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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:18 pm

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Rosie Rivera as the resort’s official cultural concierge. The 500-room luxury resort, located on the Gila River Indian Community near Ahwatukee Foothills, was designed to be a showcase for the local Pima and Maricopa Native American cultures.

As cultural concierge, Rivera will assist guests with receiving a personal and memorable cultural experience.

Rivera moved to the Gila River Indian Community, where she is an actively enrolled member, when she was 8 years old.

She graduated cum laude from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a minor in hospitality management.

She has been employed by Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa for nearly eight years, most recently serving as director of housekeeping. Rivera was one of the original members of the Gila River Indian Community Management Trainee Program, facilitated at the resort, and was the first individual in the program to be promoted to department head.

The primary role of the cultural concierge at the resort is to offer a tangible cultural experience for guests by providing complimentary property tours that highlight the history and culture of the Pima and Maricopa tribes that have inhabited central Arizona for more than 2,300 years.

Rivera’s tours also showcase and interpret the significance of the many vibrant murals, pottery pieces, works of art and Native American stories found throughout the resort.

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