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Place your Bets on Pechanga Resort & Casino’s $285 Million Renovation

Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00 PM by Annette Brown

Pechanga Resort & Casino just doubled down with a $285 million expansion, set to open late December this year. Just minutes from downtown Temecula’s Old Town and Temecula Valley Wine Country, visitors are encouraged to skip the lengthy commute to Las Vegas and explore the world-class entertainment, AAA Four Diamond Resort lodging and amenities, massive 200,000 square foot casino floor, luxurious spa, award-winning golf, and curated cuisines of Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Place your Bets at Pechanga’s Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino, nestled in the south Temecula foothills, is the largest resort casino in California, and soon to be the largest on the West Coast. Its 200,000 square-foot casino floor (larger than the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for those counting) features a lively gaming scene with 4,300 bright and animated slot machines and 130 table games to play including popular favorites like Craps, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, and Three Card Poker, among many more. The casino also boasts private VIP card rooms and the most mystery card roulette and double-deck blackjack tables of any casino on the west coast. The Pechanga Poker Room also now features Poker & Ponies, an all-new off-track betting facility with 22 flat screens and individual seating screens showing races across the US for wagering.

Hit the Links at Journey at Pechanga

One of the top public golf courses in California, Journey at Pechanga brings together the region’s beauty and a golfer’s challenge in this award-winning course created by golf architect, Arthur Hills. The par-72, 18-hole golf course winds throughout 7,219 yards of ranging topography including canyons, ravines, open fairways, and tee-shot drops while passing by native homes (kiichas), plants, and wildlife from the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

See & Be Seen at Pechanga Resort

Pechanga isn’t just a golfer and gamer’s paradise. The resort is a popular venue for A-list performers, life nightly music and dancing, stand-up comedy, and nightclub hub with live sporting events, including championship boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai events featured throughout the year. After the resort’s expansion is complete, hotel guests will be able to enjoy a new, 26,000 square foot luxury spa with two hydrotherapy pools, an outdoor terrace with private spa pool and outdoor treatment cabanas. By March 2018, guests can experience the 4.5-acre pool complex including a lagoon area, swim-up bar and waterslides, in addition to the current pool complexes for those who want to see and be seen. For an afternoon or evening of wine or beer tasting, guests can take private tours to nearby Temecula Valley Wine Country or to explore Temecula’s thriving craft-beer scene or charter a hot-air balloon flight over the valley and vineyards below to curate the most bucket-list friendly getaway.

Culinary Concepts at Pechanga Resort

In between spins on the roulette wheel, dips in the pool, a round of golf, or a legendary concert, visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of Pechanga’s 11 dining options, including the AAA Four Diamond-awarded Great Oak Steakhouse with 100 percent Prime Black Angus beef and an exceptional wine list, and the fine dining Umi Sushi and Oyster Bar. From quick-service, casual to up-scale, foodie fare, there is a culinary feast of dining options on property. Two additional restaurants will open in conjunction with the resort expansion.

Luxury Accommodations at Pechanga

After a day of play, visitors to Pechanga can rest their heads at one of the resort’s luxurious and spacious hotel rooms and suites featuring complimentary concierge service, free valet and self-parking, free WiFi, and 24-hour room service. After the resort’s expansion is complete, 568 additional hotel rooms and suites will be added, giving visitors 1,090 AAA Four Diamond rated luxury rooms to choose from by Christmas 2017.

About Visit Temecula Valley
With natural gifts of climate and geography Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is recognized for scenic vineyards, award-winning wines, and 40+ wineries. The popular, boutique destination includes the Temecula Valley A.V.A. (American Viticulture Area) as well as Historic Downtown Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Wine Country Golf Trail.

Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and an online resource for visitors at VisitTemeculaValley.com. Temecula Valley Visitors Center is located in Old Town Temecula (Third Street and Mercedes). For visitor information and assistance, call (888) 363-2852 or (951) 491-6085.

Author: Annette Brown

If you see, hear or read about Temecula Valley, chances are it originated from Annette. When not pitching stories, she’s is often traveling around Temecula Valley showing media the amazing people and places that make the destination an unforgettable experience. Nearly 30 years, Annette has been working in public relations and marketing. Annette joined the Visit Temecula team in 2011 and is the Director of Public Relations.