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Arizona Grand Resort Voted 'Best Place for Family Bonding' in Phoenix by Nickelodeon's

Phoenix's 2008 Parents' Pick for



PHOENIX, Ariz. - (August 19, 2008) - Arizona Grand Resort, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts® Ultimate Luxury Collection, is excited to announce their selection as Phoenix's 2008 Parents' Pick for "Best Place for Family Bonding" as part of Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards.

"Families have always been one of our key demographics," stated Managing Director Richard Behr. "It's gratifying to know that they appreciate our property both for time with the kids and time to themselves. We were overwhelmed by the response and want to thank the Phoenix community for their support."

Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, asked parents to pick the best services in their local communities via the 2008 Parents' Picks Awards. Additionally, Rustler's Rooste, a Western themed steakhouse on property, was named "Best Parents Night Out."

The ParentsConnect's First Annual Parents' Picks Awards identified the best family-oriented places and resources in 52 major U.S. cities. Parents voted for nominees online from May 19 to June 30, 2008. On July 15, 2008, the site published the Parents' Picks winners and will feature the winning venues on the site for one year. All Parents' Picks businesses were nominated based on recommendations from local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, in conjunction with ParentsConnect users' feedback. Users' votes and rankings ultimately determined which venues were selected as winners in their respective categories.

Arizona Grand Resort is a popular destination for families with its all-suite, residential style accommodations, five dining options on property, and the 7-acre Oasis water park named one of the "Top Ten Theme Parks" by the Travel Channel. Combined with the central location, access to one of the nation's largest metropolitan parks, and excellent customer service, Arizona Grand Resort will continue to be a destination for families for many years to come.

About ParentsConnect

Featuring the tagline "We're not perfect, we're parents," Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect strives to celebrate the reality of parenthood and make parents' lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from newborns to teens, the site offers unique features like the ParentsConnect Local city guide for family activities; personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; a digital multi-media scrapbook; daily tips for all ages and stages; expert parenting advice; a weekly meal-planner for quick and healthy meals; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.

About 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 52 new one- and two-bedroom luxury Villas. 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


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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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