A 331 room resort complete with three 18 hole championship golf courses, a Jim McLean golf school, three pools, tennis courts, a luxury spa, four-diamond award winning dining and 43,000 square feet of meeting space. The Wigwam Resort sits on over 500 acres of lawns, gardens and citrus groves and has been operating for 80 years.

Project Description

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC), agent for Receiver,  was tasked to take possession of and control over, and to perform services and actions necessary to manage, protect and preserve the property.

Scope of Work

The Receiver’s primary task was to prepare the Wigwam for a management transition from Starwood Inc., approximately 35 days from the date of its appointment. Additionally, the Receiver oversaw all operations of the properties and engaged in communication with group business to save the business which had expressed intent to cancel as a result of Starwood’s departure.  The Receiver was able to save significant business and deliver to the parties a replacement manager with the wherewithal, competency and infrastructure to successfully transition the operations of the Wigwam as well as oversee all golf operations.

Project Resolution

Defendant filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Project Name

Wigwam Resort & Spa


Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County


Phoenix, AZ

Service Provided

    Douglas Wilson Companies was founded in 1989 to provide a wide range of specialized business, workout, and real estate services to law firms, state and federal courts, corporations, partnerships, pension funds, REITs, financial institutions, and property owners throughout the United States.


    1620 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 400
    San Diego, California 92101


    (619) 641-1141