US – Valley View completes $500m renovation in San DiegoBy Phil - 5 July 2019
San Diego’s Valley View Casino has lifted the curtain on its $50m expansion plan that has brought 250 new slot machines, 11 new table games and has created 100 job positions.
The completion of the 18-month construction project had added 43,000 square feet to the venue’s footprint with a remodel of the existing gaming floor, a non-smoking casino, high-limit slot area, VIP lounge, buffet and breakfast, lunch and dinner cafe.
Ian Williams, Director of Hotel Operations and Player Development for Valley View, said: “I think it definitely positions us for the higher end a little more upscale, a little younger. It just sets us up to compete with any casino in Las Vegas and any casino in San Diego.”
Bruce Howard, general manager of Valley View Casino & Hotel, said: “We are so excited for our guests to experience the All New Valley View Casino & Hotel. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our guests and to our 950 team members for being so patient and supportive with us during these past 18 months of construction.”
The property now has 2,000 slots and 22 tables. It has also added two new conveniently located entrances and has widened every isle on the gaming floor is an additional 18 inches wider.
Mr. Howard explained: “Our demographic runs from 30 to 70 so there are guests who use wheelchairs and other aids so now every aisle handles ADA compliance.”
“It’s exciting to see our casino grow and continue to evolve. The improvements we are making to Valley View Casino & Hotel in the coming year will enhance the experience for all of our guests that have been with us since the beginning as well as for our new guests visiting us for the first time,” said Joe Navarro, President and CEO of the San Pasqual Casino Development Group.
Valley View’s renovation is the last of eight major development projects among the San Diego region’s 10 casinos since 2014 which has cost in the region of $1.5bn.