Sycuan Casino Breaks Ground on $226 Million Hotel and Resort Expansion

March 30, 2017

(San Diego, Calif.) – March 30, 2017 – Sycuan Casino announced that the organization has started construction on its $226 million expansion. The project includes not only an expansion of the gaming floor and available player positions, but also provides several program and amenity enhancements to the property.

Expansion of the gaming experience will include casino floor space to accommodate a total of 2,500 Class III machines, 300 Class II machines and 80 table games throughout the facility.

A dramatic 12-story hotel tower will feature 300 guest rooms, including 50 suites in various configurations and amenity packages. The hotel will also feature a spa and fitness area that will provide a full-service experience including treatment rooms, steam and sauna and a variety of exercise equipment.

The pool and gardens area will feature a resort style adult pool, including cabanas and open pool deck, along with a bar and grill, lazy river and a dedicated family pool.

Conferences and events will be supported through an 11,401 square-foot ballroom with a concert seating capacity of 1,200 and a banquet seating capacity of 700. Breakout meeting rooms including a junior ballroom will not only provide added meeting flexibility, but also the opportunity for interior and exterior events, including weddings and social functions. The junior ballroom will feature west-facing exterior exposure with views of the pool and gardens and the stunning backdrop of the surrounding hills.

Taking advantage of the dramatic western views of the pools and gardens, are a broad mix of fast casual to fine dining options. Options will include a Fresh Market of fast casual options, a raw bar and exterior lounge, a contemporary three meal restaurant and a chef-driven fine dining experience. Improvements will be made to a number of the existing food and beverage venues, including a conversion of the existing GameDay Sports Bar & Grill to a brew house focused on local craft beer.

“It is with great excitement and pride that we are making this investment,” said Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Tribal Council. “This is not only on behalf of the tribe, but on behalf of our team members and our guests. We are taking Sycuan to the next level.”

“We are very excited to offer our clientele a number of new amenities,” said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino. “All of these non-gaming amenities have become important to not only offer a full-service resort experience for our guests, but also to stay competitive in this environment.”


About Sycuan Casino

Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 33 years later, it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, including poker and bingo and a variety of restaurants. Non-smokers will also enjoy over 800 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego’s first and largest fully-enclosed non-smoking room, complete with a separate entrance and Paipa’s Buffet. The GameDay Sports Bar & Grill has 39 wide-screen TVs, including five 90-inch TVs, bar-top slot machines, a stadium-sized menu with over 30 beers on tap, a Party Pit complete with three blackjack tables, an extensive collection of sports memorabilia and a high-energy atmosphere. Sycuan’s intimate 452-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round. Open 24 hours daily. For more information about Sycuan Casino visit www.sycuan.com or call 619-445-6002. For updates about the expansion visit www.sycuanvision.com.