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April 2024
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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa
One local gem to consider for your next staycation—or to recommend to visiting friends and family—is the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, which Arizona Health & Living Magazine recently had the chance to experience. With a seven-acre water park, award winning golf course, and scenic views, the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is a great place to stay and relax. An all-suite resort, it’s ideal for families this summer.

“For summer months, there is obviously a huge focus on our water park,” shares Rudé van Eck, marketing manager for Classic Hotels & Resorts. “…We are one of few resorts that offer a full fitness class schedule within out 20,000 square foot Athletic Club and Spa. The facility is also open to the public on a membership basis, not only resort guests… all Athletic Club members receive exclusive resort and spa discounts.”

Some of the resort’s key features include:

• All-Suite Rooms
• 7-Acre Water Park
• On-site Luxury Spa
• Award Winning Golf Course: desert course on South Mountain Preserve
• 20,000 sq. ft. Athletic Club and Spa
• Tallest Resort Water Slide in the Southwest
• 8-Story Thrill Slides and Wave Pool
• Fitness Classes
• 6 pools across the property
• Adult only lap pool
• Next to 17,000 Acre South Mountain Preserve; more than 60 miles of trails for mountain biking and hiking for all skill levels.

“Arizona Grand Resort & Spa puts you in the midst of one of Phoenix, Arizona's most naturally beautiful places,” according to the resort’s website. “The region's only AAA Four-Diamond all-suite resort is ideally situated on the doorstep of 17,000 acres of South Mountain Preserve, the largest municipal park in the nation and the most visited hiking destination in the state. The Arizona Grand serves up stunning perspectives and unique Southwestern touches that make your visit to Phoenix feel naturally grand. Whether attending an event, making a quick getaway or taking the annual family vacation, you'll be warmly welcomed and well cared for at our luxury hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.”

ActivLab Director David Jack from the Arizona Grand’s Athletic Club notes that the resort includes many unique health and fitness amenities.

“I add some unique, maybe non-traditional services like being a fitness concierge, offering fitness retreat and educational experiences, especially for fellow fitness and wellness pros,” he shares. “We do corporate wellness and teambuilding initiatives based off our Magnify the Good platform, I've emceed events, speak on various topics with a focus on health, wellness and the human condition and we offer exclusive, custom workout experiences designed to address all four pillars of fitness. The campus is so fun as well. From night hikes, races, team building events, nighttime Frisbee golf and so much more.”

In addition to the must-experience water features and recreational activities, the Arizona Grand is also home to six delicious places to dine, including the popular Rustler’s Rooste and Aunt Chilada’s. The resort also offers a popular venue for events, spa services, golf and more. This summer, there are multiple specials available to help make a stay affordable, including deals that include vouchers for meals and resort perks.

The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa is located at 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix. Visit or call 877.800.4888 for more info.

By Michelle Talsma Everson