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Talking Stick Resort Receives 2011 Travelocity Excellence Award

Resort Named Among Travel Site’s 500 Elite Partners


SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (Oct. 4, 2012) In recognition of exceptional customer service, lush accommodations, and infinite entertainment options, Talking Stick Resort has been named the recipient of Travelocity’s 2011 Travelocity Excellence Award. The travel site recognizes the luxury resort as one of its elite partners in the Phoenix market for 2011.

“We are thrilled that Talking Stick Resort is counted among the few superior properties from such a large pool of candidates in the luxury hospitality industry,” said Steve Gerken, Senior Director of Hospitality for Talking Stick Resort. “We appreciate Travelocity recognizing our commitment of going above and beyond to provide our guests with a unique, all-encompassing, enjoyable experience, not found in many other resorts.”

Among Travelocity’s more than 70,000 partners across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Talking Stick Resort is one of the selected 500 hotels that received the annual award. A commemorative Roaming Gnome plaque, the travel site’s branded icon, will be on display at the hotel property. Talking Stick Resort also will receive a special excellence award icon adjacent to its property card on all of Travelocity’s global websites.

Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is an AAA Four Diamond Rated resort and is a central landmark within the emerging Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination (TSCED). The property, owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, boasts a 240,000 sq. ft. casino featuring the state’s largest poker room, 496 deluxe guest rooms, a 25,000 square foot grand ballroom, 750-seat Showroom, 21 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, six entertainment lounges, a spa, five restaurants and some of the best views in the Valley. For more information, visit or call (480) 850-7777.


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