Viejas Casino & Resort Completes Seven-Year Expansion Project

Popular Destination Unveils Renovation Results; Launches New Center
Bar and High Limit Gaming Area

Casino & Resort
today announced the completion of its seven-year
renovation and expansion. Since initiating the project in 2011, the
popular destination has constructed three hotel towers, redesigned the
entire property, and launched a new and extensive center bar and high
limit gaming area. The project completion follows closely behind the
opening of Viejas Casino & Resort’s recently developed adult-only
destination, Willows
Hotel & Spa

The new, stylish 1900-square-foot, 360-degree center bar includes 50
seats with gaming machines at each seat, 18 65-inch televisions wrapping
around the entire bar and caters to both small and large groups. The
center bar has its own 24-hour sports bar-style food menu, and features
an extensive alcohol list, with wine and beer on tap including the
recently launched Viejas Golden Blonde, a light and refreshing blonde
ale created in collaboration with Mission Brewery. Center bar’s design
incorporates various architectural elements including tile, stone,
geometric shapes, and bright colors with the intention to make a bold
statement as the new centerpiece of the Viejas property. These specific
design elements were selected with the goal of accentuating the height
of the center bar by guiding the eye from floor to ceiling and offering
guests a big, open space for imbibing and socializing while on property.

Upping the ante, the 15,415-square-foot high limit gaming area includes
more than 80 new slots and poker machines, and eight exclusive High
Limit Tables games. Created for those looking for an exclusive
high-stakes wagering experience, the high limit gaming area at Viejas
Casino & Resort is now the most expansive and exclusive in the market.

The third and most recently constructed hotel tower is home to Willows
Hotel & Spa, which opened in February 2018. Designed to embody modern
elegance and luxury, the adult-only hotel offers guests a serene,
architecturally-stunning escape that pulls the surrounding scenic
mountainscapes into the property. Willows Hotel & Spa has 159 VIP
suites, luxury spa facilities, a fitness center, signature restaurants,
including Locale Kitchen & Lounge, Ginger Noodle Bar and Daily Roast, as
well as an expanded gaming space. The first two hotel towers opened in
2013 and 2015 and make up Viejas Hotel, the property’s family-friendly
destination that features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites. In
addition, Viejas Hotel includes a lush, spacious pool and lounge area,
two modern fitness centers and two especially user-friendly business
centers that enable guests to work and play.

“We’re thrilled to see the entire property come together and are proud
of all the incredible improvements,” said Robert Welch, Jr., Chairman of
the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Viejas Casino & Resort. “It took
seven years to bring our vision to reality and create a truly remarkable
casino and resort, where our guests can enjoy all the new offerings and
amenities. The expansion also connects us to a broader audience because
we now have something luxurious and exciting for everyone to enjoy, be
it adults who love gaming, to young couples who enjoy spending time at a
high-end pool or families looking for an all-day or weekend destination.”

Welch Jr., added, “Our new center bar, which is the biggest in the San
Diego area, will be a popular meet up point in the casino. We’re looking
forward to having our guests finally experience it!”

Viejas Casino & Resort began the renovation and expansion project with
the intention of providing an unmatched guest experience and to design
the most luxurious escape among Southern California competitors. In the
wake of these revamps, Viejas Casino & Resort has evolved into San
Diego’s premier luxury gaming resort and regularly receives industry
accolades, including annual rankings as a AAA Four Diamond Hotel
and Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Resort. Most recently, Willows
Hotel & Spa was named Best Hotel during the 14th Annual HOSPY
Awards hosted by NEWH,
the hospitality industry’s leading networking organization.

To celebrate the completion of the renovation, Viejas Casino & Resort
will be hosting a series of events during the grand opening weekend of
Oct. 19-21.

On Friday, Oct. 19 Viejas will host an exclusive VIP event for media and
dignitaries, which will feature the unveiling of the new center bar, a
tasting of small bites from all six of the restaurants on property and
live music.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Viejas will host a grand opening event for the
public featuring more than $250,000 in cash and prize giveaways
including a Mercedes-Benz convertible, theatrical circus performances, a
dazzling fireworks show, live music and small bites from all of the
restaurants on property.

For more information about Viejas Casino & Resort, visit www.viejas.com.


Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the Forbes Travel
Guide 4 Star and AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features
world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games
that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant
bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort
also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond
Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas
Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a
unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous
eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during winter Southern California’s largest
outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP
suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area. The highly
anticipated new adult-only tower, Willows Hotel & Spa is now open and
offers an additional 159 VIP suites, luxury spa facilities, signature
restaurants including Locale Kitchen & Lounge, Ginger Noodle Bar and
Daily Roast plus an expanded gaming space.


For Viejas Casino & Resort
Sarah Kinsella


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