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Family-Friendly Splash Pad; Themed Holiday Weekends among New Offerings

 The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond resort destination, is making a splash with its one-of-a-kind “Awards of Summer” offer that will extend well beyond the season for five lucky guests. These are some of the best Phoenician Deals ever!

Staycationers and out-of-town visitors alike who book and stay at The Phoenician between May 30 and September 1, 2014, will be entered to win one of five, two-night New Year’s Eve packages at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician – Arizona’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond “resort within a resort.”  Defined by its highly personalized service and enhanced offerings, the hotel – located on The Phoenician grounds — features a private, edgeless pool with spacious cabanas; daily complimentary wine tastings; a complimentary chauffeur-driven Mercedes to transport guests throughout the resort and into nearby Old Town Scottsdale; and Canyon Ambassadors to attend to every need.  Winners will be announced immediately following the Labor Day Weekend.

The “Awards of Summer” starts at just $159 per night.  For more information and reservations, please call (480) 941-8200 or 800-888-8234 and mention rate code:  SUMMER; or visit

Other guest benefits this summer include The Phoenician’s new splash pad, SURGE.  Located on the upper west level of the Oasis Pool Complex, the 5,000 square-foot venue is vibrantly designed with make-believe palm trees, turtles, lady bugs and other kid-friendly elements, all of which serve as charming water features through which to romp and play.  Daily activities include a signature event — the SURGE Shuffle — where both guests and staff alike show off their best dance moves.  For adults, an adjacent Jacuzzi and nearby bar provide relaxing locales for keeping an eye on the youngsters.  A large, cabana-like public lounge area offers full food and beverage service, while a new SURGE menu just for kids presents specialties such as a bottomless soda/juice cup with free refills, chicken tenders, hamburgers, hummus, fruit and ice cream bars.  SURGE merchandise as well as sundry items are also available.

“At The Phoenician, luxury and family-friendly go hand-in-hand,” said Mark Vinciguerra, managing director.  “Original, innovative and diverse programming, complemented by such an exclusive offer, makes for a vacation like no other.”

Summer holiday weekends will also heat up with new themed programs and activities – starting with a Memorial Day Weekend 70’s Block Party, featuring the band Nineball; a Hustle Dance Party; a sidewalk chalk art competition; and a pet rock decorating class.  The Independence Weekend – IGNITE — will include July 5 fireworks; the band Young Country; as well as an indoor carnival.  To wrap up the season, The Phoenician will host “On the Boardwalk” during the Labor Day Weekend with food trucks, rides and a special concert.

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences – a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort hotel and Arizona’s only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond boutique hotel, The Canyon Suites — at one magnificent destination.  The property features elegant, residential-style accommodations, distinctive and tantalizing cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, eight swimming pools, The Centre for Well-Being and Salon Mila spa complex, an activities program for all ages and interests, numerous boutique shops, and a $25 million art collection.  In addition to these offerings, the stylish 60-room Canyon Suites provides more intimate surroundings and enhanced services, creating an atmosphere of uncompromising splendor.  Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites are owned and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., as part of The Luxury Collection. For additional information, please call (480) 941-8200; (800) 888-8234 or visit and