Luxury awaits at the all-suite Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, located just outside Phoenix. One of the best weekend getaways in Arizona, the resort has 774 villas and suites, six dining venues, 120,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a variety of beautiful settings for all sizes of weddings, an 18-hole golf course set on undulating terrain, and family fun at the Oasis Water Park, a seven-acre water playground with slides and wave pools.

1. Arizona Grand Accommodations

Arizona Grand Accommodations  

There are no rooms at Arizona Grand Resort. There are only opulent suites and villas that offer all the conveniences necessary for a happy stay. All rooms have wireless high-speed Internet, a safe large enough to hold a laptop computer, wide-screen televisions with in-suite movies, and a private balcony or patio. There is a minibar in every room, in addition to a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, and an AM/FM clock radio with a CD player.

The Guest Suites are divided into two categories: Resort Suites and Deluxe Suites. The difference is location; the Deluxe Suites are close to the water park, offering ease of access for the whole family. The Resort Suites and the Guest Suites are configured identically. Each has a bedroom with one king or two queen beds and a living room with a queen pullout sofa.

The Grand Suites have spacious living areas that include a dining table and a half bathroom. The bedroom has a king bed, a large work desk, and a private bathroom. There are three Grand Suites: the South Mountain, the Sedona, and the Arizona Grand, which is the largest of the three.

The South Mountain Grand Suite has one bedroom, a sitting area, and a private patio. The bathroom has an oversized tub, and the living room features a dining area with table and chairs, a fireplace, and a wet bar with a marble countertop.

The Sedona Grand Suite has two bedrooms with king sized beds, two full bathrooms, and a wet bar with a marble countertop and premium liquors. The spacious living area has a queen pullout sofa, a desk, and a dining table with chairs. The suite has also boasts two large flat-screen televisions.

The Arizona Grand Suite is enormous. Overlooking the water park, this prime suite has three bedrooms: two of them have king beds, and the third has a queen. Each bedroom has a private full bathroom, while the master bedroom has its own sitting room, dining area, and desk. The living room allows for even more guests with two queen sofa beds. Additionally, the Arizona Grand Suite has two private patios, a wet bar, and two large flat-screen TVs.

The Arizona Grand Resort brings luxurious accommodations to a pinnacle with its lavish villas. These structures offer two types of rooms: the one or two bedroom Villa Suites and the one bedroom Villa Guest Rooms.

The Villa Suites have massive rooms that overflow with amenities. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, a large flat-screen television, and a lush bathroom with a double vanity, a large soaking tub, and a separate shower. These suites have their own kitchen with a full-sized fridge, a microwave, and a supply of dishes and utensils. The kitchen is filled with custom cabinetry, and there is a breakfast bar with seating. The living rooms of the Villa Suites have sleeper sofas, a dining table and chairs, and a flat-screen TV.

The Villa Guest Rooms have wonderful views of either the golf course or the mountains beyond. Fitted with a microwave oven, a luxurious tub and double vanity in the bathroom, and a living room with a pullout sofa, these accommodations are spacious and comfortable.

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2. Dining at Arizona Grand

Dining at Arizona Grand  

The Arizona Grand Resort offers its guests six different dining venues and a widely varied choice of food. The hotel’s newest restaurant is The Lobby Grill, which has a casual and relaxed atmosphere echoed in the excellent comfort foods it serves.

Its open-air kitchen and wood-fired oven serve up pizzas, rotisserie chicken, and steaks. Guests can be seated both indoors and out. The Caribbean-themed Lobby Bar offers guests wood-fired pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, chicken wings, and salads. It is known for its signature speciality cocktails, extensive wine list, and wide selection of domestic, imported, and craft beers.

The Marketplace Café is an excellent choice for a quick bite to eat. It dishes up pastries, sandwiches, and salads, and offers guests Starbucks beverages. Aunt Chilada’s is a Mexican-themed restaurant that has been serving the Phoenix area since 1986. Guests can eat indoors in the dining room, or on the patio outside.

Rustler’s Rooste has been welcoming patrons since 1971. This hilltop restaurant is directly adjacent to The Arizona Grand Resort and has a lively and enjoyable Old West atmosphere. Guests can dine on mesquite steaks, barbecued ribs, pork chops, and chicken and follow it up with one of the mouth-watering desserts at Rustler’s Rooste. All guests are welcome to take a spin on the dance floor to the live country and western music that plays nightly.

The Oasis Bar and Grill is located inside Oasis Water Park, and can help you cool down with cocktails and beer, or feed your hunger with sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers, and soft-serve ice cream.

3. Oasis Water Park, Golf & Spa

Oasis Water Park, Golf & Spa  

Oasis Water Park is an award-winning, seven-acre water playground with the prospect of fun for every participant. The bold may like the 255-foot free-fall slide or the 220-foot ride on The Roadrunner slide.

There is a huge wave pool to play in and a lazy river for quieter enjoyment. There is also an area dedicated to small children with water springs and fountains for the pleasure of little ones. Guests can soak their cares away in the twenty-five-person hot tub. Tired and hot guests will appreciate the private cabanas that offer lounge chairs and shade.

