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The Grand America's Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookie Recipes
By Good4Utah - Reagan Leadbetter
Salt Lake City Weekly
By Best of Utah 2015
Best Classy Wings
"You don't have to stay at the Grand America Hotel to enjoy it, you know. And the enjoyment begins with your first step inside, past the gigantic display of fresh flowers, past the lobby lounge, peering out to the exquisite grounds and down a couple of perfectly carpeted hallways to the entrance of the Gibson Lounge—clearly the best-kept secret in the local craft cocktail community. Every step leading to the lounge and every chair inside screams out that no expense was spared on the Grand America. Each scream reminds the visitor that no one in the United States builds such appointed hotels these days. And in Salt Lake City, no one serves a plate of chicken wings that matches those served at the Gibson Lounge. Continue Reading...
La Bonne Vie
Walking into La Bonne Vie, a pastry shop in the opulent Grand America hotel, is a transformative experience—as though you've turned into a decorative character on a very elaborate wedding cake. This eye-popping, Willy Wonka-esque shop is filled with world-class pastries, cookies, cakes, macaroons and baguettes, prepared by the hotel's superb executive pastry chef Xavier Baudinet. Continue Reading...
KUTV 2 News
By This Weekend Morning Edition
Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe courtesy of Chef Xavier.
The Salt Lake Tribune
By Kathy Stephenson
Dynamic Duo of Caramel and Salt Battles for Seasonal Supremacy
By Ted Scheffler
Dining big and small at Little and Grand Americas.
By Elina Eronen Piper
10 old world loggings that inspired the Grand Budapest Hotel.
March 2015 Prime Living
By Katheryn Hunter
Salt Lake City's Grand experience.
By Jennifer Neid
Star Studded Spas.
Forbes Travel Guide
By Forbes Travel Guide
The Forbes Travel Guide Star award winners.
2015 Best Hotels in the USA Winners
By U.S. News : Travel
Best Hotels in the USA winners, according to U.S. News Travel.
The 21 Best Hotels in America
Our list of the 21 best hotels in America.
By Small Fry Blog
If you follow us on Instagram – @smallfryblog – you saw that we spent the weekend at our favorite (and only!) 5 Diamond Hotel in Salt Lake City, The Grand America!
SL mag's 3rd Annual Cocktail Contest, Grand America's new bar menu and more great bar news
By Mary Brown Malouf
Paying homage to the golden age of the hotel bar, the new bar menu at the Gibson Lounge at The Grand America Hotel is inspired by the classic libations and hotel bars of the 1920s.
By Event Marketer
Salt Lake is home to a AAA five-diamond hotel, The Grand America Hotel. (Only 124 hotels and 59 restaurants across North America are selected to receive AAA’s highest property rating.)
Pimp Your Patty
By Mary Brown Malouf
Here they are, our top 10 favorite local luxe burgers. This is burgers elevated.
Top 50 Hotel Spas in the United States
By Conde Nast Traveler
The Grand America Hotel Grand Spa named one of the top 50 hotel spas in the United States.
Best Hotels in Utah
By U.S. News Travel
As the bigger sibling to the popular Little America Hotel, The Grand America Hotel leads the boutique pack in Salt Lake City.
AAA chooses Five Diamond hotels, restaurants for 2014
By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY
The Grand America Hotel is awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award for hotel.
Dining out: Utah’s best restaurant dishes of the year
By Heather King
Best landlocked seafood dish
The Grand America’s Garden Café is featuring this foreign treasure. A play on clam chowder, this appetizer delivers fresh steamed clams in a broth of white wine and a touch of cream along with potatoes, bacon lardons and crusty grilled bread for dipping.
Hotel’s holiday window displays bring festive cheer to downtown.
By FOX 13 News
The 13 displays at the Grand America Hotel feature a variety of holiday scenes, including a massive house made of gingerbread.
Holiday Magic, Right Before Your Eyes
By KUTV News
Currently you can find a ginger bread house like no other at the Grand America hotel's annual Holiday Window Stroll.
Salt Lake City hotel to unveil holiday window displays
By Ashton Goodell
Artists and designers have five days to put the final touches on the Grand America Hotel’s holiday display.
Grand America's Holiday Window Stroll
By Kevin Olsen
The Grand America Hotel has announced its fourth annual Holiday Window Stroll, just in time to kick off the holiday season.
Grand America getting ready to unwrap its Christmas windows
By Scott D. Pierce
It’s about to look a lot like Christmas at the Grand America Hotel — but they haven’t opened the packages yet.
Utah Wedding Brooke & Brad
By Frosted Productions
This is the second post from the Brooke & Brad Wedding, we did their “Groomals” photos in between the wedding and reception that day, I love the Grand America it is so beautiful, and I really love their courtyard.
Utah Wedding Brooke & Brad
By Frosted Productions
The third post from this couple’s gorgeous wedding day… I take a very photojournalistic approach when I do wedding photography, I wish I had more time for it, but with this particular couple we squeezed in their groomals on the wedding day as well, which is what this third post is. We did these in the Grand America Courtyard in Salt Lake City, Utah – I love it there, so beautiful.
Take the Edge Off
By Jaime Winston
The new spa has a modern aesthetic, setting a different tone than the hotel’s Old World feel.
A Fabulous Pink and White Wedding at The Grand America Hotel
To take in more romance from Stephanie & Devon’s lovestory see their pink and white wedding below.
