At the edge of the desert south of Phoenix is a destination resort unlike any other, where soothing sunsets replace city lights and the sound of traffic gives way to the rustling breezes of mesquite trees. Wild Horse Pass, operated by the Gila River Indian Community, is ready to welcome you to an oasis where modern comfort meets history and culture. With two world-class Resorts to choose from, both featuring an abundance of amenities, Wild Horse Pass is the place to stay to relax in the solace of the Sonoran Desert or celebrate yourself with spa days, upscale dining, and outdoor activities.
From your room’s private balcony, watch the sun rise or set over Arizona’s stunning mountain ranges. The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass has inspirational views in every direction and easy access to parkland, preserves, and hiking trails that will bring you close to the saguaro cactus and roaming wild horses of the Pima and Maricopa tribal land. A 2.5-mile river encircling the resort provides opportunities to gently kayak or boat through the magnificent landscape as well.
The Sheraton Grand also features recreation and relaxation meant to replenish your body, mind, and spirit. Four on-site pools offer fun for every age, the nearby KOLI Equestrian Center offers lessons and trail rides, and the Whirlwind Golf Club has two 18-hole courses. At the Sheraton’s Aji Spa, treatment therapies are built around authentic Native American healing practices.
Everywhere you go in the 500-room Sheraton Grand presents a glimpse into the culture of the Pima and Maricopa, with design touches and displays that honor the legacy of the Gila River Indian Community. Daily activities led by resort staff are a chance to delve deeper into Native American history.
You can also dine at Kai, the only AAA Five Diamond/Forbes Five Star restaurant in Arizona, which happens to be the resort’s fine dining option. The restaurant specializes in dishes that are made with locally farmed ingredients and provide a modern interpretation of Native American cuisine. Additional dining at the resort includes Ko’Sin for elevated desert-inspired dishes, Hanyo at the River for poolside eats, and the Aji Café for meals at the spa.
For a peaceful getaway that puts every modern luxury at your fingertips, Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass is your dream destination just south of Phoenix, AZ. With elegantly appointed rooms, seven delicious restaurants, and easy access to outdoor activities, shopping, gaming, and nightlife, this hotel is guaranteed to please. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, connecting with the land, or celebrating with friends and family, Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass makes it easy to relax and rediscover yourself.
A Comfortable Stay in Contemporary Style
Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass is a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient and its new tower—including pillow-top mattresses—marry style and comfort for a tranquil experience. The King Bedded Suites take luxury to the next level, while the Governor’s Suite, with 800 square feet to relax, a wet bar, and six-seat dining table for entertaining guests, will make Wild Horse Pass feel like a vacation home.
An Abundance of Amenities
Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass neighbors all the amenities offered within the destination, including the Aji Spa, where relaxation therapies are based on the Native American healing practices of the Pima and Maricopa tribes who have called the land of Wild Horse Pass and the surrounding area home for centuries.
Complimentary shuttle service is also available to take guests to Whirlwind Golf Club’s two championship 18-hole courses, Phoenix Premium Outlets, Aji Spa, and River Adventure Boat Rentals. Whether your interest is massage therapy, retail therapy, or the therapeutic benefits of getting outdoors and in touch with the land, the hotel allows easy access to everything you need.
But you don’t even need to leave Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass for relaxation and recreation. Sit in a poolside cabana, soak up the desert sun, and enjoy food and drinks from one of the hotel’s six on-site restaurants, like Prime, a Shula’s Steak House. Rising 150-feet over the desert landscape, Prime is located on the 11th floor complete with large windows revealing stunning views of the Estrella Mountains and breathtaking Arizona sunsets. After dinner, journey into the night with the views and cocktails at 11ven at Prime. Enjoy a meal at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, serving authentic Asian cuisine in contemporary elegance. You can also grab a coveted Fatburger from the food court or a slice of gourmet pie from Rizzo’s.
Entertainment and Gaming—Day and Night
When the sun sets over the stunning Sierra Estrella Mountains, there’s even more to enjoy at Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass. The Showroom, a 1400-seat concert theatre, attracts the biggest touring acts in the country. From comedy and country to classical and contemporary music, the Showroom is a lively spot at the hotel.
Day and night, there’s always excitement at the casino. With more than 1,000 slots—including high-limit slot machines—blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette and the BetMGM Sportsbook with a Topgolf Swing Suite coming soon.
Make Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass your home base for play.
There are so many romantic options to choose from when planning a date night at Wild Horse Pass. Whether you’re in the mood for steak and a concert, an intimate couples massage, or an unforgettable sunset horseback ride, we’ve got you covered.
While Wild Horse Pass always has plenty of things to do for both first time and repeat visitors, one of the most exciting experiences you might have is a chance encounter with one of our permanent residents.
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