Awards & Accolades

The AAA Five Diamond Phoenician is consistently recognized as one of the world’s finest resorts, receiving honors for a variety of services and programs, from dining to golf.

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician

Automobile Association of America
Five Diamond Award, 2016 – 9th consecutive year

Forbes Travel Guide
Five Star Award, 2016 – 4th Year

TripAdvisor
Travelers’ Choice Winner, 2016
Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame 2015 – 5th Year

SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) Awards
Member Favorite, 2015 – 2nd consecutive year

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
Grand Award, 2013

U.S. News and World Report
#1 Best Hotels in Arizona, 2016

The Phoenician Resort

Automobile Association of America
Five Diamond Award, 2016 – 12th consecutive year

Forbes Travel Guide
Four Star Award, 2016 – 14th consecutive year

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Gold List World’s Best Places to Stay, 2012 – 8th consecutive year
Reader’s Choice Awards – Top Resorts in Texas and the Southwest, 2015 (#10)

Travel + Leisure Magazine
Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada, 2010
Top 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2015 – 10th consecutive year

World Travel Awards
North America’s Leading Resort 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2013

Celebrated Living – American Airlines Magazine
Reader’s Choice Platinum List, 2009, 2011, 2012

Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
Guest Service Employee of the Year – Il Terrazzo Server, Christine Lam, 2012
Guest Relations Award –  Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association (Six Sigma Kaizen Program) 2011

U.S. News and World Report
Best Hotels in the USA, 2015 – 5th consecutive year
#2 Best Hotels in Arizona, 2016

SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) Awards
Member Favorite, 2014

Global Traveler Magazine
Best Resorts in US and Canada, 2012

Phoenix Business Journal
Best Place to Work (Large Company), 2012

Ranking Arizona
Best of Arizona, Resorts/Hotels, 2012

AZCentral’s BEST Reader’s Choice Award
Best Family Staycation, 2015
Best Resort for Couples, 2015
Best Resort Dining Experience, 2015
Best Resort Golf Course, 2015
Best Resort Hotel, 2015
Best Resort Spa, 2015

Meetings

Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Gold Platter Award, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010
Golf Key Award, 1989-2012 – 13 consecutive years
Hall of Fame Award, Gold Key 2010, 2011

Travel + Leisure Magazine
World’s Best Business Hotels List 2011

Ranking Arizona
Best of Arizona, Meeting/Convention Centers, 2012

Successful Meetings Magazine
Pinnacle Award, 2011, 2012

Smart Meetings Magazine
Platinum Choice Award, 2010

Meetings West Magazine
Best in the West Award, 2009, 2011

Golf

TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Golf Magazine
Premier Resorts – Silver Award Winner, 2014

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Annual Golf Poll, Top 125 Golf Resorts, 2011, 2012
Annual Golf Poll, Top 80 Golf Resorts, 2010

Golf World Business Magazine
World’s Top 100 Golf Shops, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Gold Tee Award, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010

Phoenix New Times
Best Summer Golf Course, 2011

Tennis

United States Tennis Association
Outstanding Facility Award Winner, 2015
Southwest Member Organization of the Year, 2014

J&G Steakhouse

Automobile Association of America
Four Diamond Award, 2015 – 6th consecutive year

USA Today 10 Best
10 Best Steakhouses in Scottsdale

Arizona Foothills Magazine
Arizona’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2013-2015
Best of our Valley, Most Amazing Restaurant Interior, 2016

Thrillist
Top 10 Steakhouses in Phoenix, 2015

Where Magazine
19 Best Steakhouses Around Phoenix, 2015

Devoured
Silver Medal Winner, 2015
Gold Medal Winner, 2014

Howard Seftel
Top 10 Steakhouses

Good Morning Arizona
Best Alfresco Dining

AZCentral
Best Resort Dining

OpenTable
Diners’ Choice, 2015

Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
Best of Award of Excellence, 2012

Il Terrazzo

Forbes Travel Guide
Four Star Award, 2016 – 2nd consecutive year

Cheers Magazine, Best Chain Spirits Program
The Phoenician, 2010
Best Signature Drink (Bellini)
The Phoenician, 2011

Wine Spectator
Best of Award of Excellence, 2015 – 6th consecutive year

Relish Burger Bistro

OpenTable
Diners’ Choice, 2015

TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Lobby Tea Court

Arizona Foothills Magazine
Best of our Valley, Best Tea Spot, 2016

OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award
Top Best Restaurants in America, 2013

OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in America
Afternoon Tea, 2015

The Centre for Well-Being

TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
2013 Reader’s Poll – Top 270 Spas
Top 100 Resort Spas, US Mainland – 2012

Forbes Travel Guide
Top Spas – Four Stars, 2016 – 16th consecutive year

Travel + Leisure Magazine
World’s Best Spas, Winning Retreats, 2009, 2010

Spa Magazine
Silver Sage Awards – Favorite Resort/Hotel Spa, 2009, 2011

Green Efforts

Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
Green Certification, 2010

IStayGreen.com
Green Eco Leaf Rating, 2010