Boutique “Resort-within-a-Resort” Only Property in Arizona to Receive Five Star Ranking in 2013, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 22, 2014) – For the second year in a row, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician has been awarded the coveted Five Star ranking by Forbes Travel Guide, once again the only hotel in Arizona — and one of just 97 properties worldwide — to be so honored.  All 2014 recipients are currently showcased on

Continuing its commitment to providing a more personalized and memorable guest experience that also caters to a diverse audience, The Canyon Suites introduced two popular offerings within the last year.  The hotel’s dog-friendly program includes a canine room service menu, created and prepared in-house by The Phoenician’s award-winning culinary team.  The bill of fare features such delectable selections as Puppy Poppers (grilled chicken bits in natural juices) and Slobbering Salmon (from Skuna Bay, served with brown rice).  Through a special partnership with the Arizona Humane Society, 10 percent of room service sales from the first full year will be donated to the organization to aid homeless, ill and injured animals.  In addition, the property unveiled hypoallergenic accommodations designed exclusively for those guests with allergies.  The two luxury suites and two spacious guestrooms feature a select cleaning process and new amenities, including air purifiers, special hygienic casings for mattresses and pillows, and Malin+Goetz hypoallergenic bath products, to ensure a comfortable and relaxing environment.

“We are extremely proud to have received the Forbes Five Star Award for the second consecutive year, validating the uniquely crafted luxury experience afforded to our guests,” said Managing Director Mark Vinciguerra.  “We will embrace this award, and the year ahead, as we continue to bring innovative new services and amenities to the discerning traveler.”

Added Michael Cascone, President of Forbes Travel Guide: “Our Star ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer.  We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

Debuting in 2007, The Canyon Suites provides added privacy, exclusive features and a distinctly individualized experience, as well as access to The Phoenician’s premier resort services and amenities.  Signature offerings include dedicated Canyon Ambassadors to coordinate guest preferences prior to arrival while assisting with any need or request made throughout the stay; in-room check-in; departure services including printing of boarding passes and arranging shipping needs; daily complimentary wine tastings with a sommelier; a private infinity pool with spacious cabanas; and a chauffeured-driven Mercedes for transportation throughout the 250-acre resort and to/from Old Town Scottsdale’s shopping and entertainment districts.

The Canyon Suites has also been awarded a Five Diamond ranking from the Automobile Association of America (AAA) every year since 2008, and has earned a consistent No. 1 ranking on TripAdvisor since 2012.

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Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958.  Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions.  Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit

Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Canyon Suites is an exclusive 60-room boutique hotel featuring 40 suites and 20 guestrooms, located on the grounds of the 250-acre Phoenician.  The Canyon Suites is designed to provide more customized, enhanced offerings for guests, reaching beyond expectation to deliver the exceptional.  Both The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician and The Phoenician are owned and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., as part of The Luxury Collection. For additional information, please call (480) 941-8200; (800) 888-8234 or visit