(Photo courtesy of El Chorro Lodge)
PHOENIX – The Arizona-based development company that acquired El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley plans to preserve and improve the property, the company said Wednesday.
Grossman Company Properties, a real estate and hospitality development and management company, plans to continue operating the lodge as a Paradise Valley institution.
“Our approach to hospitality investment is to respect the history and heritage of property, making it a successful and sustainable business with a long-term vision in mind,” said John Grossman, CEO of Grossman Company Properties.
“Our plan with El Chorro is to take this approach and celebrate the hotel’s heritage, enhancing it for a new generation of visitors, in keeping with the unique character of Paradise Valley.”
The lodge’s previous owner, Jackie Dorrance, acquired it in 2009, but recently tracked down Grossman, in a statement.
Dorrance knew that El Chorro could be built up and “wanted to make sure it was done in a way that was consistent with the ownership history and character of the City of Paradise Valley,” the report said.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Jacqui Dorrance on this purchase and are proud to have the opportunity to maintain and improve El Chorro,” said Matt Crowe of Grossman Company Properties, who has lived in Paradise Valley for over 30 years. Press release.
Grossman Company Properties currently owns and operates two Phoenix Metro properties, including the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa and Scott Resort & Spa. The company previously owned and remodeled the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.