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EXPEDIA NAMES TALKING STICK RESORT A “BEST OF +VIP ACCESS” DESTINATION

EXPEDIA NAMES TALKING STICK RESORT A “BEST OF +VIP ACCESS” DESTINATION

Accolades set the tone for an optimal season of “holiday hospitality”

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Sept 12, 2016) – Talking Stick Resort announced today that Expedia.com®, one of the world's largest full service online travel sites, named the resort one of 2015’s “Best of +VIP Access” winners. Talking Stick Resort was named “Best of the Best” in service and was the winner out of 18 hotels in the Phoenix area. Worldwide, this annual award is only given to 300 of Expedia’s top rated +VIP Access hotels, which receive the highest customer satisfaction scores and popularity from Expedia’s qualified elite status members.

“Talking Stick Resort is delighted to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. “Stellar customer service is an everyday priority and we are ecstatic to be recognized by our guests as one of the best destinations in Phoenix, especially as a prelude to the holiday season which is magical at Talking Stick Resort.”

Owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), Talking Stick Resort is one of the leading Valley attractions. In addition to 496 guest rooms, the property contains 11 restaurants and lounges, four pools and a massive gaming area.

“Expedia is thrilled to recognize hotels around the globe that continue to exceed customer expectations,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager of Expedia.com. “We’re particularly delighted to honor a select group of hotels that have earned this honor for consecutive years running. Smart customer service is a difference-maker – customers reward it and Expedia rewards it as well, as our systems are designed to generate more business for hotels who provide the best customer experiences.”

Special benefits for Expedia+ members include free parking and transfers, resort credits, free spa treatments and Wi-Fi, as well as complimentary food and drink for travelers at the Expedia +silver or +gold level. The full list of Best of +VIP Access Hotel winners can be found here. Visitors to Expedia.com can identify a +VIP Access Hotel when booking on Expedia.com by looking for the +VIP Access logo alongside the hotel listing.

About Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Rated Resort and a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., just east of the Loop 101 on Talking Stick Way, TSR is locally owned and caringly operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The property offers culturally rich experiences and luxury accommodations throughout its 496 deluxe rooms, nearly 300,000 sq. ft. casino, 11 restaurants and lounges, world-class spa, 650-seat showroom, 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, thriving cultural center and more than 113,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space. For more information, visit www.talkingstickresort.com.

About Expedia+

Expedia+ offers membership at tiered levels, including +blue, +silver and +gold, and more opportunities to earn and redeem points on flights as well as stays at +VIP Access Hotels. In addition to gaining access to first-class experiences and amenities at +VIP Access Hotels, Expedia+ members have the opportunity to earn valuable points when they book hotels, cars, air and cruises and reap benefits such as exclusive travel deals and superior customer service. For more information on +VIP Access Hotels and the Expedia+ program visit: www.expedia.com/rewards/.

About Expedia.com

Expedia.com is one of the world's largest full service travel sites, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel. Expeb dia.com (https://www.expedia.com/, 1-800-EXPEDIA) aims to provide the latest technology and the widest selection of top vacation destinations, cheap tickets, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. With the Expedia® Best Price Guarantee, Expedia.com customers can get the best rates available online for all types of travel.

Expedia, Expedia.com, Expedia Rewards, Find Yours, Vacation Deprivation and the Airplane logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners © 2016 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. CST # 2029030-50

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Christina Borrego, RIESTER, cborrego@riester.com

 

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