The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) is honored to announce its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located 20 minutes east of Flagstaff, Ariz., has been awarded AAA’s coveted Four Diamond Award for its stunning architecture, customer satisfaction and infusion of Navajo culture into its architecture, amenities and décor for the fourth year in a row. Twin Arrows is the only Navajo resort in the world, despite the fact that the Navajo Nation is the largest tribe in the United States.
“At Twin Arrows, the featured artwork and symbolic architecture showcases the talent and rich history of our people while creating a distinct environment to enjoy our gaming, resort, conference center and restaurants,” states Derrick Watchman, Navajo Gaming CEO. “We are honored to receive this distinction for our fourth year as we remain an industry leader in the northern Arizona market. We congratulate our dedicated team on providing the highest level of customer service and invite guests to experience Navajo with us.”
The announcement came after a recent evaluation of the breathtaking facility and it’s 110-room resort expansion. The achievement ranks Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort as a premier establishment esteemed by AAA’s professional inspectors, the hospitality industry and its millions of members. Only five percent of the more than 30,000 properties approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction. Additionally, Twin Arrows Navajo Casino is the only Flagstaff destination to receive this honor.
The resort was evaluated on its casino, 200-room hotel, multiple dining destinations – including the Zenith Steakhouse, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and other amenities the resort offers. Of special note was the enhanced buffet, trucker’s lounge and conference and convention center with a 9,000 square-foot banquet center with 25-foot ceilings, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, VIP boardroom, complimentary valet and complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the resort and event center.
The ranking is shared in all AAA/CAA travel information and with its more than 54 million members worldwide.
“Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high quality surroundings,” said Linda Gorman, director of communications and public affairs for AAA Arizona. “This property exceeded the expectations of the most discriminating traveler – the AAA inspector.”
About the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise:
Navajo Gaming (The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise) is a Navajo Nation wholly-owned business entity created by the Navajo Nation in September 2006. Navajo Gaming is authorized by the Navajo Nation to develop and operate Navajo casinos in accordance with federal and Navajo Nation laws, as well as the negotiated Navajo Nation-applicable state compacts (New Mexico and Arizona).
Navajo Gaming opened its first Navajo Casino on Nov. 19, 2008 – Fire Rock Navajo Casino in Church Rock Chapter, near Gallup, N.M. The second Navajo Casino opened Oct. 13, 2010 – Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Tsé Daak’áán Chapter, near Shiprock, N.M. The third Navajo Casino opened Jan. 16, 2012 – Northern Edge Navajo Casino – in Upper Fruitland Chapter, near Farmington, N.M. The fourth Navajo Casino – Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort – is located in Leupp Chapter, near Flagstaff, Ariz. Currently, Navajo Gaming has 1,200 employees.
Navajo Gaming’s vision includes job growth opportunities for Navajos, to continue returning revenue to the Navajo Nation and continue building the Navajo Gaming and Hospitality brand.