The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians has announced that Saturday, March 3 it will officially celebrate a grand opening with a ceremony and concert to mark the completion of its $300 million expansion of its Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, off of I-15, north of San Diego. The expansion solidifies the casino/resort as California largest casino venue.
The event will include a ribbon cutting with dignitaries and Tribal elected officials, a VIP poolside party with celebrities in attendance at the new 4.5-acre pool complex and a rock concert featuring artist Steven Tyler and his Nashville-based band Loving Mary inside the all-new Pechanga Summit event center.
A major element of the expansion is a vast, 4.5-acre pool complex, nearly the size of four football fields, that will open to guests on March 5. The pool area consists of five pools and four whirlpool spas (one with a natural rock waterfall feature).
“This $300 million project is a long-term investment to help cement Pechanga and Southern California Wine Country as a complete and refined destination experience,” said Tribal Chairman, Mark Macarro. “It is the beginning of the next chapter of Pechanga Resort & Casino and an important milestone in our history. This expansion prepares our Tribe for the next quarter century and positions our tribal government and community for success in the 21st century and beyond.”
The resort, upon the completion of the expansion project, now includes:
*Casino square footage: 200,000
*Event/meeting/convention square footage: 100,000 (indoor) 174,500 (outdoor)
*Number of hotel rooms: 1,090
*Number of restaurants & bars: 20
*Number of pools & spas: 13
*Number of employees: 4,750