Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort

Chandler, AZ

This unique resort features a monumental tribute to the history of the Gila River Indian Community with a 1.5-mile manmade river that meanders throughout the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. The river re-creation features rapids, shallow areas, rock outcroppings, and manmade rock formations scattered along the river’s edge with wetland planters and sand bars, all creating the appearance of a naturally flowing desert river that ends in a 3.5-acre lake at the rear of the 550-room resort. The river’s origin is inside the main hotel building with a dramatic waterfall over a two-story high manmade rock structure, which falls into a stream and then, in appearance only, flows into the resort pool, which also has a river form.