Harrah's Resort Southern California

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Harrah's Resort Southern California
Harrah's Resort Southern California casino logo.png
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Location Funner, California, U.S.
Address 777 Harrah's Rincon Way
Opening date December 20, 2004; 13 years ago (2004-12-20)[1]
No. of rooms 1,087
Total gaming space 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2)
Notable restaurants Earl of Sandwich
Fiore
KJ Chinese Restaurant
Oyster Bar
'Ritas Cantina
Robeks
SR76 Beerworks
Starbucks
The Buffet at Harrah's
The Café at Harrah's
Smash Burger
Owner Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
Operating license holder Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Architect Paul Steelman Design Group[2]
Previous names Harrah's Rincon (2004–2014)
Renovated in 2014, 2015
Coordinates 33°16′03″N 116°57′20″W / 33.267416°N 116.955525°W / 33.267416; -116.955525Coordinates: 33°16′03″N 116°57′20″W / 33.267416°N 116.955525°W / 33.267416; -116.955525
Website www.harrahssocal.com

Harrah's Resort Southern California (formerly Harrah's Rincon) is an Indian casino and hotel in Funner, California. It is owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians[3] and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Hotel rooms[edit]

Harrah's Resort Southern California
Rincon Cabana Cove
The Spa at Harrah's

The hotel has 3 towers. Dive Inn (formerly Garden Tower, opened in 2002 and renovated in 2004), Resort Tower South (formerly Spa Tower opened in 2004, renovated in 2015) and Resort Tower North (opened in 2014). There are 662 rooms in the Resort Tower South and Dive Inn and there are 403 rooms in the Resort Tower North. The casino consists of 1600 slot machines and 51 tables, including eight poker tables. The architects for this casino were the Steelman Partners of Las Vegas, NV, providing interior and lighting design.[4]

The resort also includes a spa and nearby Woods Valley Golf Club. The North and South Towers includes non-smoking and smoking Luxury rooms, as well as the La Jolla suite(2 rooms on each floor of the South Tower and the majority of the rooms on the 20th floor of the North and South Towers), 4 Coronado Suites total on each floor which includes a balcony with a table and 2 lounge chairs facing east (South Tower) and north or south (North Tower) , Catalina suite which is exclusive to the renovated South Tower and features 1 king and 2 queen beds, extra space and 2 lounge chairs and a table on the private balcony facing west and the "Mayoral Suite" located on the top floor of the South Tower. In 2017, the resort introduced "Resort Wellness Rooms and Resort Wellness Suites" located on the 2nd floor of the North Tower which has Vitamin C infused showers, bathrobes and slippers as well as exercise equipment in each room. The rooms are also a close proximity to the fitness center on the 2nd floor of the South Tower. Dive Inn includes non-smoking and smoking Deluxe rooms with a small balcony. Palomar Suite is the smallest suite in this tower while the larger Laguna and Malibu suites include a private small heated pool outside the room. Rooms on the first floor facing the pool also have a private balcony with lounge chairs.

Expansion[edit]

On November 1, 2012, construction began on a $160-million expansion that included a new 403-room hotel tower and a 23,000 square foot convention center, which can be converted for meetings, concerts, etc. The project also consisted of many other expansions, including a renovation of the pool area featuring a lazy river and swim-up bar, a food court comprising Earl of Sandwich and the reopening of Pink's, a Starbucks location, Corked (featuring regional premium craft beers), Spiked, and Rita's (an indoor/outdoor Mexican restaurant). The lazy river, swim up bar and pool restaurant was completed during the summer of 2013, while the convention center and the bar Corked were completed by December. Starbucks opened in early 2014. The new hotel tower was partially opened in March and fully open by April 2014, bringing the resort's total room count to 1,065, making it the largest Indian casino resort by room count in the state of California. Spiked and the food court was also opened in April. The entire project was officially completed April 18, 2014.[5] Upon its grand reopening, the resort was renamed Harrah's Resort Southern California.[6] In 2015, after the expansion, the south tower was renovated to make it more modern and mimics the newer north tower.

History[edit]

The land on which Harrah's Resort Southern California[7][8] sits was officially and unanimously re-named by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians[9][10] to Funner on August 1, 2016, with the public unveiling of this change occurring on May 5, 2017. Together with the Tribal Council, Harrah's Resort Southern California management stands firmly committed to promoting "Fun" as the underlying operation guide for business practices.[11]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Funner has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps. Temperatures range from 100+ degrees Fahrenheit to 32 degrees and below.[citation needed]

Local government[edit]

On May 18, 2017, Funner, California introduced its first official mayor: David Hasselhoff.[12][13][14][15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Casinos". Indian Casinos of Southern California. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Hotel and restaurant design, Issue 2. Visual Reference Publications. 2005. p. 284. ISBN 1584711078. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Levine, Andrew. "The Curious Case Of Funner, California". Forbes.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Center for Gaming Research". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Resort Tower North Opens at Harrah's Resort Southern California". Hotel News Resource. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Forgione, Mary (March 5, 2014). "San Diego: Harrah's casino-resort changes name, adds 403-room tower". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  7. ^ Faw, Larissa. "Harrah's SoCal Resort Is now called 'Funner'". MediaPost. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  8. ^ Graves, Brad. "As Competition Heats Up, Harrah's Says It's 'Funner'". nbcsandiego.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Welcome". Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ Boman Coates, Sanna. "David Hasselhoff Puts the Fun in Funner, California The tiny North County town gets a fun-loving new mayor". San Diego Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  11. ^ Coffee, Patrick. "David Hasselhoff Plays the No-Rules Mayor of 'Funner, California' in This Wacky Campaign". Ad Week. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  12. ^ Coffee, Patrick. "David Hasselhoff Plays the No-Rules Mayor of 'Funner, California' in This Wacky Campaign". AdWeek. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  13. ^ Levine, Andrew. "The Curious Case Of Funner, California". Forbes.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  14. ^ Bell, Diane. "David Hasselhoff is here to put Funner on the map". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  15. ^ Lake, Heather. "David Hasselhoff named mayor of Funner, California". Fox 5 San Diego. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  16. ^ Boman Coates, Sanna. "David Hasselhoff Puts the Fun in Funner, California The tiny North County town gets a fun-loving new mayor". San Diego Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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