A Grand idea: Heirloom tomato soup
This dish was created because it represents all the parts of a caprese salad but in the form of a soup. It gets even better by adding pesto, crème fraiche and burrata cheese.
Oktober Fest at The Grand America
The Grand America Hotel is putting their twist on one of the most famous food & beer celebrations in the world.
Grand America’s Garden Café and the Taste America Local Dish Challenge
By Heather King
5 Fairytale Hotel Toy Stores
JouJou (French for toy) is a boutique at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City and combines exceptional interactive play centers with handcrafted classic toys, games and vintage-inspired candies.
French Macarons Reign As New Sweet Treat Du Jour
Top Ten Holiday Events to enjoy with kids in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City becomes a magical winter scene surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Wasatch Mountains each holiday season.
Travel & Leisure World’s Best Hotels 2012 Award
Grand America Hotel received Travel & Leisure World’s Best Hotels 2012 Award.
Planning a Successful Mother/Daughter Weekend Getaway
By Marie LeRose
Top 10 brunch hotels in the US
Fox News lists Sunday Brunch at The Grand America Hotel in the Top 10 Brunch Hotels in the U.S.
Crepe expectations: Try our crepe recipes for Mother’s Day
Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2012
Salt Lake Magazine Announces 2012 Dining Award Winners
Best Bakery: La Bonne Vie
Golden Spoon for Hospitality: Ali Raafati
Valentine's Day the Grand America Way
At The Grand America Hotel, "Romance is Grand!"
10 Years After Hosting the Olympics, the World Is Still Welcome
By Shawn Stinson
AAA gives diamond awards for Utah hotels, restaurants
Needy Utahns treated to steak dinner on Christmas
Salt Lake City launches new rewards program for high-performing schools
Teachers at three Salt Lake City schools will get a little extra hospitality this month, thanks to high test scores and the Grand America Hotel.
Free Lunch: lost tradition of Christmas windows back in 'Grand' style
Grand America concierge among the best in world
Law enforcers, Big Kenny go over the edge of the Grand America for charity..
Law enforcers and news reporters were thrown off the roof of the Grand America Hotel on Thursday, all in the name of charity...
The Grand America Hotel competes for America’s Best Restroom award
From Los Angeles to Nantucket, we’re searching for the most unique, impressive restrooms America has to offer...
On Location: The Grand America
By Regina McGee
You may think Salt Lake City is a tough sell as an incentive destination—until you step into the 775-room Grand America...
Travel - Why Smart Skiers Are Racing to Utah
By Vicky Lowry
This enormous compound with a fountain and a Versailles vibe was built in time to host Olympic VIPs...
10 Quick Winter Getaways
By H. Scott Jolley
Whether the cold, crisp air has you yearning for the tropics or strapping on skis, we've got a trip for you.
Born Again in Salt Lake City
By Chip Brown
Chip Brown returns to Salt Lake City after a 30-year absence and finds a city where religion is still central but increasingly takes a backseat to great art and architecture, shopping, music, food—and, yes, drink.
The Grand America Hotel Review
The Grand America Hotel, with its white Bethel-granite exterior, this 24-story luxury hotel dominates the skyline a few blocks south of downtown.
Grand America Hotel - An Elegant Palace in the Heart of Salt Lake City
By Nicole R. Janowicz
The towering white Bethel granite exterior of the Grand America Hotel glistens in the Salt Lake City sun, and at night stands as a beacon of luxurious light in the downtown skyline.
America's 50 Best Hotels
By Forbes Traveler 400
What Salt Lake City lacked was a grand hotel to house Olympic VIPs. Resident billionaire, Earl Robert Holding, who owns the Little America hotel in Salt Lake City as well as the Snowbasin Resort in Ogden and the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, saw an opportunity to create a new temple in his fair city.
The Grand America Hotel
The rooms at The Grand America Hotel are absolutely charming in an old-fashioned way, while still offering modern amenities.
America Does Indeed Look Grand From the Grand America SLC
We had an anti-view in Denver today — a destination where one might expect to see mountains off in the distance (though Denver, we know, is pretty flat) — but looking at this view from a room at the Grand America sort of makes up for it.
48 Hours: Salt Lake City
By Kurt Repanshek
Nestled against the Wasatch Range—playground for the 2002 winter Olympians—this gold medal city has lifted itself out of Denver's shadow.
Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City: A luxurious holdover from the Winter Olympics
By Chris Baldwin
Thanks to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Grand America Hotel sprang up as a luxurious option for corporate sponsors. Now, it sets itself apart as the premier accommodations in the city.
The Grand America Hotel Receives Prestigious AAA Five Diamond Rating
By Press Release
The Grand America Hotel today announced that the property has been named as a recipient of the prestigious 2005 American Automobile Association (AAA)...
Grand America Hotel
By USA Today Travel
The Grand America Hotel rivals the Bellagio in Las Vegas in grandeur.
Five great Banana splits in Salt Lake City
By Sunset Magazine
Garden Café at the Grand America Hotel. Pastry chef Kurtis Baguley puts a southern spin on his split―a bananas Foster-inspired version for adults.
39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law
By American Bar Association
The Annual Conference on Environmental Law is one of the most important educational and professional gatherings available today for environmental law practitioners, academics, nonprofit lawyers, and government lawyers. The Section’s leadership has decided to hold the Annual Conference in a new venue in 2010 and 2011—at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Top 10 Brunch Hotels in the U.S.
Sumptuous and sophisticated in Salt Lake City, The Grand America's Sunday Brunch is as grand as the hotel itself.