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Making Coconut Panna Cotta With Grand America

By KUTV 2News

(KUTV) Chef Xavier from Grand America is once again in the kitchen with us, and this morning he shares with us the recipe for coconut panna cotta.

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Where to High Tea in 2017

By Luxury Travel Magazine

High Tea dates back to the early nineteenth century when people needed a pick-me-up filled with freshly brewed tea accompanied by an array of pastries, scones, jams and sandwiches in the late afternoon.

Over the years High Tea has evolved and grown in popularity but has still kept its centuries-old ritual. Below I’ve listed a variety of destinations throughout the globe to experience High Tea in 2017.

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Uniquely Utah: The grand gingerbread house at Grand America

By Fox 13 News -Todd Tanner

In this week's edition of Uniquely Utah, Todd Tanner takes us to the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City for a look at a massive gingerbread house that has become an annual tradition.

See the video above for a look at the gingerbread house, which was made almost entirely out of edible ingredients that include 600 pounds of chocolate.

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Artist offers sneak peek at Grand America Hotel’s holiday windows

By Fox 13 News -Robert Boyd

t's been a Christmas tradition at the Grand America Hotel for the past six years, and on Friday Fox 13 got a sneak peek before anyone else.

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trivago Reveals The Best Hotels in the U.S.

By Trivago

For the very first time reveals the best hotels in the United States — based entirely on guest reviews. Chosen for their outstanding customer service, ranking, and performance, the trivago Awards 2017 recognize the 10 best properties in America in four different categories.

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Top Hotels in The American West

By Condé Nast Traveler

Top Hotels in The American West: Readers' Choice Awards 2016. Condé Nast Traveler readers rate the top hotels in cowboy country. 

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Chocolate Cremeux Recipe

By ABC4, Good Things Utah

Executive Pastry Chef Xavier shared his passion for desserts and pastries with the Good Things Utah Team, preparing a decadent chocolate cremeux. 

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Grand America: French Almond Cream, Fig Tarts and Short Crust Pastries

By KUTV 2News

(KUTV) Chef Xavier joins us once again in the kitchen to share with recipes with us of some of their famous pastries.

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By Nothing Down About It

The Grand America offers a Family First program where you can choose from a menu of items for kids in your room. We chose a rocking chair (perfect for my night-nursing), cribs and Honest Company bath items. 

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Things To Do with Kids in Salt Lake City, Utah

By Elyse-Six Sisters' Stuff

We wanted one last fun trip before school started this fall, so we headed to Salt Lake City for a staycation with our 3 kids! Our favorite place to stay while in Salt Lake City is The Grand America Hotel.  It is absolutely gorgeous and is so family friendly!

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Utah's first traditional Hasidic wedding a story of love, tradition and symbolism

By Marjorie Cortez

In the courtyard of a modern downtown hotel, Rabbi Mendy Cohen of Montreal and Salt Lake's Chaya Zippel "became one" in a ceremony unchanged for centuries.

The nuptials, held at the Grand America Hotel Monday evening, was the first Chabad Lubavitch Jewish wedding in the state of Utah.

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L’chaim! Raising (and stomping) a Glass at a Traditional Hasidic Jewish Wedding...

By Rich Kane

On Monday evening, Chaya Zippel and Rabbi Mendy Cohen were married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the Grand America Hotel.

The Salt Lake Tribune was invited to capture a glimpse into a culture many Utahns rarely get to see.

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Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine: Grand Romance

By Tessa Woolf

The stately Grand America Hotel sets the stage for dreamy florals worthy of your happily-ever-after.

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Grand America Hotels and Resorts Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Streamline Food and Beverage Delivery

By Agilysys

Grand America Hotels and Resorts, which owns properties in five states, needed integrated point-of-sale and payment gateway systems that would optimize food and beverage operations and secure sensitive cardholder data. The executive team also wanted a comprehensive restaurant reservation, table and wait list management solution that would automate reservations, improve wait list execution and enable the organization’s food and beverage outlets to personalize engagement with diners.

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Peach Melba in the 2News Kitchen

By KUTV 2News

Recipes courtesy of Chef Xavier from the Grand America.

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These 13 Spas in Utah Will Leave You Relaxed And Refreshed


If you live in Salt Lake, you don’t have to go far from home to get an amazing luxury spa experience. Book a room overnight at Grand America, or just stop by the spa for an afternoon of pampering. 555 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City

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Event Combines Art and Soup for a Good Cause

By Good Things Utah

Executive Chef Fernando and Sous Chef Tomas joined Art & Soup Celebration on Good Things Utah to talk about tomorrow's event benefiting Community Nursing Services - CNS Charitable Care Program!

Art & Soup is a premier Salt Lake art event that highlights the work of local artists and the delicious fare of the area's best restaurants.

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Gibson Lounge Bartender Participates in Regional Competition

Adam “Scoop” K. is representing Utah at Arizona Cocktail Week’s Last Slinger Standing competition on Monday, February 15. The elimination round competition includes United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) chapters from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.

