The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

The views!
Employee Housing

Live. Work. Explore. We are a welcoming community who work hard and enjoy creating memorable experiences in some of the most beautiful places on earth.

The Grand Hotel embodies the perfect blend of rustic and modern design. Our fully renovated guestrooms are bright, comfortable, and contain all the amenities travelers desire including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Our luxurious hotel is just one mile from the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, with scenic South Rim of the Canyon just a short car ride away.

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About The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon resembles a sprawling three-story chalet with the perfect blend of rustic and modern design. The Grand Hotel is the only 3-diamond hotel in the region and is located in Tusayan, AZ. Our luxurious hotel offers an indoor heated swimming pool and spa and fitness center.

The hotel is open year-round with a peak season between April and October. Xanterra operates the 121 room hotel, two dining facilities, and a retail shop. The year-round staff consists of approximately 90 employees during peak season. Our employees make countless personal connections and create everlasting memories for themselves and our guests.

The Employee Experience

Living and working at the Grand Hotel is not for everyone but for those who seek a simpler way of life, the Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon can be the perfect landing spot. 

Live in Tusayan, Arizona, just one mile from the entrance to the South Rim! We provide low-cost employee housing. Community living gives you the opportunity to develop close, lifelong friendships with people from across the United States and around the world. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided at a significantly low cost! 

Work for the primary concessionaire at the Grand Hotel. Learn new skills, develop a strong work ethic, and grow your career. If you decide you want to continue the seasonal lifestyle, we can help you advance in the Grand Canyon and the Xanterra Travel Collection family.

Explore Your backyard will be filled with some of the greatest natural wonders in the world. No matter your interest or level of outdoor expertise/knowledge, there is something for everyone here and we’ll help connect you with the many ways you can discover the Grand Canyon!

Ideal Candidate

Our most successful team members have several things in common:

  • An adventurous nature
    • One of the bragging rights of working in a National Park is you get to say “I live where you vacation!” Through your many adventures, you’ll develop pride in being an ambassador of the Grand Canyon.
  • A desire for community
    • You’ll find a sense of belonging living in a community and make lifelong friendships. Your friends, co-workers, and neighbors come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  Be prepared to have a roommate in a dorm and eat in a cafeteria-style setting.
  • A strong work ethic
    • From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the number of visitors increases dramatically. Be ready to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A positive attitude
    • Prior experience is not the most important thing and entry-level positions do not need prior experience. Rather, we are looking for people with outstanding customer service skills and an adventurous spirit.
  • Able to embrace life without constant phone and internet connectivity
    • Access to the internet is extremely slow due to limited bandwidth. Take advantage and explore the great outdoors!

Does this sound like you? Apply now!

Room and Board

We live along the Grand Hotel located at the Grand Canyon at a 7000-foot elevation in the ponderosa pine forest.

Most new employees will reside in employee housing. The meal plan is $9 per day for 3 meals. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and tickets are also offered for individual meals: breakfast $5.00, lunch $6.00, and dinner $7.00

No pets are allowed in housing.

Grand Canyon and Tusayan have basic services available such as shopping, banking, post office, medical clinic, church services and a community library.

Employee Perks

  • Discounts at other Xanterra Adventure Companies
  • Lodging discount is 50% off best available rate
  • 20-60% Discount on Entertainment through
  • $350 Referral Bonus
  • 20-30% Food and Beverage Discounts at Xanterra Parks
  • 15% Verizon Phone Service/Products Discount
  • Free Laundry Facilities and Free Uniform Cleaning
  • Opportunity for transfer to other Xanterra Properties
  • Holiday Party
  • Community Recreation Center for exercise, computers, free WiFi, activities, and trips
  • Free Grand Canyon Railway Train Rides
  • Free satellite TV signal in dormitories
  • Deeper Restaurant/Retail discount for your birthday
  • Recognition Dinner and Gift for significant service anniversaries
  • Free Entrance to Grand Canyon South Rim

Getting Here and Getting Around

Bikes are encouraged, and it is recommended to bring your vehicle if you have one to travel to Flagstaff or any other “outside” locations as Tusayan/GC is very rural, Shuttle services for this purpose are not widely available. The only public transportation available would be the park/Tusayan Shuttle bus transporting from Tusayan to the park. Initial transportation to the property can be arranged via shuttle.  

For Fun

Adventure awaits you at the Grand Hotel! The proximity to the Grand Canyon South Rim means you can choose a variety of activities that include hiking, biking, camping, photography, wildlife viewing, river rafting, and more.

The secrets of the inner canyon, the slick rock plateaus, the heavily forested rim country ~ these are the worlds of Grand Canyon for you to explore in your free time. Hiking, biking, camping, skiing, photography, wildlife viewing and athletics are but a few of the recreational activities happening at Grand Canyon. C'mon, play with us on over 700 miles of hiking trails and countless miles of back roads for biking. A year-round outdoor playground is waiting for you.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link below. 

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