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The Perfect Spring Training Getaway at the GCU Hotel


By Breanna Alverson
Business Administration Major, Colangelo College of Business

With blue skies, warm sun rays and 75 degree days, the Valley of the Sun certainly does not disappoint its residents during the spring months! In March, the greater Phoenix area becomes an ideal place for a spring getaway. Many vacationers flock to enjoy green fairways, luxurious resorts, desert vistas and spring training games. The newly renovated GCU Hotel and Canyon 49 Grill can help you have the perfect spring training getaway!

Stay the Night

Centrally located in Phoenix off of Interstate 17 and Camelback Road, the GCU Hotel is about 15 minutes from the airport, making travel quick and easy. The hotel is committed to hospitality and provides superior service – booking arrangements and check-in are always a breeze. After a night’s stay in any one of its 152 newly refurbished rooms, start the morning with a hot coffee from the Grand Canyon Beverage Company‘s coffee bar. Later, relax by taking a stroll around the renovated grounds or swimming in the resort-style pool. Before taking on the day, you can also utilize the hotel’s fitness center!

Catch a Game

In the afternoon, take part in an Arizona tradition by catching a spring training game! Since 1947, the Cactus League has hosted teams and fans as they enjoy in America’s favorite pastime. Today, the Phoenix area is host to 15 Major League Baseball teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

With 10 stadiums spread out all across the Valley, from Surprise to Mesa, the GCU Hotel is the perfect central location to catch your favorite teams. With so many teams and ball parks, there is always a great game happening during your getaway! Once you’re at the game, grab a cold drink and a hot dog and enjoy sitting picnic-style on the grassy lawns. Or, get in on the action by sitting front row in the stands!

Make the Most of Your Getaway

At night, enjoy dinner at the Canyon 49 Grill located inside the GCU Hotel. Partake in its daily happy hour menu and challenge a friend to a few games of corn hole on the lawns! With indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant is a great place to just hangout, while its wide variety of savory menu options makes it a great place to eat! The Grill is open from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm and serves guests with breakfast, lunch and dinner. After a day of fun, get a good night’s rest with the hotel’s first-rate bedding and amenities, and prepare to start a new day enjoying your Arizona getaway!

To learn more about staying at the GCU Hotel, visit our website. To learn more about GCU and our degree programs, contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

About Breanna Alverson
Business Administration Major, Colangelo College of Business

Breanna Alverson is junior at Grand Canyon University, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in marketing. In the future, she hopes to be a marketing consultant for non-profit organizations. She loves serving people and has been blessed with the incredible opportunity to work with the Spiritual Life Department on campus as a Life Leader. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Breanna enjoys the outdoors and especially appreciates Arizona’s weather. Some of her favorite memories from this year involve camping, road trips, lakes, hiking, photography and Frisbee.

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