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Arizona Grand Resort Offers Up Culinary Delights for the Whole Family This Holiday Season

Options for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s at new Lobby Grill

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (November 16, 2009) – Arizona Grand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection and one of Arizona’s premier family-friendly vacation destinations, helps make the holidays brighter by offering mess-free and stress-free holiday dinning options, include a Thanksgiving brunch, Christmas buffet, and New Year’s Eve dinner.

For those that are culinarily-challenged, Arizona Grand Resort’s new Lobby Grill will offer a gourmet Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 26th to give families a great meal without the clean-up. The buffet is priced at $39.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 5-12, with children 5 and under eating for free.

The menu features a carving station with Sage Rotisserie Turkey, Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin, Whole Grain Mustard Prime Rib, and Salmon En Croute. To complement the main course, available sides include Waldorf Salad, Spinach Field & Green Salad, Traditional Sage Stuffing, Green Chili Cheese Cornbread Stuffing, Leek & Wild Mushroom Stuffing, Mashed Yukon Potatoes w/ Caramelized Shallots, Buttered Mash Potatoes, Roasted Garlic and Herb Red Bliss Potatoes, Sugar Glazed Sweet Potato w/ Marshmallow Meringue, Haricots Verts with Roasted Fennel & Shallots and Citrus Glazed Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips. Also featured is an entire station dedicated to various types of cranberry sauce, including Orange Cranberry, Strawberry Mint Cranberry, and Traditional Cranberry, and a gravy station featuring giblet, turkey supreme and shallot Dijon. Lastly, because Thanksgiving isn’t complete without dessert, the buffet will offer Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Cobbler, and Cherry Pie.

After the stockings are emptied and presents unwrapped, enjoy a delicious Christmas buffet at the Arizona Grand Resort from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Served in the Lobby Grill, the buffet is priced at $44.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 5-12, with children 5 and under eating for free.

The buffet will offer a carving station with Honey Glazed Ham, Lemon Thyme Rotisserie Chicken, Peppered Beef Tenderloin, and Hazelnut Crusted Halibut w/Caramel Cream Sauce. A large variety of salads and sides will be presented including: Field Green, Ambrosia & Pasta Salad, Buttered Mash Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Yams w/Caramelized Onions, Cilantro, Pearl Onion & Thyme Focaccia Stuffing, Roasted Ratatouille, and Citrus Glazed Carrots, Parsnips, and Turnips. The dessert station will feature something to satisfy every sweet tooth with Chocolate Cherry Yule Log, Eggnog Cheesecake, Brandied Chocolate Pecan Tart, Caramel Crunch Torte, Apple Cranberry Tart, Cinnamon Spiced Bread Pudding w/Vanilla Rum Sauce, and assorted Christmas cookies.

Finish the year off on a high note at the Resort’s New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Served in the Lobby Grill, this special meal is priced at $39.00.

The set menu includes a Spinach Salad w/Orange Sesame Vinaigrette, entrée of Martini Marinated Filet Mignon with Bleu Cheese & Olive Tapenade plus Butter Poached Lobster Tail with Champagne Couscous & Citrus Butter. Liquid Chocolate Cake with Cognac Gelato and a Wild Raspberry Reduction completes this celebratory feast.

Look for menus online at the Arizona Grand Resort Web site at

About Arizona Grand Resort
The 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 Villas accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently 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 Hotels® & 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, one of Arizona’s premier family-friendly vacation destinations, 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

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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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