SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (February 11, 2015) – For the third year in a row, The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician has been awarded the coveted Five Star ranking by Forbes Travel Guide, making it the only hotel in the greater Phoenix area — and one of just 115 properties worldwide — to be so honored. All 2015 recipients are currently showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
For the first time since its debut in 2008, Il Terrazzo, The Phoenician’s nouveau Italian restaurant, received a Four Star ranking. Offering a new, contemporary menu that melds culinary preparation, presentation and personality, the venue features artisan breads and pastas created daily in-house, as well as an award-winning wine list under the direction of Arizona’s only Master Sommelier, Greg Tresner.
Joining Il Terrazzo with Four Star accolades for the 13th consecutive year is the 250-acre Phoenician, and its spa, The Centre for Well-Being, which has regularly earned the designation.
The Canyon Suites, a “resort-within-a-resort” featuring 40 suites and 20 guestrooms, provides a more personalized and memorable guest experience that also caters to a diverse audience. Exclusive offerings include a private infinity pool, daily complimentary wine tastings, a selection of seasonal French press coffees in the main lobby, complimentary Electra bikes for riding throughout the resort or surrounding communities, hypoallergenic rooms and an enhanced dog-friendly program featuring a canine room service menu.
“We are quite honored to have received such prominent recognition from one of the most highly respected and trusted organizations within the hospitality industry,” said Phoenician Managing Director Mark Vinciguerra. “We view these awards as a symbol of our commitment, and an inspiration, in curating a more meaningful and unique experience for each and every guest.”
Added Gerard J. Inzerillo, chief executive officer of Forbes Travel Guide: “Our Star ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest. We’re proud to be associated with those on our global list.”
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. The Phoenician received its 11th consecutive AAA Five Diamond Award in 2015, and is a Top 10 property on TripAdvisor as well.
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.
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 www.forbestravelguide.com.
Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences – a 583-room luxury resort hotel and a 60-room boutique hotel, The Canyon Suites — at one magnificent destination. The properties feature elegant, residential-style accommodations, distinctive and tantalizing cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, eight swimming pools, The Centre for Well-Being and Salon Mila spa complex, an activities program for all ages and interests, numerous boutique shops, and a multi-million dollar art collection. Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites 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.