The PSG 32nd Annual Meeting

34th Annual Symposium

June 2-5, 2022

Phoenix, AZ

Hotel Room Block Deadline: April 25, 2022

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226
Phone (602) 225-0100
Website: www.wildhorsepassresort.com

Located just off the I-10 freeway on the 372,000-acre Gila River Indian Reservation, the resort is within minutes of the center of Phoenix and the East Valley and their many shopping, entertainment and recreational offerings.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only 15 minutes (11 miles) from the resort.

Designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture, the resort offers its guests a recreational, educational and inspirational experience in a resort setting. The architecture, design, art and legends of the Akimel O’otham and Pee Posh tribes are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out. The resort is located in the high Sonoran Desert on an expanse of rugged Arizona landscape where the ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched. A unique blend of two cultures, the resort offers the quiet serenity created by the ancient sages and native tribes who found haven here along with the high-tech hotel expertise of the Sheraton brand.

Resort, including 36 holes of golf, spa and Equestrian Center, sits on 2,400 acres of the 372,000- acre Gila River Indian Reservation.

The Pima trace their roots to the HuHugam (Hohokam) who farmed the Gila River Valley from 300 B.C. to 1450 A.D. The HuHugam developed an extensive irrigation system of canals, still used today, which gave birth to farming in the desert. The Pima and Maricopa tribes were hospitable and friendly, welcoming settlers and transforming a hostile territory into a temporary sanctuary…just as they continue to do now with the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

Highlights include:

  • Traditional native roundhouse (Olas’ki) design is represented in the domed lobbies of the main resort, the golf clubhouse and the spa. The native tribes lived in Olas’ki abodes in the Gila River Valley of what is now the greater Phoenix area.
  • Pima basket patterns especially that of the whirlwind, provide a multitude of design elements throughout.
  • All entrances to the resort, spa, and golf club face east. This is the tradition of the Pima and Maricopa people.
  • The ceiling dome that is the focal point of the main lobby is surrounded by a
    mural of ten panels, each showing a different aspect of the culture: creation, elders, youth, games, Pima singers, hunting, Maricopa singers, basket weaving, pottery making, and gathering.
  • A 2-1/2 mile replica of the Gila River meanders through the resort grounds
  • 3 Riverside pools and a 111-ft waterfall designed after the nearby Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Wild horses roam the surrounding desert land and are visible from the resort
  • Total of 180,000 square feet, indoors and out, accommodating groups of 10 to 2,000
  • Akimel O’otham Ballroom: 17,376 SF, divisible into four sections – seats 1,900 theater-style
  • Komatke Ballroom: 14,858 SF, divisible into seven sections- seats 1,400 theater-style
  • Junior Ballroom: 7,130 SF, divisible into three sections – seats 640 theater-style
  • 17 meeting rooms
    • 7 meeting rooms offer outdoor patio and windows
  • All rooms feature the names of desert animals in both the native language and in English
  • Features
    • High-speed Internet access
    • Video conferencing capabilities
    • On-site audio/visual services and staff
  • Outdoor venues
    • Grand lawn with seven separate venues
    • Golf Clubhouse lawn
    • Equestrian center courtyard
    • Hemapik Event Lawn
    • Wedding Riverside Lawn
  • Full conference services plus a Cultural Ambassador to assist with authentic programming and activities
  • Arizona’s only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant, Kai – Chef Ryan Swanson incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes into the menu and restaurant décor. Kai, the Pima word for ‘seed’, will treat you with a contemporary approach to Native American cuisine in a rich yet relaxing atmosphere
  • Ko’sin Restaurant – meaning ‘kitchen’ in the Pima language, offers a captivating interpretation of Native American and regional comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will be delighted by delectable dishes amid stunning views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains.
  • Hanyo at the River – an oasis for guests to enjoy pristine riverside views while imbibing local beer and devouring a variety of tempting eats. Hanyo at the River offers enticing appetizers, salads and sandwiches, which incorporate house-smoked meats with bright Latin flavors.
  • Sivlik Grill at the Whirlwind Golf Club — features a chop-house style menu woven with accents from the traditional Maricopa and Pima cuisine. Features stunning panoramic views of the golf course and the South and Estrella Mountains.
  • Two lobby lounges — on lower level, adjacent to an indoor waterfall, with seating around a stone fireplace; on the upper level the Kai bar adjacent to Kai restaurant with panoramic vistas of the pristine desert, mountains and the wild horses that roam there.
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee bar, Link @Sheraton Café
  • Forbes Five-Star Aji Spa offers the only authentic Native American spa menu in existence. The Indigenous Collection features treatments and activities designed and practiced by Aji’s Pima and Maricopa Cultural Caretakers.
  • 17,500 square feet
  • 17 treatment rooms, including rooms designed for hydro treatments and dual massages
  • Fitness center
  • Full service salon for men and women
  • Treatments and programs incorporate authentic Native traditions
  • Aji is named after a safe haven during battles for women and children on the Gila River Indian Reservation; symbolizes “sanctuary.”
  • Enjoy fun in the sun on the Gila River with River Boat Adventures! Guests are invited to experience the fun of paddling, cycling and pedaling along our winding river (temporarily closed)
  • Whirlwind Golf Club features two on-site 18-hole courses designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf
  • 1,000-acre Koli Equestrian Center with riding lessons, trail rides and special events
  • Two tennis courts
  • 2.5 mile Desert Interpretive Trail
  • 4 riverside pools that include an adult pool, a sport pool and a kids’ pool with slide
  • Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass near resort
  • The Concierge staff will arrange for hot air balloon rides, desert jeep rides and excursions to museums, sporting events and other area attractions.
  • One of the Valley’s most extensive upscale shopping malls, Chandler Fashion Square, is within minutes of the resort.
  • Huhugam Heritage Center and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument – a four-story pueblo built by the Hohokam Indians in the 13th century
  • Radford Racing School (previously Bondurant School of Performance Driving)
The room rate is
$185.32
a night

CONTACT WITH ANY QUESTIONS:
Donna Moszkowicz
PSG Events & Development
(585) 355-1501
Donna.Moszkowicz@chet.rochester.edu