Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort
A Place To Stay While Visiting Grande Sports Academy
The Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort is an ideal location for sports conferences, conventions, weddings, golf tournaments, and corporate events. Just 45 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport lives the historic, yet state-of-the-art hotel, golf, and sports resort.
The resort emerged from the imagination of Horace Stoneham – legendary owner of the World Champion San Francisco Giants – who conceived of a first-rate training facility for his players. He built this getaway to cater to the players’ every need, and as word of this major league facility grew, fans from around the world came to see Willie Mays and his San Francisco Giants practice and play all while enjoying some relaxing rounds of golf and basking in the warm Arizona sun.
Fast forward to today and you’ll see a modernized, multi-million dollar renovation to the hotel and grounds and a new world-class sports resort that caters to future and current sports stars. In a very short period of time, Grande Sports World has become an industry leader in soccer development with its innovative residential Real Salt Lake – AZ Academy teams. In addition to the Academy, Grande Sports World has hosted events for the world’s football (soccer) governing bodies FIFA and US Soccer, not to mention ten different professional teams from Major League Soccer that have already come to train at the complex.
Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf resort has 106 rooms, 68 of which are located in an eight story tower with beautifully appointed rooms and spacious suites featuring golf course, poolside, sports fields, and garden views. Every guest room in the tower is over-sized and has a large, inviting balcony with expansive vistas of the golf course in the foreground and majestic mountains in the distance. For the value-minded sportsperson, there are also 38 courtyard rooms that offer all the resort amenities.
This is a fabulous facility to host and conduct meetings at, with multiple options to fulfill every meeting need. All meeting spaces offer wireless internet, state-of-the-art audio and visual presentation options, and large projector screens.
The Grande Ballroom is the perfect place to host a large and dynamic event. With more than 4,000 square feet of space, the Grande Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 people.
For smaller groups of up to 60 people, the Eagle’s Nest is a picture perfect setting high above the desert floor, overlooking our spectacular golf course and phenomenal soccer and sports facilities. This irresistible space offers an unmatched view of the surrounding area while enjoying the distinctive setting designed for smaller events.
Create memories for years to come with a cocktail party on our enchanting patio by our heated pool, or unwind with a get together at our cozy fire pit. Enjoy a team barbecue on our lush lawn with its well-groomed landscape or relax poolside with a themed barbecue. To cap the night off, enjoy a comfortable dip in the Jacuzzi under the stars.