Situated within the Gila River Indian Community, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass has just completed a renovation of all 500 guest rooms and suites. The resort consists of two wings, the Maricopa and Pima wing. The Lobby, Restaurants and amenities, which needed to remain operational throughout the project, are flanked by each wing.
The first phase began in 2019 when the Maricopa wing was taken out of service (250 rooms) allowing the Pima wing to remain open, and providing continuous operation. In 2021, the Pima wing was then taken out of service (250 rooms) and Phase 2 renovation began.
Every aspect of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is designed with the cultural traditions of the Pima and Maricopa people in mind. Saguaro cactus ribs adorn the all-new valances above the patio entranceways. Additionally, all the artwork in the guest rooms was done by artists from the Community.
The natural beauty of the Gila River Indian Community and its culture played a big part in the inspiration of the new room design. A color palette of browns and tans represent the sweeping mountains and desert landscape that surrounds the resort. While blue accents throughout the guest rooms represent the Gila River, which once flowed through the area and was always seen as the life source for the Community.
Designed to function more like a home than a hotel, the new room design features a comfortable lounge area with plush seating opposed to the standard desk area usually found at hotels. Other upgrades include upgrades to overall building systems, 60” flat-screen mounted televisions, plenty of outlets and USB ports, additional ambient lighting throughout, insulated walls for better sound-proofing, new heating and cooling and much more.
Architect Douglas Fredrickson Architects and Interior Designer Array Interior Design worked closely with The Community, Sheraton, TynanGroup and Contractor Digney York Associates to bring this extensive project to completion.
This unique resort features 36-holes of championship Troon Golf, Forbes Five-Star Aji Spa offering authentic Native American-inspired treatments and Koli, an onsite equestrian center where guests can partake in guided rides into the desert in search of wild horses.
A true destination resort, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is home to four restaurants including the signature restaurant Kai, meaning ‘seed’ in the Pima language, which is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star dining experience in Arizona. Guests can also enjoy four swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, a waterslide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins or explore the winding Gila River on a stand-up paddle board, kayak or hydro-bike.
TynanGroup was also the Project Manager on the original construction of the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass as well as the Club House and Aji Spa.