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Discover the Grand Gingerbread Village this Holiday Season at Arizona Grand Resort

Family fun abounds in the village of gingerbread houses at newly re-designed resort

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (October 26, 2009) – Arizona Grand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, commemorates the holiday season with the re-invention of a treasured holiday tradition: The Grand Gingerbread Village.

The classic gingerbread village in Fountain Circle will showcase a signature 8’ gingerbread house, plus featured houses from one local fire department, all Kyrene elementary schools, and a replica of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Grand Gingerbread Village will be on display from November 16, 2009 to January 3, 2010.

“The eight-foot gingerbread house was a mainstay at this resort for years and we are excited to incorporate this into our new tradition: the Grand Gingerbread Village,” stated Richard Behr, Managing Director. “We know parents are always on the look out for festive events around the holidays that can help the whole family get in the spirit and won’t break their wallet.  Arizona Grand Resort is happy to offer them a family-friendly destination with fun for all ages at no charge.”

Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19) the Village will feature family photos with Santa from 5-8 p.m.  Photos will be available for $10 each and a portion of the proceeds go directly to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix for future children’s feature developments.  Guests can also enjoy music, caroling, cookie decorating, cider and food samples from Arizona Grand Resort’s culinary team.

Additionally, between November 12 and December 22 the new Marketplace Café will offer a new selection of mouth-watering desserts to-go described as “classics with a twist.”  Ongoing traditions include Thanksgiving brunch buffet (11/26), “Tamales to Go” (11/27 - 12/31), Christmas brunch (12/25) and New Year’s Eve celebration (12/31).

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 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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   Emily Dille, Marketing Manager
   8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
   p: 602-659-6312


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