Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass Expansion

  • Location:

    Chandler, AZ

  • Client:

    Gila River Indian Community

  • Construction Value:


  • Delivery Method:

    Construction Manager at Risk

  • Year Completed:


  • Specialties:

    Casinos, Hospitality

Features & Highlights

  • Saved two months of time on the casino renovation construction schedule
  • Completed an 80-foot-wide jumbo media wall screen within the casino gaming space while occupied
  • Sundt’s self perform concrete team topped off the hotel tower structure ahead of schedule with zero recordable safety incidents
  • Developed a construction phasing plan to stage all of the owner supplied furniture and fixtures within the new ballroom, eliminating the need for off-site storage
Project Overview

Sundt is currently working on Gila River Hotel & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass’s expansion. The project includes a 165,000-square-foot, 11-story tower that will connect to the property’s existing hotel. The new 150-foot tower will include 205 guestrooms for a total of 447 guestrooms on the property.

The project team had to adapt quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was able to find the silver lining. Work continued during the casino shutdown, and the project team started work sooner on the pool complex and casino renovations. They also made significant progress with constant access to all areas and saved more than two months of time on the casino renovation construction schedule.

Sundt utilized our BIM 3-D modeling team to design a prefabricated weave of new expansion utilities into the existing central plant with pinpoint precision and no interruption to the operating facilities.

Other highlights of the project include rooftop dining, two pools, a new lounge, and additional meeting space. The expansion project features new amenities at Wild Horse Pass, including an oasis pool area for guests. The pool area will feature two hot tubs, full-service cabanas and access to the bar and grill. Additional sitework includes revisions to existing parking areas.