The rebranding moves the Chandler, Ariz. property into the Sheraton brand’s premier tier, and makes it the first in North America to be recognized as a “heritage resort.”
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it is designating the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Ariz. as the first Sheraton Grand resort in North America. The designation moves the resort into the Sheraton brand’s premier tier of properties recognized for their appeal as destinations, their distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences.
The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass now joins 24 other Sheraton Grand properties worldwide in being recognized as a heritage resort, which the operator defines as “offering a true escape at a property that is exemplary in every way with distinctive architecture, design, amenities and personalized service.”
Sheraton Grand is one of many initiatives currently underway for Sheraton 2020, a comprehensive plan designed to solidify Sheraton as a leading global brand of choice.
“Sheraton Grand celebrates the brand’s best-in-class hotels, each hand-selected based on a specific list of criteria ranging from sophisticated design and sought-after destinations, to unrivaled standards of service and impressive hotel amenities,” said Dave Marr, Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. “We are very proud to recognize the exemplary offering for both guests and the local community at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass and welcome them to this premier tier.
“We understand the need to better match guest expectations for the brand,” Marr added. “Sheraton Grand answers that need and continues to celebrate standout [properties] such as Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, further reinforcing Sheraton as a trusted voice in global travel.”
Located on Sonoran desert land only minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass boasts the only AAA Five-Diamond/Forbes Five-Star dining experience in Arizona through its signature restaurant, Kai, which has earned that dual designation for nine consecutive years, ranking it among the top 26 restaurants in the U.S.
The resort also offers 36 holes of Troon® golf, the Forbes Four-Star Aji Spa that features indigenous native treatments, 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, and the onsite Koli Equestrian Center and River, complete with water-sport activities and boat rides to nearby attractions.
“We are honored to be associated with fellow Sheraton Grand properties around the globe that are known for delivering luxury to world travelers through excellence in service,” said Bunty Ahamed, the resort’s General Manager. “This recognition affirms the passion, talent and commitment of our team toward luxury and quality.”