The Phoenician ushers in the month of May with two celebrated events: the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day:
KENTUCKY DERBY GARDEN PARTY
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.
MOTHER’S DAY “PICNIC BRUNCH” Sunday, May 8, 2016: Seatings 10 a.m. to 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
PHOENICIAN MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND PACKAGE
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 percent discount on all 50-minute massages and facials.Reservations required: 480.941.8200; ask for rate plan “MOMSDAY.”