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Arizona Grand Resort's New Vision and $52M Renovation Make Resort Premier Destination for Group Events in Arizona

New Luxury Rooms, Top-Tier Amenities and Package Deals Ideal for Meeting Planners in West

PHOENIX, Ariz. - (August 26, 2008) - The Arizona Grand Resort, formerly the Pointe South Mountain Resort, today announced the launch of its Grand Planners Deal for meeting planners valid through December 31, 2008 that offers resort guests the opportunity to experience what's new since the resort began its $52 million renovation.

Meeting planners who book the Grand Planners Deal and complete a meeting by December 31, 2008 will receive a 12% commission, one (1) free round of golf for each attendee, 20% off A/V rental, 20% off spa treatments, meal package starting at $80 per person per day and one (1) hour resort-hosted reception.

Located just six miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona Grand Resort offers over 117,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, along with 56 technologically advanced meeting rooms ranging from 500 to 20,000 square feet. From grand ballrooms to outdoor terraces, the resort offers the flexibility, customization and setting to meet the needs of any group function.

Following the purchase of the resort by Grossman Company Properties in 2006, a three-phase renovation process began in 2007 with exterior building and landscaping enhancements, a new property lighting concept as well as guest suite enhancements. Total resort renovations, scheduled for completion in 2009, will include all 640 guest suites, restaurants, spa, a redesigned golf course and a brand new resort lobby complete with lobby bar and specialty restaurant. The former lobby will be transformed into a meeting/convention check-in center exclusively used for groups.

Now available are Arizona Grand Resort's 640 newly re-designed, residential style, all-suite accommodations, and access to recreational activities at the Arizona Grand Golf Course, the full-service Arizona Grand Spa and Athletic Club, nearby shopping and the natural beauty of the 17,000-acre South Mountain Preserve.

Additionally, 52 new one- and two- bedroom Arizona Grand Villas are being added that will offer additional luxury suites complete with washer and dryer, breakfast bar, flat screen TV's, private balconies, and even dishes, utensils and glassware, that showcase golf course, water or city views.

"We're making history with these grand changes and are confident that our unprecedented revitalization will broaden our appeal to group travelers," said Arizona Grand Resort Managing Director Richard Behr.

Arizona Grand Resort Meeting & Event Facilities Include:

ARIZONA GRAND BALLROOM -- One of the resort's two largest venues, it comprises 20,000 sq. ft. and can accommodate groups up to 2,600. Featuring 21-foot ceilings, the room can be spilt into 10 separate break out rooms, each opening out or on to patio space.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN BALLROOM -- A unique meeting space of 8,000 sq. ft., it can accommodate up to 850 guests.

EXHIBIT PAVILION -- Arizona Grand Resort's other large venue, which also comprises 20,000 sq. ft. and features 18-foot ceilings.

SUPPER CLUB -- A private dining experience that is available for private parties, receptions and meetings. It can accommodate groups from 10 up to 400.


  • Aunt Chilada's - Mexican Cantina style restaurant with patio, accommodates up to 150 indoors, 300 total
  • Rustler's Rooste - Western Steakhouse, a getaway on property, accommodates up to 1,200 indoors, 1,800 total
  • Phantom Horse Grill - American restaurant offering impressive view from the patio, accommodates 70 indoors, 170 total


  • Palm Court & Terrace - accommodates up to 750
  • Paseo - accommodates up to 600
  • Fountain Circle - accommodates up to 375
  • Plaza - accommodates up to 750
  • Sunset Patio - accommodates up to 175
  • South Mountain Patio - accommodates up to 150
  • The Oasis - accommodates up to 1,000

AUDIO VISUAL -- Provided in house by Swank Audio VisualsĀ©

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About Arizona Grand Resort

The newly renovated, 740-suite, AAA Four Diamond rated Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve. A member of the Preferred HotelsĀ® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, it offers the award-winning 18-hole Arizona Grand 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 Arizona Grand Resort, winner of the Gold Key Award from Meetings & Conventions Magazine recently began a $52 million renovation to enhance the property including 640 standard two-room guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and new restaurants. The resort has also added Arizona Grand Villas, which offer 100 luxury resort Villas for guests. Arizona Grand Resort is independently owned and operated by Grossman Company Properties. Learn more about our resort 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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