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa has an 18-hole par 71 golf links with panoramic views of the surrounding desert and hills. The course features dramatic changes in elevation and innovative greens.

The resort contains a full-service spa and salon with inventive, relaxing, and rejuvenating treatments. Massages are highly sought-after by resort guests and include the ever-popular assortment of massages as well as signature offerings. Swedish massage, aromatherapy massages, prenatal massage, and Reflexology are all practised here.

Guests looking to add something new to the massage experience may enjoy a Lavender Milk Body Massage, which uses a combination of organic lavender milk, sweet soy oil, and lavender beeswax to soothe and moisturize a tired and tense body. Hot stone massages draw out the aches and pains from sore muscles and relax the mind.

The facial treatments available at The Arizona Grand Resort mainly focus on rejuvenating aging skin. There are a wide variety of anti-aging treatments available in this spa. Guests can choose a Circadian Oxygen Rx Facial that increases skin function and uses germicidal agents to help acne-pitted skin. The Swich Dermal Rejuvenator is the ultimate anti-aging treatment and uses revolutionary new means of enhancing mitochondrial function in the skin. The Four Layer Facial utilizes multiple layers of European seaweed to add vitamins and minerals to skin cells.

The Collagen Face Lift Facial soothes, hydrates, firms, and lifts aging skin. The spa also offers chemical peels and specialty treatment for the delicate skin that surrounds the eye and lip areas.

Body Treatments are a wonderful means of relaxing the mind and body. The Arizona Grand Resort’s Desert Botanical Aroma Wrap provides full-body hydrotherapy with scents from nature to calm the mind and to cleanse the skin deeply. The Sedona Mud Purification Treatment uses Native American healing therapy to detoxify and purify the skin. The Blue Detoxification Body Wrap consists of clarifying clays that are oil-absorbent and revive tired skin. The Oasis Algae Body Wrap makes use of a unique concoction of aloe, live algae, comfrey, and essential oils to replenish the skin.

The spa offers naturally sourced scrubs to exfoliate and cleanse the body’s surface. The Acai Berry Scrub makes use of the powerful antioxidants and amino acids found in acai berries; this treatment relaxes the muscles and promotes restful sleep. The Citrus Lavender Scrub hydrates the skin while white salt exfoliates it. The result is a smoother, fresher, more hydrated body. The Dolcetto Sugar Scrub moisturizes and soothes the body with Shea butter and safflower oil, while sugar granules exfoliate; this treatment leaves the body smoother and the mind tranquil.

The spa also offers massages, facials, and body treatments for children and teenagers. Adult supervision is required. The salon at The Arizona Grand Resort has myriad offerings. Aestheticians and hairdressers are on hand to cut, style, color, condition, and weave hair, give manicures and pedicures, and apply makeup or teach proper makeup application techniques. Also on hand are waxing and eyelash extension services.

4. Weddings, Meetings & Conferences

Weddings, Meetings & Conferences  

Weddings at The Arizona Grand Resort are sought after for their many gorgeous venues and for the excellence of the resort’s wedding planning team. Weddings and receptions can be held inside or out, and facilities exist for guest lists as small as 60 or as large as 1,200. Ceremonies can be held in garden settings with lighted palm trees, lush foliage, and fountains or at Island Green, a wide lawn surrounded by blue water and with a backdrop of rolling hills.

The Plaza Courtyard has a charming setting with beautiful fountains. The largest outdoor setting for ceremonies is the Fountain Circle, which has a staircase for the bride to descend and a raised platform on which the wedding party is stationed so that all guests can view the ceremony with ease.

Large indoor receptions may be held in the Grand Ballroom, which holds the resort’s maximum of 1,200 guests. There are many smaller ballrooms, and outdoors there are terraces and patios for an al fresco gathering. The chefs and catering staff of the resort work closely with the couple to make their wedding feast all they could wish for, and the resort’s cake specialist can make customized cakes on site. Meetings

The Arizona Grand Resort is unique among meeting spaces; it has its own event specialist company, Southwest Conference Planners, to advise, arrange, and supervise every aspect of a business meeting.

The resort has a 20,000 square foot exhibit pavilion, 56 flexible meeting rooms with advanced technology, a 20,000 foot ballroom with towering 21 foot high ceilings, and 16 private outdoor meeting spaces that seat up to 2,000 guests. Catering support is available for everyone’s needs, from a snack break at a board meeting to feasts for 1,000 conference attendees.

To add fun to a business gathering, the Arizona Grand Resort offers themed events and a wide variety of entertainment options. Business meetings are much more fun if business clothing in a bare boardroom is exchanged for western clothing in an old-style saloon.

Successful meetings have included those that were Casablanca themed and ones that invoked Mexican fiestas, tropical getaways, and Route 66 adventures.

The conference planners at Arizona Grand Resort can provide almost any sort of entertainment for gatherings large and small. Live bands, comedians, Polynesian fire-eaters, karaoke, and Las Vegas-style shows have all been big hits at business meetings at the Arizona Grand.

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