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, 2018 – 11th consecutive year

Forbes Travel Guide
Five Star Award, 2018 – 6th consecutive year

Travelers’ Choice Winner, 2017
Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame 2015 – 5th consecutive 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, 2018 – 3rd consecutive year

The Phoenician Resort

Automobile Association of America
Five Diamond Award, 2018 – 14th consecutive year

Forbes Travel Guide
Four Star Award, 2018 – 16th 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, 2016 (#16)

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
#3 Best Hotels in Arizona, 2017

SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) Awards
Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List:
Family Favorite, 2017
The Ultimate #SPGLIFE, 2017

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

AZ Business Magazine
Most Admired Company, 2016


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
Smart Stars Award, 2017
Best Ballroom, 2016
Platinum Choice Award, 2010

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

Top 100 Meeting Hotels, 2016


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, 2016 – 7th 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

Top 10 Steakhouses in Phoenix, 2015

Where Magazine
19 Best Steakhouses Around Phoenix, 2015

Silver Medal Winner, 2015
Gold Medal Winner, 2014

Howard Seftel
Top 10 Steakhouses

Good Morning Arizona
Best Alfresco Dining

Best Resort Dining

Best Ambiance, 2016

Wine Spectator
Best of Award of Excellence, 2009 – 2017

Mowry & Cotton

Phoenix Magazine
Where to Eat, Best New Restaurant 2017
Where to Eat, Best New Chef, 2017

Relish Burger Bistro

Diners’ Choice, 2015

Certificate of Excellence, 2015

Lobby Tea Court

Arizona Foothills Magazine
Best of our Valley, Best Tea Spot, 2016, 2018

OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award
Best Ambiance, 2016

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

Thirsty Camel

Arizona Foothills Magazine
Best of our Valley, Best Lobby Bar, 2018


Green Efforts

Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
Green Certification, 2010
Green Eco Leaf Rating, 2010

Salt River Project
Champion of Energy Efficiency Award, 2016