Adam blends his passion for cuisine and his culinary background to prepare craft cocktails at the Gibson Lounge in The Grand America Hotel and Bar-X in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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A Golden Utah Wedding at The Grand America Hotel

By Lindsay Goldenberg Jones

Ashley and Terrance met in the US Air Force Army and were just friends “for a very long time,” before they started dating, Ashley said. 

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Christmas dinner served to Utah homeless

By The Salt Lake Tribune

"Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson and other community leaders served their annual Christmas dinner to more than 800 homeless Utahns on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall in downtown Salt Lake City.

Atkinson and others have been providing Christmas dinner for 14 years to those in need.

Volunteers and steaks with holiday side dishes were provided and donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Grand America Hotel."

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Volunteers serve Christmas dinner to Utah's homeless and low income families

By Aldo Vazque

"Hundreds of Utah's homeless and low income families gathered at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall to receive a warm meal and some special items this Christmas.
For the 14th year Pamela Atkinson and friends have been feeding the homeless and this year wasn't any different.  Over 900 steaks with just as many sides and pies were on hand, as well as hot chocolate and coffee to feed many of Utah's less fortunate friends and families.  The steaks and sides were donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Grand American Hotel."

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The Grand America's Gingerbread and Shortbread Cookie Recipes

By Good4Utah - Reagan Leadbetter

Chef Xavier from the Grand America Hotel stopped by Good Things Utah to share two delicious cookie recipes, plus to give us a heads up on what's coming to the Grand this holiday season

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Salt Lake City Weekly

By Best of Utah 2015

Best Classy Wings
Gibson Lounge
"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...



Best Patisserie
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...

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KUTV 2 News

By This Weekend Morning Edition

Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe courtesy of Chef Xavier.

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The Salt Lake Tribune

By Kathy Stephenson

Dynamic Duo of Caramel and Salt Battles for Seasonal Supremacy

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City Weekly

By Ted Scheffler

Dining big and small at Little and Grand Americas.

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Paste Magazine

By Elina Eronen Piper

10 old world loggings that inspired the Grand Budapest Hotel.

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March 2015 Prime Living

By Katheryn Hunter

Salt Lake City's Grand experience.

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American Spa

By Jennifer Neid

Star Studded Spas.

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Forbes Travel Guide

By Forbes Travel Guide

The Forbes Travel Guide Star award winners.

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2015 Best Hotels in the USA Winners

By U.S. News : Travel

Best Hotels in the USA winners, according to U.S. News Travel.

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The 21 Best Hotels in America

By Thrillist

Our list of the 21 best hotels in America.

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Grand Staycation

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!

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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.

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Myth Busters

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.)

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Pimp Your Patty

By Mary Brown Malouf

Here they are, our top 10 favorite local luxe burgers. This is burgers elevated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Fabulous Pink and White Wedding at The Grand America Hotel

By Lauren

To take in more romance from Stephanie & Devon’s lovestory see their pink and white wedding below.

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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.

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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.

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Grand America’s Garden Café and the Taste America Local Dish Challenge

By Heather King

Beginning September 1 and continuing through October 31, Garden Café at the Grand will be participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Dish Challenge.

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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. 

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French Macarons Reign As New Sweet Treat Du Jour

Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City may sound, well, American, but its La Bonne Vie patisserie is stocked with a plethora of seasonal French macarons.

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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.

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Travel & Leisure World’s Best Hotels 2012 Award

Grand America Hotel received Travel & Leisure World’s Best Hotels 2012 Award.

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Planning a Successful Mother/Daughter Weekend Getaway

By Marie LeRose

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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.

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Crepe expectations

Crepe expectations: Try our crepe recipes for Mother’s Day

Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 2012

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JouJou Documentary

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Salt Lake Magazine Announces 2012 Dining Award Winners

Best Bakery: La Bonne Vie

Golden Spoon for Hospitality: Ali Raafati



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Valentine's Day the Grand America Way

At The Grand America Hotel, "Romance is Grand!"

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10 Years After Hosting the Olympics, the World Is Still Welcome

By Shawn Stinson

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AAA gives diamond awards for Utah hotels, restaurants

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Needy Utahns treated to steak dinner on Christmas

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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.

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Free Lunch: lost tradition of Christmas windows back in 'Grand' style

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Grand America concierge among the best in world

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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The Grand America Hotel Review

By Fodor’s

The Grand America Hotel, with its white Bethel-granite exterior, this 24-story luxury hotel dominates the skyline a few blocks south of downtown.

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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.

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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.

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The Grand America Hotel


The rooms at The Grand America Hotel are absolutely charming in an old-fashioned way, while still offering modern amenities.

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America Does Indeed Look Grand From the Grand America SLC

By Jenna

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)...

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Grand America Hotel

By USA Today Travel

The Grand America Hotel rivals the Bellagio in Las Vegas in grandeur.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Discovering the two sides of Salt Lake City

By John Gruner

The most elegant property in town is the Grand America Hotel (555 S. Main St., 1-800-621-4505,, which has a spa, daily afternoon tea and indoor/outdoor pools.

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