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The Phoenician Named “North America’s Leading Resort 2013” At World Travel Awards

September 18, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond destination, was named “North America’s Leading Resort 2013” at the 20th World Travel Awards. The announcement was made on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa in the Caribbean.

The World Travel Awards, which serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, is voted on by travel agents worldwide. This is the sixth such award for The Phoenician, which was also named “North America’s Leading Resort” in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003. The luxury property was selected as “North America’s Leading Golf Resort” in 2001, 2005 and 2007.

“We are very honored and proud to receive this recognition from the World Travel Awards and our travel agent partners around the world,” said Mark Vinciguerra, managing director. “Celebrating our 25th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2013, this award serves as a testament to our legendary guest experience and exceptional service culture.”

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 Five-Star/Five Diamond boutique hotel, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician – 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 27-hole golf course, 11 tennis courts, nine swimming pools, The Centre for Well-Being and Salon Mila spa complex, a recently expanded activities program and Funicians Club, numerous boutique shops, a $25 million art collection and the premier 15,000 square-foot Camelback Ballroom. In addition to these offerings, the 60-room Canyon Suites provides more intimate surroundings and enhanced services, creating an atmosphere of uncompromising splendor. Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician are owned and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., as part of The Luxury Collection.

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