Pechanga Resort & Casino is now midway through a $285 million expansion; an event celebrated this week at the Temecula property in Southern California. Pechanga tribal members, employees, local elected officials, construction workers and others attended the event, held near the new hotel tower and a stand-alone, two-story spa.
Opened in 2002, Pechanga Resort and Casino is wholly owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.
“Today is a very important milestone for the Pechanga tribe,” said Edith Atwood, president of the Pechanga Development Corp. When completed. The resort will soon have 13 restaurants, more than 1,000 hotel rooms and suites, a 4.5-acre pool and an expanded casino floor.
The hotel, spa and other amenities are expected to open by December. Heavy winter rains in the region delayed the pool area’s completion until early 2018.
Pechanga held a grand opening March 30, for its new East Parking Garage, a 2,400-space garage that was the first phase of the expansion completed.