Officials of Pala Casino Spa & Resort have unveiled the resort’s $170 million expansion and renovation project.
“Our ability to exponentially expand and refresh Pala Casino Spa & Resort is a true testament to, not only the growth of Pala, but also to the thriving economy and the continued strength of the gaming industry in California,” says Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith. “This is a significant milestone for our Tribe and we look forward to continuing to exceed the expectations of our loyal patrons.”
The renovation and expansion will include the addition of a new 348-room hotel tower. The resort’s existing hotel tower also will be completely remodeled. When complete, Pala will boast 853 rooms including 104 unique suites and 749 deluxe rooms with dramatic views of the resort’s multi-pool and entertainment complex, event lawn and the scenic Palomar Mountain Range. To accommodate more hotel guests, the hotel parking structure will be expanded by adding 420 additional spaces.
Planned to be completed in the spring of 2018, the conversion of the existing resort pool into a multi-pool and entertainment resort complex will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy four pools, two whirlpools, a new poolside bar, a new poolside restaurant and various outdoor lounge spaces complete with fireplaces for evening cocktails. Pala’s gaming area also will be expanded by 12,000 square feet. Within that expanded casino space, 500 new slot machines, several new table games and a new casino bar and lounge will be introduced. The interior of the entire 100,000-square- foot casino will be remodeled. Pala’s food promenade will be converted into a restaurant complex offering a wide variety of food options in a variety of settings. The restaurants will include casual café dining, Asian dining, a premium sushi restaurant and a sports bar restaurant offering live entertainment and dancing every Friday and Saturday night. The new restaurants will complement Pala’s signature Choices the Buffet, the elegant Oak Room Steakhouse, the eclectic underground wine cave with its new California-casual restaurant, Bar-Meets-Grill.
When completed in September 2019, Pala’s 853 deluxe hotel rooms and suites will be beautifully appointed with stone countertops throughout, luxurious linens, Keurig coffee makers, free, in-room Wi-Fi and 50-inch, high-definition televisions. New palatial presidential suites and balcony suites will provide stunning views of the surrounding vista and award-winning Starlight Theater concerts. The project will also increase Pala’s casino from its current 90,000 square feet to over 102,000 square feet of gaming space. The expansion will allow Pala Casino to increase its offering of slot and video machines to 2,500 and its offering of table games to 88.