US – Sycuan Casino Resort shows off expansion in San DiegoBy Phil - 8 April 2019
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has celebrated the Grand Opening of a US$260m hotel and resort expansion at its Sycuan Casino Resort in San Diego.
The project, which has taken two years to complete, features a 12-story luxury hotel tower with over 300 guest rooms and 57 suites. The property also boasts state-of-the-art amenities including an expanded gaming area, new restaurants and bars, meeting and event space, a full-service spa and fitness center and a pool and gardens area, and a lengthy lazy river. Sycuan has also made many improvements to the existing property including new flooring, paint, furniture and several other cosmetic upgrades.
Cody Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, said: “Just two years ago, we broke ground and committed to becoming the premier gaming destination in San Diego County and today we delivered on that promise. This project would not have been possible without the support and vision of the Sycuan people, our team members and the incredible construction effort by Swinerton Builders. This is a historic and momentous day for Sycuan and we are extremely proud to see this one-of-a-kind project become a reality. This is our coming of age. This is a momentous and historic occasion.”
John Dinius, Sycuan Casino Resort general manager, added: “I am honoured to be here. I have never been more proud of this organisation. This all comes back to the team. The past two years have been very challenging. We have undertaken a number of renovations and expansions over the years, but nothing that compares to the size and scope of this project.
This significant $260m investment is an investment in Sycuan but will also directly benefit East County in San Diego and set a new bar for gaming, entertainment and dining options available throughout the region.”
The project has enhanced its food and beverage offerings with the addition of 10 new restaurants and bars.