The Phoenician

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 Resort

Automobile Association of America
The Phoenician: Five Diamond Award, 2015 – 11th consecutive year
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician:
Five Diamond Award, 2015– 8th consecutive year

Forbes Travel Guide
The Phoenician: Four Star Award, 2015 – 13th consecutive year
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician:
Five Star Award, 2015 – 3rd Year

Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame 2015 – 5th Year

Condé Nast Traveler Magazine
Gold List World’s Best Places to Stay, 2012 – 8th consecutive year

Travel + Leisure Magazine
Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and Canada, 2010
Top 500 World’s Best Hotels, 2012 – 7th 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

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
Grand Award – The Canyon Suites, 2013

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


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


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  


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


Forbes Travel Guide
Il Terrazzo – Four Star Award, 2015

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

Wine Spectator, Best of Award of Excellence
The Phoenician, 2012 – 4th consecutive year

J&G Steakhouse
Automobile Association of America
Four Diamond Award, 2015 – 6th consecutive year

Diners’ Choice, 2015

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

Relish Burger Bistro
Diners’ Choice, 2015

Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Lobby Tea Court

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

The Centre for Well-Being

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 (formerly Mobil)
Top Spas – Four Stars, 2015

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
Green Eco Leaf Rating, 2010