Named director of hotel sales and marketing at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Arizona



With the additions of Denise HeintzandGerry Ryanthe executive team for the new Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino has been completed.  Ryan has taken over as managing director of hotel operations and Heintz has been named director of hotel sales and marketing.  

Ryan comes to The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino with experience from some of the most prestigious names in the hotel industry.  After more than thirty four years at Hilton where he served in various management and finance capacities both at the hotel and corporate level, Ryan spent the past seventeen years at the Pointe properties in Phoenix and was most recently Resident Manager of the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort.  

Heintz, was most recently Director of Sales and Marketing for the Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix and has held management positions on sales staffs for properties including; Homewood Suite Chandler, Hampton Inn Sedona, Resort Suites of Scottsdale and the Fiesta Resort and Conference Center.


“Denise and Gerry are great additions to our executive team, their experience and professionalism is known throughout the industry,” said John Straus, General Manager of The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.  

The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino is set to open in November of 2009.  The 242-room, 10-story hotel will offer the finest in upscale service and lodging.  Combined with a 100,000 square foot Vegas style gaming experience The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino will offer 12,000 square feet of meeting space, a 1,400 seat showroom, a high energy night club and a host of dining options including the Valley’s first Shula’s Steak House.