Discover a Serene Escape

By: Arizona Office of Tourism

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November 14, 2015

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa specializes in absolute indulgence.

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Arizona Office of Tourism

These articles are brought to you by staff of the Arizona Office of Tourism, as well as local tourism organizations around the state.

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is a heritage luxury resort offering a fully indigenous, healing and indulgent escape. Located on pristine Sonoran Desert land only minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, it is one of the premier resorts in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. 

This property features uniquely customized and culturally themed guest rooms that reflect the traditions of the Pima and Maricopa people; 36 holes of Troon® golf; the Forbes Four-star Aji Spa, which offers native treatments; and dining at the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Arizona, Kai.


The search for serenity from your daily cares can be a winding road. The goal at Aji Spa is to usher you over that bridge the moment you enter the door. Aji means “sanctuary” in the Pima language, and the spa will offer renewal and healing from anything that ails you. 

Embracing a truly authentic American Indian spa menu, “The Indigenous Collection” features treatments and activities designed and practiced by Aji’s Pima and Maricopa Cultural Caretakers. The ancient Pima and Maricopa cultures are also showcased throughout the spa with design elements, artwork, architecture and shared legends. 


Kai, the Pima word for “seed,” is a fine-dining restaurant overlooking lush fairways and a vast expanse of Arizona’s stunning Sonoran Desert. The intimate ambiance, coupled with the elegant menu, sets this secluded spot apart as the only Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in Arizona. 

Kai builds experiences, or stories told through food, that – when taken together – foster a sense of surprise, comfort, joy and curiosity. It offers an innovative approach to American Indian cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds and lead you through epic flavor profiles converging into an appreciation for the rich history, culture and agricultural traditions of the Gila River Indian Community.


Experience 36 holes of championship Troon® golf at the Whirlwind Golf Club. The two courses, Cattail and Devil’s Claw, feature pristine and uncluttered views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Designed by Gary Panks, the courses showcase the beauty of the natural terrain and artfully blend the palo verde, mesquite and cottonwood trees with native grasses and rolling terrain. Only plants that are indigenous to the Gila River and its surrounding desert are featured on these 7,017-yard, par-72 courses.

Find yourself a world away, and unwind in our quiet serenity. Enjoy our best available rates at or call (866) 716-8134. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa is located at 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd. in Chandler, Arizona. Phone (602) 225-0100.

(Brought to you by the Gila River Indian Community, (520) 796-5389,

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