“To be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with Five Star accolades for Kai and Aji Spa again as well as the Recommended Rating for the resort, makes us proud of our dedicated team,” said Bunty Ahamed, general manager of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.
PHOENIX (PRWEB) February 20, 2023
Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, announced today its 2023 Star Awards and Recommended Ratings. Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass earned the 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Rating, and both Aji Spa and Kai restaurant earned the 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. They are showcased with other honorees on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass has received the 2023 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Rating for its luxury hotel, and this marks the fourth time Aji Spa has been bestowed the prestigious Five-Star award. Aji Spa joins Kai which has maintained the Five-Star accolade for 15 years and is still the only restaurant in the state with this distinction. Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass remains the only luxury resort in Arizona to boast both a Five-Star spa and Five-Star restaurant in addition to its Recommended Rating.
“To be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide with Five Star accolades for Kai and Aji Spa again as well as the Recommended Rating for the resort, makes us proud of our dedicated team,” said Bunty Ahamed, general manager of Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. “Our team is committed to ensuring that every guest receives a warm, personalized experience, and these accolades prove that their efforts are recognized.”
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers a unique cultural experience in the American Southwest. 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 destination-resort setting. The property 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 the Pima and Maricopa cultures, the luxury resort offers the quiet serenity created by the tribal elders and native tribes who call this home.
Offering the country’s most authentic Native American spa services, Aji reflects the traditions of the Pima and Maricopa cultures in every aspect – from art and architecture to treatments and services. Aji, meaning “sanctuary” in the Pima language, is appropriately named after the nearby Aji Mountain located on the Gila River Indian Community where women and children would go in times of war. The indigenous cultures of both tribes are also showcased throughout the spa in design, artwork, architecture, and shared legends. A journey of sacred doctrines, the signature Indigenous Collection was developed by Aji’s Cultural Caretakers and enriches an authentic Native American spa experience.
Kai is the only restaurant in Arizona to receive this prestigious honor, continuing to demonstrate itself as one of the finest dining establishments in the world. Kai showcases locally grown produce and a rich Arizona-made olive oil in recipes that merge contemporary tastes and time-honored Native American techniques. The menu incorporates the teachings of the Pima and Maricopa tribes. Locally-farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community come together to create unforgettable masterpieces. The menu at Kai, which means “seed” in the Pima language, features items from the Native Seed/SEARCH Foundation, a program that seeks to find, protect and preserve the seeds of the people of the Greater Southwest so that these arid-adapted crops may benefit all peoples and nourish a changing world.
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About Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a total destination 500-room resort, designed to be an authentic representation of the Gila River Indian Community’s heritage and culture. Conveniently located 11 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the resort offers guests a full recreational, cultural and inspirational experience. The architecture, art and legends of the Pima and Maricopa tribes are celebrated in every detail imaginable, indoors and out. The resort offers Forbes' Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond Dining at Kai restaurant, the Forbes Four-Star Aji Spa; 36-holes of Troon-managed golf at Whirlwind Golf Club; the 1,000-acre Koli Equestrian Center - an onsite equestrian center where guests can partake in guided rides into the desert in search of wild horses. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram at @sheratongrandaz and on Twitter.
Located on the Gila River Indian Community, where ancient vistas, mountains and roaming wild horses remain untouched. A true destination resort, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is home to four restaurants including the signature restaurant Kai, meaning ‘seed’ in the Pima language, which is the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star dining experience in Arizona. Guests can also enjoy four swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, a waterslide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins or explore the winding Gila River on a stand-up paddle board, kayak or hydro-bike.
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