Viejas Casino & Resort announced this week the completion of a seven-year renovation and expansion that included three new hotel towers and a redesign of the entire property.
The final part of the project was development of the adult-only Willows Hotel & Spa with 159 suites, spa facilities, a fitness center, signature restaurants and an expanded gaming space.
“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. “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 project included a 15,000-square-foot, high-limit gaming area and large new center bar. The 1,900-square-foot bar has 50 seats with gaming machines and 18 65-inch televisions wrapping around the entire bar.
“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,” said Welch.
He said the expansion is designed to connect with a broader audience, including “young couples who enjoy spending time at a high-end pool or families looking for an all-day or weekend destination.”
The casino, which is located at Interstate 8 and Willows Road in East County, will be hosting a series of events during a grand opening weekend Oct. 19-21.
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