Special Children’s Event Easter Weekend to Feature Culinary Delights, a Book Signing and Music

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. March 9, 2016 – The Phoenician and its mascot, Phoe-Phoe the cottontail rabbit, will celebrate the Easter Weekend by hosting their second annual Afternoon Tea Party on the Orchid Lawn Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is open to guests and the general public.

A charming version of The Phoenician’s traditional tea offering, the menu will include kid-friendly finger sandwiches such as ham & cheese and peanut butter & jam, along with signature scones. An assortment of desserts will be highlighted by vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and Scottish shortbread. All children in attendance will receive a plush, stuffed bunny Phoe-Phoe, as well as a copy of the resort’s book, Fun at The Phoenician with Phoe-Phoe & Friends. Local Scottsdale Author Emily Randolph will be on hand to sign copies of the book and read to the children. Joining her will be one of the stars of the story, Lady, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Phoe-Phoe herself will also spend time with the children as they enjoy their tea experience, complemented by special music.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 480-423-2530. Pricing is $45 per child, ages 3-12 and $60 per adult. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences – a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort hotel and a 60-room, Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Canyon Suites — at one magnificent destination. The property features elegant, residential-style accommodations, diverse and tantalizing cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a 27-hole golf course, 10 tennis courts, seven 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 museum-quality art collection. Both The Phoenician and The Canyon Suites are owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., 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 thephoenician.com and canyonsuites.com.