…our team of designers and specialists drew from the cultural heritage of the tribe to express their culture in specific aspects of the site design.
The landscape architecture design approach was an integrated and environmentally sensitive collaboration with the team and the Pascua Yaqui tribe, which enhanced the landscape design of this casino hotel spa and conference center. As a subconsultant to Leo A. Daly, our team of designers and specialists drew from the cultural heritage of the tribe to express their culture in specific aspects of the site design.
The colors and patterns of the hardscape, the selection of plant materials and the orientation and layout of community gathering spaces were examples of sensitively integrated tribal hospitality design. The design of the pool area, cabanas, event gathering spaces surrounding the oasis, the entry landscaping and the hotel landscape were designed to meet the wide range of guests for comfort, clarity of sequencing and aesthetics.
Built to embody the warmth and richness of the Mediterranean, the project was completed in 2011 and is a peaceful, luxurious and warm space for visitors and guests of the casino resort. It is a jewel rising from the desert landscape, creating an oasis for the guests.
- Oasis pool with five VIP cabanas
- Poolside bar
- Added over 161,000 square feet to the existing casino footprint
- Added a fine dining restaurant and steakhouse
- Hiapsi, a 3,062 square-foot spa and fitness center
- Prema Lobby Lounge
- Fiesta International Buffet
- 1,100-car multi-level covered parking structure
Pascua Yaqui Tribal Land, Pima County, Arizona
Casino Del Sol, an enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Leo A Daly Architects
- Certified Green Award Sustainability Education Empowerment Development (SEED) Initiative, Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association
- Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award and the Four-Star AAA Awards (Four years in a row)
- Casino Entertainment Award, Casino Arena and Amphitheater of the Year