San Manuel Casino Unveils Expansion Details Including Expanded Gaming, Luxury, Retail and Fine Dining

With the new slot machines, San Manuel Casino’s property will contain more than 6,500 slots, making it the west coast leader for this type of gaming.  

The California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced today new details about their long-awaited Casino expansion project, which first broke ground in July 2018. The amenities announced today are part of the expansion’s Phase I and are slated to open this summer.

The expanded San Manuel Casino resort will feature a 17-floor, 432-room hotel tower with views of the San Bernardino Valley and architectural inspiration from the San Bernardino Mountains’ natural elements.

In addition to the lodging upgrades, the expansion will add two new floors of expanded gaming space, with more than 1,300 new slot machines, 40 additional table games, and a high-limit gaming room (“The Enclave”) featuring eight table games, 35 slot machines, 11 bar top slots, and a dedicated space for food and beverage service. With the new slot machines, San Manuel Casino’s property will contain more than 6,500 slots, making it the west coast leader for this type of gaming.

For dining, guests can visit the 24-hour Serrano Vista Café, which will offer “classic American comfort foods with a California twist.” The menu will feature locally-sourced produce, oysters from Carlsbad farms, and organic grass-fed beef from nearby ranches. A fine dining option is set to open in Q3 2021.

Finally, the resort will feature three new luxury retail offerings, including a men’s luxury store with high-end menswear for day, night, and professional looks, as well as elevated sportswear. A separate women’s luxury, boutique-style store will offer a curated collection of top-quality products, including jewelry, bags, watches, and home décor. Finally, a third store will offer luxury tech and travel accessories.

In addition to the above, the expansion also includes an event venue, scheduled for next year.

In November, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a ceremony to celebrate the topping off of the 17th floor of the casino resort expansion project with the final steel beam being put into place 27 months after the project broke ground. At the event, the final beam was wrapped with tarps that were signed by Tribal citizens and San Manuel team members before being placed at the top of the structure.

“This endeavor advances the continued development of our tribal government and economy, and as importantly, creates permanent jobs and opportunities for the region—which is our home,” said Ken Ramirez, Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “Today we take an important step toward these goals and recognize the hard work of our team who is helping us get there. We look forward to sharing our Tribe’s vision of hospitality with our guests in this new expansion.”

Already a top ten private employer in San Bernardino County, the expansion is expected to add more than 2,000 new team members to its current work force of 4,500.

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