AAA Five Diamond Resort to Host Annual Kentucky Derby Garden Party May 7; Offer Special Mother’s Day Brunch and Package May 7 and 8

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. April 11, 2016 – The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier luxury resort destination, ushers in the month of May with two celebrated events: the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day:

Saturday, May 7, 2016: 1 p.m.-4p.m.

  • This signature viewing party for the 142nd Run for the Roses will be held on the Orchid Lawn. The afternoon will feature classic, Southern-style cuisine; a best hat contest for the ladies; best Southern fashion for the gentlemen; a winner’s circle raffle and a complimentary, personalized engraving for each purchased bottle of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon. Guests will also receive two complimentary drink tickets and a keepsake cup.
  • A portion of the proceeds will benefit After the Homestretch – Arizona, providing forever homes for former racehorses. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with one of the organization’s four-legged members.
  • Price: $75 per person
  • Reservations required: 480-423-2530
  • After the party, attendees can extend their resort stay with rates starting at just $199 per night for the weekend. Ask for the “DERBYDAY” rate plan when making event reservations or visit


Sunday, May 8, 2016: Seatings 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Held at Il Terrazzo, one of The Phoenician’s award-winning restaurants, this diverse brunch will feature made-to-order omelets; a carving station; handcrafted pastas; farm fresh salads; a seafood and raw bar, a wok station and a “children’s corner” of kid favorites, among other items. All mothers in attendance will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
  • Price: $115 per adult; $55 per child – 3-12 years old
  • Reservations required: 480-423-2530


Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8, 2016 

  • Moms — and their families — can enjoy a special getaway starting at just $199 per night on Saturday, May 7 and/or Sunday, May 8. The package includes additional pampering for her at The Centre for Well-Being spa, with a 25% discount on all 50-minute massages and facials.
  • Reservations required: 480-941-8200; ask for rate plan “MOMSDAY” or visit


Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the 250-acre Phoenician offers two exquisite experiences – a 583-room AAA Five Diamond luxury resort 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, distinctive and diverse cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts, expansive 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. For additional information, please call 480-941-8200; 800-888-8234 or visit and