a $50* resort credit toward golf, spa or dining and receive four passes to the Children's Museum of Phoenix valid through December 15, 2009. To receive this special offer call 602-659-6333 or log onto and use the promo code: PROPLA. Arizona Grand Charities will donate a portion of the proceeds from these packages to the Children's Museum of Phoenix to be used toward the creation of future exhibits.

"We were thrilled to announce our partnership with the Children's Museum of Phoenix in April and this program is the first of many great offers to come for families this summer," stated Managing Director Richard Behr. "This is a unique opportunity for families to make memories together in two of the Valley's most popular destinations for children."

Deb Gilpin, President and CEO of the Children's Museum of Phoenix added, "We are very excited about this partnership given our shared goal of providing memorable experiences for families to enjoy together."

The Museum offers 35,000 square feet of hands-on, fun and educational activities for children age birth to 10. The Museum's interactive exhibits are designed to help kids develop the special skills that they need to grow while doing what they do best - play!

The Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, named one of the nation's best resort water parks by The Travel Channel. It features an 800-square-foot area designed specifically for the little ones that has six jets that shoot water from a spray deck and three jets that spray water into the pool. Guests can also float down the Zuni active river together on double inner tubes. Three thrill-seeker slides are for older children and adults.

*Rates are subject to change and based on availability. Food and beverage credit valid not valid at Rustler's Rooste. Rates do not include resort fee or taxes.

About Arizona Grand Resort

The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix 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 Villas accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property completed a $52 million renovation to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred HotelsĀ® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-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 on the Resort is available at

About Children's Museum of Phoenix

The Children's Museum of Phoenix is located in the historic Monroe School Building in downtown Phoenix. The Museum opened to the public on June 14, 2008 and offers 35,000 square feet of hands-on, fun and educational activities for children age birth to 10. The mission of the Museum is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9am to 4pm. Special summer hours are now in effect when the Museum is open seven days a weeks through August 10th. Admission is $9 per person, Members and children under the age of 1 are free. The Museum is located at 215 N. 7th Street, in downtown Phoenix, at the SE corner of 7th Street and Van Buren. Visit their Website at or call the Museum's info line at (602) 253-0501.


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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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