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Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

SRPMIC member Dwayne Manuel shares his painting skills at the celebration.

The first Marriott hotel ever built on tribal land in the United States, the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River, celebrated its fifth anniversary on May 23 with live music, art and food.

The hotel sits north of Walmart at 5201 N. Pima Road in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s business corridor and Chaparral Business Park.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Dwayne Manuel painted a large O’odham basket dancer as part of a live art performance. Tucson guitarist Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui) also performed at the social gathering, which included a buffet. The celebration lasted about three hours.

Gabriel Ayala plays his guitar at the Courtyard Marriott Scottsdale Salt River celebration.
The hotel is often ranked one of the best in the Phoenix metro area, and it’s in the top five percent of Courtyards in the world for guest satisfaction, according to the hotel.

Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River features a variety of Native American artwork, including photography by Community member Anthony “Thosh” Collins.

For more hotel information, call (480) 745-8200 or visit