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Discover the Grand Holiday Traditions at Arizona Grand Resort

From tamales to tempting desserts to a village of gingerbread houses, newly re-designed resort celebrates the holidays in style

PHOENIX, Ariz. – (October 26, 2009) – Arizona Grand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, invites families to “come home” to Arizona Grand Resort to celebrate the season with holiday traditions, both old and new.

This year marks the re-introduction of the signature 8’ gingerbread house as part of the new Grand Gingerbread Village in Fountain Circle, the, which will feature houses from one local fire department, all Kyrene elementary schools and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Grand Gingerbread Village will be on display from November 16, 2009 to January 3, 2010 and will have special appearances by Santa every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Additionally, November 12 through December 22, 2009 at the new Marketplace Café, Executive Pastry Chef Rugel 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 a New Year’s Eve celebration (12/31).  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 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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