The Phoenician Makes a Splash with “AquaMermaid” School

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New Summer Activity for all Resort Guests Available Weekends through September 5, 2016

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The Phoenician is diving into summer with the introduction of an aquatic activity like no other: AquaMermaid School.

Young resort guests can live out their fairytale dreams and swim like mermaids during expertly led 60-minute sessions. Participants ages 7 and older will master various techniques and glide through The Phoenician’s sparkling pools with the help of a specifically designed, colorful tail and fin. For adults – “Mermen” included – the program provides an excellent alternative core workout, combining synchronized and monofin swimming. Classes are offered at $70 per person every Friday at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.; and every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., through September 5, 2016. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the resort concierge at (480) 423-2572. The program is for resort guests only.

“Following the success of our I.FLY Trapeze offering this spring, The Phoenician is excited to once again provide our guests with a truly collectible, experiential activity,” said Mark Vinciguerra, managing director of The Phoenician. “Along with our summer rates that start at just $169 per night, our new AquaMermaid School is not to be missed.”

Led by founder Marielle Chartier Hénault, AquaMermaid is a positive-energy, colorful, inspiring alternative to traditional swimming clubs that is drawing a diverse group of members across North America. To learn more, please visit

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 delectable cuisine across such restaurants as Il Terrazzo, J&G Steakhouse and Relish Burger Bistro, a 27-hole golf course, 10 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 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 and

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